Craving unforgettable globe-trotting adventures and aged 18 to 29? Geckos is right up your alley. They know where to go and what to do without sticking to the obvious. You’ll get off the beaten track without missing out on the must-dos, with stacks of local advice and still plenty of free time to roam. It doesn’t matter if you’re flying solo or bringing friends, Geckos groups are as friendly as they are fun. Been lusting over South, Central or North America? Europe, the Middle East or Asia? Or maybe Africa? Geckos can take you there.

Geckos Adventures are for travellers aged 18-29 who like to have a good time with others their own age, but don’t want to spend their whole trip crammed into a bus with 40 hungover backpackers. They offer authentic travel experiences to a wide range of destinations around South, Central and North America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. With Geckos, you'll snack on the tastiest grub, clamber aboard public transport, sleep in family-run places and #runwild with, on average, just 10 other people your own age. You’ll see stuff other tourists never knew existed with plenty of free time. All guides are born and raised in their tour area and have strong connections with the local communities and culture.

 

Why travel with Geckos Adventures

  • Travel with like-minded travellers aged 18 to 29 who like to have a good time
  • Travel in small groups of no more than 16 travellers
  • Passionate, local leaders on every tour
  • Immersive itineraries where travellers get to meet locals, embrace new cultures and learn stuff along the way
  • Loads of free time and optional activities so you can pick and choose what you want to create your ideal adventure

 

Popular Geckos Adventures Trips

  • Vietnam Highlights (15 days)
  • The Road to Delhi (13 days)
  • Peru at a Glance (8 days)
  • London to Berlin by Rail (10 days)
  • Essential Morocco (11 days)

 

Discover culture and sights Geckos style

For those who've saved hard for their adventure - we'll work hard to make it worth every cent.  We build loads of free time with optional activities into our itineraries that travellers aged 18 to 29 will enjoy, so they can pick and choose. 

Geckos uses local transport and accommodation wherever we can (and throw in the occasional homestay / treehouse / houseboat for extra fun). Sure, the places we stay aren't fancy, but they're clean, well-located - so you're never far from the action - and packed with character.

 

The people of Geckos

With Geckos, you’ll travel with, on average, just 10 other like-minded people aged between 18 to 29. Like you, they want the cool stuff, like trying new food and finding local bars, but they also want to get out and about and explore the country their visiting.

Travelling solo? Geckos is the right choice! Travelling alone on a group adventure means you get a ready-made crew of future besties, a local leader to stop you getting lost and your own room for a small cost. No extra charge if you’re happy to share with another traveller of the same gender though!

Geckos leaders are the ultimate go-to’s and with them by your side, you'll be introduced to local life, plus the amazing experiences that come with it. We're talking things like homestays, community visits, and those super-cool bars and tucked-away restaurants that only locals know about. They're also that reassuring friend by your side for when things get tricky or language barriers need breaking!

 

Did you know...

  • Small group sizes and locally-focused travel means that our tours help support the local economy. And it also means we're able to keep our footprint light and offset the remaining carbon emissions created on all our trips on your behalf (at no extra cost to you!)
  • Geckos is partnered with Friends-International and for every trip booked we make a contribution to support their training progrms for marginalised youth in the regions we visit
  • Take nine eligible Geckos trips, we'll give you credit towards your tenth trip. Not only that but we'll crown you a Geckos 'Legend'

Discover Sabah

"This trip was utterly incredible! I cannot recommend it enough! Felix our guide was an absolute credit to the company- full of life, energy and useful tips (particularly where you could find the best roti's!) The mountain climb was an absolute highlight, one of the most physically and mentally difficult things I have ever done but SO WORTH IT! The view at the top is out of this world. We were lucky enough to see orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, grey tail monkeys, sun bears and flying squirrels in their natural habitat and it was just incredible! BOOK NOW!"

Hannah, April 2017

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Amazing East Africa

"The Gecko's Amazing East Africa Trip really is amazing. The trip allows you to see much more than you ever would if you attempted to tour East Africa yourself. Our guide was brilliant and we learnt so much about the animals and culture of East Africa. We got to see things that we never thought we would see in a million years. We got to see everything we wanted to see and more - the big 7. We weren't initially interested in going to the Massai village which came as part of the trip, but it turned out to be one of our highlights of the holiday. The staff at Gecko were brilliant. We personally did the trip as a couple but you could easily travel with Gecko alone whilst feeling completely safe and included within the group. We would highly recommend a balloon ride over the Massai Mara, although expensive, the experience was out of this world!"

Lloyed & Erica, July 2017

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Mexico Highlights

"The trip was amazing. I'm a new traveller and was a bit nervous about the whole thing. But the nervousness was misplaced. On the first day the whole group bonded. The guide was amazing and the whole experience was unforgettable. Would definitely recommend it to anyone."

Paul, August 2017

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Egypt Unearthed

"Geckos is an awesome tour company! I used to be a do it yourself traveller but after being on a Geckos tour this is now the way I travel. It's so much easier and stress free, tour guides are locals and very informative. You get to meet great people and make life time friends. It's a great experience!"

Brandan, August 2017

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Bolivia to Argentina Adventure

"Geckos really helps you to feel like a local rather than a tourist. I love the idea of getting public transport, going to local restaurants and experiencing the local life of the place, rather than feeling like a tourist. It's a very relaxed tour, so allows for you to do as you please which I love.. rather than feeling forced to do activities I don't want to do. Overall, would recommend Geckos."

Alexandria, July 2017

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London to Berlin by Rail

"As a traveller who likes their alone time to explore cities, this trip was great because I still had a group to come back to each day. Wonderful tour leader, cities and accommodation. Would highly recommend for newer travellers, those wishing to do a taster of Western Europe and anyone just wanting a quick and easy getaway."

Kelsey, August 2017

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