It’s always drink o’clock somewhere.

When someone mentions ‘youth travel’ and ‘alcohol’ in the same sentence, images of booze cruises, cocktails in plastic buckets and terrible hangovers usually spring to mind. Not with Geckos. We know you like a cold drink after a long travel day, but you also like to keep it classy; you’d prefer to sip a cocktail than guzzle it, or really savor a delicious craft beer than chug it out of a shoe. You’d also like to learn a thing or two about the art of the craft from brewing beer to mixing the perfect Old Fashioned to the barrel-aging process.This is why we’ve launched our Spirited Adventures. Sample craft beers and tapas in Costa Rica, discuss politics over pints in Washington DC, or go on a cocktail safari in a VW Kombi in Bali – we’ll drink to that.

 

Spirited Adventure: The Art of Craft Beer Costa Rica

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, ten small beer samples (approx. 4 oz each), Costa Rican tapas pairings.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its collection of awesome local pubs
  • Experience the Costa Rica craft beer revolution first-hand
  • Sample some of San Jose’s best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they’re made
  • Dive head first into local pub culture, discovering which watering holes are most beloved by locals
  • Indulge in perfectly paired Costa Rican tapas dishes

SCHEDULE: 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: National Theatre, next to the Costa Rica Grand Hotel       
  • Starting time: 4:30 PM
  • Ending point: Stiefel Pub

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Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $71.00 USD

 

Spirited Adventure: Cusco pisco making

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, Pisco Sour.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Get your mix on and learn to make the perfect Pisco Sour, like a true Peruvian local!
  • Choose your favorite Pisco flavour as you try a few in a local bar
  • Walk the ancient Inca streets of Cusco and admire the stunning architecture
  • Explore the city’s bohemian side with a stroll through its main neighbourhood for artists
  • Pick up the ultimate Peru souvenir – mastering the Pisco Sour! 

SCHEDULE: 

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Plaza de Armas, right in front of the main gate of the Cathedral of Cusco.
  • Starting time: 6:00 PM
  • Ending point: Local bar in central Cusco.

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Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $36.00 USD

 

Spirited Adventure: Politics & Pints

INCLUSIONS: Local English-speaking guide

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn about the U.S. government and its frequently controversial politicians and policies
  • Engage in some friendly debate on American politics and issues
  • Discover the origins of the nation’s capital
  • Wander through the beautiful, historic Capitol Hill neighborhood and discover local shops and restaurants
  • Grab a drink in the oldest commercial district in the city

SCHEDULE: 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of the Capitol Building at the corner of First St NE and East Capitol St NE
  • Starting time: 3:00 PM
  • Ending point: Molly Malones, 713 8th St SE, Washington, DC

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Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $30.00 USD

 

Spirited Adventure: north beach pub tour

INCLUSIONS: Local English-speaking guide, one drink (choice of beer, wine, or soft drink).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover San Francisco’s hidden pubs in Little Italy with a local guide
  • Rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach's best bohemian pubs
  • Stroll through the colourful streets of North Beach
  • Try an award-winning Northern California craft brew
  • Learn about North Beach’s colourful history

SCHEDULE: 

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of Vesuvio Café, 255 Columbus Avenue
  • Starting time: 7:00 PM
  • Ending point: Washington Square

PAIR WITH:

Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $58.00 USD

 

Spirited Adventure: new york craft cocktail tour

INCLUSIONS: Local English-speaking guide, 3 cocktails, light snack

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taste delicious craft cocktails at some of New York’s best bars
  • Learn how prohibition shaped NYC, as well as the speakeasies and gangsters who influenced the city’s cocktail culture
  • Discover new spirits from local micro-distilleries
  • Find the best tucked-away places to grab a drink in New York’s East Village
  • Learn how bartenders are revolutionizing cocktails in America with fresh, artisanal ingredients

SCHEDULE

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Corner of Avenue A and St. Mark’s Place at the entrance to Tompkins Square Park. Meet on the park side of the intersection (east side).
  • Guests must bring government-issued photo identification as proof of age.  Passports and/or driver’s licenses are acceptable.
  • Starting time: 6:00 PM
  • Ending point: Near the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones St. in the East Village

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Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $82.00 USD

 

Spirited Adventure: malbec trail of palermo

INCLUSIONS: English-speaking local guide, glass of wine to start the tour, wine tasting session with tapas, fernet.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover local contemporary artists as you enjoy your first glass of Malbec
  • Learn about the origins of Argentine wine with tips from your own local wine connoisseur
  • Slip into a hidden cellar for a wine tasting session with a side of picada (Argentinian tapas plate)
  • Test out a new taste with an authentic fernet, a bitter liqueur that’s popular with young Argentines

SCHEDULE

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Cabrera 5507, Palermo Hollywood (Palermo Viejo), Buenos Aires
  • Starting time: 6:00 PM
  • Ending point: Uriarte 1501

PAIR WITH

Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $111.00 USD

 

Spirited Adventure: VW Kombi cocktail safari

INCLUSIONS: Local English-speaking guide, trained driver, fuel, mineral water, and temple entrance.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit a collection of the best beaches and beach bars in all of Bali, if not all of Southeast Asia
  • Sample signature cocktails made by top chefs and mixologists at luxurious seaside restaurants and resorts along the southwestern Bali coast
  • Travel past stunning protected rice terraces and dramatic cliffsides that fall into the ocean — perfect photo ops are everywhere!
  • Visit an ancient fertility temple that stands on a remote rock in the ocean and is seldom visited by tourists
  • Let your inner hipster fly by cruising around in a modified 1980 VW Kombi, complete with wifi and mini bar 

SCHEDULE: 

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Meeting points are at the front desk of the following resorts (unless otherwise indicated):
    • 10:45 at Ka Bar @ Bali Garden Resort Jl Kartika South Kuta
    • 11:10 at Magani Resort Jl Melasti Legian
    • 11:45 at Ku De Ta Jl Oberoi (laksmana) Seminyak
  • Please let us know which meeting point you wish to be picked up from. Alternately, if you provide us with your hotel name and phone number 48 hours prior to pick-up, we can advise you of the best place to meet. Please indicate your hotel and/or preferred meeting point in the “Additional request” box when you make your booking. 
  • Starting time: 11.45 AM
  • Ending point: Ku De Ta, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.

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Call one of our travel specialists today to add this spirited adventure to your itinerary: 855-832-4853

Price: $65.00 USD