Geckos Adventures vs Discover the World - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.8
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.8
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Amazing and insightful tour!

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just completed the Nile Highlights tour in Egypt with tour director Ahmed Helmy. This was the most amazing, insightful tour I have ever been on. The knowledge that the guide had was outstanding and made it all the better. Can't believe how amazing Egypt is and the history...wow!!
Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone as one of the best experiences. Reasonably priced, fantastic accommodation and attention to detail.
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Tour Geckos Adventures Company Reviews

Entertaining and informative trip!

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from the 17 day Billion Shades of Sand (Egypt and Jordan), and was lucky in that I got a brilliant group of people and a brilliant guide in Mohamed, which just made everything in the trip that much better - he was everything you could ask for in a tour leader and more. Plus as an added bonus, he's Australian-proof! Despite our best efforts to get him to crack with stories, jokes and ribbing he just kept one-upping us in return and had us nodding in admiration!! Both a very entertaining and informative trip! Pictures just don't do justice to the actual experience of walking through history older than you can comprehend.
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Tour Geckos Adventures Company Reviews

Was absolutely amazing!

5.0 August 2015
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Went on a tour called "The road to Delhi"... Weaved through Nepal and northern India. Was absolutely amazing! My guide Vivek was excellent, very good English and a joker. Always making the adventures fun! Can't wait to go on another geckos adventure!
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Tour Geckos Adventures Company Reviews

Fantastic holiday in Iceland. Great service,

5.0 October 2017
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic holiday in Iceland. Great service, everything running perfectly for us. From flights, car hire, hotel, advanced tickets etc. Well done and thank you.

Tour Discover the World Company Reviews

Great support, everything went like clockwork

5.0 August 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great support and service from Discover The World in making all of the arrangements for our Tailor Made Norwegian Fjord holiday; everything went like clockwork....apart from Avis car hire who gave us a car which had an oil problem! Even then, and when Avis were about as much use as a chocolate teapot, Discover The World helped us get it sorted out quickly.
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Tour Discover the World Company Reviews

Very friendly and professional

5.0 August 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Very friendly and professional and have tailor made our once in a lifetime trip to Norway and Slavbard in the Artic Circle

Tour Discover the World Company Reviews

Tours 70 Trips 6 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 124 $ 711
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Eco Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • Adventure
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Surrey, United Kingdom
Year Established N/A 1984
Solo Friendly Good for singles N/A
Tour Languages English
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    About Geckos Adventures

    Geckos, a sister company of Intrepid Travel, focuses on the “young, adventurous, and penniless.” They say they do the “hard haggling” for you so you can save money and enjoy yourself more on your trip.

    What Makes Them Stand Out? 

    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.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Most of Geckos’ small-group trips are now strictly for 18-29 year olds who are willing to step outside their comfort zones. Namely, they’re happy to ride public transport, bed down in family-run places, and want plenty of free time. Geckos stresses that their trips are for “travelers, not tourists.” Some “All Age” trips are offered for those who are “young at heart” but over 40. Groups are somewhat geographically diverse, but the majority of travelers hail from Australia and New Zealand.

    Where Do They Operate? 

    Geckos offers a huge variety of exciting global destinations, with 200+ trips across all seven continents. The company is perhaps best known for its South-east Asia trips to places like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.

    How Does it Work?

    Geckos aims to keep its prices on the lower side, but this doesn’t mean skimping on experience. Accommodations are all locally owned and can range from shared guesthouses, to homestays, to an overnight train. As Geckos says, its hotels are always “cheap and cheerful” and “clean, comfortable, and centrally located.” Prices include some meals and some activities, a knowledgeable local guide, and all forms of transport (usually local, and anything from buses to bikes, trains to ferries, cable cars to camels).

    Why Travel With Them?

    Geckos is a good choice 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 interests. Repeat customers get discounts on subsequent trips – and if you turn 40 in the meantime, and are no longer eligible for Geckos, you can apply the discount to an Intrepid trip.

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