South America & Central America
Trips & tours in South America & Central AmericaPrice$ 0Found 48 trips displayed below
Countries visited: PeruPisco is the local version of grape brandy. Shake it up with lemon juice, sugar, egg white and you've got your new favourite drink - a Pisco sour. (Was Peru Encompassed)Countries visited: MexicoIt's time to live out your Mexican food fantasies. Tequila, burritos, nachos, tacos... is your mouth watering yet?Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)Quito’s great but lacks sea lions and red lava crabs – so we ditch it after a night.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...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...Countries visited: Bolivia, Ecuador, PeruMake ready for a no-stone-unturned road trip from Ecuador down through Peru and into Bolivia. Expect Quito quaintness, Amazonian antics, Banos bliss, Lima liveliness, Nazca’...Countries visited: Bolivia, PeruLima to La Paz. With a whole lot of jungly times, Pisco Sour times, Inca Trail times, Machu Picchu times, and Lake Titicaca times in between. Ie, 15 days of epic exploring,...Countries visited: PeruPeru for the wild at heart. Tune into Lima’s lowdown on a guided walking tour, then do the same in Cusco before hitting the Inca Trail. Explore Ollantaytambo, summit Dead...Countries visited: PeruStart the good times rolling in Lima before taking to the Amazon for some jungly action. Travel on Cusco for a Pisco Sour before hitting the Inca trail for Machu Picchu. Score the...Countries visited: PeruIf you just want to do the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, then this is your trip. With a local tour guide and enough porters to poke a (walking) stick at, you'll love every minute...
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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.
You can get McDonalds and Burger King home delivered in Costa Rica.
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.
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Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments
Glenys - Australia, 3 June, 2014
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.
Nathan - Australia, 12 June, 2014
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
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...?
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Where we go in South America & Central America