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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...

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Campeche Car Hire

Luxury Mexico: Self-drive Yucatan haciendas and Caribbean coast

11 days from £1765pp

Ruins at Tulum on the Caribbean coast.

Self-drive Mexico: Discover the Yucatán Peninsula

13 days from £1363pp

Galapagos marine iguana

Signature Galapagos

11 days

Boat in the Cayes of Belize

Value Belize: Mayan mountains and Caribbean caye

9 days from £1331pp

Things to do

Hot springs

Soak in Arenal's hot springs


Experience life in a Mexican rural community

Swim in a Waterfall Plunge Pool

Swim below a Costa Rican waterfall

Explore the Valley of the Moon

Explore the Valley of the Moon

Types of Explore and relax

Caye Belize

Beach retreats

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