If you’ve ever wondered what the mestizo do with their llamas or you’ve been practicing the tango secretly in your room, then let Dr Geckos suggest a good dose of South America travel.

Whether you wanna trek the Inca trail, swim with sea lions in Galapagos, get your daily intake of Vitamin D at Ipanema Beach or splash about at the world's highest body of water, Lake Titicaca – South America is sure to give you a good injection of fun.

So jump on a Geckos South America trip and hit the Bolivian salt flats, bathe under a full moon in Ecuador, walk your way to Machu Picchu and lose yourself to the passion and the paradise.

Why we love South America

  • Wedding sandals: Incans were not considered married unless they exchanged sandals.
  • Print dusting: Argentina was the first country to use fingerprinting as a method of identification.
  • Talent & smarts: Shakira is from Colombia. Her IQ is 140 (that’s higher than Bill Clinton but lower than Sly Stallone).
  • Peruvian origins: Paddington Bear comes from “darkest Peru” where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy after being orphaned during an earthquake.
  • Free whut? Sex change surgeries are free for Brazilians. Now that’s what we call healthcare. 

Trips in South America

Trip Name Days From USD
Galapagos on the cheap

9

$2,065

Buenos Aires to Rio Journey

17

$2,700

Peru Unearthed

11

$2,596

Peru Highlights

15

$2,613

Peru at a Glance

8

$1,610

Ecuador Highlights

8

$645

The Inca Trail

6

$1,092

Bolivia to Argentina Adventure

20

$2,656

Lima to La Paz Discovery

21

$2,680

Amazon Jungle Explorer

4

$375

Essential Peru

15

$2,707

Galapagos Discovery

7

$2,587

A Taste of Galapagos

7

$1,150

A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

3

$935

Quito to La Paz

28

$3,460

Galapagos Express

6

$2,725

Our destinations for South America tours

South America stories

Trip Reviews

Bolivia to Argentina Adventure, August 2016

Brichelle Loxton

Taste of Galapagos, August 2016

Justine Naylor

Galapagos on the cheap, August 2016

Shannon Howard

Galapagos on the cheap, August 2016

Karla Bensmann