Central America vacation

Price
US $2200ToUS $3210US $2630 excluding flights
Duration
16 Days
Countries
Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
Type
Small group
More info
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Last minute
Late availability on these dates: 18 Dec
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Description of Central America vacation

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Price information

US $2200ToUS $3210US $2630 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

Mexico
Mexico is a land of delicious dichotomies. Just look at its Margarita. Sweet and sour. And yet it works. Landscape wise, it is diverse to say the leas...
Belize
If Belize was a dating website profile, you would just think, ‘This is made up. Too good to be true’. Caribbean cool, wildlife-filled sub tropical mou...

Vacation information

Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Festivals express the very soul of a community, rooted as they are in local history and folklore. They’ll engage all your senses, with their din, colours, scents, tastes – the sheer rawness and spontaneity of the whole experience. This is a fabulous way to learn about the local customs and traditions and get an authentic view of the country you are traveling to in an unpackaged way.

Certain departure dates for this tour offer a unique opportunity to witness the traditions of the Day of the Dead Festival which dates back centuries. As well as our tour leader, we use local guides at points on this tour, so we’ll be able to get a real insight into not only the background to the festival but also the daily life of local people in Mexico – traditional and modern.

Wherever possible we like to meet the people themselves and get to learn a bit more of their lifestyle, but only where we can be sure we that we are not imposing on them. This is particularly important in the indigenous Tzotil villages of Zinacantan and San Juan, where the Tzotil people share their customs with our groups.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. Cool Earth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

People

We believe that learning about and respecting local people is an integral part of the travel experience and particularly important during a festival which celebrates the lives of people’s nearest and dearest. Why not brush up on your Spanish before you travel as being able to chat with local people, even just a few phrases, shows great respect for local people, is great fun and will really enhance your experience! Employing local guides also generates employment. We also support a variety of other local businesses such as restaurants and cantinas, locally owned hotels and transport businesses, ensuring our visit benefits a wide range of people.

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