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                       




                  Number of Reviews  




                  Number of Tours




                  Travel Styles


Value, Basic


Value, Basic


                  Average Tour Price






                  Average Tour Length


13.5 Days


16 Days


                  Tour Type


Small Group, Independent & Self Guided     

Small Group, Private Guided


                  Years in Business






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G  Adventures 


Geckos Adventures 


                  Europe Tours






                  South America Tours






                  Africa Tours






                  Asia Tours






                  Antarctica Tours






                  Australia & Pacific Tours              





                 Central America Tours 





                 North America Tours




                 Middle East Tours






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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