Geordie McDonald 

Calgary, AB Canada
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours
  • LGBT Travel

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My excitement for travel comes from my Active & Adventure specialty as well as my love of luxury travel. When the authenticity of adventure travel meets the comfort of luxury, you have an unforgettable trip to some of the most special places in the world!

I’ve been a travel advisor for 20 years and specialize in planning custom adventures to Africa, Asia, South Pacific and South America. I am also truly inspired by the world of expedition cruising, most notably voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica. The opportunity to travel on various expedition ships around the world has given me experiences of a lifetime, including kayaking in Antarctica with humpback whales, swimming with whale sharks in Baja, spotting polar bears in the Arctic and Birds of Paradise in Indonesia.

A few of the trips I’ve most enjoyed planning are a 5-week luxury lodge trip throughout New Zealand and a month long exploration of Chile from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia, including Easter Island: an incredible cultural discovery! As a member of the Virtuoso Adventure community, I have a network of contacts in some of the world’s best adventure and luxury tour companies to partner with to create these incredible journeys.

I look forward to working with you to make your travel dreams come to life!

Places I Have Traveled


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By: Ezzy

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2016

We had a great trip to Newfoundland and it wouldn't have happened without the organization and attention to detail that Geordie gave us. His advice, connections, knowledge and ability to make adjustments last minute (because of our sudden last minute changes) was truly appreciated.

Indonesian Adventure

By: Lloyd and Ally

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

My wife has always wanted to visit with the orangutans in Borneo and this year we finally got our chance. Since we were going to be there anyway, we decided to expand our visit to include more of the Indonesian islands. Geordie organized a wonderful adventure for us. We visited four islands (Borneo, Java, Sumba and Bali). On each island, Geordie found just the right excursions for us, our guides were tremendously friendly and informative, and our accommodation on each island was unique and memorable. Geordie has also taken the time to understand what we like and what we don't like and incorporates that knowledge into everything he books for us. We don't waste time on activities or excursions that don't interest us and maximize our time doing the things we like to do. Thank you, Geordie!

Georide is the best

By: Lloyd V

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

Geordie is always responsive to our specific needs and desires. He understands what we like and what we don't like so we don't waste time discussing itineraries or ideas in which we have no interest. We are always confident that when Geordie says something is going to happen, it happens the right way, the first time, every time.


By: traveller

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

Excellent, responsive to my questions. Gave excellent suggestions. Documents all in order.

Exceptional Travel Advisor

By: Neets

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

Working with Geordie McDonald was an absolute pleasure. He made sure he understood our travel style and our likes and dislikes and he put together a package that vastly exceeded our expectations. He is truly an exceptional travel professional who cares deeply that his clients get the best travel experience possible and have lasting memories of their travel adventure. We felt as if Geordie was in the shadows at every leg of our travel itinerary as he had personally contacted each of the (5) accommodations managers to make sure they provided their best hospitality. We were very impressed with his attention to detail and the little extras that made us feel very special. We will definitely use "Amazing Geordie" in the future as we have in the past and will recommend him to any of our friends and family who may be planning a trip. This guy knows what you expect and exceeds those expectations. A rare gem.
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recent trip

By: Angus

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Great, very response to questions and clarifications.

Iceland Tour

By: Luke

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

Geordie took care of booking everything for our trip to Iceland through Iceland Travel. Geordie helped us modify our tour to meet the time constraints that we had. He was very helpful in working through the details with us and quick to respond to any questions we had. I would certainly recommend Geordie as a travel advisor to anyone!

Morocco and Spain

By: PH

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Excellent. He understood what I wanted and was responsive to my questions etc. He is a great trip advisor..... for my third experience with him.

Working with Geordie McDonald, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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