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
You're so Altiplano
Jen - Canada, 20 May, 2012
Gareth - Australia, 31 Aug, 2012
Very good combination of activities and free time. Quality of hotels was very high for 3 star, and arrangements for local travel/transfers, flights and buses efficently organised.
Mary Elizabeth - Canada, 23 Sep, 2012
Some days were long, travelling on the bus. But in order to see all that we saw, and experience all that we did in 20 days, those long travelling days had to be done. The itinerary captured a rich and varied glimpse of Peru, and the group generally seemed very pleased with the route we travelled. We were in big and small cities, the countryside, lakes, and the high Andes. Wow!
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