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Experiencing the Malaysian Rainforest

Experiencing the Malaysian Rainforest. Malaysia is the home of the International Rainforest Challenge and the Borneo Challenges, arguably the toughest international off road 4x4 events in the world, where men, woman and machines struggle against the unpredictable and often unkind elements to cross the ever-changing jungle-covered terrain, just to prove that they can do it. With the GeckoAdventure, you can get a taste of what the competitors of the Rainforest Challenge go through. We can give you an easy day trip in the jungle right through to the real RFC experience.

Four-wheel Driving & Recovery Courses

The GeckoAdventure offer Basic and Advanced Four-wheel Driving Courses to ensure that your first adventure into the jungle is one where you have confidence in your vehicle as well as your own capabilities.

Our Advanced Driving Course also incorporates Rescue & Recovery Techniques to ensure minimal damage to your vehicle.

Tagalong Trips

Want to experience the jungle but do not belong to a Four-wheel drive club? Want to get back into the wild but have nobody to go with?

We offer Tagalong tours where we lead and you follow. We can also customize trips to your requirements.

Four-wheel Drive

Don't own a four-wheel drive? Want to see if offroading is a sport for you? Have a four-wheel drive in your own country, want to experience Malaysia's Jungle from your vehicle but too expensive to bring it here? GeckoAdventure has vehicles available for you to experience the Malaysia jungle.

With GeckoAdventure vehicles, you also do not venture out on your own. We will lead the convoy and you will follow in our well-equipped and safe Toyota Landcruisers II's.

The Malaysian International Rainforest Challenge

Want a support vehicle for your competition truck during the 10-day competition? Or a Touring vehicle so that you can experience what the competitors go through?

At GeckoAdventure, we have well-equipped and reliable vehicles for your RFC requirements.

Note: Firearms and hunting implements are prohibited on any GeckoAdventure trip. The only shooting allowed - even encouraged - is with a camera.

GeckoAdventure Support Vehicles

All GeckoAdventure Trips (Tagalong and Escorted) have a trip leader and sweep vehicle. All trip participants travel inside the envelope of these two vehicles.

The four support vehicles are a Landcruiser II LX Long Wheelbase Diesel 4WD, a Toyota Landcruiser 75 Series "Troopy", a Landcruiser II LX Long Wheelbase Auto Diesel and finally a ex-POLICE imposing Volvo C304 4x4. The four vehicles are a good compromise of weight verses flexibility for the terrain they need to cover in the Malaysian jungle. Our vehicles are equipped as follows:

Landcruiser II aka Little Red

RED just about to get stuck RED on a climb to Pos Simpo RED on Pos Simpo Track
  • Diesel 13B-T Very Adequate Power- 5-speed Manual, 24 Volt Electrics
  • Custom Front Roo Bar
  • Toyota Factory Dual PTO and 24v Electric winch
  • Side steps
  • 35" Simex Extreme Trekkers on 15" rims.
  • Upgraded Headlights .
  • Custom Rear Step with Pintel Hook.
  • Driving Lights.
  • Custom Bash Plate.
  • R-Active Racing Front Seats
  • High Lift Jack.
  • Custom Rear Tyre Rack.
  • VHF radio for two-way communications.
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Milford Cargo Barrier
  • Custom Cargo Rack
  • Custom Factory Rear Locker
  • Recovery gear including a minimum of 2 snatch straps, 2 winch extension straps, 1 drag chain, 2 snatch blocks, 2 axes, 1 chainsaw, 1 shovel and hoes and bridge repair gear.

The Troopy (75 Series) aka Troopy or Deathstar

Yellow Stuck in RFC Yellow in a mud hole Yellow negotiating tricky jungle track
  • Diesel 13B-T Very Adequate power
  • Warn 8274 Winch.
  • Front and Rear lockers.
  • Compressor.
  • Side Steps.
  • Roll Cage.
  • Race Seats.
  • 2 Seats only and Harness Seatbelts
  • Cargo Barrier and Full Length Roller drawers and rollout kitchen.
  • Fridge
  • 950kg or 5cubic meters of storage capacity
  • 35 or 32" Simex Centipede Muddies on 15" rims.
  • Custom Rear Step with Pintel Hook.
  • 2* 120AMP batteries
  • Driving Lights.
  • High Lift Jack.
  • Custom Rear Tyre Rack.
  • VHF Radio
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Recovery gear including snatch straps, winch extension straps, chains, snatch blocks, axes, chainsaw, shovels and hoes & bridge repair gear.

Landcruiser II aka GREEN or the Mardi Gra Float

Green afetr a log bridge GReen in Mud Green in Mud again
  • Diesel 1KZ - AUTO
  • Warn XD9000 Winch.
  • Side Steps.
  • 35" Silverstone Centipede Muddies on 16" rims.
  • VHF Radio
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Fridge.
  • Normal Recovery gear including snatch straps,

In Malaysia, these vehicles' light weight (kerb weight of 1850kg), availability of spares and reliability make them comfortable and ideal jungle wagons.

Volvo C304 aka Thunderbird 2

The Volvo The Volvo The Volvo
  • Petrol Powered - Adequate power
  • Factory PTO Winch and Rear mounted Warn M12,000 Winch.
  • 2 Seats only but can carry an additional 10 persons in the rear
  • Rollout kitchen coming.
  • Solar Battery System coming.
  • Fridge
  • 1,400kg luggage capacity
  • 34" Simex Jungle Trekkers on 16" rims.
  • Disc brake conversion
  • Custom Rear Tyre Rack.
  • VHF Radio
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Recovery gear including snatch straps, winch extension straps, chains, snatch blocks, axes, chainsaw, shovels and hoes & bridge repair gear.

GeckoAdventure Driver Training

GeckoAdventure offer two driver training courses. The first is basic - Introducing you to the basics of 4WDing and basic recovery.

The second Advanced - Further Introducing you to the more advanced techniques of 4WDing.

GeckoAdventure Basic Driver Training

GeckoAdventure offer two driver training courses. The first is basic - Introducing you to the basics of 4WDing and basic recovery:

  • Theory - Principles of 4WD
  • Driving Position
  • Environment Protection
  • Practical - Hill starts and stops.
  • Hill ascents descent.
  • Picking driving lines.
  • Driving technique.
  • Convoy etiquette.
  • Crossing Rocky terrain.
  • Mud and Water crossing techniques.
  • Basic recovery - equipment.
  • Basic recovery - snatch straps.
  • Basic recovery - high lift jack.
  • Basic recovery - winching.
Vehicle Recovery Yes We do make mistakes Log Bridge Crossings How to cross Water successfully

GeckoAdventure Advanced Driver Training

GeckoAdventure advanced driver training - Further Introducing you to the more advanced techniques of 4WDing:

  • Practical - Advanced Hill starts and stops.
  • Hill ascents descent.
  • Bridge Building.
  • Advanced Recovery.
  • Using another vehicle in Recovery.
  • Advanced winch recovery.
  • Off track vehicle recovery.


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