We reckon the best way to get to know a place is to jump in and get your feet dirty. This is why on a Gecko’s adventure you’ll get authentic experiences, like riding on local transport, staying overnight in remote villages or eating with a local family instead of at a restaurant. Choose from 286 adventures in over 60 countries.
Our passionate, English-speaking local leaders take you off the well-worn tourist trail and bridge the gap between cultures. They are born and raised in the region you’re visiting, and can help you unlock its secrets. We’re all about immersing you in local customs and helping you uncover experiences you may never have found on your own.
Rest your head each night in locally run, boutique accommodation. We avoid staying in large chains and international hotel, preferring to source authentic, family-owned places instead.
On some tours you might stay in a remote village hut or camp out under the stars. Other trips get to enjoy an overnight homestay with local families. These are often the highlights for many people.
We’ve struck the perfect mix with our group sizes. They’re large enough so you don’t have the hassle of go-it-alone travel and small enough that you’ll still get an independent, authentic experience. Group size = maximum 16 people. Exceptions are 24 in Africa and 18 in West Africa.
On trekking trips to places like the Inca Trail, we’ll provide all the gear including tents, porters and cooks. All you have to do is walk.
In Africa, we pre-purchase our gorilla permits so you don’t miss out. Our itineraries maximise the time we spend in game parks. We have three crew members on Africa tours: the driver, the cook and the local leader.