GeoEx vs Insight Vacations - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 4.9
Overall — 5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.6
Meals — 4.6
Recent Reviews
Tours 12 Trips 363 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 375
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Mixed Land & Cruise
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Styles
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruises
Service Level Luxury Luxury
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
  • 50+
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States of America London, United Kingdom
Year Established 1982 1978
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A English
Top Trips
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    About GeoEx

    Founded in 1982, GeoEx has 35 years of providing excellent travel experiences around the world with a strong focus in Asia and Africa.

    What Makes GeoEx Stand Out?

    • Many trip themes, from women only to festivals to trekking
    • Active luxury
    • Personalized assistance
    • Hand crafted travel

    GeoEx specializes in travel to exotic and remote locals. Their guides and travel planners are all regional experts, so you know your trip is being designed by someone who is truly passionate and knowledgeable in the destination.

    Group sizes with GeoEx rarely number more than 16 and include walking trips, overland tours, and expeditionary sea voyages as well as treks.

    Not all GeoEx trips are physically rigorous; you can follow the ancient Silk Road via luxury train from Moscow to Beijing, or choose a culturally oriented tour. They also offer special family trips. No trips are cancelled due to low enrollment, a nice feature.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with GeoEx?

    • Affluent travelers
    • Families
    • Couples

    With GeoEx you can either choose something completely customized from scratch or a small group tour designed with the same level of engenuity and attention to detail - just a few less personal addendums available. 

    GeoEx trips tend to be at the high end of the budget spectrum, with more luxury components, though that’s not always the case. What you are paying for is personalized service, expert guides, and the ability to create a fully customized tour. Due to this, their customer tends to be older, more affluent, though still with a lust for adventure.

    Travelers who are culturally curious and interested in stretching their comfort zone will love the GeoEx approach to travel. They state that they “don’t travel as escapists” and their itineraries, destinations, and activities reflect this mentality.

    Top Destinations

    • GeoEx travels all around the world to all 7 continents. They are particularly well known for Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

    Initially focused on Tibet and western China -- it was the first American company to win rights from the Chinese government to visit previously off-limits areas there -- GeoEx trips now go to all seven continents. 

    They have maintained a strong presence in central Asia, however, where you can travel in small groups to exotic locations like Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Mongolia, along with taking various treks to Mt. Everest. Around the world, you can now visit far-flung locations like Ethiopia, Togo, Patagonia, Papua New Guinea and both polar regions with GeoEx.

    Their weakest destination in terms of breadth is Europe where currently they operate tours to Iceland, Norway, and Scotland.

    GeoEx Travel Style

    Unusual, unique, and culturally enriching are the pillars of GeoEx itineraries. They focus on ensuring that your travel experience is full of special touches - specially added by experienced guides and travel planners who are experts in the region.

    With their custom itineraries, GeoEx is all about crafting trips ideally suited to the traveler. There is no “one size fits all” here. 

    Why Choose a Tour With GeoEx?

    • Regional expertise
    • Luxury touches

    Just over half of GeoEx business is now devoted to developing customized individual tours, allowing you to go exactly where and when you want to.

    When visiting remote locations that aren’t easy to get to or make arrangements for on your own, you’ll welcome the experience, expertise and service that GeoEx provides.

    About Insight Vacations

    Editorial Review:

    Enriching the lives of curious travelers since 1978, Insight believes incredible travel is more than visiting amazing destinations, it's about the connections you make and how you spend every moment, from authentic experiences that enrich the mind to stylish hotels that rest the soul. 

    Superior Dining and Dining Choices 

    An array of delicious dining experiences will enrich your journey. Each tour is infused with flavor, whether you’re being welcomed into the workspaces of chefs, taking your seat at acclaimed restaurants indulging in a curated selection of dining options that delight your palate to your choosing.  

    Premium Comfort 

    Travel on luxury coaches that feature double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach are customized for smaller groups. Bathroom facilities, device chargers, tray tables and drink holders complete this superior on-road experience. This level of comfort continues with our trusted 5 and 4-star accommodation partners, complemented by many relaxed morning starts and itineraries with a slower, leisurely pace. 

    Hand Selected Experiences 

    Go beyond sightseeing. Insight tours are filled with fascinating facts, interesting locals and special access, perfect for curious travelers who are looking for attention to detail. Enjoy personal anecdotes from Local Experts, historians and those in the know, and indulge in insights into culinary traditions and enlightening cultural experiences be it through music, dance and stories. 

    Personal Services 

    With your Travel Director taking care of the details and your every need, you’re free to indulge at the moment and savor each destination.  Their experience, passion and knowledge of the intricacies of each city, town and region allows them to help create your perfect journey, with your liking and interests in mind.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Insight Vacations?

    • 50+
    • Food and wine loves
    • Inquisitive and curious travelers
    • Affluent travelers

    Top Destinations

    Insight Vacations offers premium motor coach tours throughout Europe including the UK, North America, South America, Asia, and African destinations.

    Why Choose a Tour with Insight Vacations?

    • Tour in style at a relaxed pace
    • Unique Insight Experiences
    • Average group size 35-40
    • Deliciously authentic dining
    • Stress-free travel with a Travel Director to guide you

    The Insight Vacations tagline is “the art of touring in style”. They take this idea seriously both pre-trip and while you’re on the ground. If you’re looking for luxury beyond the silk sheet stereotype, consider Insight Vacations. Everything is planned out to the letter, groups are small, and you experience personalized service and passionate travel guides every step of the way.

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