Giggling Gecko Adventures Day Tours

Giggling Gecko Adventures Day Tours

Giggling Gecko Adventures Day Tours
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Started by British couple Jen and rich, Giggling Gecko Adventures is the premier English speaking family run, independent small group tour company. Proud to have been creating & innovating tours for couples, families, groups and individuals since 2012... small, personal informative & fun groups, amazing food & drinks with very experienced multilingual guides ( English 1st language or mother tongue level). Working alongside the local community to support local economy, businesses, individuals, villages, slums, causes, groups & animals. We work with conservation groups to help grow sustainable tourism while protecting the marine life. All giggling Gecko tours proved paper straws. Our award winning tours include quads, 4x4, turtles, whales, cruises, BBQ and activity days, sunset nights out, can also be adapted or made private, all occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, special events catered for. Let us be the highlight of your holiday.
Sal Rei, Cape Verde

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Justine
Preston, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Booked two excursions with Jen. First was the African sunset party and yesterday we did the cultural pub crawl. Fantastic time at both. Sunset party was a great atmosphere. Staff very attentive. Music. Dancing. Fire eating. Pub crawl is also a must. Lovely insight into the history. People very friendly. Jen and Randy were brilliant hosts and we had a laugh. Who knew you could have a beer in the local grocery shop. If you do this tour bring medication and sanitary products to donate as they cost a fortune.
Written 20 June 2024
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Mumofteens2
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We did the full island tour and what a day we had. Jen the owner greeted us at the gates of our hotel with Randy. We went all around the island. Visited stunning parts of Boa Vista, the beaches were paradise and tried sand boarding . We went to a local orphanage and dropped off medical supplies and sweets for the children. Jen and Randy both very knowledgeable of their island and so friendly. I found the company from Facebook and contacted them before our holiday. I’m so glad we did this rather than doing the TUI experience. If you are thinking of doing at least one excursion this is definitely the one to do!
Written 20 June 2024
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Ghouldie
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Fantastic experience today. Really laid back vibe. Jen & the team are super friendly. Bit windy for kayaking sadly but glad we didn't in the end as the boat ride was choppy enough. Great spot for snorkeling, saw loads of fish (one grumpy fish in particular made our day 😂) and could have spent hours more in the water. Food was beautiful when we got back and a perfect end to the experience.
Written 14 June 2024
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Nmh
Heathfield14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We heard about this company whilst talking to a couple in the boarding lounge at Gatwick, I went online and booked an ultimate 8 hour island excursion! By the time we arrived in Boa Vista I had a confirmation email with all the details and was told to pay cash or bank transfer on the day of the excursion so I had time to read reviews and cancel if necessary.
We are so lucky to have been recommended this company as the excursion was perfect from start to finish. Jen the owner greeted us at the hotel gates on time and was so friendly, welcoming and very informative throughout the tour
We visited 3 beautiful beaches and coves, drove across the sand dunes and experienced sand boarding, had an amazing 3 course meal in a beachside restaurant with delicious cocktails and steak, visited a tiny village where the locals made us feel so welcome and gave us free shots of 100% alcohol (if u was brave enough to drink it…. I wasn’t)
We finished the day taking food donations to a kindergarten ( this is totally no obligation) but we had the most humbling experience to see how children live in a 3rd world country. It will make you realise how lucky you are,
If you are looking for a personal, intimate experience, this is the company to use!
We also prebooked 1 with TUI and it was more expensive for half the amount of time and was on a rickety old minibus with no air con!
Jen the owner, igor the guide and Lola in admin are amazing, passionate people who strive to make every customer happy.
I can’t wait to return to Cape Verde and book lots more excursions with this company!!!
Written 5 June 2024
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littleannie
Peterborough, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
What a wonderful company. I contacted them before our holiday, following some great reviews (and they were not wrong). Lola was so helpful and always answered quickly.
We used them first for our pick up from the hotel and also our return trip. So much easier than the Tui coach, and the drivers so happy and helpful.
We did the Cape Verdean eve which was just great, we were there on the eve a local couple were celebrating their wedding. The food, atmosphere and music was just great. We met some guests from our hotel and other hotels which was great as we heard of other hotels and facilities etc.
We also did their Cultural ‘Pub’ crawl. This was so informative and Jen took us to several places and told us about the places and the locals. I would def recommend this trip and if you go maybe take some donations, they will advise what is needed.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jen and her company and if we return to Boa Vista then they will be the first people we will contact.
Written 18 May 2024
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Trevor P
Ipswich, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were privileged to spend a fantastic evening with Jen at the Perola D’ Chaves for a BBQ evening, you won’t be disappointed, the attention to detail is 1st class, from the personal collection from our hotel to the drop off at the end of the night is an experience you must do if you visit Boa Visa in Cape Verde. We will definitely use you next year for another excursion. All the best Jen for a bumper year 👍
Written 17 April 2024
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emzbe
Aldershot, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Did the beach bbq on the Monday . Jen and her team were lovely . They looked after our autistic boys and gave us a much needed break .
They were very friendly and chatty and nothing was too much trouble . Thanks Jen !
Written 12 April 2024
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tracymckay50
Blisworth, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience. We had never snorkeled before and had only ever done a little but of kayaking, but felt very safe and looked after throughout. Jen and her staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. The water was a bit choppy, but staff stayed nearby and we were never worried! The fort shows a bit of the history of boa vista and seeing the fish up close was incredible, even saw a big puffer fish. Bbq after was great too, lots of choice and cooked to perfection. Totally recommended.
Written 6 April 2024
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JayeCDale
Bradford6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fantastic island tour with fabulous people - so glad we booked wi Giggling Gecko 🦎 it was a bumpy ride at times but if you’re going to see anything worth seeing it’s the only way to do it. Thanx for a great day guys
Written 5 April 2024
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sue s
Stockport, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We took the full day tour of Cape Verde with lunch option and Jen was amazing from start to finish. The booking was easy and pick up was arranged for us outside the Riu Touareg as they were not allowed to drive up to Reception.
Both beaches we stopped at were breathtaking and Jen gave us lots of information on the areas, the local community and the hopes for the future for Cape Verde, which was really interesting. We stopped at a local village for a couple of local “shots” and bought refreshments whilst listening to an older local guy playing away on his small
Guitar and singing. Was great to see real people and how they live. A few guys were there trying to sell you some of their goods but were not threatening and were happy to chat to the visitors.
We then did some sand boarding and went for lunch in a fabulous setting on the beach, in a very good restaurant. We ate an A la carte 3 course meal with a good selection to choose from and you could buy your own drinks. Very pleasant indeed.
We then did the drive (terribly bumpy, but worthwhile) to see the Shipwreck. Again Jen was very informative and we took photos etc. Lastly a drive through the main town of Sal Rei for some local
Insight and onto the last port of call, a beach bar with local music playing. We had the chance to swim in the sea here as it was calmer and very inviting after a full day on the back of an open back truck (there was seating inside also), and then returned to our hotel by our driver. I must say the local lads who were the drivers of both trucks were brilliant- they negotiated the roads and tracks etc with expertise and we never felt uneasy under their control.
A thoroughly enjoyable day and well worth the money! We would recommend Jen to anyone over the hotel trips, as it was on a smaller scale, more personalised and great value for money!
Thank you Jen and the guys!
Written 23 March 2024
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