"What a lovely trip. Such beauty in Guatemala, I was very surprised. Our group was fantastic. We have been on eight tours with different companies, and one other with Caravan. We will be singing Caravan’s praises to our friends."
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"This was an outstanding tour. Incredible value and exceptionally well done. All hotels were well located with excellent facilities, food, very clean and comfortable rooms. We saw so much about the history and culture. We felt like we really got to see the real Guatemala. Thank you Caravan!"
"At the recommendation of our friends, we decided to check out Caravan Tours for our second trip to Guatemala and we are thrilled we took their advice. Over the years, we have traveled with various tour companies; after traveling with Caravan we found that the level of professionalism and value are head and shoulders above the rest. The sightseeing opportunities more than met our expectations and were definitely geared to handle a variety of needs. We learned so much at each location thanks to our director and the itinerary. The accommodations were wonderful, clean rooms, comfortable beds and great views. In short, our director was amazing. A great ambassador for Guatemala. We are more than happy to share our experience with family and friends!"
"Outstanding. I am enchanted with Guatemala and plan to go back. We were really delighted by how much we all learned. I was particularly impressed by the variety of topics our director discussed. He made very interesting comments about American history and connected them to the history of Latin America and Guatemala in particular. My family is very interested in anthropology, Spanish language and indigenous culture. What we learned sparked some excellent conversations."
"This was our first Caravan trip. It was a trip of a lifetime. The group was so kind and fun-loving. It was a fantastic experience. All of our activities were interesting and our director provided so much information that I feel like he added a huge value to the trip. His love for his job and life, his ability to masterfully negotiate all our personalities. Caravan has a good thing going, I wish you all the luck in keeping it going."
"Overall the trip was great! Every hotel we stayed at was absolutely amazing. Service and rooms were 5-star. We had different foods in every hotel and stop and they were all delicious. Our director made the trip worthwhile with his extensive knowledge of the history of Guatemala and the Mayans. His friendly charismatic personality kept us motivated and happy."
"I could write a novel on the Guatemala trip. I cannot find enough words to adequately describe the feeling I have about the tour. I don’t feel that I just saw the country, I felt like I experienced the country. I left with a great sense of appreciation of its beauty, natural resources and challenges. Each meal was delicious with a wide variety of specialties from the region. I took over 1,500 photos, plenty of opportunity. This was my first trip outside the U.S. and I feel like I struck gold with our director. Fellow, more seasoned travelers agreed that she set the standard for professional tour directors. A truly talented, intelligent and multi-faceted woman. An asset to your company. When we left for the airport, she came to our shuttle to wish us safe travels. I felt like I was saying goodbye to a friend. I am looking forward to my next Caravan tour."
"This was my second time seeing Guatemala with Caravan. My husband and I went in March 2015. I loved it so much I returned to take my niece. I have enjoyed every tour with Caravan, but Guatemala stands out because of the diversity of activities and places. Who can forget the experience of being in Panajachel on Market Day? Wonderful meals with plenty of healthy choices, great tasting everywhere. An amazing variety of activities that helped us learn about the people of Guatemala and the Mayan culture. Being in Antigua to witness the Holy Week processionals was a real treat. Our director made our journey a happy and joyful one."
"We weren’t really quite sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a great tour for us. We enjoyed it all. Mayan ruins, volcanoes, Antigua, local handicrafts, boat rides, new foods. We are pleased to have a much better understanding of Mayan history and culture. All hotels excellent, meals chosen for lunch excellent and well chosen activities. The Guatemalan people were so nice and welcoming to us. How do they get their steak so tender? I loved the hibiscus drinks. Everything we would have wanted to see on our own! Good trip!"
"Loved Guatemala and plan to return again on my own in the future. The activities were all good. I especially liked Hotel Atitlan. Wonderful places, and I am looking forward to my future vacations with Caravan. We had a passionate guide who shares her enthusiasm for anthropology, history, and everything Guatemala with her travelers. Gracias."
"Everything was amazing. You have thought of everything to make the trip very memorable for everyone. I can’t think of one thing that would have made the experience any better. Thank you. Fantastic. The best ever director. She was absolutely wonderful."
"This was a great trip; we have traveled all over the world, but this trip all persons just clicked. Our director was so nice and knowledgeable. Sightseeing was wonderful. They had a car for those who didn’t walk. Our hotels were amazing, each one had their own personality. Hotel Atitlan was beautiful, the grounds were gorgeous. Thank you for a trip to remember."
"Wonderful. I was not expecting such luxury. Absolutely delicious meals. My expectations were exceeded. Our director was over-the-top fantastic. I wish at least some of my college professors were as interesting. Guatemala is my 54th country visited outside of the US, and Caravan made it special. This was my first Caravan tour, but surely won’t be the last. Well done Caravan."
"This was our 3rd trip with Caravan tours. We have been to Costa Rica, Panama and now Guatemala. We have not found another tour group that can provide a better value for what you get with Caravan. We have loved everything on the trips, the activities, hotels, food, tour directors, etc. We have never been disappointed and hope to take more Caravan tours in the future. The Guatemala trip was a very active tour. The locations we stopped at and all the activities were wonderful. We were able to see the different sites and took a lot of beautiful pictures. We are always highly recommending Caravan to friends, family, co-workers, etc. Thank you for a great trip."
"This was my fourth Caravan tour, the first to a non-English speaking country. Overall, the tour was excellent. I felt welcome, cared for and appreciated, and I thank Caravan and the people of Guatemala for a wonderful experience. Our director was an expert at relating Mayan history and culture, and covered the Spanish era and current era equally well. We covered a lot of territory and the presentations were both educational and very enjoyable. Variety of lodging, modern and simple, older and scenically beautiful."
"Exciting, interesting and carefully selected visits, each with its story and all were told with personal commitment and passion. In a nice and inspirational way, we were given the chance to take part of Mayan and current culture, from agrarian parts, historical highlights, the importance of geography, to the production and craftsmanship of different textiles. Excellent organization of every detail. I got spectacular photos. We feel really privileged, keeping memories warm for long. Our director was the perfect guide that gave us unprecedented experiences, dedication and good spirit. She made us love Guatemala, and we will visit again."
"I am not sure what I could possibly add because everything was so perfect. Everyone involved on this tour made Caravan guests feel very, very special. You can’t top sightseeing along with the superior lectures that our TD prepared to relate necessary facts. We came away with so much more knowledge because of her research and delivery. She really made Guatemala come alive for us. The cultural dance night was such an outstanding evening."
"I highly recommend Caravan Guatemala to my friends who enjoy adventure. Caravan is a wonderful, classy company with great trips at a reasonable price. I have taken four Caravan tours and will take another in the future. As always, the activities were excellent and represented the most important sites in Guatemala. All four hotels were four-star quality with attentive staff and beautiful amenities and surroundings. I particularly liked the local cultural cuisine and the great variety of items to choose from which changed daily. A wonderful experience for a modest price."
"Absolutely loved this Guatemala tour! Well-planned and just about perfect. You can tell Caravan planners were very thoughtful in choosing a great itinerary with sufficient rest between the main attractions. The Mayan pyramids were the highlights along with Antigua and Atitlan; and the beautiful people of Guatemala made us feel so welcome in their country!"
"Very happy we decided to go on the tour. The trip was much more than I expected. Great buffets, great meals. Guatemala City’s archaeology museum was a good historic center to start. Our director had a passion for giving the best tour of her adopted country. Enjoyed her lectures and presentations, without a doubt one of the best tour guides."
"This was my first trip with Caravan and will take another one in the future. This was my second time to Guatemala and I saw lots of new and interesting things. I thought the hotels were wonderful. Our director did a great job of keeping people of all ages entertained, organized, and educating us. You can see her love of country."
"I really had an amazing time! Guatemala is very unique and your itinerary is well planned and thorough. Everything was flawless. The hotels were five stars all the way. Don’t change anything! Thanks for a wonderful vacation."
"I felt at home on this tour, loved having our own director and driver, great job. Antigua is alluring and dazzling, you feel like you’re back in time. Enjoyed learning the history of Guatemala from our tour director."
"We want to go back!!! My children were born in Guatemala, and this was their first time back, 15 and 11 years old. They learned so much about their beautiful country. The hotels were all beautiful, relaxing and welcoming and it is difficult to choose a favorite. Every meal was wonderful."
"Guatemala is a beautiful country filled with friendly people and amazing sights. The entire trip was well-planned and exceptional. I like the free time which allowed us to explore more of our own interests. Our director was a gift to all of us, such a delight!"
"The Guatemala Trip was exceptional! Could not have been better. We saw wonderful sights that one can only read about and see in National Geographic. It was just unbelievable! Wonderful! Top of the line lodgings. Hotels were fantastic, provided excellent service and meals. Our director kept a checking eye on all of us at all times. Spectacular!"
"Superior - this was our first tour. Excellent glimpse into historic Guatemala, a wonderful introduction to the country. All destinations were well-chosen. Our director paid attention to so many details for our comfort and safety. We really liked and respected her. We were worried that we might not have the stamina for a tour group, but we found the pace comfortable and manageable."
"Outstanding. Blown away by the places we visited and people we met. Guatemala is such a beautiful place and full of friendly and helpful locals. As a solo traveler, I never felt alone, but rather part of a fun group. Thank you all for a wonderful and unforgettable trip!"
"Besides the activities listed in the brochure, which were fantastic at every turn, we were treated with unexpected cultural treats such as folkloric dancing and musicians performing for us under the trees. What we learned in museums and from our guides’ orations, we experienced on a deeper level during the excursions, into the past and interfacing with modern-day Maya and other Guatemalans. Getting to know the other travelers was an added bonus. Details, such as having our luggage handled throughout, were appreciated. Food was way beyond my expectations. Great combinations of local taste and familiar foods. Contributed greatly to the experience of being in a new culture."
"This was our 3rd Caravan tour and by far the best tour we have taken in all our travels. We are well-traveled and qualified to say that! Caravan is our number one tour organizer. Superb hotel selection, exceptional quality of food throughout tour. Excellent choices of venue throughout tour, fantastic sightseeing, thoughtfully timed. The best director we have experienced in all of our travels!"
"This tour was the best Caravan Tour yet. This trip exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed all activities and the opportunities to sample the culture. Guatemala has a wonderful diversity to share. This was my 5th Caravan tour, and ours was the best director yet. Hope this tour gets more promotion!"
"Way to go Caravan!!! We are very pleased with our vacation and we have a very good impression about the entire Guatemala tour. Our director was outstanding and amazing! I will share it with my family and friends and colleagues."
"All the visits were fascinating and rewarding. All the hotels were of the highest standard, gorgeous, quiet and relaxing. Very pleasantly surprised by cleanliness, safety and friendliness of the country. I really appreciated the orientation and museums tours in Guatemala City and Antigua. The explanation of coffee processing was very clear and helpful. Excellent foods, and loved the special meals en route. Loved the trip and will recommend it strongly."
"The entire experience was positive, breathtaking and awesome. We would recommend this trip to anyone who desires to tour Guatemala. The entire trip was both educational and fun. All hotels and meals were excellent and exceeded my expectations. We loved everything and our director and driver made it great. The timing of the stops was perfect, all were great."
"This was a good assortment of very interesting activities with an adequate amount of downtime. There were initially some concerns about safety in Guatemala, but once again Caravan and especially our tour director showed us the best of Guatemala while keeping us secure. I never felt any sense of danger. Hotels were fabulous and comfortable and the locations were perfect."
"This was our third Central America trip with Caravan, and we are sad there are not more. We have enjoyed all of them and feel fortunate to have seen these lovely countries and interacted with so many exceptional people. You do a great job. All the sights and activities were interesting and well-planned. It is fun to be deep in the jungle, and the Macaws were a highlight. The hotel Atitlan has to be one of the most stunning settings we have ever experienced. The formal gardens against the backdrop of the Lake and volcanos is almost unmatched."
"A++++. This was an amazing trip and we loved it. We will be encouraging our friends to go to Guatemala. Everyday was a great one. We had so many varied activities. The pace was just right. Our director made each activity special."
"This was our first experience with a group tour like this. It was much more positive than we expected and we would definitely do it again with Caravan. We loved the countryside and archaeological sites. Our extremely knowledgeable, personable, humorous director went out of his way to accommodate. The setting of Hotel Atitlan was one to savor. This was good value for the money and we were glad to have done it."
"We loved our tour of Guatemala. Well organized and informative with great hotels, yummy food and lots to see and do. Loved the Mayan archaeological sites and will never look at coffee the same way again after learning how it’s made. The scenery was gorgeous and we learned so much from the activities. The hotels were incredible and the meals were all tasty with lots of variety and good service. Had a great time, learned so much about Mayan history. Thanks so much Caravan!"
"Excellent! Fell in love with Antigua and Lake Atitlan and the grounds, the garden of Eden! All flowed smoothly. I hope Caravan knows and appreciates what a gem, what caliber they have for an employee in your director. Not a single concern or comfort was overlooked!"
"This is my third Caravan expedition and I cannot find any issues about which to be negative. The trips are definitely a value for the money and the group size is handled by the skill of the directors who organize carefully. Interesting cultural activities including musicians and dances, markets and gardens. So much packed into a week! Words fail to describe our director and his ability to turn basic information into magical explanations; extraordinary."
"Thank you for a most memorable visit to a beautiful country and jewel of Latin America. We used to travel as a citizen-ambassador with people and clientele, but this was by far my best ‘mission of understanding’. Museums, archaeological sites and the presentation of an amazing history of the Mayans. All stops were welcomed and well-planned by our director. All hotels were five-star with immaculate rooms and competent staff. They were all excellent facilities."
"This was my 2nd Caravan trip and both times I have been impressed by the high quality of the physical amenities and by the intelligence, knowledge and caring of the guides, especially. Very well-planned, excellent. The museums in Guatemala were very good. I recommend Caravan often to my friends."
"Guatemala was a friendly and beautiful country to visit and our driver and director made our trip safe and so enjoyable. Wonderful people in our tour group."
"This was my first tour and I was so impressed with how well-organized and expertly run it was. Accomodations were lovely and Caravan staff were wonderful. Excellent."
"We’ve always trusted Caravan, so we chose Guatemala this year. We figured if Caravan went there it was safe for us. We felt safe in Guatemala, no problems. What a beautiful country. The passengers really clicked like they were old friends, and the meals and hotels were more than excellent."
"We learned a lot about a wonderful country and culture and are so glad we did not miss this trip. It was amazing. We loved Panama and Costa Rica and wanted to then see Guatemala. We had no idea it was so beautiful and rich in culture and history. The people were also welcoming and warm. Many of us did not have an idea of what to expect but fell in love with the country. The Mayan entertainment was outstanding. Our director made this the best group ever. We never had a group that was so companionable, and we really think it had to do with our director."
"Because of our experience in Guatemala with Caravan, we plan on taking more tours. We loved seeing each of the unique locations in Guatemala. I particularly enjoyed hearing the Mayan music. The places we stopped were fine, and it was nice to interact with the people who waited on us. Thank you for offering this view of Guatemala!"
"Amazing. I had never traveled with Caravan before. I was impressed with how all the details were taken care of for us. Our director was very thorough, and the perfect combination of knowledgeable, professional, kind and funny. I was astonished by his grasp of politics for the areas and he gave us a true picture of the people and culture of Guatemala. He made the trip very fun! The walking tour in Antigua was great. The young musicians were amazing. I would recommend these tours to my friends."
"Another excellent trip. You do such a great job, and we have recommended Caravan to many of our friends. Mayan culture and ruins were a highlight. Well-planned and very interesting. Our director was outstanding and made the trip so enjoyable."
"This tour is a tremendous value and should be more promoted by Caravan. Everyone knows to do Costa Rica which is great, but so is Guatemala. I believe we visited all the important sites. Wonderful hotels! Loved Hotel Atitlan best, a true paradise."
"Fantastic trip! Exceeded my expectations, learned a lot about the beautiful and complex society and culture of Guatemala. Plenty to see and do. We were busy and yet had enough rest periods to recharge our batteries. Very tasty and plentiful meals."
"I am very happy to have chosen Caravan for the trip to Guatemala. I could not ask for a better company. A good value for the price. We will take other tours with Caravan and will recommend it to friends and family. Keep up the good work! Thanks."
"I was hesitant to travel to Guatemala. However, this tour and our director’s teaching completely reversed my attitude. This was our first Caravan tour and I would travel with Caravan again without hesitation. Excellent value. Perfect variety: archaeology, culture, and shopping. Loved the textile factory and museums, coffee plantation, Antigua history. I loved that our trip climaxed at Atitlan, what an exquisite property a perfect cap to our experience."
"We cannot wait to take another Caravan Tour. Wow! Guatemala exceeded my expectations with its beauty. Another memorable trip was to the beautiful city of Antigua. The hotels were some of the best I have stayed in the world. Guatemala was the 34th country I have visited and I have yet to meet guides so passionate about their country and so informed about all areas of history, architecture, politics, and government. Thank you!"
"This was a great trip to a beautiful and interesting place that far exceeded my expectations for a bargain price. Well done!"
"I am so glad that I could have this adventure in Guatemala. All of the museums and sights were beyond compare. We hope to travel with Caravan again next year!"
"This was our first group tour, I am 73, my daughter is 37. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the overall experience of having everything organized and so well-guided. Wonderful."
"Your company, Caravan, was more than we expected. Breathtaking activities and sights. The director was a very experienced and knowledgeable person who took remarkable care of every passenger. All hotels were impeccable."
"This was our third Caravan Tour. It’s hard to say which was our favorite! We thoroughly enjoyed Guatemala especially because of our tour director. He even went the extra mile by organizing a cake for my birthday. There were so many highlights and we felt safe and comfortable the entire trip. We loved everything and would definitely recommend a Caravan trip to anyone! Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala all have been amazing experiences!"
"I loved every moment of it. Saw a nice cross section of the country, the beautiful spots and everywhere we went people were friendly and helpful. I felt very safe wherever we stayed and also felt very cared for. I’m ready to go again!"
"We got to watch a whole family of howler monkeys traveling through the trees, wild toucans, awe-inspiring temples, cultural shows, Mayan music. All meals were abundant and delicious."
"Every hotel exceeded anything I could imagine, every meal was excellent, tasty, visual and plentiful. I will always recommend Caravan to my friends."
"Caravan tours are the best because of their tour directors. Their knowledge of history, economics, politics, and culture are beyond compare. This was an excellent vacation and I will recommend it to my friends. Perfect!"
"Enjoyed all the sightseeing on the bus and the places that we stopped. Our director made my vacation experience in Guatemala extra special."
"What a beautiful and interesting country. We enjoyed the ruins and coffee plantation, also the local entertainment provided. The hotels were first rate. Can’t say enough about our director, she went the extra mile for us and our driver was amazing."
"Excellent, more than I could have hoped for! I was very pleased with Caravan Tours (my first) and with Guatemala. The people were welcoming and heritage rich. I felt that Caravan was respectful of Guatemalan history and culture. Caravan took good care of us and frankly it was nice to travel and be told what was the next step. I enjoyed the coffee plantation and really loved the Indian villages."
"The planning and execution on this trip was beautifully done. We are impressed with the level of organization at Caravan and would recommend it to others. All hotels were charming. Possibly the best tour guide we’ve ever had and we’ve traveled a lot. Well-educated, articulate, engaging, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. Excellent!"
"This was as wonderful a trip as it was interesting, educational as well as fun. I highly recommend Caravan Tours."
"Extraordinary! All sites were carefully planned, all worth seeing and doing, so varied and interesting. They allowed me to have a good idea of the country, the culture, and the values. Incredibly good hotels, excellent quality, service, location. A true banquet every meal, real treats! Our passionate director went beyond expectations in service. We could tell a lot of care and expertise went into the organization of this trip. All details were carefully planned and executed; everything in this trip was top of the line."
"Enclosed is a copy of my food column for a newspaper in Bigfork, Montana. I thought you might be interested in reading my favorite impressions of Guatemala. We also had an outstanding tour guide. It was a great trip! Thanks!"
"Our tour director was truly the heart of Guatemala! He was very knowledgeable, caring, entertaining and accommodating. He truly represents the BEST of his country. We loved him! Keep him, he's a jewel!"
"We thought it was a great tour. Costa Rica with Caravan Tours was good but this one was better. Are there any thoughts about doing Panama or Honduras in more depth? We would love to see both countries by tour."
"It was a wonderful tour! It was my very first trip out of the country. I plan to go with Caravan Tours next year."
"I LOVED the meals at all the hotels. Delicious when the choice was given as well as when we could choose. There was always enough to eat and drink. I especially enjoyed the fruits, vegetables and soups. You have our confidence! We will take another Caravan Tour. We may even go back to Guatemala again just to see our tour guide! We most certainly will tell friends and family about Caravan Tours and pass on the catalogs to interested folks. Happy Trails! See you around!"
"I owned a travel agency for years and conducted tours all over the world. Our tour director was the best, caring and most knowledgeable ever. She was so well organized in every aspect. She kept friends together and made such an effort to pre-order meals, rooms, etc. I would do this very tour again with her!"
"The tour and the people more than met our expectations. As for my wife, she says it was the best vacation of her life."
"This was the best vacation that I have had anywhere. Would love to return to this beautiful country. Lovely memories."
"Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Everything was delightful, and was planned so very well down to the very last detail. Everything was superb!! This trip far exceeded our best expectations. We would travel with Caravan Tours again."
"I have been with Caravan Tours for three trips now. We did Costa Rica, the Canadian Rockies and Guatemala. I would recommend Caravan to anyone who is interested in tours. You guys do an excellent job."
"This is an outstanding tour far beyond my expectations. We have learned so much about Central America and Mexico from all of the trips with Caravan Tours. Keep up the fantastic work!"
"The hotels were first rate. Lake Atitlan was spiritual and fantastic. The sightseeing and activities were excellent! The shopping trips were all very enjoyable. Likewise, the boat rides on Lago de Atitlan were wonderful. I learned a lot from the museums and churches. I want to make clear here that my wife and I have had an excellent time and have a very positive impression of Caravan Tours. This has been an excellent tour and a good bargain! Of course we could not have gone if it were more expensive."
"The tour was a very good value for the money with no hidden charges and great shopping! I look forward to another Caravan tour in the future."
"I am glad I discovered Caravan Tours. It was an unforgettable vacation."
"The meals were fabulous! It was truly impressive how each location was very careful for the average tourist while also demonstrating great local flavor. I found the food to be quite wonderful! This was my first tour with Caravan and I will most certainly take this tour again! When I returned home, I was so excited and impressed by them; I recommended it to my friends. My dear friend with whom I work has already booked the Caravan Costa Rica tour just from hearing about the Guatemala tour."
"I have traveled for years and felt like a traitor when I booked Caravan. I don't anymore. I had such a wonderful time."
"Our driver was nothing short of amazing. The hotels were wonderful, beautiful and comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed all the tours."
"A very enjoyable experience! First rate hotels, each with its own individuality. Fantastic sites. Great overall structure and sequence. I was most interested in the Mayan and colonial period - so well represented. The leisurely finish at Lake Atitlan was perfect. Our director gets 5 out of 5 stars. Informative, interesting, a continuous learner and a character in her own right! Thanks to everyone involved: those we met and those carrying out the background duties. Well-planned, well-executed, kudos Caravan!"
"Wonderful! I learned so much. Superior director. In 40 years of traveling and escorted trips I’ve only had one other as outstanding as ours with Caravan. She went above and beyond what was expected. She was amazing. The tour surpassed my expectations. I’m recommending to everyone. Thank you for a great experience!"
"I loved seeing Guatemala. The people, land, plants, and animals were beautiful and exciting to see. Our Mayan guide was great, he was very informative about the culture and easy to understand. I liked the variety of hotels and the staff were very pleasant. Thank you."
"Overall, a wonderful tour. All hotels were nice and the Atitlan was in a splendid location. A tremendous value tour. This was our 2nd Caravan tour. We always feel secure."
"Loved the tour. The meals were perfect, delicious and fresh. All hotels are fabulous. We wouldn’t change any of them. Travel days were easier than we expected. We thought it was good value for the money."
"This was my sixth tour with Caravan, always feel I got my money’s worth. Sightseeing was very interesting. Our director went out of his way on many occasions for all of us."
"I enjoyed my trip very much and appreciated the fact that all was well organized, we were very well fed and kept busy with interesting tours. Antigua was excellent. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and shared stories and history throughout the tour which made our days very interesting and fully entertained. Excellent!"
"Full of good activities and sightseeing, and a very good driver. I felt very safe knowing I was in good hands at all times. The motorcoach was very clean and new. You are always thinking about ways to improve your service and when you find what works you stick with it. I like that. Keep up the good work."
"The entire tour was excellent. My only regret was that the tour was not three weeks long. All hotels were magnificent, all activities were excellent and informative. Your director is a genius, give him a big raise, and we had one of the best drivers in all our travels."
"I appreciate the flexible dinnertime during the tour. It was wonderful that we were able to have dinner at our own time without 'tour' group. Thank you!"
"I am strongly recommending that my travel agent send her customers on this trip. You should be seeing more business from central Pennsylvania. I plan to take two Caravan trips next year."
"Excellent experiences throughout the trip in different places such as Antigua and Atitlan. All the hotels were astounding and with numerous characteristics, last but not least the breathtaking hotel in Atitlan - gorgeous."
"Before I booked my trip, I compared prices and itinerary with other available tours. One other tour looked identical, but it was over $500 more. They did not include all meals or water. Since Caravan Tours appeared to have the better deal, I went with them even though I had never heard of them before finding the tour on the Internet. It was wonderful knowing that everything was taken care of which left me with lots of spending money for souvenirs and tips. The tips were well deserved by our tour guide and driver. I have nothing but praises for Caravan. Now how about doing Europe please?"
"The motor coach was clean and we were supplied with water everyday. It was an adventure and an unforgettable experience."
"I would recommend this tour to all my friends and family. It exceeded all my expectations. Accomodations second to none as was everything else. The hotels were beautiful, and I enjoyed all the fresh fruit, omelets and other delectables very much. Our directors knowledge of Guatemala and Mayan culture and history was impressive. He took very good care of us. Had a great time!"
"Excellent. Our director was exceptional. His leadership, organization and knowledge added immensely to our enjoyment and impression of Guatemala. It was also nice to have all meals included with buffets and flexible times to eat. The gardens at Hotel Atitlan were beautiful. This was a great trip."
"I loved this tour. I’d recommend this to everyone! I have a deep respect for the country and people of Guatemala even more so with the insight that our director shared. Her knowledge and understanding of her adopted country shone through in all she taught us daily. I’d take class from her anyday. Priceless, I say! We enjoyed Costa Rica with Caravan also and await to tour Panama next."
"Our director captured the attention of all passengers and exceeded my expectations. Kudos to him for an amazing journey. I loved it and it was an outstanding value. Thank you."
"Love Caravan Tours. Our third one and we recommend you to all our friends. Great variety of activities, rich history, well paced with enough time relaxation. Rest stops were excellent, wonderful meals with tons of choices, excellent comfortable hotels. Can’t say enough about our director, one of the most knowledgeable, educated, humorous, helpful, patient guides. We loved him, he made the trip extra special."
"An excellent trip - made especially worthwhile by an outstanding tour director. She made the trip special - clone her!! Probably the best tour director I’ve encountered in over two dozen overseas trips."
"I have been to Guatemala ten times, but this time I loved it as it was my first guided tour. Great job. The hotels and friendly staff were excellent. Out of the forty-two passengers, almost half had done this tour before! I plan to go again. Caravan Tours is #1 in my book."
"Our visit to Guatemala was fantastic. Wow! Enjoyed every bit of the trip - each place was special in its own way and all activities were pertinent to the locale. The director was knowledgeable, approachable, fun-loving, and considerate. Beautiful environment, good food, good group of travelers, unique hotels and relaxation."
"This was my first Caravan tour and we would definitely do more. It provides a very efficient and safe and stress-free travel experience with a great balance of activities and relaxation. Very fun and provided a great educational experience of Guatemala. Some of the best food and coffee I’ve had in the world. The Hotel Atitlan is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at with wonderful gardens and breathtaking views."
"All in all, it was a very informative and fun trip. The weather was awesome and it was hard not to fall in love with Guatemala and its people. So glad I went. A good balance of historic sites and shopping and captured the different aspects of the country and tied it all together well."
"This was a great tour. This was our very first tour and we met some really great people. We have heard some really great things about Costa Rica, so I think that will be our next tour."
"The hotels were wonderful. The hotel that lacked amenities more than made up for it with its charm. I would recommend this tour company without reservation to anyone traveling in Central America. I would also travel happily anywhere else Caravan decides to offer tours."
"Having been in the tour business for many years working as a social director on cruise ships, this was really a great trip! I will certainly recommend Caravan!"
"This was a great trip!! We tell our friends how good your trips are and how they are of good value. We traveled to Costa Rica with you. It was also really good."
"We had been on a Caravan tour of Costa Rica a few years back and we had faith we would experience the same quality with Guatemala. Caravan and our director made this trip exceed our expectations. Your organization did a great job, thank you!"
"My husband, adult son, and I went on the Guatemala tour with two other couples. It was our second Caravan trip. We had no expectations about Guatemala and we were all amazed at the beauty, diversity, and rich culture of the country. Lodgings were spectacular - unique, comfortable, picturesque, great food, beautiful gardens and stunning decorations. We are thankful for the exposure to these hotels in case we want to return someday. We enjoyed each excursion and felt we got a taste of the diversity of Guatemala. The archaeology museum was an important introduction to the Mayan culture, Antigua city tour and coffee plantation were special, and the boat ride on Lake Atitlan a great way to see the area with its gorgeous homes and quaint towns. In all, this trip was very memorable for our family and we had a great time traveling with our friends. Caravan is a wonderful experience and an incredible value; there is no way we could have done this trip for that price per person on our own. Thank you."
"This was our 2nd Caravan tour and we were again impressed with high quality lodging, food, tour direction, driving and getting exposure to multiple locations. I learned a lot about Mayan culture and enjoyed the blend of cultural, historical, ecological and shopping activities, augmented by on-board lectures and presentations. I enjoyed the unique settings and their locations, grounds, architecture and accommodations. They were positive additions to the overall tour experience."
"Outstanding. You have a national treasure in your director. He made history fun. Thanks Caravan, you did a wonderful job once again. I am ready for the next trip."
"It was obvious how carefully Caravan scanned and selected those hotels and restaurants, food, table settings, and how pleasant the workers were. So good. Very glad we went. Thank you to Caravan, local guides, our director, driver, hotel and restaurant staff, and everyone else who made this trip possible."
"Great trip! The local people could not have been nicer. I enjoyed Hotel Atitlan with its gorgeous grounds. Excellent!"
"Guatemala was my 89th country. Unforgettable. Ours had the best tour leader ever. Only our 2nd Caravan tour, expecting to go on more health-willing. Best value for the money. Superior travel company."
"Really amazing trip. All places on the itinerary were well worth visiting. All properties and facilities we stayed in were unique and beautiful. Our director was very passionate about the history and culture of Guatemala. Made sure everyone was enjoying themselves and were comfortable."
"The drivers were excellent. They were kind, helpful, punctual and highly skilled. I have been on two of your tours and I am planning for more. I am drawn to your format; all inclusive and reasonable price. Also, your itineraries were well planned."
"I have been to all of your other destinations but am looking forward to seeing if you add any others. This was an exceptionally good tour and would unconditionally recommend it to anyone."
"This was my fifth Caravan tour and it was another winner. Hotel Atitlan was superb, and the gardens were the most beautiful I have ever seen."
"I would definitely travel with Caravan Tours again and recommend it to anyone. I appreciate not being taken shopping because they were paid to do so."
"I was very apprehensive about taking a tour. My wife and I have always traveled on our own. This tour gave me very positive insight for future travel and the tour director was a very important part of this."
"The tour director was beyond excellent. She was just exceptional, beautiful, educated and friendly. She gave perfect narratives of history, culture, politics and industry of the country. She was our best tour director ever with any company. This was our third time with Caravan Tours. It has excellent and well planned trips. It was nice to have all the meals included at one great price. I would recommend Caravan Tours to anyone. You operate a great tour company."
"The entire trip was great. It had really excellent value for the price. Everything was extremely well organized. We could not have seen so much in the same period of time had we tried to do it on our own and therefore it would have probably been more expensive."
"You always get great value with regards to the property, guides, food and sites visited with your company. The care given to the clients is the best I've experienced. I wish you had more trips to other places. Caravan Tours is an affordable tour all the way!"
"This was my third tour with Caravan. I continue to be impressed by the professional level of service. You have top-notch tour directors and the trips are of good value."
"Your driver was the most proficient motor coach driver we have known. His professionalism made us safe and happy. Your tour was a beautiful experience. The planning was exceptional. We will recommend it to many."
"Caravan Tours continues to impress us with the good quality of everyone working for you! The hotels were clean, comfortable and very attractive! Transportation was comfortable and clean. Keep up your good work. We’re telling our friends about Caravan Tours!"
"The hotels were very good to excellent. We were very pleased with the accommodations. Your tour director was absolutely the BEST. He was wonderfully patient. His knowledge of all things Guatemalan was encyclopedic. As an ex-soldier he had a unique insight into the politics and history of the area. We felt the tour provided an excellent overview of the country for a very reasonable price."
"All the sightseeing and activities were excellent. The rest and photo stops were good stops at clean facilities. The photo stop at Lake Atitlan was beautiful! Your tour director was the best! This was my 9th tour with Caravan and on each trip I have had excellent tour directors and think that they can•t be beat - and each time it gets better and better. This Guatemala tour director is the best I ever had. She was very knowledgeable, informative, friendly, patient, and went above and beyond to make sure we all felt special and had what we needed at all times. The local guides were excellent, very informative. Your driver was very skilled. He was courteous and helpful, cautious and alert. The motor coaches were clean and comfortable. As usual, a well run and organized trip with added treats to make it special. Caravan is my first choice in touring, and I have been on many of the tours offered."
"The hotels were outstanding. They were always spotlessly cleaned, comfortable, and in lovely settings. The tour director was outstanding - energetic with unflagging good spirits. She went way beyond reasonable expectations in her services. We learned more about Guatemala in a week than we could have from a semester of study. Fantastic driver! Our bus was great. Once I saw the make was Mercedes I had great confidence that both its brakes and power would always be there when needed."
"Hotels were excellent. Tour director was superb, the best I ever had. Great trip!"
"Since I began traveling in 1985, I•ve never encountered anyone who came close to your tour director-caring, considerate, thoughtful. The motor coach was comfortable, nice, roomy seats."
"Meals were very good. Your tour director taught us so much about the history and culture of indigenous people and the country of Guatemala. We could not have asked for a better director. Overall, an excellent trip."
"Guatemala City was first rate in accommodations, surroundings and dining. The hotels that followed were clean, very picturesque and comfortable. The meals were always good. Sightseeing and activities were great, well thought out. There was a good balance between the sightseeing of archaeological sites, cultural events, shopping and free time. We liked the breaks on the travel days. The rest and photo stops were fine, always clean and timely. The tour guide was the best I have ever had - knowledgeable, informative, caring, and was there to help when you needed her...We really enjoyed this trip!"
"I enjoyed my first trip with Caravan. We missed connections to Guatemala due to a delayed plane, but your tour director had someone at the airport to pick us up."
"Your tour director was outstanding, always friendly and in control! Your driver was excellent - the best I've ever had; as a former tour director I had many! We will use Caravan again in December on a new tour. Thank you!"
"Sightseeing and activities were excellent. The sights were amazing and well explained. The tour was well planned and organized. I came home with 600+ pictures. Your tour director was wonderful! She is a concerned person who saw to our every need. The knowledge she possesses is amazing, and her ability to present information is incredible. She dedicated herself to making the trip pleasant and satisfying for each person. I have recommended this tour to our travel agent and to family and friends."
"Our 5th trip with Caravan was a success."
"All the meals were tasty and of good quality. Your tour director was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed lecturing on Guatemala and Mayan history. She was also sweet and eager to please."
"I enjoyed all the hotels. They all had so much charm. The meals were all great. Your tour director knew history, legends and plenty of information to complete the trip. She treated everyone with genuine interest. She's a great asset to Caravan. Your driver had a great sense of humor and was an excellent driver. The motor coach was very comfortable. It was a very enjoyable trip."
"Everything on the tour was A or A+. Your tour director is first class. Thank you for a wonderful trip!"
"Your tour director was absolutely first class. Your driver was a great and safe driver, terrific, always polite and helpful. Having previously been very independent in our vacation adventures, we were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our first Caravan tour. It was one of our best vacations ever. Perhaps we were fortunate that we had a great and well traveled group, but nevertheless the experience will encourage us to take another Caravan tour soon."
"Lake Atitlan hotel was charming, Petenchel magnificent, Antigua hotel was unbelievable. Meals, unfailingly excellent! Your tour director is the best tour guide I•ve ever known - warm, caring, very knowledgeable, funny and speaks beautiful English. She couldn•t do enough for us. She made the tour wonderful for everyone. Local guides were excellent. Your motor coach driver was a great driver, warm and friendly. An excellent tour!"
"All hotels met or exceeded my expectations. Sightseeing and activities were all around excellent in every way. Whatever day it was seemed to be the highlight of the trip. Your tour director was very knowledgeable and upbeat with an obvious concern for those in her care. Your driver was very good."
"Hotels were excellent, very quiet, with lots of character. Food was always well prepared and efforts were made to present it in an eye-pleasing way. There was plenty of time to see major places. Shopping was fun. The rest stops were well timed. Facilities were better than expected. We can•t say enough good things about your tour director. She was not only very knowledgeable, but she had so much energy and was always pleasant. Our local guides were excellent. Your driver was more than competent and the bus was always clean and very comfortable. Wonderful trip! Great value! We would be interested in other Caravan tours to Central and South America."
"My friends are super impressed with my pictures from the tour. They are jealous of the scenery and I have recommended Caravan for their consideration on their next vacation. Excellent meals provided throughout the trip. Excellent service and staff."
"I, as well as my husband, loved this tour - it had everything we could think of and all at a reasonable price. This was my second tour with Caravan and I am looking forward to more of them in the future. Varied activities, educational, and cultural."
"Outstanding! We had a new bus and our driver handled it superbly. The buffets were excellent. The itinerary was active, as advertised, and our director made the tour. This was our third tour with Caravan and enjoyed them all. I never hesitate to recommend Caravan."
"We will let others know what an outstanding tour Caravan provided for our visit to Guatemala. The excursions provided an outstanding overview and many close ups of the Mayan heritage, history and traditions. Our director could be a college professor. I love to try new foods and there were so many choices. We’ll spread the word about the fun and informative time we had."
"The hotels were all top notch. At each one we would say •Wish we had more time here.• Your tour director was Great! Splendid! Terrific! Her knowledge of the history, geography and culture of Guatemala is encyclopedic. Your driver was perfect in every way and the coach was comfortable and clean. Thank you for an excellent trip."
"My impression is that the hotels were the best available and well chosen. It was a very enjoyable tour with lots of interesting visits and sights and helpful insights from your tour director and the local guides into many aspects of Guatemalan life. The order of the visits was good and the pace about right. Your tour director was very well organized, well informed, lively, caring, helpful and interesting. Your driver was excellent."
"Hotel service good, friendly people, large clean rooms, excellent prompt room service. Sightseeing and activities were all excellent. Your rest and photo stops were wonderful! You stopped often enough at good places. Never had a better tour director! Prompt, friendly, a really nice lady who made us all very comfortable and tried very hard, excellent English, proud of her country. Your local guides were very nice, friendly and prompt. Your driver was always smiling, helped everyone on and off the bus, excellent driver. Your motor coach was good, clean, and comfortable. Probably the best trip that I•ve ever taken, and I have traveled a lot. Thank you very much!"
"Sightseeing and activities could not have been better. It was a grand experience. I will use Caravan again! Keep up your fine work. Thank you for a great vacation."
"The hotels were clean, accommodating and located in beautiful surroundings. Your hotels were always located over a square (garden) or overlooking a lake (Lake Atitlan). The fact that we did not need to search for places to eat made the trip very enjoyable. Your rest and photo stops were great areas to stop. Your tour director was more than accommodating for any of our needs, very pleasant. She was very informative and gave us great information on all the areas. All the local guides were excellent. Your driver was always a gentleman and very pleasant. I found the people of Guatemala to be very nice and accommodating. Please send me your brochures."
"We have traveled extensively. Excellent tour, loved it. Our tour director was by far the best. His knowledge, narrations, coordination and guidance was fantastic. Bottled water was provided at all times. Much appreciated. Felt safe and learned a lot. Would recommend to all."
"This tour was great value and very educational and especially enjoyable. The director was excellent at describing what we were seeing when we stopped and answered all our questions. He was outstanding and really made the tour worthwhile. I also liked they had local foods for us to try."
"The hotels were all exceptional. Your tour director was the best we’ve ever had. Your driver was excellent."
"Antigua was especially charming. Your sightseeing and activities were excellent. Your tour director is perfect. She is a virtual scholar on all matters of Guatemala, as well as exceedingly pleasant. She has a keen sense of commitment to Guatemala and is exceedingly responsible, very accommodating and provided us with help and assistance above and beyond the call of duty. Your local guides were knowledgeable. Your driver was excellent and unflappable. The boat ride on Lake Atitlan was memorable. I would highly recommend this tour to others, noting the incomparable price, and what was included."
"Your tour director was a jewel, fabulous. Everything she did for us was special. She never stopped teaching us about Guatemala, which was wonderful. Your driver was excellent. Your hotels were excellent. It was our first tour with Caravan. We would go with you again."
"The pace was slow enough so that we could rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Your tour director told us about the things we were to see and do each day, very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal from her. Your local guides were very knowledgeable about Mayan culture. Your driver was excellent. This was a wonderful tour with a great group of people and a good tour guide. We loved every minute of it!"
"The hotels were very good, especially in Guatemala City. In all the hotels on this trip the service was always great and the hotel staff was warm and friendly. The meals were good. I am a vegetarian, but your tour director took care of us. Your tour director was excellent, informed, conscientious, and a sincere guide as well as a friendly person. I am interested in your trip to Costa Rica next year."
"Everything and everybody was very good, but what made the tour an unforgettable success was your tour director. I would not hesitate to go on another tour with her anytime, anywhere."
"The meals overall were good to very good. Breakfasts were especially good. Your tour director was excellent. In addition to knowledgeable, her enthusiasm was contagious and contributed to the enjoyment of the trip. Your driver was excellent. He made you feel confident that it would be a safe trip, and it was. This was our first trip with Caravan, and we were pleased with the experience. The tour was a very good value!"
"Your meals were not gourmet, but always quite good - plenty to eat without being overstuffed. Your sightseeing and activities were excellent, well paced. We had early starts to our days but ended early enough to have a break and cleanup before supper. This is much appreciated by a traveler. Your tour director was fantastic. Your driver was excellent, careful and also very polite. Your local guides were very knowledgeable and had a good command of English so that they were easy to understand. The entire trip was a joy. We came home full of wonderful images, lots of new knowledge and even felt rested! We'll definitely be back for more, perhaps Costa Rica next time."
"We had good food the entire trip. I enjoyed the fish and crisp veggies. We could not have asked for a better guide, so helpful, took care of individual concerns, went out of her way to please, to give small remembrances. This is my second Caravan trip, I would highly recommend your trips. I like the two night stays in places, also that free time is included to shop, explore, relax - not always rush, rush. Great value. Five stars, top in my book!"