South America & Central America
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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
Angela - Australia, 13 May, 2013
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
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
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.
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