South America & Central America
Trips & tours in South America & Central AmericaPrice$ 0Found 48 trips displayed belowCountries visited: PeruIncan mythology states that Lake Titicaca is the site where civilisation began. And apparently, this is where the first Inca king, Manco Copac, was born of the sun god.Countries visited: ChileSpend four days exploring the mysterious stone sculptures that populate this remote volcanic outpost. Hang out in Hanga Roa, see the moai of Ahu Tautira, Ahu Tongariro and Akivi,...Countries visited: PeruThe Amazon is the biggest, baddest jungle there is. Fo’ real. We make its acquaintance in Puerto Maldonado, head up Tambopata River by boat, stalk into its rainforest under...Countries visited: Argentina, BrazilWikipedia says, "legend has it that a serpent god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipi, but she fled with her mortal lover in a canoe. In a rage, the serpent god...Countries visited: Argentina, Brazil, UruguayBuenos Aires to Rio = a pretty freaking great trip. Try the world’s best steak in Buenos Aires, explore the cobbled streets of Colonia, chill at the beach in Montevideo,...Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, EcuadorUnlucky in love? Out for revenge? Need a cure for hayfever? Get your coca leaves read, buy a spell or pick up a dried llama fetus (ideal for sacrificing) at the Witches'...Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, PeruThis trip is made for the following people: Unlucky lovers (hello La Paz Witches Market), wine snobs (hello Mendoza Valley) the sloth-like (hello Amazon Jungle) and people with...Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, PeruYou won’t find Zorro in Zorritos but you will find a rad beach. There’s no salt in Salta but there is bungee jumping. Sometimes you just gotta roll with the travel...Countries visited: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, NicaraguaIf 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...Countries visited: Ecuador, PeruCute, quaint and cosy, Ecuador is simply adorable. 'Ecuadorable' even. Get your jungle on in the Amazon, bask in Banos' hot springs, check out cute-as-can-be Cuenca...
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
Some of my best friends are Peruvian
Karina - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
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
Wonderful place to visit. Anyone liking wildlife, I highly recommend this tour.
The Finch & the Tortoise - Central Islands
Alan - United States, 2 Feb, 2104
This trip was amazing. The snorkeling with the wildlife was incredible.
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