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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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Recent trip reviews for Eduardo

Fabulous Guatemala
Guatemala | Feb 2 - Feb 11, 2024

Tanuja
Tanuja R.
Brentwood, TN | Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024
We had the most incredible trip to Guatemala! This tiny country has so much to offer and we only experienced a fraction of it. Eduardo was amazing, he listened and arranged everything we wanted and more. I said “Acatenango Atitlan Antigua Chichicastenango and Semuc Champey”! Then in a fun tongue in cheek way said, “it would be nice to see a Quetzel!” Guess what????
He delivered every request including the rare bird! It’s hard to pick a favorite as all were awesome but we all agreed...
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We had the most incredible trip to Guatemala! This tiny country has so much to offer and we only experienced a fraction of it.

Eduardo was amazing, he listened and arranged everything we wanted and more. I said “Acatenango Atitlan Antigua Chichicastenango and Semuc Champey”! Then in a fun tongue in cheek way said, “it would be nice to see a Quetzel!”

Guess what????
He delivered every request including the rare bird! It’s hard to pick a favorite as all were awesome but we all agreed that volcano Fuego erupting and seeing a Quetzel will be the most memorable parts of trip.

Our driver David was wonderful… knowledgeable attentive and we felt safe being driven around the narrow busy hilly roads.

Our guide Rudy was fantastic! He is young but so mature and responsible. He was kind, thoughtful, paid much attention to detail and his sense of humor was very much appreciated.

We have to say that a big part of this trip was not the destination itself but the journey and people we shared it with. Eduardo, David and Rudy and all the beautiful friendly people of Guatemala will be as much a part of our memories as the volcanoes and birds.

Will be recommending this trip to family members and friends!

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Feb 13, 2024
Thank you for all this feedback, we don't doubt that this will help us to get more folks and traffic to our company. You have visited one of the gems in Central America. To be honest it was really easy to organize a trip wtih you! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review !! I'm highly glad you had a great time on the Program activities you and I built for this unforgettable tour. It is very helpful to know that you had a great time with our team guiding you around the... Read more

Thank you for all this feedback, we don't doubt that this will help us to get more folks and traffic to our company. You have visited one of the gems in Central America. To be honest it was really easy to organize a trip wtih you!

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review !!

I'm highly glad you had a great time on the Program activities you and I built for this unforgettable tour. It is very helpful to know that you had a great time with our team guiding you around the country. Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better.

Hope to see you back again soon, cheers!

Two wonderful weeks in Belze....
Belize | Nov 28 - Dec 12, 2023

belinda
belinda m.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jan 21, 2024
We spent two wonderful weeks in San Pedro, San Ignacio and Guatemala with one other couple. Our vacation was arranged by Eduardo. Eduardo took care of everything for us. During our vacation he kept in touch with me to make sure all was going well. He genuinely wanted to make sure we had a good trip. One thing I greatly appreciated was that for most of our tours Eduardo planned them for just the four of us. We were very lucky to NOT be part of the big groups. Being this was our first... Read more

We spent two wonderful weeks in San Pedro, San Ignacio and Guatemala with one other couple. Our vacation was arranged by Eduardo. Eduardo took care of everything for us. During our vacation he kept in touch with me to make sure all was going well. He genuinely wanted to make sure we had a good trip. One thing I greatly appreciated was that for most of our tours Eduardo planned them for just the four of us. We were very lucky to NOT be part of the big groups. Being this was our first time to Belize we were really unsure of where to go and what to expect. Our transportation was all pre-arranged which took a ton of stress off of me. Our first driver, (Cameron) was waiting for us at the airport and took us to the water taxi to get us to San Pedro. He was full of conversation and pointed so many things out on our way. He was wonderful. We started our vacation in Belize on San Pedro. We stayed at Tres Cocos Resort. This is a very clean resort. The staff, be it office or grounds, they were all so nice and went out of their way to help us. We went night snorkeling and also did a whole day snorkel with Inland and Sea Adventure (Eric and Maya). We had a really good time going to Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, and Caye Caulker for lunch. We were able to see manta rays, sea turtles, mannatees, and lots of different fish. The water was a little rough which made for the water being murky and having to deal with alot of human "trash". The tour company was wonderful. They made sure that we all had a really good time and of course safety was number one. The main transportation to get around San Pedro is a golf cart. Do know that the roads are full of pot holes and very rough. We ate at a couple different restaurants that in my opinion are worth mentioning: 1. for dinner Caramba 2. for breakfast Tres Cocos Waffles and Smokehouse. One thing to be prepared for while on the island: Things are very expensive. For example a pound of butter was $21.95 BZE. After spending 5 days on San Pedro we headed inland. Our next destination was San Ignacio. On our way there we again had Cameron as our driver. We learned so much from him. We made a stop to do a river tubing tour. Our guide for this tour was Victor. He was always talking and sharing his knowledge. I do wish that he had slowed down a little as my husband and I were a tad slower on the walk to the river and we missed out on most of his conversation. We also felt that we were rushed during the tubing part of the tour. Not sure we would do this again, but perhaps the kayaking instead. While in San Ignacio we stayed at the "Falling Leaves Lodge". I can't say enough good about this lodge. I absolutely loved it. ALL of the staff were so friendly and helpful. We ate breakfast there every morning, delish... One of the chefs is Mo. He personally came out of the kitchen at every meal to make sure that we had enjoyed everything. Paula (the manager) is the most wonderful person. She went out of her way to make our stay memorable. She really should be proud of her staff. The grounds are well kept and it is a very beautiful layout. The pool was not finished when we were there (December 2023), but it was being worked on between rainy days. We definitely will be staying with them on our next trip. On a side note there is a ruins that is just a walk from Falling Leaves Lodge: Cahal Pech. This is a self guided tour, but definitely worth it. A most interesting tour was the Cacao Farm and Chocolate making. If you want to know where chocolate really comes from and not a "Willy Wonka tour" this tour is for you. Adrian took us to the small farm where the cacao trees grow and then his family demonstrated how the Mayans make chocolate back in town at their shop. One tour that you do not want to miss is the ATM cave tour! There are many different comments on this tour about it being hard, and what you can bring with on the tour. I am 58 years old, not in the best shape: I did it!! You do have to cross 3 "river spots", but there is a big ol' rope to hang on to. There is a bit of swimming, but most of it is "walking" through the water. There is climbing on and through rocks (water shoes are a must). There is one spot where you have to climb up rocks, but there are so many helping hands in the groups to help, everyone makes it up and also down. Our driver, Hugh, stayed with the van and had a most delicious lunch waiting for us. Now as to what you can bring on this tour: Nothing, no wet bag, water, camera or anything. The guide carries it all in their bag. The one thing that you will need is an old pair of socks that you can throw away. You can bring a change of clothes as you will get wet. But that is left in the van. After you get to the top of the one climbing spot you may NOT wear shoes, that is where the socks come into play. Our guide here was Gonzo. Talk about a great guide, he is the best! Our next couple days were spent in Guatemala, heading to Tikal Lodge. Our driver to the border was again Hugh. As always he is so pleasant and full of knowledge as he is a retired tour guide. He made sure we got into Guatemala without trouble and found our connecting ride and guide. At the border on both sides there are many currency exchangers waiting to make sure you have Guatemalen money. Do make sure you get small bills not just large ones as the small shops aren't always able to make change. On our way to Tikal Lodge we stopped for lunch. Please know that Spanish is the main language in Guatemala so ordering lunch was a bit of a challenge since we don't speak Spanish. After lunch we headed to Yaxha Maya Ruins. This is an out of the way ruins. But boy is it worth seeing. Our guide, Oliver, was hoping that we would be able to see the sunset here, but due to the incoming rain, we missed out on that. This is one place that we got to see the howler monkeys and various birds. One suggestion I have is to leave earlier than 10 a.m. from San Ignacio if you are heading to Guatemala to do this tour. The travel time is a bit long due to ALL the "potholes" and rough road. We stayed at Jungle Lodge Tikal while in Guatemala. This was a clean lodge But... be prepared for no hot water, they shut the lights and electricity off at 11 p.m. (as they are basically off grid) in the rooms, the only internet is at the lodge not in your room, the restaurant is fair (it seemed that they were out of things on the menu and usually things we wanted to order) and again they only speak Spanish which makes things difficult. The staff wasn't overly friendly either. We were scheduled to have a free day in Flores on our own. Had it not been for our guide, Oliver, offering his services for the day it would not have been such a fun day. Again, we don't speak Spanish and it would have been a struggle without him. His helpfulness with the language barrier was most appreciated. He also took us places that we never would have known about, such as a wood carving school where the students are able to sell their projects and get the money, the animal sanctuary (Arca's) and another off the beaten path ruins. Our main reason for going to Guatemala was the sunrise tour at Tikal National Park. The nice thing about staying at Jungle Lodge Tikal is for the sunrise tour you're right there to start the walk to the temple. So with that in mind we would over look some of the down sides and stay here again so that we are right there for the sunrise tour. One thing to bring is a flashlight or even better a head lamp so your hands are free. One thing we wished is that we had allowed a couple days for Tikal, as our guide told us that about 2-3 days is what you need to see it all. We really didn't get to see much of Tikal because we didn't realize it was such a huge ruins. After getting back to Belize the next day we did a horse riding tour of Xunantunich Maya Ruins. This was alot of fun with our guides, Elio and Miguel. You get to see a bit of different scenery off the beaten path . One thing to remember this is a half day tour so there is no lunch provided. We ended our vacation with a Cooking Class in San Ignacio at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center. This was a blast! We were taken to the market by William (our instructor). He shared alot of information about San Ignacio while at the market. We all pitched in and helped prepare our lunch which was very tasty chicken, rice, bread pudding and other tasty things. This was a hands on cooking class. One thing to remember about Belize and Guatemala even though you go during the "dry season" this does not mean it won't rain. We found this out on many days. Our vacation was incredible! Alot of the credit goes to Eduardo for planning things out so well. We can't wait to start planning our next visit to Belize and Guatemala.

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Jan 26, 2024

Hola Belinda,
I want to thank for your words. I make feel happy because i know you and I built a great experience and of course that you enjoyed and you will remind this forever. I will be alway happy to assist you with the destinations we promote.
I'm highly glad you had a great time on the Program activities you and I built for this unforgettable tour. Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better. Hope to see you back again soon, cheers!
Cheers,
Eduardo

Honduras
Honduras | Jan 5 - Jan 10, 2024

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Barbara C.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024
We met with Eduardo, our local specialist, in Antigua.
I believe he tried his best, but he had to deal with an agency in Honduras that did not process requests in a timely manner and that caused unnecessary anxiety.
We had a fantastic time in Copan, liked our hotel and loved our guide ! (Yovan?)
We were disappointed with Roatan (overdeveloped, too many cruise ships) but this had nothing to do with Eduardo.
However, the hotel room at Caribe Tesoro was the least desirable in the whole complex-...
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We met with Eduardo, our local specialist, in Antigua.
I believe he tried his best, but he had to deal with an agency in Honduras that did not process requests in a timely manner and that caused unnecessary anxiety.
We had a fantastic time in Copan, liked our hotel and loved our guide ! (Yovan?)
We were disappointed with Roatan (overdeveloped, too many cruise ships) but this had nothing to do with Eduardo.
However, the hotel room at Caribe Tesoro was the least desirable in the whole complex- no privacy, no view, and all day noise from the construction going on in the building. I suspect Eduardo was not properly informed about this while booking...

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Casa del Cafe
copan

Nice room. nice view, good location, good breakfast. Extremely nice staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Caribe Tesoro
Roatan

Windows of the rooms with a "garden view" face a walkway and the reception and need to be covered at all times to provide any privacy. They are also located on the ground floor of the building under construction with associated noise and workers all around. Mediocre breakfast. However, staff is nice and try to help.

Authenticity & Character
Location
West Bay. Near the water.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Jan 23, 2024
Hola Barbara,
Thank you very much for your opinion on this trip. I am prettysure we will take into account your comments to get better for future references on this destination.
I am happy to hear you enjoy Copan. and its ruins. We certainly have a great popularity of this place to oset in the hotels we assing. For Roatan, I have talked ot the hotel, they told me uunfortunately they were under construction on of their sections and this was a very bad time to start this actions. I am... Read more

Hola Barbara,
Thank you very much for your opinion on this trip. I am prettysure we will take into account your comments to get better for future references on this destination.

I am happy to hear you enjoy Copan. and its ruins. We certainly have a great popularity of this place to oset in the hotels we assing.

For Roatan, I have talked ot the hotel, they told me uunfortunately they were under construction on of their sections and this was a very bad time to start this actions. I am agreed with you that they should have told us about this and closed the area or get you on a different room wtih more affordable relax time for you.

I hope you can be in touch soon since we have a bunch of destinations that we can take you out.

Once again for your opinion on this tirp.
Eduardo

Great trip to Guatemala and Belize with Eduardo!
Guatemala | Dec 13 - Dec 28, 2023

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Sharone B.
Canada | Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023
Eduardo was highly attentive and truly expert in planning phase, resulting in a very smooth (not to mention interesting, exciting, and highly tailored to our preferences!) experience where even the tiniest of details was thought out. In advance. Throughout the trip he responded immediately to any query or request. As a result, we had an absolutely phenomenal Guatemala-Belize trip! If you’re travelling to Guatemala it is important to note that English is not common and not all... Read more

Eduardo was highly attentive and truly expert in planning phase, resulting in a very smooth (not to mention interesting, exciting, and highly tailored to our preferences!) experience where even the tiniest of details was thought out. In advance. Throughout the trip he responded immediately to any query or request.

As a result, we had an absolutely phenomenal Guatemala-Belize trip!

If you’re travelling to Guatemala it is important to note that English is not common and not all guides speak it perfectly. As well, not all guides have extensive training in the history of the country etc. Make sure to talk to Eduardo about booking the most seasoned and best-English-speaking guides, and your trip will be superb!

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Jan 03, 2024

Thank you for all this feedback, we have no doubt that this will help us to get more folks interested in this route which is impressive.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review !!
I'm highly glad you had a great time on the Program activities you and I built for this unforgettable tour. It is very helpful to know that you had a great time with our team guiding you around the country. Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better. Hope to see you back again soon, cheers!

We loved our trip to Guatemala & Belize. We t...
Guatemala | Aug 2 - Aug 23, 2023

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ELIZABETH C.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023
We loved our trip to Guatemala & Belize. We took our 2 grandchildren 14 & 12 with us. Our trip had been a long time in the making and thinking. We had ideas of where we wanted to go but we were really in the dark until we stumbled on Kim Kim and Old Town Outfitters, they made our planning so much easier. They were very easy to work with and the itinerary they set out for us was amazing. We had adventures, fun and history ending with 5 days of relaxation in Belize. We loved all of our guides... Read more

We loved our trip to Guatemala & Belize. We took our 2 grandchildren 14 & 12 with us. Our trip had been a long time in the making and thinking. We had ideas of where we wanted to go but we were really in the dark until we stumbled on Kim Kim and Old Town Outfitters, they made our planning so much easier. They were very easy to work with and the itinerary they set out for us was amazing. We had adventures, fun and history ending with 5 days of relaxation in Belize. We loved all of our guides ... Vini and our driver Ivan that took us to Tikal. Olivero who was a wealth of information on Mayan history and ruins which was one of the main reasons we were in Guatemala and our guide in Belize, the three of them were excellent and very easy to spend time with. Kim Kim and Old Town Outfitters worked with our budget on every level and all our accommodation was very comfortable. They suggested places for us to visit that we would never have considered and certainly did not know about. We had the best time and our itinerary exceeded our expectations. Having a guide and driver while travelling with our grandchildren took a lot of stress out of our travels and they shared a lot with us about the culture and history of the places we visited and helped us with our Spanish. Kim Kim and Old Town Outfitters provided excellent and helpful service and their itinerary made our trip so easy ... stress free and worry free. Thank you!! We highly recommend them for your travel adventure.

Hotel Review
San Buenaventura Hotel
Panajachel, Sololá

This was our first place we stayed at when we arrived in Guatemala. The location is beautiful ... right on Lake Atitlan. Our hotel room was two bedrooms and our beds were comfortable. It was two levels ... the upstairs had a kitchenette and two divans that were made into beds. We had a lovely patio area upstairs and could see out to the lake. The breakfast was delicious and the staff are very friendly. It was the perfect place for us to start our trip from.

Authenticity & Character
We loved our room and it had an amazing door. The hotel room itself was a great design it had a wonderful stair well and a great patio area to eat outside.
Location
Right on the lake and has easy access to catch a boat and visit the villages on the other side of the lake. An easy drive from the town on Lake Atitlan where there is plenty of shops, a supermarket and a bank.
Staff
All the staff provided great service. The staff at the front desk were very helpful. The dining staff were excellent even thought we did not speak much Spanish they were very helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our hotel was very clean. The bathroom was very clean.
Activity Reviews
Hike Acatenango Volcano & Camp Overnight
Hike Acatenango Volcano & Camp Overnight
Guatemala

This has been one of the most spectacular trips I have done ... watching the sunrise was awe inspiring! The eruptions of the volcano directly opposite us was amazing! The walk up was long and demanding but well worth the end result. I think this is a must do.

Quality of Experience
Our guide and the sunrise
Food
The food in Guatemala is wonderful. We really like the black beans.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Vini and our driver Ivan were wonderful to us and really good with our grandchildren
Transport
Our transport was excellent our driver very good.
Visit Chichicastenango Market from Antigua
Visit Chichicastenango Market from Antigua
Guatemala

The colours of this market are spectacular. Beautiful textiles and crafts. The food market was amazing as well. We really enjoyed the energy here.

Quality of Experience
If you like Markets and local textiles I am sure you will love this
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunrise on Acatenango & Descent
Sunrise on Acatenango & Descent
Guatemala

Spectacular ... a must do.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Shared Day Trip to Semuc Champey
Shared Day Trip to Semuc Champey
Guatemala

We had a great day here ... caving, tubing and swimming in the blue pools. It was fun with a bit of adventure.

Quality of Experience
We really enjoyed the group of people we were with, they made it fun and interesting.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We had a local guide with us and our holiday guide. The local guide was very helpful
Transport
We took public transport and that was a very different experience for us. A lot of fun.
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
Guatemala

We really enjoyed Tikal National Park and stayed inside the park. The ruins are spectacular!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Olivero was our guide. His knowledge of Mayan culture, people and ruins was very helpful and really added to our experience. It was also very helpful that he was Mayan.
Transport
El mirador Overnight and Camping
El mirador Overnight and Camping
Guatemala

Staying at El Mirador Overnight camp was great. The tents were comfortable, we had one each. We were catered for and the food was excellent. It was quite the adventure staying over night in the jungle. Due to time we helicoptered in and it was a fantastic flight flying over the jungle and seeing the ruins from the air.

Quality of Experience
Food
Well catered for at the camp.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Olivero our guide, was again very informative and helpful.
Transport
The helicopter flight in was a real treat.
Cave tubing tour
Cave tubing tour
Guatemala

This cave was beautiful and the tubing trip through was fun.

Quality of Experience
Food
There is very little not like in regard to the food that we have eaten on our trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Again we had a really good guide. We have had excellent guides all the way on our trip.
Transport
We were picked up on time. The transport was very comfortable.
Snorkeling Tour in the Belize Barrier Reef
Snorkeling Tour in the Belize Barrier Reef
Caye Caulker

Another fantastic trip ... snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef ... it was beautiful. We were swimming with nursing sharks, sting rays and other fish. It was so beautiful, the ocean is beautiful. It was a beautiful hot day. We were out on the ocean and reef all day.

Quality of Experience
Being on and in the ocean was beautiful.
Food
Lunch was provided for us and drinks, alcohol and non alcoholic. The food was good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide on the was very enthusiastic and the staff that took care of us were very good. We went into the ocean in smaller groups and each group had its own guide and they were very good at making sure we stayed together etc. They were really nice people and took very good care of us.
Transport
The boat was modern and comfortable and had plenty of room for everyone.
Tour Yaxhá Maya Ruins
Tour Yaxhá Maya Ruins
Guatemala

These were our last lot of ruins on our trip. All the ruins we have seen on our trip are fascinating. We have enjoyed them all.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Olivero our Mayan guide was excellent and his knowledge of the local ruins really brought our experience alive. We learnt so much from him.
Transport
Modern and comfortable
Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Aug 31, 2023

Thank you for each word in this feedback. We feel happy to know that you enjoyed your trip with us and you had an amazing trip with our guides and got immersed in two Central American cultures.
Saludos de Guatemala y Belize.
Eduardo

Belize and Guatemala - great holiday
Belize | Aug 5 - Aug 10, 2023

Justin
Justin W.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023
Belize and Guatemala were new to me and we had one specific week in mind, at fairly short notice. Kimkim found us an amazing local agent, Eduardo, who suggested an itinerary including hotels, activities and transfers, and it was anbsolutely fantastic. The added challenge came when AA cancelled our flight and we had to find another way to make it all work - which Eduardo did with considerable creativity. Our tour included an amazing jungle hotel, Tikal, Xunantunich on horseback, San... Read more

Belize and Guatemala were new to me and we had one specific week in mind, at fairly short notice. Kimkim found us an amazing local agent, Eduardo, who suggested an itinerary including hotels, activities and transfers, and it was anbsolutely fantastic. The added challenge came when AA cancelled our flight and we had to find another way to make it all work - which Eduardo did with considerable creativity.

Our tour included an amazing jungle hotel, Tikal, Xunantunich on horseback, San Ignacio, cave tubing and Caye Caulker. All in 6 days. I wish we could have stayed longer but sadly we couldn’t.

.would very highly recommend Guatemala, Belize, Eduardo and Kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Jungle Lodge Tikal
Peten

This is an authentic jungle experience. It’s just amazing. Basic but comfortable rooms, an excellent bar and restaurant, and wildlife all round. A really special place.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bear in mind that this is a jungle venue so it isnt going to be the Ritz, but for where it is, it is amazing
The Log Cab Inn Resort
San Ignacio

A very comfortable stay in a family room. The swimming pool makes it work. Handy for San Ignacio which is a shot can ride away. Very friendly and helpful staff

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Isla Resort
Cayo District, Belize

Disappointed that the restaurant was shut when we were there so there was no opportunity to sit on the hotel’s beach space and order a rum punch. But the rooms were fine.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean but several bits of minor maintenance needed: loose tiles, door not closing easily.
Activity Reviews
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio

Amazing event with a great local guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
San Ignacio

Brilliant experience. Wonderful horses even for an old fatty like me!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cave tubing tour
Cave tubing tour
Belize

Just completely awesome. Not remotely scary. Majestic is the word I’d use.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Aug 21, 2023

Justin,
It is amazing to see that you were captured in a wonderful week in Guatemala and Belize. We specialized in working in these two countries and we hope you have a second chance in the future to visit these countries once again and discover more of what they have to show!
Sincerely,
Eduardo

BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!
Guatemala | Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2023

Marielos
Marielos R.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2023
Where can I start reviewing my trip to Guatemala? From the beginning Eduardo was amazing in answering all of my questions and planning the trip the way we wanted it. He knew how important it was for us to visit Guatemala after living for 40 years abroad. He planned our trip where not only we learned about the culture, but saw amazing places and met very interesting people. From the moment Don David (our driver for the duration of the trip) picked us up at at airport until the moment we... Read more

Where can I start reviewing my trip to Guatemala? From the beginning Eduardo was amazing in answering all of my questions and planning the trip the way we wanted it. He knew how important it was for us to visit Guatemala after living for 40 years abroad. He planned our trip where not only we learned about the culture, but saw amazing places and met very interesting people.

From the moment Don David (our driver for the duration of the trip) picked us up at at airport until the moment we finalize out trip, his service was extraordinary. He drove us from Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala. Quetzaltenango, Solola, Chichicastenango, back to Guatemala City (at 3:45 am) for us to take the plane to visit Tikal, picking us up at the airport again, take us to the Hotel Barcelo and picking us up again at 4:30 am to go back tot he airport. His service was incredible. He was always very cordial and will let us know about places and landmarks he thought were interesting or important for us to know.

Now about our tour guides throughout the trip. First, let me tell you about our primary guide, Diana. Such a young, energetic and fantastic tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about Guatemala's history. She not only took her time to explain to us each of the places we visited, but also gave us ample time to take pictures, make purchases, eat, and look around. Diana never made us feel rushed and never left us alone in any of the places we visited. She took her time to explain the places we traveled to even told us about the other trips she has done with other groups.

Don Oscar in Chichicastenango was great! The place is incredible. Don Oscar was super knowledgeable about Chichicastenango and its history. If you love to buy items traditional from Guatemala, Chichicastenango is your place.

Don Oliverio (tour guide) and Fernando (driver) in Tikal: From the moment our plane landed in Flores, Don Oliverio and Fernando were already waiting for us. They both made sure we had what we needed for this trip. Our recommendation is to plan to buy bug spray, sun screen and water once you get to Flores (They took the sun screen and bug spray at the airport in Guatemala). Before we started the tour, they took us to a store to buy these items. Don Oliverio explained to us from the temples, royal houses, plants, animals, to the history of the Mayas in Peten.

The hotels: excellent! No other words to describe the cleanliness, comfort and service. In every hotel, we had complementary breakfasts (which were delicious). My favorite hotel: San Buenaventura Hotel in Lake Atitlan. We had our breakfast overlooking the lake and volcano. Amazing experience.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Antigua
Antigua

We stayed two different nights in this hotel. The first room was very very, but the second one, was extraordinary! Very good service and breakfast.

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Right in the middle of town and super close to everything. Loved the store right next door,
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Hotel Boutique Casa Morasan
Quetzaltenango
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
The beds were super comfortable. Very nice suite
San Buenaventura Hotel
Panajachel, Sololá

Loved this hotel. We were able to have breakfast right on the garden overlooking the lake and volcano.

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Loved all of the pictures hanging around.
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Hotel Barcelo
Guatemala City

I've been extremely blessed to have traveled to many places around the globe. Hotel Barcelo is for sure a 5 Star Hotel!

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Very close to the airport
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Antigua Historic Walking Tour
Antigua Historic Walking Tour
Antigua

Diana was our Tour Guide. She was very punctual and started the tour on time. Very knowledgeable. She never rushed us. We were able to take pictures, buy things and look around. She never minded repeating information or answering our questions.

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Fuentes Georginas
Fuentes Georginas
Guatemala

If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the health benefits of these water, you must definitely visit Fuentes Georginas.

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Visit Chichicastenango Market
Visit Chichicastenango Market
Lake Atitlán

The colors!!!! They were so vivid all throughout this tour.

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Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio

The history and amazing architecture is incredible!

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Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Jul 06, 2023

Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad that you have enjoyed our "Journey in Guatemala", With this feedback you have contributed to better position this service, which is undoubtedly one of the best things you can do in our beautiful country.

I invite you to text me on your next visit to Guatemala to show you other beautiful places in our land of beautiful people.

Thank you for providing value to our service!

Sincerely,
Eduardo

La atención el cuidado de cada una de las per...
Guatemala | Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2023

Silvia
Silvia R.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

La atención el cuidado de cada una de las personas que hicieron posible un tour maravilloso para mi hermana y para mi fue genial con personas geniales cada Guia en cada lugar nos enseñaron la historia de cada lugar el chofer Don David los guías Diana Sr Oscar Sr Odilio todos fueron extraordinarios GRACIAS y Eduardo quien fue nuestro enlace con ellos

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Jul 06, 2023

Muchas gracias por tus comentarios y deseamos que tus vacaciones hayan sido placenteras y que en base a tu experiencia puedas recomendarnos en un futuro cercano.
Saludos y Guatemala siempre te espera con los brazos abiertos.
Eduardo

Eduardo was very helpful on the planning of o...
Guatemala | May 19 - May 26, 2023

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Mirlam B.
Methuen, MA | Reviewed on May 30, 2023
Eduardo was very helpful on the planning of our trip. We are very thankful of his help and all the help of the driver Arturo as well all the guides , Diana, and Esmeralda. Read more

Eduardo was very helpful on the planning of our trip. We are very thankful of his help and all the help of the driver Arturo as well all the guides , Diana, and Esmeralda.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Camino Real Antigua
Antigua Guatemala

We had a great time at the Camino Real Hotel. People are very caring and helpful there. The rooms are very clean. The food at the restaurant is amazing! I forgot my phone and Fitbit chargers there and they emailed me to let me know. I was so happy to get the chargers back. Arturo the driver was able to pick them up at the Camino Real Hotel and brought them back to the hotel that we were staying at in Guatemala City. We would go back to the Camino Real in a heart beat!!!

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Eco Hotel Uxlabil

We had a terrible experience there. There was a bar close by and the music was very loud. The music didn’t stop until midnight and then the dogs started barking until 4AM. The next day the music started again at 9AM. The lake is beautiful and peaceful but it’s so sad that the loud music ruined our stay there. It seems that they don’t care about the tourists. We won’t ever go back there.

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Jungle Lodge Tikal
Peten

The room was nice clean. Unfortunately the sink was not working properly. The water was not going down. The food at the restaurant was good and the people at the front desk were helpful

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Hotel Barcelo
Guatemala City

We had a terrible experience at this hotel. The first night we got there we had to call reception because there was water on the bathroom floor and the toilet was leaking. They said that they will move us to a different room but later told us that there weren’t any rooms available. So they sent someone to fix the toilet but it leaked the next day. We called reception again at 8 PM and someone else came to dried up the floor and put out towels on the floor. Both maintenance guys didn’t know what the problem was. They just kept drying the floor. We had to called reception one more time at 1AM because the noise of the water that was leaking woke us up. At this point they wanted to move us to another room and we said no thank you. We were leaving that day. We won’t ever ever come back to this hotel.

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Activity Reviews
Flor de Ixcaco  weaving process
Flor de Ixcaco weaving process
Guatemala

Delfina was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed this activity very much. The store was very pretty too.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Our driver Arturo was an excellent driver. We enjoyed his company very much.
Guatemala City Tour
Guatemala City Tour
Guatemala

We enjoyed going to the National Palace, Cayala and the market. The only thing is the traffic is terrible.

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Sunrise Tour of Tikal National Park
Sunrise Tour of Tikal National Park
Guatemala

Our guide Oliver was very knowledgeable. Our driver Eduardo was very nice too. We enjoyed the sunrise very much. Oliver even let us used his binoculars to see the monkeys.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Eduardo’s van was very comfy. The seats had headrests.
Canopy Tour in Tikal National Park
Canopy Tour in Tikal National Park
Guatemala

Javier and Kevin were very helpful and very nice people.

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Scenic Drive to Lake Atitlán
Scenic Drive to Lake Atitlán
Guatemala
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Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Jun 14, 2023

Thanks for your comment Mirlam.
Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad that you enjoyed our "Journey in Guatemala", With this feedback you have contributed to better position this service, which is undoubtedly one of the best things you can do in our beautiful country.

I invite you to text me on your next visit to Guatemala to show you other beautiful places in our land of beautiful people.

Thank you for providing value to our service!

Sincerely,
Eduardo

Magical Tikal Forest Experience
Belize | Apr 23 - Apr 25, 2023

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MaryAnn R.
Novi, MI | Reviewed on May 09, 2023
We had a wonderful time. Rubin was a knowledge, kind, well spoken, service oriented guide. We learned and were so enhanced and blessed by the Mayan teaching, history and culture. The lodge was fantastic. Monkeys, sounds of the jungle and the accommodations we loved! Food was good. Also hit some local spots that Rubin recommended. This made our time even better.. Drivers were also excellent! Lenten and Fernando made the travel easy. Lots of walking in the forest and up and down stairs. All... Read more

We had a wonderful time. Rubin was a knowledge, kind, well spoken, service oriented guide. We learned and were so enhanced and blessed by the Mayan teaching, history and culture. The lodge was fantastic. Monkeys, sounds of the jungle and the accommodations we loved! Food was good. Also hit some local spots that Rubin recommended. This made our time even better.. Drivers were also excellent! Lenten and Fernando made the travel easy.

Lots of walking in the forest and up and down stairs. All worth it, but you will be tired after 6 hours. Or, you can opt out.
Rubin kept us going but also realizes that some cannot keep this pace.

Servers at the lodge were trying hard, but many don't speak English. Just be prepared if you don't speak Spanish. One lovely server who could speak some English stepped into translate often.

We will definitely use kimkim again. Could not have done it without them. Guidance was priceless and made for no stress at all.

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on May 09, 2023

Hola MaryAnn,
It is good to hear tha tyou had a great experince in Belize and Guatemala. Ensure to spread th word to your friends so we can provide good services to people interested in Guatemala, Belize and especially to get to know the Mayan Culture.
Eduardo