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Family Guatemala and Belize: Ancient temples and Caribbean isles

14 days from £3,720pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Guatemala / Belize

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Overview & Highlights

This action-packed family holiday has something to satisfy each one of you. There's absolutely no time to get bored, with a mix of Spanish colonial, indigenous indian and British Caribbean cultures all in a relatively small area where it’s easy to get around.

This family holiday offers adults and children alike a range of experiences in two contrasting countries.  Guatemala is steeped in native Mayan indian and Spanish colonial tradition and religious mysticism. Belize, a truly Caribbean country, is English-speaking, utterly laid-back, and a popular destination for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Kids will love spotting the howler monkeys in the jungle, clambering over the ancient pyramids and snorkelling in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

You start off in Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial masterpiece, and continue to the serene setting of Lake Atitlán, encircled by volcanoe and tiny indigenous villages. Head out onto the water in a kayak before continuing to Tikal. Children will marvel at the fantasy-style vast ruined Mayan city where ancient temples and pyramids emerge above the rainforest canopy; adults will find the Mayan history and culture fascinating.

Crossing the border into Belize, stay at a remote riverside cabin camp surrounded by tropical foliage rich in wildlife; enjoy the thrills and spills of outdoor activities, or just relax. Round off the holiday at the pearl white beaches of Ambergris Caye, maybe with a bit of snorkelling. 

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  • Antigua: City tour and visit to a coffee farm
  • Chichicastenango market
  • Kayaking on Lake Atitlán
  • Lake Atitlán: Boat excursion to San Juan la Laguna
  • Tikal: Guided tour of the Mayan ruins
  • San Ignacio: Butterfly Farm

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    DM, Marlborough
  • "Overall, the party gelled very well, the tour leader was a great guide and travelling companion we saw some wonderful sights - Machu Picchu and the other Inca sites especially.…

    JT, Ashford
  • This was a holiday I have wanted to do for many years and it did not fail to deliver. Our tour leader was professional,knowledgeable, understanding and integrated with the local…

    GM, Fairford
  • This tour packed in an amazing amount in such a large country. You might have liked longer at some sites, but that could have been very exhausting!

    NH, Grimsby
  • The tour was obviously well organised and structured, but it never felt rigid, there was the flexibilty to do your own thing if you wanted to, and enough 'free' time…

    MD, Stafford
  • We enjoyed an excellent tour with a special tour leader. We chose this tour because it took us to a lot of places we had dreampt of visiting and it…

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Our Expert's Opinion

Guatemala is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and awe-inspiring scenery, making it a wonderful country to explore. Our signature trip provides an immersive and authentic experience of what makes this country special. From charming cities and serene lakes with volcanic backdrops to incredible culture, markets, and history, this trip is perfect for those who want to discover the unsung hero of Latin America.

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Sally Dodge Travel Expert A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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