Travelling is in my blood and from an early age I travelled through Europe, USA and Asia. A visit to Cairo for my 18th birthday present kick started my love of the Middle East and ultimately led me to moving to live and work there. My passion still is in the Middle East but I have travelled all over Asia for both holidays and work and love India, Nepal and Bhutan and further afield Japan!
Having lived, worked and travelled in the Middle East, visiting every country from Yemen in the south, to Palestine in the north and everything in between. My favourite country in the region remains Oman due to its amazing diversity from beaches to mountains and desert. A country of amazing people with history and culture, wildlife and incredible natural beauty.
Over the past years I have travelled extensively through Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Europe. India is another country I love and I have visited annually for over ten years constantly learning about this incredible country. It is a place which fills and excites the senses thanks to its culture, sights, vibrant colours, amazing food, not forgetting its incredible wildlife.
I have also travelled to Bhutan and find this a really unique country in Asia with wonderful people and amazing culture. Spend as long here as possible and visit different valleys to see the diversity of this amazing country. In the India subcontinent I have also visited Nepal which makes for a wonderful holiday for those interested in history, walking and trekking and wildlife.
Finally in Asia I love Japan! I have visited Japan since a young child when I lived in Asia and have spent time working and visiting this amazing country. Spend time exploring as much of this country with major cities and national parks and make sure you include a stay in a traditional Ryokan.
With Scott Dunn, I am surrounded by people who share this love of travel.
What my guests have said
"Great advice and help from Julie. The experience was wonderful."
"Julie responded to our goals for the trip and provided excellent service."
"Julie has been very attentive and understood correctly what we were looking for."
Julie Geyton’s service made every element of our stay at the Oberoi Group just simply fabulous, her attention to detail in making this a memorable trip was exemplary.
To be honest Julie Geyton really went out of her way to make this a special trip, her advice and detailed recommendations on restaurants, shops and trips was
outstanding and she truly knows India!! She made us feel like Marharajas!
Julie Geyton is probably the best consultant we have used in 30 years of traveling to Asia
"Holiday put together by Julie Geyton. Of all the SD assistants we have used, she has been by far the most organised, efficeint and tuned into exactly what's out there - in detail. Outstanding."
"She has been by far the most effective consultant. Our next trips are not in her patch but we are still going to contact her first! She is efficient, reliable and really tries to 'tune in' to a client's brief, not just sell a holiday."
We are just heading back from Mombai and wanted to say a HUGE thank you for putting such a wonderful trip together for us. India has challenged me beyond words and I can’t wait to explore the country again in the future.
Scott Dunn representatives at every destination were exceptionally efficient and we would not hesitate in using you again or recommending you to friends. So from the bottom of my heart thank you Julie, a hugely memorable trip
She was knowledgeable. Listened when we said we wanted a relaxed holiday as well as sightseeing so she suggested two wonderful places for our last eight days.She didn't push us in any direction we didn't want to go
and picked up on our interests in bird watching and peacefulness.
How many stars do you want for someone who organised the best holiday we have ever had?
Julie Geyton has been absolutely wonderful all the way through, her knowledge and attention to detail has been great .
Julie Geyton quite obviously loves India and her passion shines through . She’s extremely helpful , and is a delight to talk to.
Thank you to Julie who organised us the most incredible holiday - everything ran like clockwork and it really was a once in a life time experience! Will definitely use Scott
Dunn in the future!
Professional, understood exactly what we wanted in a holiday - planned a holiday of a lifetime, everything ran like clockwork, helped with passport issues, excellent
Julie was incredible and we will
recommend her far and wide!!
Favourite places I've been
At the Alila in Jabal Al Akhdar in Oman wake up early morning and take a village walk through the terraces and try the local rose water. Early morning it is quiet and peaceful and you have amazing views of the canyon and mountains.
At Ras Al Jinz in Oman, book the early morning turtle walk - most people book the evening walk which can be crowded - few people want to get up at 5am - you can be alone on the beach with only an expert and the turtles!
When staying at Old Harbour Cochin - visit the Kashi Art Cafe owned by the hotel for great coffee, snacks and art work!
During a visit to Windermere Estate - join the tea tasting ceremony at Windermere and try the Cardamon Tea, it's amazing!
Book a massage at the Spa at the Coconut Lagoon in Kerala - the perfect remedy after you have travelled in the car for 6 hours from Munnar!
At the end of a long day sightseeing in Kathmandu return to the haven of peace and tranquility at Dwarikas and sit in the courtyard with a refreshing glass of iced Nepalese tea in warm months or a mug of hot tea, lemon and fresh ginger when its cold
At Tigers Mountain Pokhara Lodge veryone will tell you to wake early but do ! The view from the swimming pool at sunrise is worth it - if there is no wind you can get the most incredible photograph with the Mountain range reflected in the swimming pool
At The Taj Swama Amritsar try the Punjab Thali at The Trunk and wonder at the most amazing Amritsar bread ! You will not taste anything like this outside Amritsar!
At The Oberoi New Delhi book a corner suite with balcony and enjoy your breakfast with incredible views of the city !
At The Imperial in Delhi ask for an Art Tour and see some of the14500 pieces of artwork in the property followed by afternoon High Tea
At Amanbagh take the Cow Dust Tour in the evening with the resident Naturalist - not only will you spot birds and animals but you will experience true rural village life and even get invited into a villagers home for masala chai !
Whilst staying at The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur get up early, take the boat and get early access to The Palace before the crowds arrive
At Umaid Bahwan Palace in Jodhpur book the "SOUNDARYA" experience – an amazing 6 hour experience involving body scrub, wrap, arometherapy massage and facial for a truly royal Experience