Global Edventure Travel

GECO Camp France! Open now for 2018 winter ski & Snowboard season.

Our new venture in the French Alpes with the opening of our new camp in the Alpe d’Huez Grande Domain.

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Ski & Snowboard camps for schools offering a range of dates for the Winter Season opening January 2018.

Contact us for further details and visit our GECO Camps webpage for further details.

You can also view our Winter Camps specific GECO Winter brochure.

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New… Global Rescue!!

Global Rescue for school groups travelling with Global Edventure Travel.

An additional policy to cover all participants on tours for the coming season. For Medical and Security emergencies providing additional peace of mind for your school or group travel. This cover does not replace normal travel insurance. More details click here or contact us. Also offering individual membership.

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Summer in the Hajar Mountains…

Edventure Camps in the summer heat of Oman have not proven very successful in the past, until now.  Over the past four years GET has worked with sister company Arabian Overland to offer summer camps in the Hajar Mountains of Oman.  IMG_2872 copy

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Whilst the temperatures soar to nearly 50 degrees celsius in Muscat and the lower regions, the Hajar Mountain range offers an ideal location to continue with our GECO Camps.  With temperatures maxing at approximately 30 degrees celsius and dropping to nearly 12 degrees at night, both Jebal Shams and Jebal al Akdhar offer the perfect climate for our summer programmes.IMG_0201 copy
DSCF3771 copyOnce again the local British School ventured into the mountains for two weeks of adventure activities for their Year 7 and Year 8 students.  Our first camp setting for the Year 7 group provided four days of adventure while camping in tents and having the comfort of the facilities at the Jebal Shams Resort (2000m amsl).  The group participated in a variety of activities, from abseiling and via ferrata, trail biking and team challenges, to bush-craft, survival and GPS navigation.

A special evening complemented the trip with the addition of a highly successful star-gazing event led by the Oman Astronomical Society and the use of their newly installed telescope providing a glimpse of the stars and planets.DSCF3846 copy

IMG_2861 copyOur second camp location was Jebal al Akdhar (2350m amsl) for a two night wild camp and adventure activity programme, followed by a final night at the newly renamed Time Reversal Spa (formerly known as the Sahab Hotel).  This group of Year 8 students focused on a development of those skilled learned on previous camps in a variety of activities: mountain biking, climbing and abseiling, team problem solving and challenges, navigation and a final hiking and bush-craft challenge to finish the weeks programme.IMG_0155 copy

A fantastic couple of weeks for all of those involved, returning home and to school with new friends, experiences and skills.

Our summer camp locations and activities are open to all groups and are offered from May to June, and from September to October. We also offer these locations during the winter season. Our GECO Camp Sifah opens in November through to April. Contact us for more details.

Tanzania: IB CAS Service

Continuing with our range of Community based Service trips, GET recently organised another successful trip with the American School Doha, Qatar.  The school sent an impressive 60 students to the beautiful African country of Tanzania, returning once again after several other trips to the country organised between GET and the school. The destination was the small town of Arusha in northern Tanzania where they participated in a large scale building and teaching project with a small local school in need of development – St Pius Elementary School. The project was prepared in advance over the past several months of planning with the buying of necessary materials to ensure the group literally came of their flight running!

On the project blue-print: building a classroom from the foundations up; plastering and painting several classrooms; and providing sports coaching and hand-crafts workshop to the children of the school. With 60 eager students on-site and specific tasks divided between the group, the project finally got underway. Over three exhaustive days the building project was a huge success, and the group left many smiling facings on the children and teachers of the school, who had also been keen to participate and assist where they could. The smaller group of students on the same trip, who offered their services in coaching the local school children various sports and arts and crafts, also had huge success with their activities.

To compliment the site development and interaction with the children, the American school also sent a teacher in advance of the trip to offer in-sevice training in ‘differentiation’ to the local teachers, and are currently planning to offer a similar, more extended programme in the summer this year.

After the challenge and hard work was over, it was time to enjoy the rest of Tanzania with a two day R&R (rest & relaxation) safari to the Ngoronogoro Crater, to see the Big 5 and experience the culture of this amazing country, visiting a local Maasai Boma (village), where they took part in local traditions, particularly the famous Maasai dancing! They also visited the working plantation and beautiful hotel Gibbs Farm for a tour and lunch. A fantastic one night stay in the famous Sopa Lodge overlooking Ngorongoro Crater was the icing on the cake for a well-deserved group of students and teachers.

A successful trip all-round and a fantastic job well done! The group are hoping to return to the same school next year to continue their relationship with the school. A big thank you to the school, students and teachers from us here at GET and the community of St Pius School of Arusha!

For anyone interested in our trips to Tanzania, in particular with visits to our partner school, safari and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or other trekking holidays, please contact us for more details.

Mountain Biking in Oman

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Mountain Biking is taking off in Oman. With probably the best terrain and access in the Gulf region to such an environment, it is no wonder more visitors are looking for something different in their holiday.

As one of the first companies to specialise in mountain biking with groups in Oman, we have managed to explore and prepare a number of fantastic routes in the Sultanate, utilising the beautiful and rugged environment.  Our locations include Jebel Shams, Jebal Akdhar, Salma Plateau and As Sifa where we have our new and private GECO Camp.

In February GET ran their first large group multi-day mountain bike week in the Jebel Shams mountains. 20 intrepid students from an American International School in Muscat took part in a 4 day mountain bike experience.IMG_6504  Based at the welcoming and hospitable Jebel Shams Resort, the students were first introduced to the skills required to maintain and repair their sturdy bikes. They were then put through a series of shorter rides aimed at increasing their control and embedding advanced biking techniques. Finally, the students got to enjoy the breathtaking scenery while riding canyon rims and on the last day partook in a long and exhilarating giant downhill ride to the waiting bus half way down Jebel Shams.IMG_6491

An unforgettable biking adventure to look back on, lessons learnt, obstacles overcome, thresholds pushed to their limits and the satisfaction of knowing you can achieve amazing things if you just keep going.

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Cycling Cambodia

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Cambodia: Our latest tour destination for one of Jordan’s top schools marking their 6th overseas trip with GET!

 

23 students joined GET in Cambodia for an IB CAS tour, participating in two days of service with one of our project schools in Siem Reap, and GETting into the action with a three day bicycle tour in and around Siem Reap. thumb_DSCF3171_1024The rides took the group to Tonle Sap Lake, Banteay Srai, and a day touring the stunning and magnificent Angkor Wat temples, covering an impressive 89km on forest track and rough trails. The fourth day took the group on foot through the forests of Kulen Mountain, finishing at a refreshing waterfall cascading 30 metres into the river below.

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After a fun-packed and fulfilling 9 days in Cambodia, the group have experienced the history and culture of the Cambodian people, who have been as welcoming as ever. All students were a credit to the school and their country, and we wish them a safe journey back to Jordan. Congratulations on a successful and memorable tour and we hope to see them again soon!

Cycling in Cambodia is a new venture for GET offering a range of itineraries in and around Siem Reap.  there are also options in the future for Vietnam biking.  thumb_DSCF3116_1024Our in-country partner offers a laege selection of bikes fit for purpose and the necessary support and expertise we would expect on all of our trips.  If you are interestd in one of our cycle Cambodia programmes please contact us and combine this with your DofE expdition, IB CAS programme and more!

Norway

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Norway… the land of fjords, northern lights, trolls and reindeers, and not to mention being an fantastic destination for school groups.

The location for yet another amazing trip for one of our international schools from Saudi Arabia. The week long adventure took a group of 24 students around the country on trains, planes, (no automobiles unfortunately), coaches and fjord ferries. Visiting three distinct places of Norway (Oslo, Bergen and Tromso), the students had a fun packed time with a variety of activities.

DSCF3343The itinerary started with the high speed train journey across Norway and the historical trip on the Flamsbanen railway to the port village of Flam. Here the group boarded their ferry to sail the UNESCO world heritage site of the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord.

DSCF3408Once in Bergen, renowned for its historical fishing port, the students took in a fishing trip on an old schooner, and time to visit the old Bryggen (historical colourful houses along the quay) and the funicular railway for impressive views across the city.

thumb_DSCF3531_1024From Bergen, the group flew to the northern city of Tromso where they spent two days living in traditional Sami laavu tents and cabins, while trying their hand at dog sledding and reindeer sledding. The prize was seeing the northern lights at midnight and fun trying to capture the perfect photo!

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Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights

The return to Oslo had the group tour the city (Nobel Peace Prize Centre and museum, the Viking Ship museum, Royal Palace); sing along with a famous Norwegian singer, Marit Larsen in a private once in a lifetime concert; and finally dare to fly on the world’s second fastest zip-line from the top of the Holmenkollen Ski jump!

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Zip-line!

An amazing trip with an amazing group of students and teachers, who will all cherish their time in Norway with memories lasting a very long time! Contact us for more information on visiting Norway!

Global Edventure Travel

Continuing with exceptional overseas travel for schools from around the globe, Global Edventure Travel offers a large selection of travel itineraries for ages 7-21 years spanning 6 continents with over 30 destinations.

IMG_6818With our new GECO Camp Sifah in Oman, and soon in France 2017 for both Winter and Summer Camps, GET is continuing to develop in all areas of provision. Up and coming new trips to Australia, Germany and cycle tours in Cambodia next season, illustrate our ability to tailor trips to the needs of schools through our personal and professional relationships.

Contact us for more information on implementing your next school trip.

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