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“Fun and Interesting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of GeoFunTrek Tours

GeoFunTrek Tours
Ranked #2 of 3 Tours in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: For those seeking a high-quality, day-long guided tour in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota with exceptional guides - GeoFunTrek Tours is the answer! Specializing in Custom Tours, Private Tours and Traditional Family Tours, we bring the region to life in ways that are fun and memorable. We will work with you to design and deliver your personalized "Dream Tour". We use a rich mixture of local knowledge, history, geology, paleontology, poetry & folklore to take you places that few experience. Our tours are unique, intimate, and emotionally satisfying. We have the knowledge and experience to craft truly exceptional tours that you will enjoy and remember for years to come. Join us in the comfort and safety of a Sprinter van or Honda Pilot SUV for a day to remember.
Matawan, New Jersey
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4 reviews
“Fun and Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

My daughter and I had a great day with John touring the Badlands. We started at the Museum of Geology at the School of Mines and Technology where he explained to us the theory behind what we were about to see. It enhanced our appreciation of the real landscape so much. Despite the park closure due to the government shutdown, John navigated us around areas that had public access so we were able to view practically everything. He also gave us great tips on what to see on the remainder of our trip that we would never have thought of such as the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs which was excellent. If you are in South Dakota definitely take this tour. It's excellent.

Visited October 2013
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GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Amy,

anks for spending a great day with GeoFunTrek Tours. Hope the rest of your trip was wonderful as well.

Travel safely,
John
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Great 3-day tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

John was great, so knowledgeable about the area and the geology. Due to the government shutdown we were unable to enter all the roads to the Badlands and Mount Rushmore National Park was closed, but with John's knowledge, we saw the Badlands and Mount Rushmore, although slightly restricted it did not spoil the tour. We got some great photos. The hike up Bear Butte was unforgettable. The snow and the foliage at Spearfish Canyon was unforgettable. We would definitely recommend Geofun Trek Tours.

Joyce & Phil (UK)

Visited October 2013
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GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Joyce & Phil,

It was great spending three days with he two you in the Black Hills & Badlands. Your sense of wonder and your appreciation of what we have here made it a treat to spend time with you.

Thanks again,

John
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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“you have to take the day night tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife and I had a really great tour of the Badlands with john on 9/4/13. There is no rush.His knowledge of the history and geology of the area and poetry after the facts left us in awe! You have to experience the Badlands at sunset with John.Thanks John for making this a lifelong remembrance.
carl from pennsylvania

Visited September 2013
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GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Carl & Linda,

The Badlands certainly is a wonderous place. Thanks for sharing your vacation with me.

John
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Hixson, Tennessee
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“One of the top trips ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Two couples of us spent a day with John Esposti of GeoFunTrek touring Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Needles Highway through Custer State Park. I believe it was one of the best trips we have ever been on. Not only was he knowledgeable but he was very personable. His insights to the areas we traveled made our trip special. I have a difficult walking distances and John took us up to the entrance of the parks, dropped us off and then went and parked. He went out of his way to find where the buffalo herds were and took us right to the area and close up.

A wonderful and highly recommended intimate tour, John makes it special.

Visited September 2013
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GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Lee,

That certainly was a great day in the Black Hills. Hope the rest of your trip went smoothly and matbe we will meet again some time.

Take care,

John
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“Fabulous!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Badlands with you John....thank you Sue for convincing us to go back to see the starry sky...never saw anything like it! Just beautiful ...

Visited July 2013
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GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Janice,

The Badlands at night is a truly memorable place. Thanks for taking the time to enjoy it with me.

John
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