Intrepid Travel vs Geckos Adventures

By Samantha Scott
June 1, 2017

Intrepid Travel and Geckos Adventures are sister companies, both offering adventurous culturally immersive tours with an emphasis on staying local. Geckos has an official age cap at 29, while Intrepid is geared toward the 18-30 crowd, but open to everyone. Often compared, here are the facts based on all the trips from these companies on Stride, and their Stride profiles.

UPDATE, 2019

Geckos tours have been discontinued and replaced with Intrepid tours for 18-29 year olds.

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Intrepid Travel

Geckos Adventures 


   Overall Average Rating                   




   Number of Reviews




   Number of Tours




   Travel Styles


Value, Basic


Value, Basic


   Average Tour Price






   Average Tour Length


    14 Days


16 Days


   Tour Type


  Small Group     

Small Group, Private Guided


   Years in Business









 Intrepid Travel 

 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






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What Makes Them Stand Out?

Intrepid: Intrepid strives to get its travelers off the beaten path and under the surface of the local culture. To accomplish this, group sizes average just ten travelers each, with a maximum of 16 on most trips, allowing for more use of local transportation and lodging, along with fostering cultural immersionRead More...

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?

Intrepid: Intrepid is a good choice if you don’t mind forgoing some creature comforts for a truly authentic, local experience. If you enjoy meeting locals when traveling, sampling new and exciting foods, and traveling in mixed-aged groups of 10-16 people, Intrepid could be a good fit for youRead 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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