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Geckos Adventures Travel Agent

Gecko's Adventures offers 181 small group adventures to 50 countries across the globe. We offer trips to the following regions: Africa; the Middle East; South East Asia; China; India & Nepal; South & Central America and Antarctica.

Grassroots adventures and amazing prices are the hallmarks of a Gecko's adventure. Gecko’s is aimed at younger travellers who prefer a fun; independent; convenient and responsible way to travel. The structure for a great travel experience is in place, but plenty of free time means you can go off and make your own discoveries.

What makes us different from every other travel company is that we only use local leaders. This is our core philosophy, and one that works perfectly. By employing a leader who is local to the area you are travelling through, you benefit from the wealth of his or her first hand knowledge. He knows the best restaurants to eat in, the best food to choose when you’re there AND how to read the menu! He knows the best time to visit the sites, the best way to get from A to B, the best backstreets to explore, and most importantly how to communicate with everyone else in the country. All fully trained by us and fluent in English, your local leader will be the difference between great holiday experience and an exceptional one.

Expect a lot of fun on a Gecko's trip - the freewheeling style and freedom of choice gives you a flexible adventure, with lots of stories for the everyone back home!

You travel on local transport and stay in small, clean, locally-owned guesthouses. This means that the prices are fantastic - almost always the best on the market - and you’re immersing yourself in the culture while supporting local businesses.

EcoTourism Policies

Our Local Policies

We believe that our adventure holidays should respect and benefit local people and the environment in the countries in which we operate. Whether it's Kenya, Kathmandu or Kota Kinabalu, we aim to minimise our impact on the environment and maximise respectful interaction with the local people and culture.

We ensure that the local community benefits financially from our tours and that revenue is streamed directly into conserving wilderness and heritage.

For Gecko's travellers, it's about being culturally and environmentally sensitive in a way that gives you a deeper understanding of a place and its people - and guarantees you'll have a fun and rewarding adventure.

All our adventures are led by highly-qualified local leaders. Our team of over 230 men and women are passionate about their country's history, heritage and natural beauty and can help you to get 'under the skin' of their country and see it through the eyes of a local. They help ensure that we enjoy our interaction with different cultural groups in a spirit of respect, understanding and mutual benefit.

We involve local people in all aspects of our operations, providing training and employment opportunities, and ensuring an economic and educational return to the community.

The Gecko’s Community Trust

The Gecko's Community Trust, as a division of Gecko's Adventures, provides funds for local community projects and initiatives that promote responsible and sustainable tourism development in the destinations in which we operate.

First and foremost, but not exclusively, the Trust supports projects and initiatives that advance education and employment within the tourism and hospitality industry.

The Trust operates on a not-for-profit basis, with funds donated by Gecko's, our staff and our travellers, with every cent going to the nominated projects.

Carbon Offset your Adventure

With the help of Climate Friendly, Australia’s leading company dealing in carbon credits, Gecko’s has become the first adventure travel operator with the option to make the land component of your trip carbon neutral. The amount is a completely optional payment, but if you choose to take up this option, the world will thank you, and so will we!

We have calculated emissions resulting from a whole range of activities such as overland trucking in Africa, bus travel in China, cruising the Galapagos Islands, trains in India, nights spent in hotels and guesthouses, and local flights to connect longer distances.

One hundred per cent of all Gecko's trip offset amounts go directly to Climate Friendly, where they are used towards projects that reduce greenhouse gases by an equivalent amount. Climate Friendly's carbon credits are sourced exclusively from accredited gold standard new renewable energy projects that create electricity without greenhouse gas emission.

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