If you’re heading to Thailand in April, Thai New Year (also known as the Songkran Festival) is an occasion full of customs, traditions and celebrations to look out for. This three day event is held from the 13-15 April each year and renowned for bringing joy and happiness to all those who take part. Here's a rundown of what happens each day of the festival:Read More
From high-alt trekking in Machu Picchu to pumping, party town Rio de Janeiro, in a region as diverse as South America the key to packing is versatility and covering your bases. In a nutshell it should be: versatile, lightweight clothing, essential first aid and medical supplies, trekking/high altitude basics plus lots of stuff to keep you entertained on those long-distance bus trips.Read More
South East Asia in the wet season is not all waterlogged Birkenstock’s, mudslides and mosquitoes.
Hitting the tropics during the rainy months can mean much more bang for your buck - miles of beach without so much as another Bintang beach towel in sight, photos of Angkor Wat refreshingly free of other tourists’ heads and more sunshine than you might expect!Read More
Take a sneak peek into life on the road with Gecko's. Our awesome new video takes you behind the scenes as a small group tour discovers the delights of Cambodia.
Fila is one of our passionate local leaders, and here he takes you into his village to meet some friendly faces and even some of the local wildlife...of the eight-legged variety if you know what I mean!Read More
While it was the gigantic photo of Harvey Keitel in a bathrobe that drew us in, it was the experience of being scrubbed, sloughed, soaped and steamed into oblivion that made us rave.Read More
Shaq (that's him on the right!) is one of our most popular tour leaders, and it's easy to see why. He's warm, approachable, funny and most of all...extremely knowledgeable.
We had a chat to Shaq, and asked him a few questions to give you a better insight into what he loves the most about his home country, Uganda.
How did you come to work with Gecko's?Read More