South America & Central America
Trips & tours in South America & Central AmericaPrice$ 0Found 62 trips displayed belowCountries visited: PeruCountries 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...Countries visited: BoliviaBolivia 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...Countries visited: ChileCountries visited: ArgentinaRecoleta 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...Countries visited: BrazilLet 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...Countries visited: ChileThis spectacular trekking adventure incorporates Patagonia's finest mountain landscapesCountries 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...Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, MexicoKnow 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...Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, MexicoWe 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.
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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