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Caribbean Coast Family Adventure Overview
Take the kids and venture to Belize and Mexico. Laze on Caribbean beaches, cruise the coast and explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Explore the Caribbean from Belize to Mexico on a Family Adventure tour
The Caribbean welcomes you and your family with sunshine, sand and some of the best wildlife in the world. Explore by foot or pop on a snorkel and get active in the depths of the warm, azure ocean. Otherwise sit back and relax on the beach with some of the freshest seafood in the Caribbean. Adventure to the exciting Maya ruins and learn about the ancient civilisation that ruled this area for more than 2,000 years. Belize and Mexico offer some of the warmest hospitality in the world, so pack your swimsuits, charge the camera, and set sail for fun on this Caribbean Coast Family Adventure.
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Arrive in the old colonial capital of Guatemala. Wander the cobbled streets and be delighted by lively markets, quaint buildings and the rhythms of indigenous marimba music drifting out of local restaurants. Visit a women's cooperative that works to assist community development in areas of health, education, clean water access and income generation, and admire the women's skills in traditional crafts such as weaving and textiles.
Indulge in a chocolate-making class in the place where chocolate was first invented. Then take a short flight to Flores and discover the natural wonders of Tikal National Park. Once a powerful Maya city, Tikal was abandoned in the 10th century and sank into the surrounding jungle. It's now alive with local wildlife and awe-inspired visitors.
After a morning tour of the ruins of Tikal, cross the border into Belize. Wander around the beautiful town of San Ignacio at your leisure. Take in the sights of fast-flowing rivers, waterfalls and Maya ruins. If you're up for more adventure, why not go tubing or canoeing, or if you'd prefer a bit of relaxation the butterfly garden is a colourful treat. Perhaps take a daytrip to the Mountain Pine Ridge, where waterfalls, warm swimming holes and a huge system of caves are waiting to ignite your senses.
Welcome to the Caribbean. Slip on a bathing suit and set yourself down on the pristine, golden sands of Belize. The turquoise waters offer up some incredible snorkelling opportunities; during feeding time, swim up close and personal with rays, reef sharks and sea turtles. If the season is right, there’s even the chance to tour a cove inhabited by dolphins and manatees. Come evening, sit back with a seafood banquet and watch the sun set into the ocean.
Be it hiking around the Caribbean coast or spending time exploring the ancient Maya ruins of Tulum, there are plenty of adventures to be had in this slice of tropical paradise. Perhaps start up a friendly match of beach volleyball, or for the less actively inclined, relax on the sand, splash about in the water and laze away the day.
Snorkel through underground caverns and stroll along the laid-back beaches of this popular family holiday getaway. Journey to the magnificent Chichen Itza ruins and learn about Maya rituals and traditional ball games. Explore the El Castillo pyramid and view the striking jaguar statue with eyes and spots of pure jade, faithfully guarding the entrance to this ancient crypt. Celebrate the sights and sounds of this amazing region in the final days of this memorable Caribbean family tour.
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