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Santiago De Cuba's Afro-Cuban culture
Camaguey's labyrinthine streets and alleys
Ernesto Che Guevara Monument in Santa Clara
The tobacco fields of Viñales Valley
Cayo Levisa's beaches
Las Terrazas biosphere reserve
Havana's fortress, cigars and rumba
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Havana
Havana's El Malecon sea wall
Learn about Che Guevera in Cuba
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
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
  • Trips & tours in South America & Central America

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    Found 62 trips displayed below
    3 days
    from US $157

    La Luna La Paz- Extension

    Countries visited: Bolivia
    “Mingling with the Bolivian people in their national dress and their little bowler hats is a real highlight. The colours are just beautiful. La Paz is the highest city in the world and the streets are almost at a 45-degree...
    4 days
    from US $982

    A pinch of Uyuni- Extension

    Countries visited: Bolivia
    Bolivia is a landlocked nation complete with towering mountain peaks, high altitude plains, colonial cities and lush farming lands. With nearly 65 percent of the population...
    3 days
    from US $257

    Bring it on Buenos Aires- Extension

    Countries visited: Argentina
      Recoleta Cemetery is like a city within a city, complete with narrow alleyways and leafy avenues. Its opulence reflects the golden age of Buenos Aires from 1880-1930. Stretching across 14 acres, there are 6400 tombs where...
    3 days
    from US $475

    Uno Dos Rio- Extension

    Countries visited: Brazil
      Let your hair down and embrace the infectious rhythm of samba, born out of Rio de Janeiro at the end of the 19th century. Characterised by a syncopated rhythm and rapid steps danced on a quarter of a beat, any couple...
    6 days
    from US $2560

    Torres del Paine- Extension

    Countries visited: Chile
    This spectacular trekking adventure incorporates Patagonia's finest mountain landscapes
    6 days
    from US $2665

    Galapago-go - Southern Islands

    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    Red-footed, blue-footed – the boobies are all yours in Isla San Cristobal. Swim with sea lions and wander through the Opuntia Forest on Santa Fe. Become acquainted with the...
    58 days
    from US $5130

    Temple Run

    Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
    Know your Mayans from your Aztecs: - Baby Aztec boys were presented with bows, arrows and a miniture chest shield. Girsl got a spindle, washing stone and a pot. - The Mayans had a...
    32 days
    from US $2610

    99 Problems (But the Beach Ain't One)

    Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
    We don’t know if Jay Z has ever travelled through Central America. But we’re sure he’d give our (very clever) trip name his blessing. Until then, we’ll...
  • 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

    High on Altitude

    Catherine - United Kingdom, 23 Jun, 2013
    Overall Rating

    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!

    Peru Completo

    Eric - Canada, 9 Jun, 2013
    Overall Rating

    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
    Overall Rating

    The trip was amazing. The guide and crew on the boat (Pelikano) were terrific as was the group we were traveling with.

  • Where we go in South America & Central America