11 Day Guatemala & Costa Rica
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Zika Virus - Passengers are recommended to visit www.cdc.gov/zika/ for current information. CDC advises pregnant women to avoid travel to the countries visited in this itinerary.
Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Guatemala City, Guatemala City-San Jose-Miami
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 10 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Guatemala City
- 1 night Chichicastenango
- 2 nights San Jose
- 2 nights Arenal
- 2 nights Monteverde
- All transfers
- 13 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Tour of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit the colorful Indian Market and Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango
- Excursion to Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America
- Tour downtown San Jose enjoying its many historical & architectural jewels
- Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops
- View Arenal Volcano National Park with its unique landscape and famous Arenal volcano
- Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Experience a traditional Costa Rican Coffee Farm, followed by a Chocolate Tour
- Small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers
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The Guatemala itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.
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This first class hotel is one block from Reforma Avenida and two blocks from Zona Viva with its art galleries, disco bars, museums, restaurants and shopping.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is located in the village of Chichicastenango (Chichi), famous for its shopping at the market on Thursday and Sunday.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the heart of San Jose nearby La Sabana Park.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel is located just in front of the Arenal volcano.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Join an optional tour to Tikal National Park, in the heart of the jungle of northern Guatemala to visit one the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America, You will be picked up early this morning for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the ancient Mayan City of Tikal, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, visiting sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.
Please note: this is a fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Tikal in a brief visit.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 13-14 hours.
|Day #4||16 Feb 2016 - 05 Jan 2018||$359.00|
This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the city's civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City.
**Please note that the order of the above tour may vary
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #4||01 May 2010 - 05 Jan 2018||$27.00|
Enjoy the peaceful sights and the sounds of the rain forest as you quietly float down the Rio Frio near the Nicaraguan border. A professional guide will share educational and interesting facts about the plants and animals encountered on the float. This area is abundant with bird species, including the Snake-Bird, Wood Storks, and Olivaceous Cormorants,. Keep an eye out for the various monkey species, sloths, turtles, and caimans that live along the rivers banks. This tour also includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, along with regional fruit, juices, and coffee. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel.
This tour is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the hotel. Please bring sunscreen, hat, and light clothes.
Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2017 - 11 Jan 2019||$60.00|
Spend this evening relaxing in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal. The family owned EcoTermales has four different pools ranging in temperature from 91 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounded by the local flora of the forest. Private and secluded, these hot springs are a great way to wind down after a long day of sightseeing. While there, enjoy an included home cooked traditional Costa Rican dinner.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2017 - 11 Jan 2019||$54.00|
Join this exciting tour to see the rainforest in a whole new way. Cross through the unique Cloud Forest's canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zipline cable, maneuvering between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, making this extreme adventure one of the longest Zipline tours in the country.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking some distance through the forest between the Zipline cables. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5-3 hours.
|Day #9||16 Nov 2015 - 11 Jan 2018||$44.00|
Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity. For some, this activity may be considered strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
|Day #9||16 Nov 2015 - 11 Jan 2018||$27.00|
It was awesome. Teo, our guide was great and was very organized. Loved it. The food was great and the accommodations were fine, especially with westin at the end. Thanks for having it all inclusive for us. What a treat! Thanks again.Karoline L. Keene, NH
The trip was wonderful. Great guides, accommodations & weather.Kathryn R. Mt Pleasant, SC
Both the Panama and the Ecuador tours were amazing! As always, we are very pleased with Gate 1 tours.Jose G. Totowa, NJ
Our Classic Panama trip was awesome! It was our second Gate 1 tour and won't be our last. Everything was wonderful. Our guide Roberto was fabulous and the tours were all great! Keep up the good work and keep those trips coming!Kathleen W. Altoona, PA
Our trip to Panama City, Panama was very very good. Thank you very much for arranging such a wonderful trip.Ramesh P. Piscataway, NJ
My trip was amazing. It exceeded my expectations. Arriving in Guatemala as a "single traveler" I must admit I was a bit nervous. But from the moment I was greeted my the driver that all went away. The guide (Stewart) met me in the AM and my adventure in Guatemala & Honduras were spectacular. I found all aspects of the experience VERY BEAUTIFUL. Our guide was very informative, Stewart took every effort to make sure that we always were engaged, enjoying and comfortable during our travels. All of the Gate 1 arrangements were easy to navigate. I found it so rewarding that I have already recommended to friends.Alisia R. Seattle, WA
It was an awesome trip! Everything was good, very good guide too. Good place. Thank you so much.Amrita R. Jersey City, NJ
Thanks for inquiring. The 5 day trip to Guatemala was wonderful. The guides, drivers, and hotels were all first rate. Everything ran smoothly and I truly enjoyed my trip.Chandria S. Cheverly, MD
It was awesome! Our guide Darrio was so knowledgeable. You can tell he really enjoys what he does, and it made the 2-3 hour drives between destinations bearable. He'd ask us frequently if we needed a break to stop somewhere to stretch our legs or use the restroom. The market in Chichi was beautiful and eye opening. The sights were all beautiful as a matter of fact. My 72 year old grandmother and I traveled to Guatemala together and she told me it was one of the best trips she's taken.Chloe P. Delray Beach, FL
It was wonderful. So much fun, great tours, fun people.Antoinette G. Lincoln, RI
It was fantastic! Our guide, Bacho, was great: knowledgeable, fun and friendly.The hotels were good to excellent, we had wonderful entertainment. The organisation was perfect. We met several couples who had made previous trips with Gate !, and we understand why. We'll plan another with you!Joseph W. Spring Valley, CA
Great trip! Wonderful hotels, excellent food, outstanding guide! This is the second trip with gate 1 and better than the first. I tell people (including my sister who likes to travel) that gate 1 value can't be beaten. I have taken tours with more expensive companies and even a couple private ones and this tour is much better value.Mary F. Ontario, Canada
This was the first time that I've travelled with Gate 1 and was most impressed. The Tour Director, Stuart, was terrific. He was organized, punctual, well informed, helpful and cheerful. One of the best I've ever experienced and I've taken over 30 organized tours. The accommodations were superb - in an area where I was not expecting 5 star hotels, I got them anyway!! All the breakfasts and dinners were top quality. All in all, the trip was wonderful and I'll not hesitate to travel with Gate 1 again and I'll definitely recommend your company to my friends.Sandra M. Ontario, Canada
Awesome! Thoroughly enjoyrd it. Carlos and Xavier did a great job. Accomodations were fine as were the meals. Another "home run" for Gate 1!Kevin W. Fredericksbrg, VA
The trip was very nice. Our guide, Bacho, was the best guide ever!!Cornelia G. Colorado Spgs, CO
We really enjoyed it, especially Antigua, the old Spanish capital and learning about the Mayan culture around Chichicastanango. Thanks for asking.Shirley P. Columbus, OH
It was great Joanne - the guide (Bonifacio) was the best one ever! He is knowledgeable, personable and just an all around great guy. He pulled the group together to enjoy the trip. Lot of time on a bus but the views were great and the entertainment excellent. Would recommend it to others....Sharon K. Ingersoll, Ontario CA
Our trip to Mexico was outstanding especially because of our wonderful guide. Your organization should know how special BACHO is. You are lucky he does some groups for you. We learned so much because of his knowledge of Mexico's History and Natural bird and plant life. He was gracious and kind and extremely detail oriented. We also had a wonderful bus Driver, Michel. Knowing that he was so competent allowed us to be relaxed on the long bus rides. Now, back to reality!Marcia R. Pittsburgh, PA
We had a nice trip. Everything went smooth as we expected with Gate 1. Our next Gate 1 is Morocco in May.Michael W. Wellington, FL
Great; we loved Guatemala. Excellent accommodations and beautiful sites to see. Chichicastenanga was the best.Leslie M. Saint Paul, MN
We enjoyed the trip a lot. The Itinerary was good,the accommodations were good. Transfers from and to airport were good. Buses and drivers were good. Tony was a good, helpful and entertaining quide.Sophia B. Alhambra, CA
Excellent. Gustavo was a great tour coordinator, Daniel the driver was helpful and friendly. Last hotel, Westin was fantastic. Overall a great trip. Our 3rd trip w Gate 1.William B. Belton, TX
Jie Sun and I enjoyed very much our trip to Panama. All the tours were very well organized. We are especially impressed by our tour manager Patricio for his knowledge (not only about each visiting site but also about the country and the world at large), his management skill, his friendly personality, his passion about his home country Panama, and his prefect English (US style). It is certainly a gift to have a person like Patricio to be our tour manager. To have people like Patricio working for Gate 1 is a strong testimony to Gate 1's success in the business of tourism! We will certainly consider joining other Gate 1 tours in the future. Will have no hesitation to recommend Gate 1 to friends for their vacation considerations.Jie S. Poolesville, MD
We loved Estuardo, our guide, and Danny, our driver. Both were friendly, professional, and provided a truly wonderful experience throughout our tour of Guatemala. The accommodations were wonderful, too.Susan L. Edwardsville, IL
The trip was wonderful. It was all I hoped it would be. I had never been to Mexico before and was interested in seeing the real culture and people. This loop thru northern Mexico and Copper Canyon area by bus felt authentic. Juan, our educated and charming guide, did everything he could to make our visit a wonderful experience. CarolCarol C. Marshfield, WI
Our trip was better than I anticipated. This was our first visit to Guatemala. From what I've previously read regarding safety issues in that country we were somewhat apprehensive. I literally had to persuade my husband into booking this trip. And, as it turned out from day one our fears were laid to rest (of course we practiced common sense and remained diligent as you would wherever you go). My husband and I throughly enjoyed the visits to all the pyramids as well as the other sites on our itinerary. Tony, our tour guide, couldn't be better. He went beyond what is expected to make our trip informative, fun, and our safety was paramount to him. Gate 1 is soooo lucky to have him!!! This was only our 2nd trip through your company. And now, I know why most of the other travelers have traveled with you repeatedly. My husband said, "I had a great time, our trip was wonderful, I'm so glad you talked me into going".Luz L. Pomona, CA
It was our 1st Gate 1 tour and we loved it! We will do many more because we thought it was run extreme well and exceeded our expectations! We would like to also express our appreciation to Alejandro our primary tour guide from Guatemala City and Luis our tour guide in Tikal. They were extremely knowledgeable and went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable!Harry S. Palm City, FL
The trip was wonderful. Very happy with our guide Stuart. Love the city of Antigua. It was my first tour with Gate 1 and we are already planning two more. Great service, good hotels and overall enjoyed this trip very much. Thank you Gate 1.Liliana A. Deland, FL
Our trip was fantastic! This is the first time we have used Gate 1 Travel and everything was beyond our expectations! The country of Panama gave us some fantastic memories of a wonderful guide, Roberto... who went above and beyond to do everything to serve us and see we had every need met, beautiful accommodations, excellent food and service, and a wonderful order of sightseeing that gave us an true sense of the entire country.
We loved the arrangements of the flights, transfers, and communication regarding every aspect of our trip. We have already suggested Gate 1 to friends and acquaintances. We will definitely be looking to use Gate 1 tours again. We felt we met friends through our trip, but we also felt we had friends with Gate 1 that wanted every part of our vacation to be a success!
Rebecca M. Louisville, KY
Our trip to Guatemala was wonderful. Our flights were on time and comfortable and we had wonderful accommodations in Guatemala.
Gate 1 employees were always on time and very courteous. Our tour guides, Stuart and Raual, (I am sure I spelled both names incorrectly) were exceptional. They gave us the best information and could answer all our questions so we learned a lot about the country. The drivers were also really good - we never felt unsafe riding with them. We will recommend your company to our friends and relatives and we hope to be able to take another tour some day.Betty W. Bergland, MI
The trip was great. Panama was wonderful, very hot but a fascinating place.
It was Colombia that I really fell in love with though. Most folks thought Medellin was the highlight of the trip but I loved Bogota. Cool, up in the mountains, filled with people who love to smile, beautiful sights, wonderful and diverse foods. The scenery on the drive from Manizales to Medellin was as surreally beautiful as any I've ever seen.
Our guide in Panama, Roberto was very good. Our guides in Colombia, both our tour manager and our local guide in Manizales were well beyond good. They were absolutely wonderful. So thanks for putting this together for me. I hope to do more as far as combining trips like I did on this one.Harris B. Huntley, IL
We very much enjoyed our trip to Panama and Costa Rica. We have enjoyed traveling with Gate 1 in the past and hopefully, will do so in the future. Despite warnings from friends regarding safety, virus and bacterial infections, food and water contamination, humidity affecting electronics, sunburn, thievery and muggings, we had no problems. We trust Gate 1 and, once again, thank you for providing a wonderful and safe trip for us.
Ricardo was our tour guide in Panama. He was so pleasant and knowledgeable about his country and is such an asset to your company. We especially enjoyed the excursion to the indigenous village of the Embrera tribe. What a great experience, memories will last a life time. We were disappointed that there were no activities offered for the evenings in Panama. We learned, on our own, of a dinner and Panamanian dance show, which we attended. Many of our fellow travelers would have liked to attend as well, but did not learn of it until too late. There were no group dinners offered in the evening, which would have given all an opportunity to enjoy the experience together, such an event would have been nice. Another inconvenience occurred, when our airport transfer driver, who was scheduled to come at 4:30 AM showed up at the hotel at 3:30 AM.
Costa Rica was marvelous. Zarah was our tour guide. Wow! She was terrific and kept us busy all the time with activities, lunches and dinners and overall a great experience. It was exactly the right kind of trip for us, good food, introductions to different cultures, moderate physical activity, with lots of events to participate in, plus spectacular scenery.Frederick L. Willingboro, NJ
The 5 day trip to Guatemala was the perfect way to spend the long Presidents' Day weekend! With travel days and time at leisure in Guatemala City the actual tour was just two days, but it provided a wonderful glimpse of this Central American country. The Barcelo Hotel in Guatemala City was fantastic - lovely rooms, very secure, nice public spaces inside and out, three restaurants with good food and very nice staff. The tour was with the help of the long established Clark Tours and there were only seven of us on this special Gate 1 itinerary.
Our guide Franz was kind, very experienced, knowledgeable and shared great stories. The driver Danilo was very talented and super nice. We visited the lovely town of Antigua, with many restored buildings, some beautiful ruins and full of life. Then on to Chichicastenango, for an overnight at the very serene and cute Mayan Inn, where every room has a fireplace and your very own attendant will come light it for you, which is a nice touch in the chilly high altitude air. The restaurant and bar were very nice and the courtyards peaceful. Staying overnight also allows you to visit the famous Chichi market early on Sunday morning before it gets much busier later in the day. Then on to the beautiful volcanic crater Lake Atitlan which was spectacular. Franz suggested the Sunset Café for a lovely lunch with a lake and volcano vista - heaven to feel the sun after the cold and snow of Connecticut!
So yet again, a flawless trip - my 12th with Gate 1 and more to come for sure! Thank you!Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
Our trip to Panama was interesting. Everything went smoothly. Ricardo Morales, our tour guide worked very hard and did a wonderful job! It's always great to be taken care of by a knowledgeable local! Most people on our tour had booked many tours with Gate 1 Travel but it was our first time using your company. We definitely would travel with Gate 1 again!Nadine G. London, ON
Gate 1 Travel is 1st rate with me because it always meets my expectations.
Once I get on the plane to whatever destination I am left with 2 questions what
to wear and what to eat....Gate 1 looks after all the rest for my entire
This trip to Guatemala & Honduras was exceptional. The group was small only 15. We had a small van with air conditioning which could cope with the rain forest temperatures. It was so easy getting in and out of. No high steps. Luggage was easily loaded and unloaded.
This is a poor country and a lot of the time is spent driving through the countryside. Our guide Tony was super he was able to plan our time so we never got bored. Drives could be long but stops were well planned so we never felt we were killing time. His knowledge of Mayan culture was excellent and he shared his insight as we progressed.
Hotels were excellent with swimming pools. Breakfasts offered anything you could think of but the variety of fresh fruit made them special. Lots of hot water and tons of pillows on the beds.
Tony our guide was exceptional. No one recognized the amount of time he spent planning and carrying out our activities. He was able to recognize very quickly when the temp was too high or the terrain was too difficult. He made arrangements for the less adventuresome and made sure the agenda was completed for those that cared.
Great trip. Super driver along some tricky roadways . Guide with great personality and tuned into his tourists needs. Made our trip to Guatemala a trip to remember.Ann S. Tamarac, FL
The trip went very well. I was worried that 5 days wouldn't be enough to see
Panama but it worked out very well and I got to see everything and had plenty of
time at each of our stop along the way. The tour guide and driver who were with
us throughout the three cities and took us to the national park were great. They
answered all our questions and were able to pack so much into a few days without
making it overwhelming.
Overall a nice package put together by Gate 1, well done.
Our trip to Guatemala couldn't have been any better. We absolutely enjoyed every minute from the flight down there to the flight home. Stewart, our guide, was the best - friendly, informative and helpful. We learned so much about the country from him and his attention to detail made the trip go very smoothly. Guatemala is a wonderful kaleidoscope of colors, perfect for photography, and the people were very warm and welcoming. Thank you for setting this trip up for us. I look forward to our next trip to Bulgaria, Bosnia and Romania.Maxine S. Lakeville, MN
It was fantastic! This was our first trip with Gate 1 and going to Guatemala.
Both far exceeded our expectations! The accommodations, tours and tour guides
were excellent! Our tour guides were Antonio (Tony) and Hector.
I traveled with my mom for our first mother/Daughter trip out of the country. It turned out we were one of 3 mother/daughter couples, which made it extra special. My mom even said the tour buses were the most comfortable she had ever been on. We loved the fact that the tours were small and we really got to know the people on our bus, which was super fun!
Suzanne d. Madeira Beach, FL
It was a flawless trip! We can't wait to use Gate 1 again!
It was fabulous especially the overnight stay at the Mayan Inn. The service was exceptional and I couldn't thank the staff enough for the accommodations at the hotels, the tour guide was extraordinary, a gifted man indeed, the bus driver was also warm and friendly, a great driver.
I highly recommend this trip to all my friends. Thank you again for making my
trip so memorable.
I enjoyed my recent trip to Panama. I also would like to give Carmen, our tour director, "2 thumbs up!" She was an excellent choice for our tour. She was able to assist our small group of 14 and presented the best of Panama as well.
My next trip will surely be with Gate 1 Travel. I've have already told my co-workers and friends about the great service that your company offers.Yvonne M. Las Vegas, NV
The trip was amazing...the people, the food, the places. Everything far exceeded our expectations. The hotel in Guatemala City was very well located in the city and made it easy to go out for a bit and walk around during the day. The rooms themselves were wonderful, amazing views of the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. The room in Chichicastenango was gorgeous, very rustic, and a little cold at night, but it added to the experience.
The cities were so beautiful. The tour guides were very knowledgable and accommodating. It was just an all-around wonderful experience. My fiancé was a little apprehensive when we first booked the vacation, but by the end of the trip she didn't want to come home. Your trip was exactly what we needed. We will definitely book another trip through Gate 1. Thanks for a wonderful time!Ryan B. Gratz, PA
Really interesting. The Canal Trip was fascinating, We've been reading about the canal and its history and it was amazing to see it in person. The guides were perfect. They were nice and professional and informative. Everything ran very smoothly.
We arrived very late on Wednesday - too late to attend the orientation. Earlier I had been concerned about how we would know where and when to meet for the next day's tours. Carmen had a thorough itinerary - with contact information - available. She had asked Moses, the driver who picked us up at the airport, to give it to us so we had no problems hooking up with the group. I really appreciated that. We always enjoy traveling with Gate 1. Thank you for the great job you do.Gary H. Monkton, MD
The trip was awesome. This is our second trip with Gate 1 and certainly
not our last.
We are already trying to figure out where we want to travel with you next. We recommend your agency to EVERYONE. Your accommodations, tour guides and day trips are simply outstanding. All we have to do is show up!
Thanks for the great service.
It was wonderful. We had just the right mix of Mayan history, colonial
cities like Antigua, and varying climates with the North and East hot and humid
and Guatemala City and the West cooler and at a much higher
The hotels were quite nice and varied from modern to Old World. We also liked the many modes of transportation especially transiting by boat.
The 10 day trip was at a good pace and we saw much of Guatemala and appreciated the day in Honduras. Both tour guides (Berta & Tony) were professional and attentive. The drivers were also excellent.
We really enjoyed the trip.
This was our 9th vacation with Gate 1 and we have yet to be disappointed.
We enjoyed it very much. The ruins were great, the bus comfortable, and
the jungle time very interesting. Even better than expected!
Barcelo Guatemala Hotel is such a great choice! Antigua, wow,
what a gorgeous place! I also loved Chichicastenango and the Mayan Inn,
cozy room with a fireplace, no TV or telephone, great service, and surrounded by
nature, singing birds, etc! I also loved the market and its people! Our
tour guide, Stewart, was also good, and Samuel, my tour guide for a half day
Guatemala City tour, super good! I'm very happy with this trip, thank you!
I give it A+! Guatemala is very colorful and beautiful and this trip exceeded my
expectation! I will recommend this trip to my friends!
|My family and I had a great time. The Classic Guatemala package was an adventure. We were looking for an educational experience and a vacation in one. We found it and much more in this package. From the five star hotel in Guatemala city to hiking through the rain forest of Tikal, it was first class all the way. I am very impressed with how Gate 1 took care of even the small details. Our travel mates were equally impressed. Our hat is off to Gate 1 and all of their associates.|
My husband and I had a great time in Guatemala. We were happy with the hotel, Barcelo. Our tour to Antigua and Lake Atilan turned out to be a private tour. I guess it was not tourist season there yet. We bought a lot of interesting souvenirs. We were happy with the services of the tour guides.Alice H. Durham, NC
This was a wonderful trip! I live in Dallas and it's hard to believe that just a 3 hour flight away one could find themselves in such a vastly different culture with proximity to amazing ancient sites.
The first tour guide, Giovanni, was the best tour guide I've ever had with Gate 1 or from any tour company for that matter. He was not only extremely intelligent and accommodating for the travelers, but he actually became part of the group by sitting in the middle of the bus carrying on conversations and answering questions. The second tour guide, Stuardo, was intelligent and always in a professional mode.
I will definitely recommend a trip to Guatemala/Honduras to all of my friends!Mark J. Dallas, TX
Our trip was wonderful! We loved learning about the people and culture of Guatemala, and the countryside was beautiful! Our tour guide was most helpful and very knowledgeable and friendly. The tours were very well organized, the hotels were great, and the food was delicious! Gate 1 Travel did a superb job in planning and taking care of all the details. I will certainly look to Gate 1 Travel next time I'm considering a tour.Donna L. Troy, OH
My trip was wonderful!!! There was a person at the airport when I arrived to take me to my hotel, and transportation was always there when I arrived in port and at the airport. The tour guides were wonderful in Panama. I heard good things about Gate 1 and this was my first trip thru your company.
It was a great experience and I am looking forward to planning next year's trip.
I can happily say that I have NOTHING to complain about! You guys did a
fantastic job. The hotels were top notch and the guide was incredible. You
guys really did a very good job, which made for a stress-free delightful, trip.
And at the price I paid, it was like a miracle! Thank you so
My husband and I enjoyed the trip very much. We liked everything arranged by Gate 1 for this tour package: Antigua, Chichicastenagno and Lake Atitlan, the hotels and transportations. Our tour guide is awesome. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. We liked having some free time on our own as well. I will recommend anyone to go visit Guatemala and this particular tour package through Gate 1.Ling-li C. Evanston, IL
We had a very enjoyable time and great people on our tour. This was our
first Gate 1 tour and we were very much surprised at the value for our dollar.
We have been in 57 countries so we are used to touring. We give your company one
of our top if not top rating for the money. Many of the other travels
have been on several Gate 1 tours. We expect to be using you again, and have
already recommended Gate 1 to friends.
It was very, very nice. Guatemala is very interesting. The weather was pleasant, the tour guide could not have been better, and our group was number one.
I'm looking forward to booking another trip with you guys soon. Thank you again.Francisco M. New York, NY
Our trip to Guatemala was exactly what I needed. Our guide was excellent and his explanations and history of his country were straight forward with no excuses, not to mention he is also a very kind person. Barcelo Hotel in Guatemala City was very nice and much better than I had expected. Mayan Inn in Chichicastenango was quaint and also a good experience. Sunday market in Chichicastenango was overwhelming but I am ready to go back as I purchased beautiful textiles and crafts. I suppose the best parts of the trip were traveling the Pan-American Highway, seeing the country side and meeting the Mayan people along the way, at hotels, markets and shops. This trip was a very good value. I would highly recommend it.Deanna M. Washington, DC