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
Samantha - Australia, 10 Mar, 2013
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
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
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.
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