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Old Town Outfitters

Founded in 1998, Old Town Outfitters is a full-service adventure travel and destination management company located in the Spanish colonial town of La Antigua. We specialize in designing custom-built trips for both organized groups and independent travelers. Old Town strives to provide unique, high-quality trips which create rewarding experiences for our clients.

Old Town Outfitters is part of the following groups: Guatemala Travel Agents, Honduras Travel Agents, Belize Travel Agents

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Awesome team to work with
Guatemala | Mar 27 - Apr 3, 2024

Lydia
Lydia M.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
Honestly dealing with Alex (the travel agent) is what made us decide to go to Guatemala. He made us feel safe and worked very well with us. We even got to meet him and his beautiful family while we were there. What I also really appreciated is him always being available on WhatsApp for questions and addressed any concerns that I had. He had us working with our favorite tour guide Christa who me and my wife got close to and learned to love Guatemala and the people of Guatemala because of her.... Read more

Honestly dealing with Alex (the travel agent) is what made us decide to go to Guatemala. He made us feel safe and worked very well with us. We even got to meet him and his beautiful family while we were there. What I also really appreciated is him always being available on WhatsApp for questions and addressed any concerns that I had. He had us working with our favorite tour guide Christa who me and my wife got close to and learned to love Guatemala and the people of Guatemala because of her.

Seriously the whole team that we had was amazing from our agent Alex, our guide Christa, and our driver David.

Activity Reviews
Antigua Walking Tour
Antigua Walking Tour
Guatemala

It was good but we would’ve liked to do it with our guide who was also with us on it.

Kayaking & Hiking Lake Atitlán
Kayaking & Hiking Lake Atitlán
Guatemala

Our favorite place!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Christa was awesome
Transport
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
Guatemala
Day Hike to Pacaya Volcano
Day Hike to Pacaya Volcano
Guatemala
Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Apr 16, 2024

Thank you both for taking the time to leave us your review. I'm glad you were able to get to know a bit of the real Guatemala with our local team. Christa and the rest of the crew had a great time with you and appreciated your positive attitude and beautiful energy! Please spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Guatemala the better. Thank you again for your lovely visit!

Belize and Guatemala - Great trip
Belize | Mar 30 - Apr 8, 2024

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Saba D.
Holly Springs, NC | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
We had a great time with Tomas and Michael in Belize. The tour guide in Guatemala gave us a good suggestion to do the tour at 4 am instead of later in the day bcoz the temperature was very high ( 101) and that helped us a lot!
Overall a great experience!
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We had a great time with Tomas and Michael in Belize. The tour guide in Guatemala gave us a good suggestion to do the tour at 4 am instead of later in the day bcoz the temperature was very high ( 101) and that helped us a lot!
Overall a great experience!

Hotel Reviews
Black Rock Lodge
San Ignacio

Best experience ever! The staff is fantastic and the hotel is so close to nature- great way to disconnect!

Authenticity & Character
Location
The location is beautiful but the 6/7 mile long road going to the lodge can be improved.
Staff
Best experience ever- everyone was super nice!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ramon's Village Resort
San Pedro

Paradise!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Jaguar Inn Tikal
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Issue with water supply and fan in the summer heat
Jaguar Creek Lodge
Cayo District, Belize
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Staff is good but they can help with lugging the bags to the rooms especially if the room is far away from the reception. No one offered to help us
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) caves day tour
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) caves day tour
San Ignacio
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
He could have planned for the tubes to be at the cave and not for us to carry it along the way. We saw other guides doing that and even offering to take family pics - he didn’t even ask
Transport
Cacao Farm & Chocolate Making Tour
Cacao Farm & Chocolate Making Tour
San Ignacio

Very enriching experience!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
He charged us extra money for the 4 am tour
Transport
Canopy Tour in Tikal National Park
Canopy Tour in Tikal National Park
Belize
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Awesome staff
Transport
Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley - from Ramon's Village
Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley - from Ramon's Village
Belize

Dream come true!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Best staff - so helpful and made me and my daughter so comfortable
Transport
Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Apr 13, 2024

Thank you for all this feedback, we do not doubt that this will help us to get more folks interested in this impressive route.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review !!
I'm thrilled you had a great time on the Program activities you and I built for this unforgettable tour. Knowing that you had a great time with our team guiding you around the country is very helpful. 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!

Amazing time in Belize
Belize | Mar 18 - Mar 23, 2024

Kathryn
Kathryn F.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Apr 02, 2024
My 19yo daughter and I had a great time on our trip to Belize. Chris listened to everything I wanted and planned a perfect itinerary. We enjoyed horseback riding to the Maya site Xunantunich. Our guides Jose and Carla were knowledgeable and accommodating. Jose helped me get to the top of the pyramid as I’m afraid of heights. I’m so glad I did it—the view was amazing! We also enjoyed cave tubing en route from San Ignacio to San Pedro. It was beautiful and we saw a family of howler monkeys... Read more

My 19yo daughter and I had a great time on our trip to Belize. Chris listened to everything I wanted and planned a perfect itinerary. We enjoyed horseback riding to the Maya site Xunantunich. Our guides Jose and Carla were knowledgeable and accommodating. Jose helped me get to the top of the pyramid as I’m afraid of heights. I’m so glad I did it—the view was amazing! We also enjoyed cave tubing en route from San Ignacio to San Pedro. It was beautiful and we saw a family of howler monkeys right above us along the riverside. Last, we snorkeled with nurse sharks and rays in Hol Chan. Our guide Carlos showed us a number of cool sea creatures like eels and an arrowhead crab. Our accommodations at Falling Leaves Lodge and Ramon’s Village were comfortable and clean. Thanks to Chris we were able to enjoy an upgrade to an ocean view room at Ramon’s which we appreciated. Last, our driver between sites, Derek, was always prompt and made getting around feel easy and safe.

Hotel Reviews
Falling Leaves Lodge
San Ignacio

Pool and poolside snack bar was under construction but will add a lot to the experience.

Authenticity & Character
The gardens were beautiful . Room was small but comfortable and clean. Shower hot.
Location
Proximity to Cahal Pech Maya site; being at the top of the hill limited dining and activity options
Staff
Paula and Kevin were great. Pointed out plants and a toucan in the garden. Some restaurant staff were not always welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ramon's Village Resort
San Pedro
Authenticity & Character
A little touristy in character but still beautiful and comfortable. The clean beach and chaise lounges were appreciated.
Location
Right on the beautiful turquoise water.
Staff
Friendly and lots of good suggestions
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bedding and pillows could use replacing.
Activity Reviews
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
San Ignacio

Guides Jose and Carla were great. Horses were well behaved. Site was amazing. Jose helped me with the climb—so kind.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley - from Ramon's Village
Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley - from Ramon's Village
Belize
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Belize
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Chris Gwinner
Chris
Chris Gwinner
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Apr 02, 2024

Thank you for the review Kathryn, we really enjoyed reliving your experiences in Belize through all the pictures. I'm so glad to hear you overcame some personal challenges on the trip and enjoyed the views from atop the pyramid!

It was our pleasure to host the two of you and thank you again for choosing to travel with us in Belize. Our team had a great time with you and we hope to see you again in the future. Spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know the better!

Lots of driving
Guatemala | Feb 16 - Feb 29, 2024

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Bruce D.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 07, 2024

Some of the hotels were substandard ... In particular Coban, Lake Atitlan and Antigua.. Rooms were dirty and internet was poor. We indicated that 3-4 star was acceptable but these hotels were more like 2 star by international standards.

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Mar 29, 2024

Thank you very much for your words with definitely will take care of this advices for future clients!
Eduardo

This trip could have been so much better
Guatemala | Feb 22 - Feb 28, 2024

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Pedro J C.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Mar 06, 2024
Our first time in Guatemala was amazing and disappointing at the same time. The beauty of Guatemala surprised us with its mesmerizing volcanoes and lake Atitlan. The logistics left us puzzled at best. This is the first time a guide does not receive us at the airport. The only time with the trip planner Eduardo was the night before we departed after we had voiced repeatedly our concerns. We did not feel well informed of the plan. In fact the printout given to us by the driver upon arrival was... Read more

Our first time in Guatemala was amazing and disappointing at the same time. The beauty of Guatemala surprised us with its mesmerizing volcanoes and lake Atitlan. The logistics left us puzzled at best. This is the first time a guide does not receive us at the airport. The only time with the trip planner Eduardo was the night before we departed after we had voiced repeatedly our concerns. We did not feel well informed of the plan. In fact the printout given to us by the driver upon arrival was not accurate or thorough. The culmination of the concerns was reached when a vehicle we were riding broke down and we could not complete our day of excursion. We wasted an entire day. For that we were reimbursed $287. We gave Eduardo a list of 12 points that we think will help improve his business. We are experienced travelers and we feel that amount we paid for this trip was not worth it at all.

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Mar 29, 2024

Muchas gracias por tus comentarios Pedro y como tuvimos la oportunidad de platicar muchos de los inconvenientes forman parte de los sucesos que podemos afrontar dentro de los tours que, en ningún momento, son pensados para trabajar de esa forma y resultan de forma inesperada del trabajo diario con hoteles transportes y guías.

Quiero agradecerte personalmente por dejar tu comentario y que tengas la certeza que siempre trataremos de trabajar de la mejor manera con nuestros clientes.
Saludos,
Eduardo

5-star fun and adventures in Belize and Guatemala.
Guatemala | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

Robin
Robin R.
Hayward, CA | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024
Alex did an exceptional job creating our Guatemala and Belize itinerary. He was very responsive, had great suggestions, was patient and polite throughout the process. Our trip started with pick up from the airport. The driver patiently waited a couple of hours for two different flights to arrive so our whole party could depart together. We spent the first 3 nights in San Ignacio. It was a great introduction to Belize and Guatemala - with a clean, safe hotel, amazing food, and really fun (and... Read more

Alex did an exceptional job creating our Guatemala and Belize itinerary. He was very responsive, had great suggestions, was patient and polite throughout the process. Our trip started with pick up from the airport. The driver patiently waited a couple of hours for two different flights to arrive so our whole party could depart together. We spent the first 3 nights in San Ignacio. It was a great introduction to Belize and Guatemala - with a clean, safe hotel, amazing food, and really fun (and informative) trips to two different Mayan ruins.

I really enjoyed the water tubing excursion we took while transitioning from interior Belize to the coast in the middle of our trip. We had the same drive as before - and he was friendly, punctual, and ensured a safe delivery.

On the coast, we stayed in San Pedro. The scenery is like a postcard. Alex selected an ideal snorkeling excursion that totally made our trip.

Overall, I cannot wait to return to Belize and Guatemala and will definitely enlist Alex's help to plan our next adventure.

Activity Reviews
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio

William (I think), the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He paced the tour so a range of fitness levels could learn, explore, and adventure. I really enjoyed walking to each structure, checking out nature, and glimpsing a few fun animals. It was an active but not exhausting day - the perfect amount of time. Also, the restaurant we went to for lunch at the end was fantastic!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
On time, safe, polite.
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Horse Riding Tour of the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
San Ignacio

I really appreciated the knowledge of the tour operators at St. Leonards tours. And, the gentleman who rode horses with us was outstanding - he stopped to check in on everyone, kept conversation going, and ensured a safe ride.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Guatemala

Derrick, our driver, was so nice and helpful. He waited with our belongings the whole time we were tubing. Tubing was wonderful - perfect temperature (air and water), right amount of time, our guide was great and I especially liked just floating outside of the tube to look at the trees, etc. The lunch, on premise, was delicious!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Guatemala

This was a perfect adventure. The boat transport was fun, our captain/dive leader was funny, the water was ideal. We say plenty of fish and sea life.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Mar 05, 2024

It was our pleasure Rovin and thank you again for your patience and positive energy while creating your personalize trip to Belize and Guatemala! Our team and partners had a great time with you and we hope to see you again in the future maybe to explore more in Guatemala, especially my hometown Antigua Guatemala.

If you have a chance to spread the word about Belize and Guatemala with your friends and family, the more people know the better!

Thank you!

This trip exceeded our expectations...
Guatemala | Feb 16 - Feb 29, 2024

Teresa
Teresa D.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024
Loved the authenticity of Coban.
Semuc Champey was great but we would have liked more warning/info about what the "water cave" experience was going to involve. This was complicated by the fact that the guide's English was inadequate.
Flores was lovely.
LOVED Yaxha - Guide Oliveiro was superb. Tikal also great.
Really enjoyed Rio Dulce, the hotel we stayed at (Tixal?) and the whole river experience. Livingston was very interesting. Great guide too - Fernando.
Best was the hot...
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Loved the authenticity of Coban.
Semuc Champey was great but we would have liked more warning/info about what the "water cave" experience was going to involve. This was complicated by the fact that the guide's English was inadequate.
Flores was lovely.
LOVED Yaxha - Guide Oliveiro was superb. Tikal also great.
Really enjoyed Rio Dulce, the hotel we stayed at (Tixal?) and the whole river experience. Livingston was very interesting. Great guide too - Fernando.
Best was the hot springs!! Great experience!
Chichicastanango was absolutely fantastic - the market! and the cemetary.
Lake Atitlan was beautiful. We loved the kayaking & hiking experience. The towns we visited were tourist-y (San Juan, San Pedro, Santiago) but the things we visited (chocolate factory, weaving cooperative, shaman house) were really! interesting.
We really, really enjoyed this trip - it exceeded our expectations.

Hotel Review
Hotel La Posada
coban

we found this hotel underwhelming - may have been because it was rainy and cold.

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Mar 06, 2024

thank you very much for any word you put into this review I am pretty sure when other people read these comments they will feel like visiting the same places you have done in this program which is a good way to get to know Guatemala and its beautiful places.

I hope you can spread the word with friends and family to encourage people to visit this beautiful country
Eduardo

Our trip was terrific and exceeded our expect...
Guatemala | Feb 16 - Feb 29, 2024

Nicole
Nicole D.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024
Our trip was terrific and exceeded our expectations. With the itinerary that was created for us, we saw many different areas of the country. What we hope to have, on a trip like this, is a wide variety of activities and experiences. This trip delivered. We were in cities and villages; we saw nightlife and wildlife; we were on lakes, in mountains and in jungles; we hiked, walked, swam, motor-boated and kayaked ; we visited wide open plazas and packed markets; we explored centuries-old pyramids... Read more

Our trip was terrific and exceeded our expectations. With the itinerary that was created for us, we saw many different areas of the country. What we hope to have, on a trip like this, is a wide variety of activities and experiences. This trip delivered. We were in cities and villages; we saw nightlife and wildlife; we were on lakes, in mountains and in jungles; we hiked, walked, swam, motor-boated and kayaked ; we visited wide open plazas and packed markets; we explored centuries-old pyramids and temples and modern churches; we learned ancient customs and current practices. Our local guides, lined up by Eduardo, were knowledgeable, personable and flexible. And the people of Guatemala were friendly and welcoming. Definitely a great trip overall.

Local specialist: Eduardo Celada
Eduardo
Eduardo Celada
Local specialist in Antigua, Guatemala | Replied on Mar 29, 2024

Thank you very much Nicole you and I did a great job building this itinerary and I'm pretty sure you got a great experience from the places to visit in Guatemala!

Eduardo

Ten Days in Guatemala
Guatemala | Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2024

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Bruce H.
Santa Fe, NM | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2024
My wife and I had a great ten day trip in Guatemala. We told kimkim the kinds of things we were interested in and wanted to do (Antigua, hiking, shopping, markets, maybe a cooking class, Tikal, Lake Atitlan), and they put us in touch with Matt at Old Town Outfitters in Antigua, who helped us come up with an ideal itinerary, using local guides and drivers. We especially enjoyed our four days with guide Lucas, whose skill and knowledge and patience and joy of life and spirit of adventure... Read more

My wife and I had a great ten day trip in Guatemala. We told kimkim the kinds of things we were interested in and wanted to do (Antigua, hiking, shopping, markets, maybe a cooking class, Tikal, Lake Atitlan), and they put us in touch with Matt at Old Town Outfitters in Antigua, who helped us come up with an ideal itinerary, using local guides and drivers. We especially enjoyed our four days with guide Lucas, whose skill and knowledge and patience and joy of life and spirit of adventure captivated us. Matt was responsive to our questions and needs, and added a last-minute coffee tour that was one of the highlights. He choreographed all the details of the trip - transportation, local guides, plane tickets to Tikal, and lodging, and everything worked out perfectly. So much easier than trying to figure it all out ourselves!

Local specialist: Matt Hartell

All of our tours and guides were amazing!!
Guatemala | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

R
Robin A.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024
All of our tours and guides were amazing!! Read more

All of our tours and guides were amazing!!

Activity Reviews
Explore Tikal National Park
Explore Tikal National Park
San Ignacio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City with Cave Tubing Tour en Route
Guatemala
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
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Half day Snorkel tour at the Marine Reserve from Caribe Resort
Guatemala
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Alex Coronado
Alex
Alex Coronado
Local specialist in Antigua Guatemala | Replied on Feb 28, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Rovin. I'm glad you and Rovin were able to get to know a bit of the real Belize and Tikal, the crew had a great time with you both and appreciated your positive attitude and energy! Be sure to spread the word to your friends and family, the more people know about Belize and Guatemala the better. Thank you again for your travels!