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Santiago De Cuba's Afro-Cuban culture
Camaguey's labyrinthine streets and alleys
Ernesto Che Guevara Monument in Santa Clara
The tobacco fields of Viñales Valley
Cayo Levisa's beaches
Las Terrazas biosphere reserve
Havana's fortress, cigars and rumba
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Havana
Havana's El Malecon sea wall
Learn about Che Guevera in Cuba
Argentina's capital Buenos Aires
Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier
The 'Devil’s Throat' of Iguazu
Cruise the Beagle Channel
Recoleta Cemetery and Eva Peron’s tomb
Mendoza's wineries
The colonial city of Salta
The 1500AD 'Llullaillaco Children'
The road trip to Cachi
Purmamarca and the Hill of Seven Colours
Colourful La Boca
Che's house in Cordoba
Waved albatrosses and boobies on Espanola Island
Snorkelling in the volcanic cone of Devil’s Crown
Post Office Bay on Floreana
Frigatebird spotting
Puerto Ayora
Sullivan Bay's black lava field
Sombrero Chino
Bartolome's lunar-like landscape
  • Trips & tours in South America & Central America

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    17 days
    from US $1440

    Toucan Play At That

    Countries visited: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
    If Costa Rica was a food, it would taste like a cross between coffee and vinegar. OK that sounds gross. But you can't leave without trying shade-grown Costa Rican coffee and...
    15 days
    from US $1260

    Holy Guacamole

    Countries visited: Mexico
    It's time to live out your Mexican food fantasies. Tequila, burritos, nachos, tacos... is your mouth watering yet?
    19 days
    from US $1990

    Che it like you mean it

    Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
    Bolivia, Argentina and Chile – a trip straight through the guts of South America. Forage through La Paz’s wack market stalls, journey into the underground in Potosi...
    17 days
    from US $1280

    Caribbean There, Done That

    Countries visited: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
    Mexico, Belize and Guatemala – three very tight Amigos. Play like a player in Playa del Carmen and take it easy in Tulum. Delve into island life and underwater worlds alike...
    6 days
    from US $2465

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    Red-footed, blue-footed – the boobies are all yours in Isla San Cristobal. Swim with sea lions and wander through the Opuntia Forest on Santa Fe. Become acquainted with the...
    10 days
    from US $4345

    The Ark Archipelago - Central Islands

    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    Quito’s great but lacks sea lions and red lava crabs – so we ditch it after a night.
    7 days
    from US $2860

    The Finch & the Tortoise - Northern Islands

    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    White-tipped reef sharks patrol Punta Carrion’s depths. Iguanas scamper across the petrified lava flows of Las Tintoreras. Sea lions congregate on Floreana, albatross scour...
    10 days
    from US $4345

    The Ark Archipelago

    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    This celebration of all things Galapagos kicks off in Quito.  Snorkel among fishies and sharkies in Punta Carrion, wander the volcanic landscapes of Isla Isabela and Isla...
    58 days
    from US $4885

    Temple Run

    Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
    Know your Mayans from your Aztecs: - Baby Aztec boys were presented with bows, arrows and a miniture chest shield. Girsl got a spindle, washing stone and a pot. - The Mayans had a...
    32 days
    from US $2560

    99 Problems (But the Beach Ain't One)

    Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
    We don’t know if Jay Z has ever travelled through Central America. But we’re sure he’d give our (very clever) trip name his blessing. Until then, we’ll...
  • Five facty-things about South & Central America

    • Sporting goods:
      The Aztects played a ball game known as tlachtli where the losers were sacrificed to the gods.
    • Arachnophobic much?
      About 20,000 different types of spiders are hiding underneath tables and above doorways in Costa Rica.
    • Hitching in Cuba:
      Hitchhiking in Cuba is legal, and government officials are actually obliged to give you a ride.
    • McDelivery
      You can get McDonalds and Burger King home delivered in Costa Rica.
    • Ummmm?
      Costa Ricans call speed bumps ‘son muertos’ or ‘dead persons’.
    • 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.
    • Not just in Romania:
      There are three species of vampire bat in the world. They’re all found in Ecuador.
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    Holy Guacamole

    Glenys - Australia, 3 June, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    As I have now done six tours with Geckos, and have been especially happy with all of them, I will no doubt be looking to do some more. I like the style, and being a lone traveller there's that very comfortable feeling of security mixed with leisure and freedom, and I'm always quick to recommend Geckos to any like minded people I meet.

    Handy Andes

    Nathan - Australia, 12 June, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was my first time doing a planned group tour, and i was quite impressed. There is no way i would be able to experience the things i experienced if it wasnt for this tour.

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Wade - Australia, 22 Mar, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It's hard to have it feel rushed , when there's so much to do.! Must note the quality of the food was fantastic. Though I never experienced any seafood and we on the water...?

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Karina - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The entire experience was incredible! Our tour guides were very fun friendly and informative. The Amazon lodge, climbing Maccu Picchu and the Lake Titicaca homestay were experiences that I will treasure forever, places you only imagine ever being able to experience first hand. I was a bit aprehensive going on a group tour as it was my first, but now I cant wait until my next one!

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Deborah - Australia, 26 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Wonderful place to visit. Anyone liking wildlife, I highly recommend this tour.

    The Finch & the Tortoise - Central Islands

    Alan - United States, 2 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was amazing. The snorkeling with the wildlife was incredible.

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Heidi - United Kingdom, 14 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Reny was a great guide ; very well organised and gave us some great personal insights into Peru and the Andian people, especially a really cool tour around Cusco. I will definitly be recommending the trip to my friends!

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Samantha - Australia, 12 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic trip with an awesome tour guide! There was a great mix of people on the tour and we all got to see and learn a lot about the Peruvian people and their culture.

    Lands of Silver & Gold

    Candice - Australia, 19 Jan, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    This trip was great if you want a taste of Argentina and Brazil. The Argentine guide was very helpful at directing us to fun night spots and great places to eat. Iguazu Falls was well planned and definitely a highlight. We arrived in Brazil on Christmas Eve and had a new tour guide. He was very nice and was great at helping us order food and organising laundry etc but he didn't have a lot of knowledge about local bars/ clubs or good restaurants. We ended up doing more in Rio de Janeiro after the tour had actually finished. Christ the Redeemer is worth the trip and we also did a tour of the favela. All great! The accommodation was great. All hotels were really close to the beach or tourist attractions. The accommodation in the rainforest and on Ilha do Mel was gorgeous and so cute. All family run so you really feel like you're experiencing the culture.

    Peru Completo

    Claire - Australia, 28 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had such an amazing trip! So happy that we decided to go with Gecko's - it was great value for money, got to do everything we wanted to do in Peru, but still had enough free time to do our own thing as well. Overall a fabulous trip - thanks Gecko's! :-D

    Galapago-go - Central & Eastern Islands

    Brian & Doris - Australia, 29 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was definitely the trip of a lifetime. We could have stayed on board Pelikano for another 3 months! The food was excellent and lots of it. The crew was fantastic, friendly, attentive, caring, fun and knowledgeable. Each day was a new and exciting adventure up close and personal with the amazingly unique wildlife.

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Lynda - Australia, 27 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall trip was fantastic, great tour guides with loads of information and very friendly!!

    High on Altitude

    Catherine - United Kingdom, 23 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great time in Peru and Boliva, met some great people, ate some great food and saw some really great stuff. The tour leaders made everything super easy and the balance of organised activities and free time was just right, with some awesome extra excursions available. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

    Peru Completo

    Eric - Canada, 9 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    My first ever group travel experince with Geckos was absolutely fantastic! The itinery was well laid out, the group was generally very cohesive and got on well (ages ranged from 20 to 67). The treks were superb except the wet ¨dry season¨weather. Acomodation was above what i had expected, the provided meals were always enjoyable. Transportaion, transfers and hotels were well coordinated. Best ot all, the guide was very knowledgable about all aspects of Peru, showed a lot of patience with the group, was very helpful in dealing with problems (such as a broken camera, and thefts), and was very energetic about proposing and being involved in various optional activities.

    The Finch & the Tortoise - Central Islands

    Malcolm - Australia, 8 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was amazing. The guide and crew on the boat (Pelikano) were terrific as was the group we were traveling with.

    I'll Take the High Road

    Laura - United Kingdom, 9 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the tour. I saw a lot of the country in a short space of time which suited my wants and was able to include everything that I wanted. The extra activities provided by the tour guide were enjoyable and there was a good variety to choose from which suited everyone as each person could pick and choose which activity to partcipate in. The tour guide was very helpful in every situation and made the trip go beyond expectation. Only note was that on more than one occasion our provided itinerary was incorrect.

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Phil - Australia, 1 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Brilliant! The crew on board and our tour guide Carlos were fantastic - they managed each person's personality and individual needs. They also tailored the activities to the weather & different people's abilities (e.g. snorkelling). They also responded well when unexpected issues arose (such as sudden loss of visibility in deep water). They were all professional and friendly and did not simply switch off once the day's formal activities were complete. They socialised and relaxed with us all which made the whole experience really enjoyable.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Philippa - Australia, 9 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had an awesome time on our tour and our tour leader Desi was excellent. She was really friendly, able to answer all of our questions and took us out to really cool local restaurants and bars. We didn't have much time in Peru and this tour was perfect for us - we were able to do Lake Titicaca, Inca trek and Amazon.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    susan and alistair - United Kingdom, 26 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic! Saw some really impressive sights and experienced things we will probably never experience again. Met some wonderful local people and the members of are group were all great. A holiday experience we will never forget. - now to start saving for the next one!

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Anneli - United Kingdom, 1 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a truly amazing trip, everything was very well organised and exceeded my expectations, the crew was top notch, I especially want to thank the chef as he made fantastic food, I was so impressed! The rooms were clean and everyone was so helpful and lovely. The tour leader (Carlos Noboa) was brilliant and very funny, a natural(its) entertainer, I would recommend him to anyone wanting to have a truly great time whilst learning a lot about Galapagos and why it is one of the top destinations for a lot of people, I'm so lucky I had a chance to experience it. Thanks again to everyone organising this tour! Anneli

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Kylie - Australia, 26 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall, despite some dissapointments and being sick 3 times I had a fantastic trip and would definitely recommend Geckos and our tour guide. The tour was great, however it would be better to have some guide (perhaps an average amount or range) in the detailed tour notes about how much to budget for for tips for the whole trip so that we know what to expect when on tour. Often we felt obliged to tip but didn't know how much or in some cases didn't feel the service/food etc was worthy of a tip. It would also have been better for us to have had a base amount for tips included in the overall tour amount and the tour guide could have allocated the tips accordingly based on whether the group felt the service was poor, average, good or excellent. The Tour Guide Giscard Abner Condori Chavez was awesome and made what was a good trip into a great trip!

    Peru Completo

    julie - Australia, 26 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This holiday was amazing. everyday had the wow factor, just when you thought ith couldnt get any better it did.The value for money was amazing. the guides really made the trip from their expertise to the fun factor, i couldnt have wished for a better holiday. well done geckos.

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Melissa - Canada, 24 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip over all exceeded my expectations, and I had such an amazing and memorable time. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing, and my tour leader went the extra mile to make the difference in my trip, especially that I was traveling solo.

    Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia

    Caroline - Australia, 14 Apr, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    This tour is great, however, there were some places that I would have liked to stay longer and some places we could have skipped. Another day in Banos would have been preferred. Riobamba could definitely be skipped along with the devil nose train ride. Boring and not spectacular at all. Would have preferred to spend more days in the highlands in Peru.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Nicky - Australia, 1 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I have always found Gecko trips to be one of the best value for money options around and are always great fun, incredibly informative and seem to attract a great bunch of fantastically like minded travellers. I had anticipated that this trip was going to be amazing but I cannot describe how much it surpassed my expectations.

    Viva Cuba

    Virginia - Qatar, 13 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall, the trip was excellent. It was just the right group size and pace. My only criticism is the cost of some of the additional options. We seemed to have too much time in Santiago de Cuba however the additional day trips planned by our guide were fantastic. This itinerary, or at least part of it, should have been included in the trip.

    Handy Andes

    Jonathan - United States, 12 May, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was excellent. I felt like I had enough time in the cities and wasn't rushed. Great time and great group of people.

    The Ark Archipelago - Central Islands

    terrance - Canada, 25 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The landings and the snorkeling were great. You never tired of the animals or the birds. If at all with dubious 'sea legs', bring appropriate medication.

    The Track to Inca City

    Alex - Australia, 10 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The experience was always going to be amazing, and it was!! but the hotel to begin and end the trip was below our expectations. Hotel Leonards was more a hostel style lodging which we understand maybe necessary for keeping costs down, but had we been aware of the condition and style of rooms we would have been happy to pay extra for something more comfortable. It was cold, damp and cramped. Being over 6ft 6 tall the beds were to small and uncomfortable for myself, and with little room i was unable to put the mattress on the floor to stretch out. had i of been aware of this prior i would have made some alternative arrangements.

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Marlon - United States, 18 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip saw something new everyday.

    Viva Cuba

    Angela - Australia, 13 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    My trip to Cuba was amazing. My only regret was not doing the 15 day tour, as after 12 days I still wanted more. Cuba left me amazed, inspired and exhilarated. Our tour guide, JJ, was the most patient man on earth and couldn't have been more helpful to everyone in the group. I learnt so much about Cuba, and after experiencing its culture and all it has to offer it now rates as one of my top destinations in the world. Viva Cuba!

    You're so Altiplano

    Linda - Germany, 28 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was an awesome experience and Cristina made us love her country. The Inca Trail was an amazing trek!

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Henny - Australia, 4 May, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The water was a lot rougher than I expected and not as clear. Would not go for the snorkelling but te birds were fantastic especially as all the Frigate birds were looking for a mate and showing their bright red pouches.

    Galapago-go - Central & Eastern Islands

    Wendy - Canada, 17 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Marisa - Switzerland, 6 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Good organisation, good boat, snorkeling stuff could be better with different sices, medicin against sea sickness for reserve, photof and films from the trip are very good and you can take them with you, good guide, very good food,

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Bethany - Australia, 4 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We loved our experience and had no problems at all. However, we do feel it should be mentioned on your website that most of the walks are over difficult terrain as some people in our group struggled.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Veronica. - Australia, 14 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Really loved it! We had a good balance of activities and free time and our tour guide was patient and made us all feel included.

    Quito My Heart

    Emyo - Australia, 14 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Wonderful trip. We sank deep into Amazonian mud and scaled dizzying heights of Cotopaxi volcano. A magical encounter with an orphaned baby woolly monkey at Yacuma Lodge.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Rafael - Australia, 14 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent value for money. In my case, I believe the leaders did the best they could to help me an Emma to fulfil our desire to reach Machu Picchu. My most special commendation goes for Edwin who went beyond duty to assist me in my attempt, showing at all time respect for my dignity. The support team was always respectful and efficient, often we felt spoilt. The jungle experience was fantastic. Our guide Luis M was excellent and looked after us so well. Other guides were respectful and helpful at all times. Accommodation was cute and unique.

    Home of the Boobies

    Greta - Australia, 6 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Galapagos Island component of the tour was fantastic! The boat (MY Pelikano) and its crew, and the guide Carlos were fabulous. The Andes component of the tour was also excellent as was the guide Daniela. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, or better travelling companions on both parts of the tour.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Leearne - Australia, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    One of the best trips I've been on.

    I'll Take the High Road

    DARRELL AND KIM - Canada, 10 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    GREAT EXPERIENCE . ALTHOUGH WE PACKED ALOT IN THE TRIP IT NEVER SEEMED RUSHED, ADEQUATE FREE TIME BETWEEN GROUP EVENTS.

    Peru Completo

    Samantha - Australia, 10 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The itinerary was great and allowed us ample time to adjust to the altitude before the inca trail. Would possibly suggest moving the jungle section to earlier in the tour - the inca trail/Machu Picchu and Cuzco were the highlight and it would've been good to finish on that high.

    Peru & the Incas

    samantha - Australia, 24 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The hotels we stayed in were comfortable and all modes of transport were arranged and on time. All places of interest added to the cultural experience and our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable and seemed to really love his country and enjoy his job. The transfer I had arranged from airport to hotel before tour started did not arrive I had to call emergency number at 2am in Lima. Not sure if this was an additional service provided by Gecko's however it was not handled well and if provided by Gecko's needs to be addressed as I was not the only person not met at the airport.

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Vickie - Australia, 9 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved the group and the experiences offered. The air-conditioning on the boat was not always working well and it was a bit noisy near the generator. Food and crew were great and it was an experience we would be keen to repeat.

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Vickie - Australia, 25 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We really enjoyed our trip and the experiences offered. We especially liked being able to do our own thing for much of the time and the quality of the dining experiences offered. We would love to see changes to the tipping system that makes sure they are paid by everyone before they arrive as there is a cultural difficulty for Australians to accept the tipping system and we felt that as a group this was a difficult thing to negotiate. We would rather see everyone pay the same amount prior to leaving and then have the tour leader divide the tipping appropriately.

    Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

    Stuart - Australia, 13 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Brazilian component seemed better organised than the Argentinian component. In Rio we had a private bus to tour the city and managed to see a lot. In BA we caught local buses so waited around for them to come and didn't get to see as much. The time allocated to Iguazu Falls needs to be increased given it is the highlight of the trip.

    Peru & the Incas

    vanessa - Australia, 3 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The guides in both bolivia and peru were amazing, so knowledgeable on their countries, and very friendly. I felt very supported and safe. the tour included good opportunities in each country to see the sites and spend time wiyh the locals. The guides at times chose more expensive options which was dificult at times. The tour was not clear about its tipping which was not included in the tour cost. It was not clear that the cost of our tour did not include Tipping of the guides, porters and chiefs on the inca trail as well as our tour leaders from each country. This was very uncomfortable to discuss and we were not at all aware because it was not clear that this tipping would be an extra charge ontop of all the tour.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Emma and Stuart - United Kingdom, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was absolutely amazing. We had really wonderful experiences with the wildlife with something different to see each day. The scenary was spectacular. The boat and crew were excellent with good food every day.

    Peru Completo

    Monika - South Africa, 17 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The best holiday ever!!! Every day was a highlight!

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Carolyn - Australia, 25 Feb, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall an enjoyable trip with time to explore Cusco and the fabulous Macchu Pichu ruins. The Quarry trek was extremely well organised, we had a fabulous group of guides and porters on the trek, and the tour group was so much fun. The accommodation at Lima and Cusco was reasonable, though the rooms at the front of the hotel at Cusco Pardo were very noisy and no window coverings in the bathroom! The accommodation at Aguas Calientes was very simple, with the breakfast being highly disappointing (a bread roll with butter/jam, and coffee so strong your spoon stood upright in it)...could have better options here.

    The Ark Archipelago - Central Islands

    Denielle - Australia, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Galapagos Islands trip was close to paradise. It was well organised. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the Islands. The crew had a well run boat and the food was plentiful and delicious.

    Peru Completo

    Alexandra - United Kingdom, 10 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great time on my trip with Geckos. The group was a really good size, 6 people to start with, 8 people for most of the time and 9 for the Inca Trail and Cusco. I think the trip allows plenty of time for acclimatising to altitude before the Inca Trail which is great. The girl in our group who flew straight into the Cusco before doing the Inca Trail really struggled and had to go back down on the morning of day 2. Sometimes it was a little frustrating to not know what the plan is. For example, we didn't have any details at all about our flights to and from Puerto Maldonado until a couple of hours before the flight. Also, the tour guide in the jungle was quite softly spoken and spoke very slowly whereas it is better to have someone who is more energetic and engaging, especially in the humid climate!

    The Ark Archipelago - Central Islands

    Coleen - Australia, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Everything was well organised. The boat was great, comfortable and well appointed. the staff were really helpful and friendly. The guide (David) in Quito kept us well informed. The guide in the Galapagos (Carlos Noboa) was very informative and our trips were varied and interesting. I thoroughly recommend this trip.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Derek and Liz - United Kingdom, 9 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Whilst on the boat, I had an accident (fell down the stairs). The captain, naturalist and crew responded very well and quickly. I did not need hospital treatment, but the first aid applied by the captain and naturalist was very effective.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Andrew - United Kingdom, 23 Feb, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The galapagos is amazing, seeing the islands and snorkelling pretty much every day let us see a huge quantity of wildlife. The staff on the boat were really great as was the food.

    Peru Completo

    Rick/Cathy - Canada, 17 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We very much enjoyed our trip to Peru.Saw and did some amzing things.There were days when it was a bit gruelling but to travel so far and experience what we did we had to put in some long days.we really enjoyed everything.

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Anne - Australia, 9 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic tour. The crew on the ship were excellent. Always helpful and nothing was too much for them. The Galapagos Islands is where everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. A fantastic experience.

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Jessica - Germany, 17 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    You're so Altiplano

    Jasmine - United States, 2 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

    Carolyn - Australia, 13 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

    Carolyn - Australia, 13 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Peru & the Incas

    Gerald - South Africa, 9 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    MELANIE - Australia, 23 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed the experience of this trip. The crew on board the boat were amazing, so helpful and the guide was a wealth of knowledge. The accomodation and the food were fantastic and would recommend this trip to anyone that is considering a wonderful adventure.

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Susan - United Kingdom, 23 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    All worked well for us but journey to and from airport very long and tedious, but unavoidable I suppose.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Peter - United Kingdom, 23 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Visiting the Galapgos was much more episodic than I had appreciated: you travel to one island to to spend a couple of hours hoping to see one species/sub-species, then on to another island to search out another and so on. Gradually, the whole is put together to make the trip so worthwhile and enjoyable.

    Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

    Rajesh - United Kingdom, 13 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    EXCITING, ACTIVE ADVENTURE AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES. BEST TO TRAVEL LIGHT AS POSSIBLE!

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Robert - United Kingdom, 9 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour was excellent value for money, good quality at an acceptable price. No frills, but at the price point, this is acceptable. However, we experienced the old and new Quito airports. The new is simply not acceptable in this decade - maybe now start the tour from Quayaquil ? The lack of service and access at the new Quito airport are such that it must be unacceptable for international visitors ? if you persist in this location please expect a large increase in your customer complaints.

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    David - Australia, 1 Feb, 2013
    3
    Overall Rating

    Need more time in the Amazon, travel to Puerto Maldonado and Posada Amazonas and back takes most of the three days. Another day or even two would make it much more enjoyable. Have to question effort to get to Bolivia vs time on the ground unless you're going onwards from La Paz. I'd rather have extra time in the Amazon than go to Bolivia.

    Quito My Heart

    Viktor/Anna - United States, 3 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very interesting, and with a lot of varieties trip. So much and so reach experience in only 7 days!

    Transcontinental Breakfast

    Craig - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Extensive range of adventures and cultural experiences. Overall well coordinated and supported. Our party, ---my daughter and partner and myself had a great time.

    Peru Completo

    Jennifer - Australia, 16 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I loved every minute of this tour! Paolo, our tour guide, was great and his English was awesome. Everything ran smoothly and there were no major dramas.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Diva - United Kingdom, 19 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic trip!

    Bolivian Adventure

    Laura - Australia, 23 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I enjoyed my trip to Bolivia.

    West Coast You're Wonderful

    Annette and kim - Australia, 16 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A fantastic, well organised trip. Without the local guides with their knowledge and experience we would have been very frustrated and lost a lot of valuable time because of the language barrier.

    Peru Completo

    Rachael - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This tour was an awesome way to see so much of Peru in just under 3 weeks. My husband and I had a wonderful time and would certainly visit Peru again.

    Peru Completo

    helen - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was fantastic it had a bit of everything the tour guide John Smith Gomez was great so was the food on the trip and trek the only disappointment was the hotel at Arequipa it was so noisy you couldnt sleep i will travel again with Geckos

    I'll Take the High Road

    Amanda - Australia, 26 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Second time I've traveled with Geckos and it seems you are consistent with your ability to chose great group leaders, all aspects of transport being timed perfectly well and fantastic accommodation standards.

    Bolivian Adventure

    Clara - Australia, 31 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A great tour of Bolivia

    West Coast You're Wonderful

    Dimity - Australia, 19 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An wonderful trip extensively covering Ecuador and Peru, but only a taste of Bolivia. Highlights include Inca Trail, Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines, Chan Chan, and Banos, Cusco, Quito and Lima. Was good to see a wide area of Peru, not just the tourist mecca's. The Amazon trip wasn't enough for my tastes and I would recommend doing Amazon from another locale (like Peru)and for a longer duration. Colca Canyon was another highlight, but not included in the trip cost.

    Its Worth the Human Sacrifice

    Una - Ireland, 9 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was outstanding. I would never have been able to pack that much in to 4 weeks if I was travelling on my own. Id highly recommend it.

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Cameron - New Zealand, 9 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fiorella was a fantastic host. I really enjoyed my time in Peru apart from the sickness - through no fault but my own. It was exactly what i was looking for experience wise. The only thing that I believe could make the tour better would be more meals included in the tour. Other than that great job and kudos to Fio

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Luke - Australia, 10 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Every aspect was fantastic about my trip. Especially our tour guide Giscard, who could not possibly have been better; friendly, well-informed and very knowledgeable. Saying this however, there are some things that could have been improved. It was somewhat unorganised on arrival in Lima, which caused some discomfort and uncertainty. This was difficult because we didn't know what to do and there were no posters about our trip on the notice board (like there should have been). This was quickly solved the next day though, when our tour guide arrived. The toilet/bathroom facilities during our trek (four days) was quite appalling. This was the only negative throughout the experience. It's understood that it is minimal and it is in areas that don't allow fantastic amenities, but the standards could definitely have been higher; cleaner and more advanced or at least not so basic. Other than these minor inconveniences, the trip was fantastic!

    The Track to Inca City

    Yen Ming - United States, 4 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a wonderful time and very good experiance from this well organized tour. The local tour guides are very knowledgeable, and helpful. The meals on the Lares treck are excellent. It was not easy trip but we were able to complete without any problems. Thank everyone who made our trip possible.

    Hello Mexico

    mikaila - Australia, 25 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour guide was an archaeologist. The perfect guide for a place like Mexico that is so rich in history.

    Peru Completo

    Susan (Sue) - Australia, 3 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Thought the itinerary was good.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Mark - Australia, 10 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Slightly more costs than we had anticipated but, certainly enjoyed the experience overall!

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Jodie - Canada, 24 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Book now! This trip is absolutely incredible and was an experience I will never forget. I was looking forward mostly to Maccu Piccu and the Inca Trail, but it ended up being just one of so many highlights! Particular highlights for me was the bike tour in Miraflores, the Amantani and Uros Islands with our guide Percy, our Cuzco "free" day trip which was organized by our fantastic tour leader Tito and also led locally by Ruli, and the Inca Trail and our brilliant guide Carlos. The Jungle didn't co-operate weather wise, so that was a bit disappointing. It was still a lot of fun, but if the weather would have been good, it would have been a fabulous way to wind down at the end of a great go go go holiday. I definitely would recommend ending in the Amazon. I honestly enjoyed every single day of the tour.

    West Coast You're Wonderful

    BRIAN & MAUREEN - New Zealand, 27 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great variety in this trip.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Rochelle - Canada, 24 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I can't say enough good things about this trip. It was reassuring to know that everything was just taken care of, all we had to do was show up in the morning.

    Handy Andes

    Theodore - United States, 24 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Find a way to include Colca Canyon so that there is more time to spend in Arequipa (great city, needed more time). Also Cusco was way too expensive (not that you can do anything about it).

    El Camino Grand

    Teresa - New Zealand, 29 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Peru Completo

    Deborah - Australia, 6 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    You're so Altiplano

    Jen - Canada, 20 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Gareth - Australia, 31 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very good combination of activities and free time. Quality of hotels was very high for 3 star, and arrangements for local travel/transfers, flights and buses efficently organised.

    Peru Completo

    Mary Elizabeth - Canada, 23 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Some days were long, travelling on the bus. But in order to see all that we saw, and experience all that we did in 20 days, those long travelling days had to be done. The itinerary captured a rich and varied glimpse of Peru, and the group generally seemed very pleased with the route we travelled. We were in big and small cities, the countryside, lakes, and the high Andes. Wow!

    Peru & the Incas

    Marion - Australia, 14 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I cannot fault our tour guides, they made us feel special. The accommodation was more than adequate particularly on the Inca Trek. The porters/guides on the trek were amazing, we were so well looked after during every aspect of the trek.

    Peru & the Incas

    Alan - Australia, 14 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour was really well organised, no issues with connections, times, etc. Transfer standard of buses was excellent. We always got the feeling that as Gecko's customers we were special. Tour guide Hugo Amerocos for the Inca Trail was wonderfull. For the Reed Island and Homestay, tourguide "Clever" was also great.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Irene - United States, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was well organized. The guides were helpful and always available.

    Peru Completo

    Rebecca - Australia, 21 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    For the most part, we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. It was a great experience and our Tour Leader - Elvis, was amazing. Unfortunately we found our short period in the Amazon to be disappointing and very over-priced for what we received. While all the listed activities were covered, the timeframe was not really correct.

    Peru & the Incas

    Kate - Australia, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The whole trip exceeded my expectations. Well organised trip. Places visited were awesome. Would highly recommend geckos to anyone wanting to do a tour.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Sally - Australia, 14 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent, interesting and varied trip. A range of wonderful experiences that never felt rushed or boring.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Ingrid - Australia, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had a fantastic time trekking the Inca Trail and exploring the Amazon. Reny our tour guide was very helpful and went out of his way to organise any extra activities we were interested in. Highly recommend doing a tour with Geckos ... I know I will again!

    I'll Take the High Road

    Kerrie - Canada, 4 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The activities where awesome. But make sure you are in good shape for the inca trail, before you go, specially since you are dealling with altertude issues along with a long and challenging trek

    Its Worth the Human Sacrifice

    Kate and Brendan - Australia, 15 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic and our tour leader was amazing, so knowledgable. It could not have been better. All of the travel and local guides were great too.

    Un Poco Peru

    Ben - Australia, 29 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Te trip was absolutely amazing, the guides were great and we couldn't have asked for a better trip :) only thing is allow a bit of extra cash for tipping!

    You're so Altiplano

    Benjamin - Australia, 11 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    We saw many fantastic things and in that respect my expectations were fully met. The Hotel Maury in Lima has a great location, but in terms of quality it is not good enough I think. The same for the Hotel El Dorado in La Paz. Also it was was very annoying to be constantly reminded how important it is to tip everyone and how much. The tour leader Paolo did a great job on the whole!!

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Young - United States, 10 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent and very smooth trip. All arrangements were handled by the trip leader. Just ask and he made it happen. All transfers and departure were all coordinated well. Extremely happy with tour!

    You're so Altiplano

    Sean and Florence - Canada, 20 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had an absolutely outstanding tour. This is the first time we had been on an organized tour as we usually plan things ourselves. Due to the large size of Peru and larger logistical challenges in working out transportation, we opted to try Geckos and were very pleased with our decision. Our group was an amazing group of very like-minded people, and we all got along fabulously. Our tour guides were also really committed to everyones' experience.

    Peru Completo

    Natasha - Australia, 6 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a great trip and very well organised by the tour leader. The quality of accommodation and transportation was great valve for money.

    Peru Completo

    Byron - New Zealand, 6 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic from beginning to end. Well planned, right amount of time in each town. Our tour guild knew her stuff, was really helpful, nothing was an issue. Just fantastic!!

    Hello Mexico

    Stephen - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a fantastic journey and one that I will remember for the rest of my life. We went to experience current day Mexican culture and to learn more about pre-hispanic Mesoamerican civilisations. We felt we got both those in spades. We don't speak Spanish and so we felt this tour was perfectly pitched tour between immersion and structure. Tour guide was excellent, and hilarious, and we lucked out with a small but delightful group, mostly younger than ourselves. That worked well because we could choose to do the extra archaeological site and they could choose to party half the night without treading on each others toes.

    Viva Cuba

    Maria - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Absolutely amasing and life altering

    Transcontinental Breakfast

    mark - Australia, 18 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Peru was awesome! Bolivia was ok, seemed to be forever on the move and didn't get to stop and see much. Brazil was great too. ALL 3 guides were FANTASTIC!

    Lands of Silver & Gold

    Adriarne - Australia, 11 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My guides were absolutely amazing. They were so knowledgable about their country and also so passionate. They took us to many great locations and also gave us great advice on other things to do while in each place.
    I thoroughly enjoyed my trip from Buenos Aires to Rio.
    I have traveled with other companies including Intrepid and Kamuka, but i really enjoy the use of local guides - as they are a lot more passionate and knowledgeable about their country.

    Peru & the Incas

    Annika - United Kingdom, 8 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic tour, and just the right amount of time in each place. Glad for the altitude adjustment in Puno!
    Porters on the trail are amazing.

    Handy Andes

    Zoe - United Kingdom, 18 Mar, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Jon - Australia, 26 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Price was great but we spent alot on dinners that weren't included and tips

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Brooke - Australia, 26 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was amazing, it totally exceeded my expectations. Our tour leader Tito Zavala was fantastic! Would definately travel with Geckos again

    Peru Completo

    Jessalyn - United States, 25 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Trekking Machu Picchu is worth it for the amazing food you will be cooked by your staff!! This portion of our tour was done by Highlands Peru operations and I cannot recommend them enough.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Rebecca - Australia, 26 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I've never traveled with a tour group before, so I didn't know what to expect it to be like. But after touring around with the group we had and our amazing tour guide, I wouldn't have enjoyed or have seen as much of Peru if I were to have gone tried to do it all myself. The whole tour went so smoothly, I wouldn't have done Peru any other way.

    Hello Mexico

    Craig - Australia, 5 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    there were to many early starts ( everyday we had to be up at 6-7 am which meant we coulndt really enjoy any nightlife unless you dont mind being hung over.We could have visited some of the archelogical sights in the afternoon /early evening because it is also cooler then like early morning...instead of having free time every arvo we could have had sleep ins and morning free time

    Its Worth the Human Sacrifice

    Lorraine - Australia, 20 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Only one issue, I gave 4 post cards to Receptionist at Hotel in Cancun who assured me she would post them for me. That was 5 weeks ago and no one has received them. I have done this on numerous trips and had no problems before.

    Hello Mexico

    Mark - Australia, 20 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had a fantastic time, enjoyed it much more than I imagined. Saw some amazing sights. Tour was very well organised and run, good pace and good balance between active and relaxing activities.

    Revolucion Completo

    niamh - Ireland, 5 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Hello Mexico

    Marie - Australia, 5 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Need more info on the extra bills and tipping - they were really steep and added a lot to the cost of the trip. Would have preferred local transport instead of big bus companies. Also almost didn't make the trip due to no prior info about the ESTA - were denied our initial flight and lost the first day but appreciated the help from Geckos in organising the other end. Apart from that - a fabulous experience. Our tour guide was the best I've ever used on a tour.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    carolyn - Australia, 26 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour guide Tito Zavala was amazing! He was very helpful throughout the tour and was always able to answer questions and provide info. He made us all feel very safe!!! By the end of the tour we were all like a big family.

    Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

    Megan - Australia, 22 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Fabrizia - Australia, 15 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip overall was absolutely wonderful. A couple of little hiccups along the way, but nothing that tainted my experience in any way. Thank you for an amazing 2 weeks :)

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Danielle - Australia, 30 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trek was amazing! Very well organised from start to finish.

    Galapagos at a Glance

    caitlin and darren - Australia, 22 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    brilliant trip - exceeded expectations in regard to quantity and closeness of wildlife!!

    Peru Completo

    caitlin and darren - Australia, 1 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was BRILLIANT!! Make sure you don't mind bus travel though, because there is a few decent 5-7hrs bus rides b/w regions. This was our first time in South America, and what an experience! So many great memories, and it really does seem to encompass the best Peru has to offer - hence the name!!

    9 Million Litres per Second

    Karen - Australia, 6 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Tour to falls was great.

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Matthew - Australia, 6 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic, all ran so smoothly thanks to our guide Alexs, very imformative and went above and beond his duty to take care of every one. Food was awsome much better than what we had been told to expect thanks to our guide who new where to go for good well priced food.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Nicole - Australia, 15 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Peru is a very diverse, colourful and friendly country. Trekking the Inca Trail was an amazing experience and one I will always cherish. Definetly value for money.

    Some of my best friends are Peruvian

    Joshua - Australia, 6 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Sendational tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Can not recommend highly enough!!

    Peru Completo

    Claire - Australia, 1 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our Gecko's tour leader was one of the best tour leaders I've had. He definitely added to our amazing Peru experience.

    Handy Andes

    Teresa - Australia, 1 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Inca Trail was amazing!!! Gecko's took care of everything so we could enjoy the experience. It was good to do a trip that explored so much of Peru

    Handy Andes

    Maria & Malcolm - Australia, 1 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Inca Trail Trek was amazing

    The Track to Inca City

    Deanne - Australia, 10 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great trip and brilliant caring tour guide and fantastic porters and food.

    Hello Mexico

    Brad - Australia, 14 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    What can i say about my trip..it was AWESOME!!.
    the main component to making my trip so good was the tour guide, Ernesto. He was simply amazing..words can't describe how good he was. he did everything asked of him and more. he was more than just a tour guide but also a friend. he went above and beyond the job description!
    simply fantastic

    High on Altitude

    Siobhan - Australia, 13 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Peru part of this trip was EXCELLENT! Fantastic guide, great activities. Only thing is our tents on the Inca Trail were not waterproof and it rained a lot which wasn't very good. However, the guides and porters were amazing.

    The Bolivia part of the trip was not satisfactory. The tour guide was not good. It was disorganised. It did not follow the itinerary. Based on our experience in Bolivia, despite our excellent experience in Peru, we will not travel with Geckos again.

    El Camino Grand

    Lea and Gabriel - Australia, 4 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    For the question three from the bottom, no we wouldn't travel with Gecko again, this is our answer as we would probably prefer a company that offered more options within the tour eg a flight instead of a horrid over night bus.

    Un Poco Peru

    Richard - New Zealand, 26 Sep, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Really good memorable trip, we did the Lares Trail as we booked late, fair enough. Overall the guides were of a good standard and the accommodation comfortable. We are pretty experienced travellers and did feel at some times the guides and advise was over cautious, and time allowed for catching trains etc was a bit long.

    Vintage Cuba

    Patrice - Geelong, VIC, 28 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was great and the tour leader Sergio was fantastic. It would be good to have another day in Havana as part of the formal tour to spend more time at some of the sights such as the cigar factory, Capitol Building and explore the city more. Great trip!

    You're so Altiplano

    Jill - Tamworth, NSW, 16 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Inca Trail guide and our Gecko guides were fabulous with their approach to responsible tourism and how to lessen our impact particularly on the Inca Trail.

    You're so Altiplano

    Kathleen - South Brisbane, QLD, 16 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I would like to comment specifically about my tour leader Jhonn. I travelled on the Inca Highlands tour. Jhonn did a fabulous job of attending to pretty much our every need and/or request during our tour. He was always available to us - day and night if we had any problems. He also had a vast knowledge of the history of Peru and Bolivia and practial information regarding safest places to visit, best places for good and inexpensive meals, etc. He also had a very good command of English, which, with my very limited spanish, was extremely helpful. I have travelled with other tour companies and found Jhonn to be by far the best tour leader I have travelled with. He is an asset to your company.

    The Track to Inca City

    Andrea - Thebarton, SA, 12 May, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our guide Freddy Munoz was amazing - he made the whole trip enjoyable and a great learning experience. He was very informative in all aspects of the trip, especially responsible travel.

    The Track to Inca City

    Gregory - , 12 May, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I did the Inca Trail Trek. I cant really find a bad word to say about the whole trip. Absolutly fantastic guide and the porters and cook treated us like kings. A big thumbs up for all involved.

    The Track to Inca City

    Vlado - Glenelg North, SA, 12 May, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    We really enjoyed the whole trek, it was absolutely fantastic, culminating in our arrival to Machu Picchu. The Inka Trail was such a memorable experience that will stay in our memory forever.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Kristi - Quakers Hill, NSW, 24 Jun, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip gave us a great taste of the diversity of Peru and there's places that one day I would love to take my future family.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Shane - Broken Hill, NSW, 24 Jun, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Gecko's team of leaders on this tour was excellent. Gasper (Tour leader), Marco (Lake Tittaca), Celso (Inca Trail) Inaca trail porters and Karina (Amazon) - the profesionalism and the way they presented themselves is a credit to them and an asset to Gecko's. They made the trip very enjoyable and memerable. Please pass these comments on to your team - they deserve the credit.  Cheers  Shane

    Revolucion Completo

    Tatjana - Northcote, VIC, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I would like to make an addition comment on our trip leader. Abel was a pleasure to travel through Cuba with and at all times was respective, informative and helpful. No topic was off limits which allowed us to learn so much more about the country and the people of Cuba. He went out of his way to ensure our trip was what we expected it to be an more. He arranged for a trek up the Sierra Maiestra which was not part of the original itinerary which made the trip for us complete. He also assist us in dealing with some family issues back home on his day off given that communication was limited. A huge thank you!!!!

    Caribbean & Cobblestones

    Alyssa - Lower Templestowe, VIC, 23 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour was a perfect time, length and location for me. Local leader (Natalia) was brilliant. She had excellent local knowledge, and went over and above her role to ensure the group felt safe and happy at all times.

    Caribbean & Cobblestones

    Anthony - Manchester, UK, 23 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Natalia was great - everwhere we went everbody knew her! She was very helpful and understanding and made herself available for assistance at all times. She also took us out to the best restaurants/night spots almost every night when I'm sure there would have been times she would have prefered to rest!!

    The Track to Inca City

    Alison - Narrabundah, ACT, 12 May, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Guido and Cesar were both knowledgable and fantastic leaders. They were also quite interested in meeting all of us. Within hours we were joking and have great conversations with both of them.

    Its Worth the Human Sacrifice

    Leearne - Lilyfield, NSW, 10 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour leader Ernesto was fantastic couldn't ask for better, and all the local leaders we had at the sites were great and very knowledgable. An absolutely fantastic trip i just wish it was longer.

    Its Worth the Human Sacrifice

    Victoria - , 10 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Armando was a very experienced guide who was able to give us plenty of advice & told many stories on our trip. He is an asset to your company!

    Handy Andes

    Deanna - , 10 Jun, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a wonderful time and will be recommending this trip to all my friends. As a first time single traveler it was great not having to worry about accommodation, transfers and organising buses. I will definitely be doing another tour with Gecko's in the future.

    River Deep, Mountain High, Jungle Very Jungly

    Kelly - Mosman, NSW, 24 Jun, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had Wilbur for our local leader and he was amazing. He sorted everything for us and new everything all the best places so much history and was really good with so many travellers. He really deserves a good pat on the shoulder .... he is a credit to Gecko's.

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Genevieve - Waramanga, ACT, 17 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip occurred during the landslides and flooding that affected the Cuzco and Machu Picchu region in January. Our tour guide, Reni, went above and beyond what was required of him, and what many other tour guides did for their groups. Reni was always on the look-out for us, kept us informed as much as was possible, and ensured we were safe during a very difficult time. The trip itself was fantastic, the tour was a great experience, the porters were absolutely amazing people, the food was phenomenal. I would totally recommend a Gecko tour to anyone!

    Footsteps of the Incas

    Hayley - Perth, WA, 17 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip overall was amazing. Being stuck in the landslides and floods - not so much ;) Just wanted to thank Gecko's for the reimbursement of accommodation costs in Aguas Calientes. Very much appreciated. The food on the trek was unbelievable. The chef was 5-star and certainly exceeded our expectations. The porters who assisted us on the whole trek were also fantastic.

    I'll Take the High Road

    Alison - London, UK, 25 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I've travelled with Gecko's before and had an excellent holiday. I chose Peru as I wanted to do the Inca Trek and visit Machu Picchu.

    I'll Take the High Road

    Paula - Proserpine, QLD, 25 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I was extremely impressed with the entire tour, everything was run efficiently and smoothly. Our tour leader Enrique (Kike) was amazing. He looked after all of us at all times and made sure we were all happy with everything we were doing on the tour. Nothing was too much trouble for him.

    I'll Take the High Road

    Simon - Wanniassa, ACT, 25 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Machu Picchu is amazing. No photo or words can prepare you for the experience. Try to get there early or stay late to avoid the day trippers. The Nazca Lines have to be seen to be believed. I recommend that you take the optional flight. Amazing!

    Getting Chile with it

    Louisa - Toowoomba, QLD, 24 Jun, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Veronica was wonderful - compassionate & friendly. Claudio was good - gave everyone individual attention, and was a great source of local information.

    Mucho Machu Picchu This - Extension

    Ben - , 15 Dec, 2009
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour by far exceeded my expectations. Everyone involved in making the tour happen for us were fantastic. I will definitely look at Gecko's tours in the future and will confidently recomend to friends and workmates.

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