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Waved albatrosses and boobies on Espanola Island
Snorkelling in the volcanic cone of Devil’s Crown
Post Office Bay on Floreana
Frigatebird spotting
Puerto Ayora
Sullivan Bay's black lava field
Sombrero Chino
Bartolome's lunar-like landscape
The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station
Meet Sally Lightfoot whilst crusing the Galapagos
Mexico City
Panteón Civil de Dolores cemetery
The Blue House of Frida Kahlo
The house of Leon Trotsky in Coyoacán
Puerto Escondido's beach
Chili lime grasshoppers at Oaxaca Market
Teotihuacan's Pyramids of the Sun and Moon
San Cristobal de Las Casas' Chiapas indigenous culture
The Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán and Spanish city of Oaxaca
Burritos from a street vendor
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan ruins of Palenque
The cliff divers and nightlife of Acapulco
Regional Anthropology Museum of the Yucatan
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen-Itza
Cancun and Playa del Carmen
Oaxaca's street stalls
UNESCO World Heritage-listed pre-Hispanic city of Uxmal
Make 'Bread of the Dead'
1200-year-old cliff-top ruins of Tulum
  • Trips & tours in 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.
    • Ummmm?
      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

    The Ark Archipelago - Central Islands

    Denielle - Australia, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Galapagos Islands trip was close to paradise. It was well organised. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the Islands. The crew had a well run boat and the food was plentiful and delicious.

    Peru Completo

    Alexandra - United Kingdom, 10 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great time on my trip with Geckos. The group was a really good size, 6 people to start with, 8 people for most of the time and 9 for the Inca Trail and Cusco. I think the trip allows plenty of time for acclimatising to altitude before the Inca Trail which is great. The girl in our group who flew straight into the Cusco before doing the Inca Trail really struggled and had to go back down on the morning of day 2. Sometimes it was a little frustrating to not know what the plan is. For example, we didn't have any details at all about our flights to and from Puerto Maldonado until a couple of hours before the flight. Also, the tour guide in the jungle was quite softly spoken and spoke very slowly whereas it is better to have someone who is more energetic and engaging, especially in the humid climate!

    The Ark Archipelago - Central Islands

    Coleen - Australia, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Everything was well organised. The boat was great, comfortable and well appointed. the staff were really helpful and friendly. The guide (David) in Quito kept us well informed. The guide in the Galapagos (Carlos Noboa) was very informative and our trips were varied and interesting. I thoroughly recommend this trip.

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