G Adventures vs Geckos Adventures

By Samantha Scott
June 1, 2017

G Adventures and Geckos Adventures are both unique companies specializing in adventurous and culturally immersive tours with an emphasis on staying local. Geckos has an official age cap at 29, while G Adventures has a wider appeal. Often compared, here are the facts based on all the trips from these companies on Stride, and their Stride profiles.

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G Adventures 


Geckos Adventures 

 

                  Overall Average Rating                       


4.8/5 


4.8/5

 

                  Number of Reviews  


43,081


8

 

                  Number of Tours


786


87

 

                  Travel Styles

 

Value, Basic

 

Value, Basic

 

                  Average Tour Price

 

$2,454

 

$1,769

 

                  Average Tour Length

 

13.5 Days

 

16 Days

 

                  Tour Type

 

Small Group, Independent & Self Guided     


Small Group, Private Guided

 

                  Years in Business

 

27 

 

unavailable 

 

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             Destinations

 

G  Adventures 

 

Geckos Adventures 

 

                  Europe Tours

 

118

 

148

 

                  South America Tours

 

171

 

0

 

                  Africa Tours

 

113

 

10

 

                  Asia Tours

 

212

 

27 

 

                  Antarctica Tours

 

7

 

0

 

                  Australia & Pacific Tours              

 

47

 

0


                 Central America Tours 

 

65

 

0


                 North America Tours

 

47


46


                 Middle East Tours

 

0

 

0 

 

What Makes Them Stand Out?

G Adventures: Before you even depart on your trip, G Adventures get its travelers ready by connecting you to fellow trip goers through their community forums. They have many travel styles but all trips place high emphasis on local and cultural experiences. Their trips have traditionally skewed younger although they are becoming more popular among a wider age range. Read More...

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Geckos Adventures: Geckos is adventure travel for the young, budget-minded traveler, with an eye toward responsible travel. This means traveling in small groups, mostly averaging 9 passengers, and never over 15. With Geckos Adventures, you can really ‘run wild’ as you explore a destination in a small group environment. Read More...

Why Travel With Them?

G Adventures: If you are seeking that true "authentic travel" experience, G Adventures is a great choice. They are not a luxury operator, but comfortable and their guides are renowned for their local insights, extensive knowledge and sense of fun. G Adventures is a great company for making new friends as they welcome solo travelers and tours are niche enough that you'll meet people with very similar interests. Read More... 

Geckos Adventures: If you’re between the ages of 18-39 and looking for a fun, cheap, no-frills, and authentic adventure. Geckos itineraries provide plenty of free time and flexibility, plus the ability to budget more on the ground instead of paying for activities ahead of time. Additionally, Geckos will arrange a private tour geared to your own interestsRead More...


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