South America & Central America
Trips & tours in South America & Central AmericaPrice$ 0Found 62 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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About South & Central America
- If you think Spanish is the sexiest language in the world and you could easily eat corn (done all ways) for the rest of your life, then what are you waiting for? Vamanos to South and Central America!
- Whether you wanna trek the Inca trail, cruise the evolutionary wonderland of the Galapagos or salsa your way through the backstreets of Cuba, Latin America’s intoxicating rhythms and friendly locals will win you over with one beat of a Honduran drum.
- So jump on a Geckos South or Central America trip and hit the peaks of Patagonia, bathe under a full moon in Ecuador, explore the cloud forests of Costa Rica, chill out in Colombia, climb Maya ruins in Guatemala and lose yourself to the passion and the paradise.
- 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.
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
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.
Lima to La Paz Discovery
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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