What we're about

Welcome to the Philadelphia International Adventure Travel Club! Simply put, this group is for people who want to make friends and travel the world. The group tries to Meetup locally in the Philadelphia area to bring adventurous people together to talk about where we’ve been and where we dream of going… with the ultimate goal of traveling to amazing and adventurous places around the world with a group of other liked-minded people (see our events). As much as we are looking to find other adventurous people to travel with, we love getting together face to face with members from our community to visit local restaurants, grab a social drink together in one of the local bars or maybe even a hike or a walk at a local park. So come join us and live the adventurous life you’ve always dreamed of.

Upcoming events (5+)

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent

Antarctica Expedition

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 Join fellow travel club members from all overon this 11-day ship-based exploration of Antarctica and journey down to Antarctica! On this amazing trip you'll cross the Drake Passage and visit the 7th continent! View penguins and whales, and if you are brave enough you can even do the 'Polar Plunge'! Two Departure Dates to Choose From: -- Jan 17 - 27, 2019 -- Feb 9 - 19, 2019 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: starting at $10,395 depending on date, twin cabin share (airfare additional) CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: this comfortable ice-rated ship only has room for just about 100 people and it tends to sell out months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! This journey joins other travelers booked through a variety of travel companies.This trip is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free as available-OR you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other club members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page ( http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php ). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * 11 day expedition to Antarctica * Ship Based Expedition Leaders * Local guide in Ushuaia for local tour * Optional: camping on Antarctica (limited availability) * Optional: sea kayaking in Antarctica (limited availability) * All shore landings per the daily program * All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program * Formal and informal presentations by the ship's Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled * A waterproof winter expedition parka with zip out fleece liner - yours to keep after the expedition! * A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings * 9 nights aboard a very comfortable expedition ship and 1 night in hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina. Upgrades are available (all rooms and roommate based on availability given by the ship company at time we book your space with them) * 1 pre-night in excellent mid-range hotel in Ushuaia * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel * Free coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock on the ship * Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin * Library with polar books and DVD's * Amazing photography during cruise and excursions at landing sites * Comprehensive pre-departure materials (including example packing list) * Group transfers from hotel to the ship on embarkation day * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel * All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program * All luggage handling aboard ship * Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154): http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 Places Visited: Antarctica Group Trip, Ushuaia, Argentina, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Penguin Colony of Orne Harbor, Giant Glaciers of Neko Harbor ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel clubs in the world. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what others are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

CHAMONIX: Group Skiing Trip to the European Alps

CHAMONIX: Group Skiing Trip to the European Alps CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1235) to book your spot. The group will travel -- January 20 - 25, 2019 (with an optional early PRE-NIGHT in Geneva Jan 19th) Join us on an exciting ski (or snowboard) trip to the spectacularly beautiful ski town of Chamonix, France. Nestled in a steep valley with stunning views of snowcapped Mt. Blanc (Europe’s highest mountain) Chamonix is not only home to some of Europe’s best skiing, but also some of the best après-ski. With 4 full days in Chamonix, this trip includes a 2 consecutive day pass for not only virtually all the ski areas in Chamonix, but also for the mountain train to one of Mt. Blanc’s glaciers, the tram to the top of Mt. Blanc for incredible views, and a host of other fun activities. Or take advantage of skiing the 2 days and take the other two days for sightseeing or even more skiing! CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1235) for more details and to book your spot.This trip will sell out! ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: $1,699 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1235) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1235). ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: trips are typically 15 +/- people and they tend to sell out 1 - 3 months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! These small group trips are open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free - or you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other club members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page ( http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php ). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Small group European ski trip to Chamonix, France * GEC Trip Leader * 2 Consecutive Day Mt Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass * 6d/5n 4-star hotel in Chamonix town center * Breakfast Daily Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154) (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1235) Places Visited: Group Skiing trip to Chamonix, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Mt Blanc ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel clubs in the world. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what others are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

ICELAND: Northern Lights Group Trip

Reykjavik

ICELAND: Northern Lights Group Trip CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1209) to book your spot. The wait is over.Hunt for the Northern Lights on this group trip to Iceland!Join your fellow travel club members from all over January 20 - 24, 2019 on this exciting group trip to Iceland! NASA recently predicted that we are nearing the end of the peak years of an 11-year cycle for the Northern Lights. So we don't have to wait another 11 years for them to max out again, we're going hunting for the Northern Lights this January in one of the world's best destinations; Iceland! Join this group tour as we seek out the Northern Lights and while there why not join the group and visit the famous Blue Lagoon spa, view beautiful glaciers, see the famous and spectacular waterfall of Gullfoss, watch geysers spouting, visit a volcanic national park, and so much more! And all with a group of fun, like-minded adventurers. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,199 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1209) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1209) ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: trips are typically 10-15 +/- people and they tend to sell out 1 - 3 months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! These small group trips are open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free-OR you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other club members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page ( http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php ). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Small group tour of Iceland * Northern Lights tour * GEC Trip Leader * Expert English speaking local experts for select tours * 4 nights lodging in an excellent 3* hotel * Breakfast daily * Optional Blue Lagoon Hot Springs * Optional Golden Circle Waterfall Classic Day Trip * Optional 12 Hour South Iceland Day Trip and Northern Lights Hunt Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154) (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1209) Places Visited: Group Tour of Iceland, Northern Light group tour of Iceland, Reykjavik. Optional Blue Lagoon, Nesjavellir power plant, Thingvellir volcanic park, Waterfall of Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Solheimajokull glacier walk (Myrdalsjokull), Reynisfjara black sand beach, Skogafoss Waterfall, pouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur, northern lights (weather dependent) ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel clubs in the world. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what others are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

CUBA: Group Tour Licensed and Approved for US Citizen Travel

CUBA: Group Tour Licensed and Approved for US Citizen Travel CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1228) to book your spot. TOUR DATE: -- February 2 - 10, 2019 We are FULLY LICENSED and Authorized by the US Government (OFAC) for US Citizen Group Travel. Only travel with a licensed US based company and on an approved group tour is allowed)! Join the group as we explore the wonders of Cuba before the masses of US citizens discover its beauty on this 9-day Best of Cuba group trip. Starting and ending in Miami, we’ll explore the island in an effort to engage with the everyday person and support the people and small private businesses in Cuba. We’ll take a ride in a privately owned classic Cuban car, meet local artists and everyday Cubans, take a salsa dance lesson, learn about Cuban cuisine at a family owned restaurant, witness the beauty of Cuba’s colonial architecture and stunning landscapes, see the Bay of Pigs, visit locally run cigar and rum businesses, and so much more! CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1228) for more details and to book your spot. This trip will sell out! ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: $2,699 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1228) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1228). ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other club members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Small group tour of Cuba for US Citizens * Fully licensed and authorized by US Govt. for US travelers * US-Based GEC Trip Leader * Expert English-speaking Local Cuban Guide from arrival to departure in Cuba * Cultural Visits to Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos * Bay of Pigs Visit * Classic Car Experience * Visit with local priest to learn about the Santeria religion * Casa la Musica Cultural Experience * Visit to La Finca Vigía-Ernest Hemingway’s Havana Home * La Taberna/ Buena Vista Social Club performance * Make Your Own Mojito Experience * Local Herb Growing Farm Visit * Farm to Table Cooking Demonstration at Family Owned Restaurant * Cultural Salsa Dance Lesson * Local Tobacco Plantation Visit * Visit to the Partagas Cigar Factory * Local Organic Farm Visit * Day tour of the Vinales Valley * 7 nights lodging in family owned Casa Particulars (Cuba’s version of a B&B) * 1 night in an excellent mid-range hotel near Miami Airport * Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 2 dinners Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1228) Places Visited: Group Tour of Cuba for US citizens, Group Tour to Cuba, OFAC Approved, Havana, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Classic Car Experience, Cuba Tobacco Plantation, Organic Farm Visits, Vinales Valley, Salsa Dance Lessons, Partagos Cigar Factory ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel clubs in the world. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what others are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

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