It was a wonderful tour with my two girls (15 and 13yo) and my mother. It catered for all our needs and expectations. We were well served all the way. Really good food!!! Loved Pook's Hill and Blue Tang Inn. Jungle Lodge at Tikal is more impersonal but as good as you get on the location. People from Poo\'s Hill and Blue Tang were really professionals, caring and informative!!! Really good.
We had a fantastic time in Guatemala and Belize. We felt like we were able to see so many unique places in a fairly short amount of time. From caves to Mayan ruins to markets to canoeing on a lake and river we experienced the highlands and the jungles of Guatemala and Belize within the comfort of a private vehicle and with the knowledge shared from trusted guides.
We had an excellent time - - felt safe and well taken care of. Our guides "Rambo" and Carlos (Tikal) were excellent. All the drivers were courteous, helpful, and they drove safely, which can't be said of everyone in Guatemala. Our driver to Copan guided us through the border crossing very efficiently, where otherwise we would have been mystified.
Hotel Don Ugo's (Copan) was OK, but not up to the standard of Hotel Aurora (Antigua). We also liked Posada Santiago on Lake Atitlan. Casona del Lago was comfortable but a little sterile compared to the others - - in hindsight, we probably would have preferred to stay on the island in Flores, although the walk on the causeway was short, so we could get to the island easily. The hotel staff at Casona del Lago was very accommodating and arranged a boat trip on the lake, including a private museum of Mayan artifacts that was very interesting.
I hated to leave Guatemala. But on reflection, I think a great part of it was the camaraderie I enjoyed with my nine fellow travelers. We grew close and I loved that. I have not had that experience on other tours I've taken.
Marian was an outstanding guide. In fact, she was the best guide I have ever had on any of my vacations! Wonderful accommodations that exceeded my expectations! Excellent!
Getting 50 years old is a once in a lifetime experience I wanted to share with my most beloved friends. I'm so glad that I discovered and hired Adventure Life. They made my dream become true. It was perfect from A till Z - All hotels were even better than I expected, the guides were well appreciated and everybody was very timely, organisation went perfectly. Couldn't be better. 5 stars at least!