With the little and not so little cherubs in tow, your customers are about to love or loathe the imminent summer break mode. Whether its the summer break, half terms, Easter or Christmas breaks, its always an opportunity to sell family holidays, and with more and more families seeking out adventurous, cultural and and interesting places to visit, we thought it worth reminding you what some of our partners in Latin America have to offer them!
Patagonia Camp in Chile remains a big draw with their recent debut of premium family ‘boutique’ yurts this season. The family yurts benefit from 2 generously spacious connecting rooms, ensuite bathroom and thoughtful touches like painting sets and board games. Each comes with its own private balcony terrace and outdoor private jacuzzi overlooking the aromatic forest, views of Lake Toro and the Paine Massif. Out and about in the great outdoors, are easy to moderate trails with plenty of chances to encounter condors, caranchos, guanacos, foxes, loro Cachaña parrots and maybe even a rare glimpse of puma! There’s also kayaking on Lake Toro and paddle board experiences to try making staying in these plush yurts at the very edge of our planet, the ultimate family nature experience.
Sol y Luna Lodge Spa in Peru’s Sacred Valley is a favourite for those wanting to balance family activity with an idyllic setting for relaxation. Those planning a trip to Machu Picchu to soak up the cultural history of the Inca’s, can also ensure their holiday includes many luxurious and indulgent ways to relax. The cozy casitas, Sacred Valley sunshine, expansive gardens filled with native flora, heated outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi and blissful treatments in the Yacu Wasi spa are a welcome sanctuary when the family are not busy on the history trail. There’s heaps of fun to be had in the Andean Air with kayaking, paddleboarding, quad biking and traditional Peruvian Paso horse riding demonstrations. Kids of all ages can even don chefs hats, kneading dough and create their own pizzas under the guidance of their chef.
Victoria House Resort & Spa in Belize is an attractive family option with its luxurious beachfront relaxation on white sandy beaches. There’s 2 swimming pools, golf buggies for hire, spa treatments, snorkelling in the crystal clear Caribbean waters alongside a host of activities like boat cruises and mainland excursions spotting bird life and exotic jungle animals. Amongst the swaying palm trees and lush tropical gardens are Plantation style accomodations which have 2,3 and 5 bedroom options.
Estancia Los Potreros is a clever choice for multigenerational families with its ‘home stay’ feel on this working estancia in the Argentine countryside that evokes a relaxation vibe where quality time is spent unwinding from the usual family treadmill with horseback riding (all abilities), walking, swimming, learning about the gaucho traditions and exploring nature. Generous owners Kevin & Lou will instantly feel like old friends and they can organise bespoke farm truck drives with a picnic lunch at the best sundowner spots, gentle or energetic walks through the pristine sierras and adventures to waterfalls with condor spotting points. The estancia kitchen as well as Kevin’s famous barbecues, serve up the very best of Argentine food and drink where everyone gathers informally together sharing stories and their adventures, the perfect opportunity to catch up on that ‘lost ‘family time’ back home!
Choosing the sumptuously comfortable and luxurious Inca Rail on your Peruvian itineraries to Machu Picchu means that children are sure to be fascinated looking through panoramic windows at the scenery of myriad waterfalls and tunnels journeying through the Andean landscape. The First Class service includes a gourmet on-board service with live music and unique observatory lounge bar carriage with balcony. This very mystical and special rail journey is likely to be a trip that the kids will remember through their lives and the family can expect lots of selfies to be taken and shared en route through the Peruvian Andes!
To pull out all the stops with selling all your Latin American family itineraries this and next year, feel free to contact me!