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Mitchell“Had the greaest time a single guy could have. Spent my birthday and Christmas with some of the world's nicest people and got to see some amazing sights. José Luis was our tour guide and I will never forget how knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and hilarious he...“

Geckos Adventures

Geckos Adventures

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia
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TOURS
110
AGE RANGE
18-29
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Geckos Adventures Guides

  • Young - for travelers aged 18 - 29
  • Local - local leaders & experiences
  • Travel for good – support local projects

Geckos has made group travel for young people accessible again - eating local food, traveling with like minded travelers aged 18-29, and getting true local experiences. Taking the local public transport, sleeping in family run accommodation, and seeing places that th...

Geckos has made group travel for young people accessible again - eating local food, traveling with like minded travelers aged 18-29, and getting true local experiences. Taking the local public transport, sleeping in family run accommodation, and seeing places that the mainstream tourists never even knew existed - all this plus plenty of free time along the way. By ensuring not to impact the local communities and places they visit, Geckos aims to give an insiders view, while using local guides to show the cultures and places.

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156 Geckos Adventures Reviews

Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Average
5%
Rather Poor
3%
Bad
3%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Essential Morocco
    3.5 - Good
    Written on April 9, 2018
    more activities, more and better information from the guide
  • JM
    Essential Morocco
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 3, 2018
    …ur, in large part thanks to our leader, would make me open to another Geckos tour in the future.
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    Geckos Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Jessica, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, and for choosing us as your first group tour! We’re so happy to hear that you had a great time in Morocco – we look forward to seeing you on another trip with us again in the future. Best wishes, Geckos
  • HP
    Everest Base Camp
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 23, 2018
    Fantastic trip! Couldn't have asked for a better guide/assistant guides! Very supportive and ensured that 7/7 of us made it to base camp!
    Geckos Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Hannah, We’re so glad to hear that you had a great time hiking to Everest Base Camp. Such a once in a lifetime experience, thanks for sharing it with us! We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Best wishes, Geckos
  •  reviewer 4
    Bolivian Salt Flats & Desert - Extension
    1.5 - Rather poor
    Written on February 20, 2018
    Guide was horrendous. Very unprofessional, very rude & made many crude and uncalled for racist "jokes" He'd disappear for hours and hours at a time. He'd sleep …
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    Geckos Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Jon, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@geckosadventures.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Geckos
  • YH
    Essential Morocco
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 7, 2018
    With Geckos help, I can explore some places that I may not notice on the map or n…
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    Geckos Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Yan-Hao, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time on your trip, and we hope to see you on another one again soon! Kind regards, Geckos
  • AS
    Taste of Galapagos
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 4, 2018
    …eled with, so I had little idea of what to expect. My experience with Geckos was incredible. The accommodations were all really nice, my guide was…
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    Geckos Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Abby, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so glad that you chose us for your group tour, and we hope it won’t be your last! We look forward to welcoming you on another trip with us again soon – where to next? :) Kind regards, Geckos
  • RG
    Egypt Unearthed
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 25, 2018
    Fantastic tour! Would do it again
  • RG
    Buenos Aires to Rio Journey
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 19, 2018
    I really enjoyed this Tour and loved everything we got to see and do in every country. I was very pleased with our tour guide and loved how much knowledge she b…
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  • AL
    Amazon Jungle Explorer
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 15, 2018
    A+ tour. Worth every cent, effective communication, brilliant tour guide Joss and much wildlife spotted along the way. Thanks for a brilliant 4 days!!
  •  reviewer 10
    Essential Central America
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 8, 2018
    Had the greaest time a single guy could have. Spent my birthday and Christmas with some of the world's nicest people and got to see some amazing sights. José Lu…
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About Geckos Adventures

Geckos has made group travel for young people accessible again - eating local food, traveling with like minded travelers aged 18-29, and getting true local experiences. Taking the local public transport, sleeping in family run accommodation, and seeing places that the mainstream tourists never even knew existed - all this plus plenty of free time along the way. By ensuring not to impact the local communities and places they visit, Geckos aims to give an insiders view, while using local guides to show the cultures and places.

Geckos Adventures videos

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Run Wild - Llama

Geckos Adventures Benefits

Local Group Leaders

By travelling with Geckos, you will have access to local group leaders. This means they were born in and grew up in the places you will be visiting. Local, street level knowledge like this will help you get access to the best food in town, finding the unknown swimming holes, or the obscure modern art gallery that no one knows about. Your group leaders are there not just to be tour guides, by also your new friends and a part of the group. This means you will be able to find out more, eat more, and get a authentic experience, just be spending the time with them and asking them the questions!

Solo Travelers Welcome

By having such great guides, combined with the small groups, it means that travelling on your own is no problem - it is how most of the travelers in the group do it! Even if you are a solo traveler - Geckos will generally pair you up with a travel partner, so there is no extra cost to you. Even if you do want a room to yourself, that can normally be arranged for a small extra cost.

Authentic Local Experiences

By travelling in a small group, it means you get more authentic experiences - local transport, homestays, and small, out of the way places. While Geckos also will show you the main sights and attractions, by being part of a small group it means there is the opportunity to go places big groups can’t. When it comes to getting on and off buses, bikes, boats, trains, ferries, gondolas, eating hawker foods from back alleys, and going places without hurting the local environment, traveling in a small group definitely has its benefits.

Why Geckos Adventures

Ages 18-29

Geckos has trip options for just for 18-29 year olds. All Gecko’s trips are suitable for those who have a sense of adventure, an open mindset, and those are willing to step outside of their comfort zone. Adventures along the way might include ordering off the local menu, jumping in a tuk-tuk or simply just making new friends, language barriers and all. Geckos is there to explore and for those wanting to travel - not for tourists.

Affordable Travel Experiences

By providing trips that are affordable, Geckos wants everyone to be able to see and experience new sights and cultures across the world. Geckos have already “been there done that”, and because you are travelling with a group, the cost is shared among the group, so you can get the most for your travel dollar.

Small Group Travel

By travelling with Geckos, you will be a part of a small group - getting to know the other travelers who will become lifelong friends, as opposed to a large group of strangers who happen to be in the same place at the same time. This is so important to what Geckos stands for, their symbol is Native American crossed arrows; a symbol of friendship.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • What is the weather like on the tour destinations?

    The weather can vary from destination to destination and can fluctuate throughout the year. More information is available in the specific trip notes, so please get in touch to request a copy.

  • Are there any long travelling days on the tour?

    Many of the trips do feature some long travel days; often on local transport and sometimes on rough roads.

  • What vehicles are used on the tour?

    Geckos use a variety of local transport; this being a great way to mix it with the locals and get involved. In some places, the best way to explore is by foot, in others we’ll hop aboard boats, bemos, canoes, camels, tuk-tuks, songthaews.

  • Is it possible to add pre/post tour accommodation?

    Yes, pre and post tour accommodation can usually be added. Please get in touch with us so we can find out the availability and costs for you.

  • How to get to the starting point of the tour?

    As part of your pre-departure information, we will inform you of the starting and end points, as well as provide information on transfers if they are available. Please contact us for more information regarding transfers and starting / end points.

  • Does Geckos cater to travellers with special dietary needs?

    The tour leaders is able to translate local menus and suggest dishes. It is important to realise that in some places diet might end up slightly limited, as meat can form an integral part to many local cuisines. The tour leader needs to be informed for special dietary needs in advance, so they can make appropriate plans.

  • What type of food is offered on the tour?

    The local cuisine is a definite highlight of the tour. The local guides make sure travellers have the opportunity to visit local eateries and try some regional delicacies.

  • What is the accommodation standards on the tour?

    Lodgings are cheap but cheerful, cleanliness, comfort and centrality of location is always a priority. Geckos always try to select locally run accommodation options that reflect the character of the region. On occasion travellers might also find themselves spending a night in a homestay, tent, yurt, teahouse, hacienda, ryokan or other type of local lodging.

  • Is there extra time to explore the start/end cities on the tour?

    Geckos itineraries are designed to factor enough time to explore the destination cities but you can always book for an extra stay.

  • How much free time is available while on tour?

    Geckos add plenty of free time for independent exploration. Some components of the itinerary aren't negotiable but much of the time what you want to see and do is ultimately up to you.