We believe that a truly memorable family holiday combines several things. Firstly choose a country which is a natural paradise (ideally with some exotic rainforest jungle, creepy crawlies and adventure activity thrown in). Secondly a unique cultural experience which captures the imagination and takes you back in time (good to expand young minds). And finally some time on a sun drenched beach to kick back, play and relax.
A holiday in the neighbouring nations of Guatemala and Belize combines all of these things and more.
Guatemala has absolutely stunning scenery with towering volcano’s, epic lakes surrounded by mountains and thick tropical rainforest teeming with wildlife set to the calls of the birds.
It was was the heartland of the Mayan world and the majority of the local people are still indigenous Indian and wear their colourful traditional costumes. The bustling Chichicastenango markets packed with beautifully hand crafted home wares are a world away from western city life and a unique cultural experience.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience exploring the famous Mayan temples of Tikal set in deep verdant tropical jungle. Children are enthralled by the sometimes gloriously gruesome Mayan history stories.
After all this it’s time to hit the beach! Caribbean Belize is ideal for children of all ages with its dazzling coconut-white sand beaches, warm waters and coral reefs. With the world’s second longest barrier reef on your doorstep you have spectacular snorkelling and diving just minutes away. And of course parents looking for some serious r&r will adore Belize’s fabulously laid-back atmosphere.
The other great thing about a holiday in Guatemala and Belize is that it is very reasonable compared to the rest of Latin America. You’ll find that you can stay in rather lovely hotels at a fraction of the cost of what you would expect. So what you waiting for? Give us a call and we can start planning a holiday to remember!