We loved our trip to Guatemala & Belize. We t...
Aug 2 - Aug 23, 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 ... 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.
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.
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.
The colours of this market are spectacular. Beautiful textiles and crafts. The food market was amazing as well. We really enjoyed the energy here.
Spectacular ... a must do.
We had a great day here ... caving, tubing and swimming in the blue pools. It was fun with a bit of adventure.
We really enjoyed Tikal National Park and stayed inside the park. The ruins are spectacular!
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.
This cave was beautiful and the tubing trip through was fun.
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.
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.