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Explore and relax

Take a look at our Explore and Relax holidays, with exciting travel experiences followed by time to unwind.


Take a look at our Explore and Relax holidays, combining once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences with time to unwind. Latin America has so many jungles, wilderness wetlands and snow-drenched mountains to explore, not to mention colonial cities and pre-Columbian ruins.

Discovering these requires a certain amount of effort, and maybe some long journeys, but there are beautiful beaches and countryside estancias and spas where you can just relax in luxuriating surroundings. We can point you in the right direction...

Our holidays

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Beach at Esencia

Explore and Relax in Colonial Cuba and the Mexican Riviera

14 days from £2138pp

Galapagos marine iguana

Signature Galapagos

11 days

Poas

Value Central America: Costa Rica, Guatemala and Belize

15 days from £3155pp

Mexico colonial towns road

Self-drive Mexico: Colonial cities to Pacific coast

12 days from £2542pp

Things to do

Cooking

Experience life in a Mexican rural community

Cenotes

Visit the Yucatan's colonial haciendas and bathe in limestone cenotes


Explore Spanish Fortresses and Pirate History

Explore Spanish fortresses and pirate history

Chapada Diamantina cliffs

Explore the Chapada Diamantina

Types of Explore and relax

Caye Belize

Beach retreats

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