It’s the dream of every working stiff and penniless uni student eating mee goreng with a plastic spork: to pack it all in and go live on some island paradise. Preferably one with tiny umbrellas and affordable avocados.

That’s the dream, this is the reality: Geckos’ very own Epic Island Adventures. These aren’t your typical flop n’ drop island getaways. Think samurai adventures in Konazawa (Japanese whiskey optional), drifting down the Kinabatangan River in Borneo (spot the orangutans) or kicking it Castro-style in Cuba (bonus points for a big cigar).

Expert local guides, small groups and a big island (country) to explore. Sounds like paradise to us. 

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Experience the Galapagos without breaking the bank. Visit the islands of Isabela, Santa...

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See orangutans, take safaris through steamy jungle, climb Mt. Kinabalu and chill out in...

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Go back in time on the streets of Cuba on this trip that take you from Havana to Santa...

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Soak up Sri Lankan sights on a Geckos trip that takes in Negombo, Kandy, Ella,...

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Take Tokyo shopping, add Kanazawa samurais, Hiroshima history, Kyoto temples, Osaka...

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