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Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions
Ranked #9 of 49 Tours in Halifax
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Owner description: We invite you to join us for an eco-tourism adventure in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our eco-tourism and adventure tour company provides superior service and comfort from beginning to end. No need to waste your day planning, let Nova Scotia's #1 rated adventure travel operator do everything for you! Our small group tours ensure that your expedition with us will be the highlight of your vacation. All of our adventure travel tours include transportation, lunch and guiding services that will ensure you have a memorable expedition. We thank you for your interest in our company and we look forward to exploring Canada's Ocean Playground with you.
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Buford, Georgia
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117 reviews
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“DO THIS TOUR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Jesse was our guide. We watched mega buses fill up for a similar tour and were blessed that there were 5 people on ours. Jesse was very accommodating, polite and informative. We first visited a few Halifax sites, but honestly we had been to those the day before. We took a nice hike through the barrens before we got to Peggy's cove. We ate wild huckleberries and learned all sorts of interesting things from our guide. When we got to Peggy's cove, Jesse had brought a nourishing, satisfying lunch for us that we ate by the water. We had plenty of time to explore and take photos and somehow avoid the megabus people. We were not rushed. Look this company up and take the tour. We did a transCanada train trip and this was one of the best tours we took.

Visited September 2013
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Northern New Jersey
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“Fantastic Tour with EARTH in Halifax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We booked this excursion before we left on our cruise..Oct 2013. We had visited Halifax before but never got to Peggy's Cove...so we wanted to be sure to do it this time...and glad we did...
What a great time..Alec our guide was great and the scenery was fantastic...Trip included short tour of Halifax, then off to the hike portion...(THE BEST VIEWS EVER) before visit to Peggy's cove and a picnic lunch. Note: this hike though only 1 mile..is over rough terrain and some places uphill...and very narrow trail.. Had we only done Peggy's Cove ..we would have been disappointed...as the views on the hike were the highlight of our visit. Glad we did it..and recommend it !!!! Nice company to deal with...they really seem to care about their customers...

Visited October 2013
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Texas
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7 reviews
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“A most excellent day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We only had one day in Halifax (stopover off a cruise ship doing the Canada/New England itinerary) and I really wanted to get a feel for the town but yet still see the beautiful scenery the country has to offer. This tour really did it! We were able to walk off the ship and very quickly were picked up by a punctual tour guide (Jesse) in a very comfy van. It was just our family and we range in age from 46 to 75 and are fairly physically capable for our ages.
Jesse really knows his stuff! We got lots of interesting information about the country and city, geography, botany, history, commerce, shopping, cultural,....you name it. We started by going up to the Citadel with a great view of the city, then to the city park. There is a lovely coffee shop there and we just strolled the grounds and listened to Jesse and asked more questions. Then drove out of town and towards Peggy's Cove. Before Peggy's Cove, Jesse led us on an awesome hike onto the coastal barrens. We were worried it would be too much for the older among us, but we were careful and it was so worth it! Again, Jesse showed us local flora and fauna along the way and really made it interesting.
Then, we drove on to Peggy's Cove and viewed the lighthouse and shops there. Jesse prepared us a delightful and healthy lunch that we ate right there on the waterfront and just took in the ambience of the place! The drive back to the port was equally entertaining and informative. Jesse dropped us right where we wanted to be and we parted with hugs and best wishes. We all felt like we spent the day with a friend. Loved the tour and loved Halifax. Book a tour with these folks. It will be the highlight of your trip!

Visited September 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“an eco tour for all tastes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We learned about GREAT earth from their great reviews on Trip Advisor and they did not disapoint.
Barry was very helpful in planning our trips and each of the 3 trips- to Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove and cape Breton was outstanding.
Tours feature hiking (and in Cape Breton kayaking birding and whale watching )as well as "seeing the sights". The guides are friendlyand knowledgeable but most of all fun. Groups are small - they never exceed 12.They are willing to change plans to meet the wishes of the group. As if this wasn't enough- they will actually cook for you!
We were able to enjoy sights that we would never have found on our own and we were given lots of time to enjoy all the places we visited.

Visited August 2013
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Bristol
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“Cape Breton Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I went on the Cape Breton trip in August and I can’t recommend it enough! Everything from my initial email/phone calls with Ryan (who was incredibly patient with my constantly dilly dallying about whether I could make the dates available!) through to the accommodation, food and activities were brilliant!
Alec and Jesse led the tour and they were great fun, as well as being very informative and knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. They were both easy to get along with and had positive attitudes towards everything - making sure that everyone made the most of the activities and surroundings.
Although we covered a large area on our trip, it never felt like we were in the van for any great length of time as there were lots of little stop offs at some lovely towns and scenic points. The hostels we stayed in during the trip were great places, with the opportunity for BBQing and camp fires making for really sociable and fun evenings!
The kayaking and whale watching trips were great and the hikes had some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen! I think we were quite lucky with the weather too as it was sunny and warm every day – which was great!
If you find yourself with a few spare days in Nova Scotia – you must take this trip! You’ll love it!

Visited August 2013
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