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  • Gelmond Geo Tours Inc

    Gelmond Geo Tours Inc

    Welcome! We are a small travel company based in Tel Aviv, Israel. We operate since 2010, and we are exclusively focused on Alaska and western Canada travel services. We provide fully customized travel packages, including itinerary planning, booking services and 24/7 support throughout your trip.

    Our main products are self-drive tours, small guided group tours, small boat cruises and luxury wilderness lodges. All of our staff members have been exploring Alaska and Canada for many years, and everything we’ll advise you to do (or to avoid) is based on personal experience. If you’re looking for someone to assist you with your next adventure, let us know and we’ll be happy to talk.

  • Ofer Gelmond

    Ofer Gelmond

    Traveled to Alaska for the first time in 1997, and having a hard time to let go ever since. Former Alaska resident and grad student in the University of Alaska Anchorage (studied the implications of mega-earthquakes on the evolution of stickleback fish, of all things).

    Guiding trips in Alaska since 2006; Currently lives in Tel Aviv; proud father to Eithan and Daphna; amature photographer; occasional fashion icon. Tends to write about himself in third person.

  • Adva Reshef

    Adva Reshef

    After spending a dozen years wondering around the globe, Adva climbed back to shore and joined our crew. Before she did so, she crossed a few oceans with her beloved sailboat, volunteered at an apes preservation project in Cameroon, traveled extensively through Central America, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and finally arrived at Alaska where she worked with sled dogs and lived in a remote fishing village.

    Adva’s real passion is bookkeeping, managing Excel sheets and pricing various travel services, but other than that she also writes for travel magazines, captures wonderful photos and enjoys the great outdoors. She recently finished her BSc in Biology, but she sticks to tourism because that’s where the big money is.

  • Yuval Shapira

    Yuval Shapira

    Yuval rose to stardom when he was 19. He returned from a trip with his family to the Canadian Rockies and posted a comprehensive guide to Western Canada on a big travel website; Sixteen years later, this article is still one of the most popular on the site.

    Yuval explored most of the western US, the Himalayas, and almost every region in Europe that has worthy mountains. The two last notches in his belt are (so far) Norway and Alaska.

    Yuval’s moto in life is “real men don’t take the tea bag out of the cup”, and indeed that’s how he lives his life. He’s slightly obsessed with classical music, coffee, nature photography and soccer pick-up games. His wife makes exceptional brownies but unfortunately she doesn’t provide a steady supply to the office. Which is a shame.

  • Yotam Ben-Horin

    Yotam Ben-Horin

    Our Renaissance man; a well-rounded personality, mysterious and multi-faceted. Former Paris resident and currently a Jaffa local, avid explorer who traveled extensively in Europe, Nepal, the Mediterranean, the Balkan and of course, North America and especially Alaska.

    Yotam has been guiding our guided group tours to Alaska since 2018. While not leading groups in the Alaskan wilderness, he’s mostly focused on sampling random street food joints throughout the country.

  • last but not least - The company logo

    last but not least - The company logo

    Is a stickleback, of course. Ofer’s Masters was not a complete waste of time after all.

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