South America & Central America
Trips & tours in South America & Central AmericaPrice$ 0Found 78 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...
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
High on Altitude
Catherine - United Kingdom, 23 Jun, 2013
I had a great time in Peru and Boliva, met some great people, ate some great food and saw some really great stuff. The tour leaders made everything super easy and the balance of organised activities and free time was just right, with some awesome extra excursions available. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
Eric - Canada, 9 Jun, 2013
My first ever group travel experince with Geckos was absolutely fantastic! The itinery was well laid out, the group was generally very cohesive and got on well (ages ranged from 20 to 67). The treks were superb except the wet ¨dry season¨weather. Acomodation was above what i had expected, the provided meals were always enjoyable. Transportaion, transfers and hotels were well coordinated. Best ot all, the guide was very knowledgable about all aspects of Peru, showed a lot of patience with the group, was very helpful in dealing with problems (such as a broken camera, and thefts), and was very energetic about proposing and being involved in various optional activities.
The Finch & the Tortoise - Central Islands
Malcolm - Australia, 8 Jun, 2013
The trip was amazing. The guide and crew on the boat (Pelikano) were terrific as was the group we were traveling with.
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