Gecko Adventures Abroad for the First Time

Sunday, January 14, 2018

If you are young, or to be more specific, between the ages of 18 and 29, there is a good chance you have traveling listed under hobbies and interests on your CV. What if you could impress prospective employers with a story about real adventures abroad, instead of just listing a bunch of countries you visited (or more like passed through, without learning anything about it or meeting a single local person)? Geckos Adventures can provide you with such an experience, even if your bank balance is not looking so great.

Going on package holidays sometimes isn’t the most appealing traveling option for young people. It can be boring to tag along on endless tours with tourists, who are often older and don’t share the same interests or energy levels with young travelers. Trips designed for young people on the other hand, often include too much partying in the itinerary. This results in spending your nights in crowded clubs and spending your days being hungover. That is no way to travel. Geckos Adventures to the rescue! This sister brand of Intrepid Travel decided to offer an alternative so that young people can enjoy real adventures abroad.

A True Traveling Experience with a Bonus

A true traveling experience
You will meet local people, learn about their cultures and traditions which will definitely broaden your perspective and general knowledge. That's the point of traveling, isn't it?

The first thing you need to know is you won’t be lost in a crowd of people, since Geckos specifically creates smaller groups, so you instantly have an entourage of like-minded people. This results in truly getting to know your travel companions and creating life-long friendships. These ten people are looking for the same thing as you are. Sure, you can party together, but that won’t be the focus of your adventures abroad. You can try the local cuisine together, meet local young people and of course run wild during your free time.

Instead of rushing through as many countries as possible in a small amount of time, you will have enough time to truly experience the life of every place you visit. You will have a guide, who is a local, show you around, introduce you to his fellow locals and give you advice on how to best spend your free time because you don’t want to waste a second of this trip you have worked so hard for. Also, they know the best places to eat, so you don’t end up in a Thai McDonalds, but enjoy some of their street food instead.

Spending some quality time with your reasonably sized travel group in one place not only enriches your experience but helps the local community. When traveling with Geckos, you will be using local transportation as much as possible, eating local food and shopping local items. By doing this, you are of course having a blast, but also supporting the local economy. How awesome is that? Additionally, Geckos stays away from voluntourism and similar sketchy projects, which have been exposed as a big scam. Instead, Geckos has initiated and is involved in various projects that help support different communities and the environment. Part of the money you pay for this trip goes to support these causes. If this doesn’t score you some karma points, we don’t know what will.

Big Adventures Abroad for Little Money

For really funny amount of money you can see and experience a lot.

Speaking of money, the cost might be your number one worry when even just thinking about traveling. If you are fresh out of high school or college, you might know a thing or two about financial struggles. You have worked hard to save up some money to go abroad and want to get the most out of your trip. With Geckos you are sure to have an amazing time, but at what cost?

Well, we have some good news for you. The deposit is only $100. You might not be able to pay the full price the second you find a trip you would like to go on. With this amount you lock in your trip, so you don’t lose your spot. You can pay the full amount afterward. As for the money you will be spending on the trip itself, that depends on you. Your budget will depend on your money spending habits. Research the country you are visiting and look up the costs of food, doing laundry and other items or services you might acquire. Then you will have a better idea of how much money you will need, but remember to always take a little extra, because you never know.

Just Do It!

Just do it
Time is passing so fast! Don't wait and start having the best time of your lifetime now!

Now that you have been convinced of all the perks of going on adventures abroad, you need to do it, which nowadays can be done with one click. Make sure you have at least one real traveling adventure under your belt before you go to your next job interview. Make a good impression by emphasizing the fact you are a responsible traveler and are making a difference by doing it. 

Natasha Car freelance content writer at
Travelling is the best way to broaden your horizons. We all overestimate our knowledge about the world, until we start exploring it.