If you’ve ever wondered what the mestizo do with their llamas or you’ve been practicing the tango secretly in your room, then let Dr Geckos suggest a good dose of South America travel.

Whether you wanna trek the Inca trail, swim with sea lions in Galapagos, get your daily intake of Vitamin D at Ipanema Beach or splash about at the world's highest body of water, Lake Titicaca – South America is sure to give you a good injection of fun.

So jump on a Geckos South America trip and hit the Bolivian salt flats, bathe under a full moon in Ecuador, walk your way to Machu Picchu and lose yourself to the passion and the paradise.

Why we love South America

  • 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.
  • Free whut? Sex change surgeries are free for Brazilians. Now that’s what we call healthcare. 

Trips in South America

Trip Name Days From AUD
Buenos Aires to Rio Journey

17

$2,587

Peru Unearthed

11

$3,125

Peru Highlights

15

$2,703

Peru at a Glance

8

$1,940

Ecuador Highlights

8

$596

The Inca Trail

6

$1,076

Bolivia to Argentina Adventure

20

$3,104

Lima to La Paz Discovery

21

$2,771

Amazon Jungle Explorer

4

$460

Essential Peru

15

$2,936

Galapagos Discovery

7

$2,632

A Taste of Galapagos

7

$1,253

A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

3

$1,150

Quito to La Paz

28

$4,130

Galapagos on the cheap

9

$2,549

Galapagos Express

6

$2,173

Galapagos Express

6

$3,519

Galapagos Discovery

7

$4,469

Our destinations for South America tours

South America stories

Trip Reviews

Essential Peru, July 2016

Verity Sharland

Essential Peru, June 2016

Christopher Jeziorny

Essential Peru, June 2016

adam hogan

Peru Highlights, July 2016

Sonja Roethlisberger