To travel with children

Looking for a carefree, luxurious, individual tour with child (ren) to Central and / or South America?

We provide individual trips, completely customized to suit your wishes. \

Emma (2005), daughter of Sapa Pana Travel Founders Johan and Sylvia can already be called an ‘experienced’ traveller.

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Johan & Sylvia: ‘travelling with child(ren) is something we can recommend to every parent! It’s wonderful to introduce your child(ren) to new cultures, new flora and fauna and most of all to enjoy an extraordinary travel experience at a special destination together as a family.

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Of course you have to keep the children in mind when putting together a trip; Do you need an extra bed in the parents room? An en-suite room? Which children’s activities can be found at the destination? Does the trip include high altitudes or areas with malaria? And lots more!

Important matters to consider when travelling with children:

Climate and season

In our SUMMER holidays travelling to Latin America is fine. You will have to remember that this means it is ‘winter’ on the southern hemisphere and this means that in some countries it is ‘raining season’. This does not mean it will be raining all day or that it will be very cold. In some tropical areas the winter is very agreeable. When you are travelling with children in this period we would recommend the next countries: Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. 
In our CHRISTMAS holidays it is ‘summer’ on the southern hemisphere. If you’re travelling with children in this period there are no limitations, which means we can recommend trips in all of Latin America. Please start planning the trip early, because this period is the touristic high season in all Latin American countries!
Safety and infrastructure
Of course you want to safeguard your families’ safety. Although it’s impossible to rule out all risks, it is indeed possible to take certain things into account when choosing your destination to increase your safety. Health risks are a part of safety too. Malaria is definitely something to keep in mind. A lot of parents with younger children prefer not to travel to areas with malaria. Not just because of the risk of catching the disease but also because younger children often have difficulty taking malaria pills. It’s also important to know about a counties infrastructure. The quality of roads and public transport often differs greatly depending on the country and even the region. It is always better to ask for departure and arrival times than the number of miles you will travel.

 

IMPORTANT:
As of 26 June 2012 Dutch children are no longer allowed to be included in their parents’ passport.

 

To conclude, if you have anything to add to this from your own experiences in travelling with children, please let us know!

 

 

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