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GeoFunTrek Tours

Rapid City, SD, USA
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About GeoFunTrek Tours
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.
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DAM0815 wrote a review Jul 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
My parents and I took a private tour of the Badlands with Cindy on July 20, 2022. Cindy picked us up at our hotel in a very comfortable vehicle and drove us first to the geology museum at the local university to learn about the history of the Badlands and the terrain. We saw numerous interesting fossils at the museum as well. We next visited a decommissioned Minuteman Missile site on the way to the Badlands. It was very interesting to learn about the missile sites. We then visited a homestead and learned about life and hardship on the prairie, and of course saw many adorable prairie dogs. We then visited the Badlands, which are beautiful and interesting formations of varying colors as far as the eyes can see! They are absolutely spectacular! We limited our walking due to the 100+-degree temperature, but hardier tourists would have a wonderful time hiking the established trails on a cooler day. We had lunch in the Badlands and visited an active paleontology lab working on dinosaur fossils, which was very educational. On the way back to the hotel, Cindy took us to Walldrug, which we had never heard of before; it's a good place to stop for ice cream and a bit of quick shopping at the end of the day. We had a fantastic time with Cindy and learned so much along the way. We enjoyed getting to know Cindy and learning about life in South Dakota throughout the day. I highly recommend this private tour! There is also an evening tour, which must be spectacular with a clear night sky!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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DAM0815 wrote a review Jul 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
My parents and I took this private tour on July 18, 2022 with Cindy and it was a fantastic day! Cindy picked us up at the hotel in a very comfortable vehicle and took us on a scenic drive through Needles Highway for a beautiful sneak peak of Mount Rushmore. We then visited Mount Rushmore where Cindy explained the history and how the carving was done, which was very interesting. We then drove through beautiful Custer State Park where we hoped to see at least one bison. Cindy knew to check in with the rangers on where the bison had recently been spotted. She then took us there and we saw hundreds of bison and several bison calves and yearlings! We had a very good lunch at a restaurant in the park that Cindy knew well. We next went to Crazy Horse where Cindy explained the history of the carving and the Lakota. It was a very educational and enjoyable day! Cindy is originally from Rapid City, so she is very knowledgeable about South Dakota in general and especially all of the sites we visited. In between stops we had a great time just talking with Cindy and learning about life in South Dakota. I highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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mcags wrote a review Jul 2022
McDonald, Pennsylvania17 contributions6 helpful votes
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Fabulous tour! John is an amazing tour guide and just an all-around great guy who loves what he does!!! ! We had a family of 9 pile into his van, and off we went! First stop: Mt. Rushmore--our favorite part-- the ride on the twisty road which gave us a glimpse of the monument through a tunnel! What a hidden gem! Then onto Needles Highway-our teenagers loved this part-being able to get out and climb the rocks! Then, we spotted herds of bison in Custer State part-John asked the Park Rangers, and he knew where to find the wildlife! Our final stop was Crazy Horse--another fantastic top! John is full of knowledge and and answered each and every question we asked (which was a lot!) !! He even offered us some poetry along the way, which was an amazing touch! His wife pack us snacks and water-which was a great touch! Would absolutely recommend! Thank you John and Cindy!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Charles C wrote a review Jun 2022
Naples, Florida189 contributions66 helpful votes
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Cindy was very friendly, kind and nice. We liked the pre-tour education at the Geology Museum plus we got to see the downtown and president statues. Tour of Badlands is amazing. Try to take a trail if it’s not too hot! We also saw the homesteader property and 3 bison bulls.
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Response from GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours
Responded Jun 30, 2022
So happy you enjoyed the tour and your hike in the Badlands. It was a hot, beautiful day in the Park. I hope you have many more wonderful adventures. Happy Trails! Cindy
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Donna A wrote a review Jun 2022
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Cindy on one day, and John on the following day, took us on all-day tours visiting all the sights to be seen in this part of South Dakota—Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the. Badlands, and more. Their expert knowledge of geology and related subjects enlightened us on all we observed during our two days with them. At the end of the tour their personal touch made us feel like their newly acquired friends. My wife and I highly recommend GeoFun Trek Tours.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from GeoFunTrek, Owner at GeoFunTrek Tours
Responded Jun 25, 2022
Thank you. It was wonderful to share our area with both of you. Spending time with guests who appreciate our area and how we reveal it is why we are in this business. Take care and travel well, John Esposti, Co-owner GeoFunTrek Tours
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