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calling all latin america exPLOReRs! The resort offers 2,000 guestrooms—from standard to presidential suite. In Latin America, family vacations are all about nature, culture and action. U carla hunt 84 september 2010 Unlike the North America and Caribbean, Latin America will generally not be the first choice for families looking for a bevy of all-inclusive resorts with mini-clubs and kiddie programs. Rather, what travel agents will find is a handful of countries offering their clients involving and adventurous family experiences, with the accent on natural wonders, new cultures and lots of activities for all ages: kids 10 years and up seem to thrive. Tour operators specializing in the region, expedition cruises, lodges and inns often have just the ticket for planning a restful—not stressful— family vacation so that everyone enjoys themselves and each other. There are many choices south of our border. Have a look at some we like. in panama: two for the road Gamboa Resort, sitting in the heart of the lush rainforest in the Panama Canal Zone, has all the facilities of a luxury resort—from deluxe river- view rooms to suites and villas, as well as three restaurants, two bars, a pool and spa. Most important for family fun are the complimentary guest activities that include pool games, hiking, biking, kayaking on the Chagres River, and tai chi and yoga classes. Other excursions range from kayaking the Panama Canal, to birdwatching along the famous Pipeline Road. The resort offers a 3-night Family Safari package covering accommodations, breakfast, guided aerial tram tour and access to ecological exhibits, guided tour to Monkey Island and airport transfers. Until Dec. 16, the price is $1,270 for two adults and two children under 12 years of age; from Dec. 16 to April 15, the cost is $1,660. Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge in Bocas del Toro offers families a magic vacation formula in upscale and spacious accommodations, along with fresh and delicious meals included in the rates, plus a daily place in the boat or on the jungle trail for the broadest choice of excursions: kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, surfing, birding, visiting indigenous villages, observing turtle sites (in season), and exploring CopyrIght - roW Adventures

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend September 2010

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Norwegian Epic
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam
Ocean Club Resorts, Turks & Caicos
10 Great Family Resort Stays
Saint Lucia Travel Agent Specialist Program
Stay Awhile: Great Family Escapes
Touring Latin America: Calling All Explorers!
Montreal—"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Hawaii: Mahalo to Condo-Hotels
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Unforgettable Safaris
The Wonders of China
Christmas Tours

Recommend September 2010