Guatemala Travel Reviews 2017 Highlight of my trip. Kara and her tours are incredible. I was lucky enough to have a one on one tour with her (I went during the off-season). In short, here are the reasons I would highly recommend this tour company:
2. The biodiversity. We walked through a dense pine forest and then came out to the beautiful Mayan irrigation trenches, on which she was knowledgeable and educated me. Plus, she knows where to go to take some seriously beautiful photos of the lake.
3. Kara’s intuitive nature. She’s a great listener (and conversationalist for that matter) and picked up on what elements of the tour were interesting to me and then tailored the tour to accommodate. It’s obvious she wants her tours to be meaningful and have a deeper impact. She cares about people.
4. I felt safe with her. As a young female traveling through Guatemala solo, I was hesitant to go on a hike alone with a stranger but those doubts quickly left when I met Kara. She knows the locals, speaks the language, and has a positive upbeat vibe. We rode the chicken buses to get around and she took me to her favorite street vendors. We talked all day and I wasn’t bored (or scared) for a second!
Kara’s tour had the X factor. As the owner of Lake Atitlan Tours I wasn’t expecting to be as impacted by it as I was, but the views were beautiful and with Kara as my guide, the experience became more than just a hike. I’ll definitely go back and try out more of the Lake Atitlan Travel Guide hikes.
Eli B (July, 2016)