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GeoTours Now On Mobile!

We often hear geocachers say they love the game because they get to experience new places like a local. We love this about geocaching too.

We are excited to announce that GeoTours — custom collections of geocaches designed to introduce you to new locations — are now in the Geocaching® app! It’s easier than ever to explore the 60+ GeoTours currently available around the world.

Take a tour of the app’s newest feature.

First time exploring a GeoTour? Learn how to get started.

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View GeoTour details for travel destinations.

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Search for GeoTours by specific GT codes. Like a geocache’s GC code, each GeoTour has a unique identifier called a GT code. View the complete listing of GeoTours and GT codes here.

 

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Basic members can find and log GeoTour caches of all types and D/T ratings.

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Make one of these GeoTours your next geocaching vacation.

Gallery 6 Bahia Honda State Park
Operation Recreation GeoTour in Florida (GT3D).
Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour in Ontario:
Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour in Ontario (GT5D).
The Knokke-Heist GeoTour in Belgium (GT6E).
The Knokke-Heist GeoTour in Belgium (GT6E).
The Heart of Sweden GeoTour (GT74).
The Heart of Sweden GeoTour (GT74).
Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour in Scotland (GT60).
Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour in Scotland (GT60).
Kentucky State Parks GeoTour (GT48).
Kentucky State Parks GeoTour (GT48).

Browse the 60+ global GeoTour Directory. Then, download the app to get started.

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Okavango — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC4P93T
by nannibella&BastlWastl
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Okavango, Bostwana
S 19° 58.632 E 023° 17.997

We’ll admit — assigning the Okavango Delta a label like “Geocache of the Week” feels incredibly insufficient. This place is so far removed from the world of mysteries, FTFs, gadget caches, and lock-n-locks, it can hardly be reduced to a point in a GPS treasure hunt game.

Just look at this:

Photo by jagupril
Photo by jagupril

That being said, if you should happen to be lucky enough to live near or visit the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, you might as well do what’s required to log this EarthCache. The EarthCache itself will probably not be the highlight of your trip. Rather, the highlight is more likely to be the incredible wildlife you encounter, the things you learn from the people you meet, or the sensation of gliding through channels of reeds with only an inch or two of mokoro (canoe) separating you from water that will, incredibly, never make its way out of Africa — according to the cache page it will instead disappear into the thirsty sands of the Kalahari Desert.

Photo by AhMi
Photo by AhMi

As you’re walking through a dry plain of low grass and sand, keeping an eye out for big cats, rhinos, elephants, and any number of other large fauna that might be lurking nearby, it will seem abstract and irrelevant that the Okavango is not, strictly speaking, a delta at all, but rather an alluvial fan.

That sort of detail will become more important when you’re answering the required EarthCache questions and you learn about the geological history of the Okavango.

Photo by TheGlobetrottingBebbis
Photo by TheGlobetrottingBebbis

You will probably never find another geocache where it feels appropriate to upload the photo of the lion cubs you saw clambering over their mother in clumsy attempts to be fed.

Same with that photo you captured of a hyena bathed in morning light.

Photo by bridge_player
Photo by bridge_player

Many geocaches are out of reach to many people. Actually, most geocaches are out of reach to most of us. Heck, there are 2.9 million geocaches on the planet right now! As humans with lives and jobs and limited lifespans we’re forced to pick and choose our geocaches.

If at all possible, pick this one. It will be worth it.

Photo by MiskiSanko
Photo by MiskiSanko

Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.
Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.

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Some Like It Hot — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCNH43
by Amazon Annie
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario
N 43° 18.933 W 080° 08.974

Imagine the least-silly person you know. Maybe they never crack a smile. Maybe they dress in a repetitive style. Maybe they never do voice impersonations, or jump over puddles, or shake their booty when a good song comes on. Maybe it’s time to introduce that person to geocaching, and bring them to this Geocache of the Week.

Photo by thebruce0
Photo by thebruce0

Some Like It Hot is a very silly cache. It’s themed after the 1959 Marylin Monroe movie of the same name, in which two musicians disguise themselves as part of an all-female band in order to flee from the mob. The cache page says, “To log this cache, you have to prove that you are willing to join the band.” To help with that, the cache is stuffed full of silly garments… and the results are amazing.

Photo by GuelphHiker
Photo by GuelphHiker
Photo by ElectroQTed
Photo by ElectroQTed
Photo by HotBarbecuered
Photo by HotBarbecuered

Every now and then, it’s nice to recognize a geocache that just makes people laugh. A little laughter is probably what the world needs right now (in addition to many, many other important things of course!).

Photo by Albertgirl
Photo by Albertgirl
Photo by swed31
Photo by swed31
Photo by RunCraigRun
Photo by RunCraigRun
Photo by 4tnskr
Photo by 4tnskr
Photo by dex4
Photo by dex4

Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.
Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.