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Eduardo Celada

My passion for showing the beauty of Guatemala began when I was traveling in Guatemala as a tourist in my own country. After working in several hotels and other tourism related businesses, I decided that there was nothing better than showing the rest of the world the beauties and destinations of my own country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
Nicargua
Belize
Activities:
Adventure, Culture, Archaeological, Volunteeer, Language students"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always been interested in culture and relating to the communities surrounding our tourist areas. Along the way, my knowledge has expanded not only within Guatemala, but to other bordering countries as well.
I have had the opportunity to know Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Belize and strengthen my knowledge with regional tourism partners of Central America.
All this helps me to recommend the best experiences, hotels and destinations tailored to the needs of each client looking for incredible memories.
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Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"No doubt, that traveling is one of the most unforgettable things you can do in your life, always finding interesting people in each place.
The first long trip of my life was a trip to Belgium in 2002 where I looked for a new adventure every day. One day I bought my train ticket to visit a friend of mine who was living in Amsterdam and this was my first time on a train, a very different form of transportation from what I’m used to in Guatemala. I did not know how to make the train stop at my station, so I assumed someone else would be going to my same destination. Unfortunately nobody made the train stop and I started to worry because I could not speak Dutch and did not know if my broken English would work.
I started to speak English to everyone around me and fortunately someone helped me stop the train, although I was already far past my destination. I left the train into a village and tried my broken English again. It was a little town and not many people understood my English when I spoke, finally I found an old man who took me into a store where I bought a phone card and could call my friend. It took 2 hours more to finally meet my friend, it wasn´t a big deal but when you are traveling alone and are really away from your home these little things make you feel really nervous. Now I can see it as one of the maybe "simple things" that happened in my trip but certainly I will remember it forever because it was one of my first experiences traveling alone.
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Eduardo is part of the following groups: Guatemala Travel Agents
Streets of Caye Caulker Village, Belize
Cultural Highlights of Belize and Guatemala - 7 Days

Explore the culture and ancient history of Belize and Guatemala in this week-long trip, starting in the picturesque Caribbean island of Caye Caulker, where you'll enjoy a snorkeling excursion and swim with sharks. Head inland to explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich on horseback, then cross into Guatemala to visit the temples and palaces in Tikal National Par. End the trip in the historic colonial city of Antigua and with a boat tour of the Mayan craft villages surrounding Lake Atitlán.

Lake Atitlán
Discover Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 4 Days

On this four-day trip to Guatemala, explore the local culture, along with one of the most stunning lakeside landmarks. Begin in Antiqua, and tour the churches, monasteries, and Mayan ruins, along with choosing between different artisanal workshops. Then, travel to Lake Atitlán to view the iconic body of water, along with visiting the local villages.

Hoyo el Cimarrón in Guatemala's Western Highlands
Incredible Guatemala: Antigua, Tikal, Cobán, & Huehuetenango - 10 Days

Discover Guatemala, the last stronghold of the Mayan civilization, on this culture-forward trip starting and ending in colonial Antigua. Explore Tikal National Park, splash into nature on a tubing adventure through Alta Verapaz's cave system at B'omb'il Pek, and swim in the natural pools of Semuc Champey. Take in striking mountain scenery in Guatemala's Western Highlands, and visit Mayan villages along the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Discover Huehuetenago in Guatemala's Western Highlands
Best of Guatemala & Roatán - 14 Days

Enjoy the best of Guatemala and Honduras' Roatán Island in two weeks on this culture- and nature-focused adventure. You'll explore ancient Maya ruins in Tikal, inner tube through winding caves at B'omb'il Pek, and visit rural Ixil communities in the Western Highlands. Discover Guatemala's natural rugged beauty as you swim, drive, and fly your way across the country.

Camp on the pristine white sand beach of Belize's Lime Caye
Guatemala and Belize: Ruins, Reefs & Cobblestone Streets - 14 Days

This exciting two-week itinerary of Guatemala perfectly combines adventure and cultural exploration with two nights of camping on Belize's remote Lime Caye. Deep-dive into the Mayan past as you wander amid the ruins of Tikal, rub elbows with the K'iche' Maya people at the Chichicastenango market and meet with local Mayan communities around stunning Lake Atitlán. You'll inner-tube a complex cave system at B'omb'il Pek, snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef, and hike the still-active Pacaya Volcano outside of Antigua.

Antigua's famous Santa Catalina Arch
Highlights of Guatemala - 10 Days

Experience the rich culture, natural beauty, and adventure of Guatemala on this 10-day itinerary. You'll stroll through the well-preserved colonial town of Antigua, with its cobblestone streets, ruins, elaborate churches, and bustling market; visit Lake Atitlan and its three surrounding dormant volcanoes; and explore the history of the Maya ruins at Tikal.

Recent trip reviews for Eduardo

Diego was really fantastic! There is no way I... · Guatemala - Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2020

Traveler: David J. - Local specialist: Eduardo Celada

Diego was really fantastic! There is no way I could have made it up & down Acatenango without him.
He is truly an expert , and gave me encouragement and great instructions. He was fun to be with for all those hours

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Eduardo Celada, local specialist, responded to this review:

thank you so much for the in-depth review and your kind words! The whole team here including Diego your guide. drivers and more really enjoyed your enthusiasm throughout the trip and appreciate your willingness to learn about Belize and Guatemala. You will be a great ambassador for the country as I'm sure you'll share lots of great stories with your friends and family. Thank you again for your business and hopefully, we'll see you and family back in Guatemala one day!

BRAD

Wonderful exploration of Belize and Guatemala · Guatemala - Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2020

Traveler: BRAD K. - Local specialist: Eduardo Celada

This was a great one week family trip packing A LOT in, from snorkeling and fishing off the coast of Belize, to Mayan ruins and culture, to the beautiful old town of Antigua, to the stunning nature of Pacaya Volcano and Lake Atitlan. We were ambitious in trying to cover a lot of ground, and Eduardo did a great job helping us set the itinerary and coordinate the logistics. There were a few bumps with the driver/guide in Belize, as well as some inevitable flight delays and traffic, but I was... read more

This was a great one week family trip packing A LOT in, from snorkeling and fishing off the coast of Belize, to Mayan ruins and culture, to the beautiful old town of Antigua, to the stunning nature of Pacaya Volcano and Lake Atitlan. We were ambitious in trying to cover a lot of ground, and Eduardo did a great job helping us set the itinerary and coordinate the logistics. There were a few bumps with the driver/guide in Belize, as well as some inevitable flight delays and traffic, but I was able to Whatsapp with Eduardo and get to good resolutions. The people of Belize and Guatemala were friendly and welcoming, and I would highly recommend visits to both countries.

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Eduardo Celada, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Brad, thank you so much for the in-depth review and your kind words! The whole team here including the guides, drivers and more really enjoyed your enthusiasm throughout the trip and appreciate your willingness to learn about Belize and Guatemala. You will be a great ambassador for the country as I'm sure you'll share lots of great stories with your friends and family. Thank you again for your business and hopefully we'll see you and family back in Guatemala one day!