Proud of its past and committed to its future, Guatemala is a time machine that will take its visitors on a journey of magical folklore, colonial heritage and living-ancient cultures. With a history that begins four thousand years ago when the Maya Civilization emerged, Guatemala is the heart of the Mayan World and proudly shows its legacy in the traditions and culture of its inhabitants. With Mayan ruins that are unmatched for their splendor, colorful handcrafts markets, quaint Spanish Colonial cities, world class museums, verdant jungles, a spring-like weather all year round, and friendly people, the temptations that Guatemala has to offer are limitless and we invite you to be our guest, and explore this historic, colorful and exotic country.
Exceptional arrangements in Costa Rica
I would like to share comments from my valued clients regarding the exceptional arrangements in Costa Rica: “Everyone in our group want to thank you for the recommendation and arranging the tour. Homer, our guide, was excellent. It rained like crazy in the gardens and even that was fun for a bunch of rain starved… Read more “Exceptional arrangements in Costa Rica”
From the first phone call to your company I was hooked
I used your company for the first time last year when I was doing a destination wedding in Lima. From the first phone call to your company I was hooked. I knew I had found the perfect tour company to assist me. After the wedding, many of the guests did separate trips and everything went… Read more “From the first phone call to your company I was hooked”
We highly recommend your Agency
Thank you for your expert planning and attention to detail that made our recent trip to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro so memorable. You were able to listen to our wishes and put together a trip for us that was perfect in every way. We met so many wonderful, knowledgeable… Read more “We highly recommend your Agency”
I would not hesitate to use EcoAmerica Tours again for future travel
I would write you and let you know how our tour through EcoAmerica worked out. We were impressed from the moment we got to the airport in Lima… Our guides were very knowledgeable, personal and very informative. Our visit to Machu Picchu, including the train ride was literally a treat… When we flew from Cusco… Read more “I would not hesitate to use EcoAmerica Tours again for future travel”
A Lovely Panama Vacation
My clients just returned from Panama and loved it, thank you!
Trip of a Lifetime!
Just a short note to thank you for making The Frisch’s trip to Peru so fantastic. The whole family had a great time and enjoyed the culture, friendly people and the unbelievable scenery. They had nothing but good things to say about the guides and tours. Thank you and your team for all of your… Read more “Trip of a Lifetime!”
Our Group to Chile and Argentina
Our group just returned from their trip to Chile & Argentina and had a fabulous experience. Everything went well, they loved their guides, drivers and all the tours that you booked for them. Especially enjoyed their meals. Thank you for taking amazing care of our guests.
They had a wonderful time!
Wanted to let you know my clients that went to Peru had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for helping me make their trip wonderful! Thanks Again!
Wonderful Peruvian Family Holiday
The T. family just returned, they had a wonderful time in Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.. They all got home with great memories of their Peru Holiday. They loved it! Thank you so much for all your help
Tour through EcoAmerica Tours
I would write you and let you know how our tour through EcoAmerica worked out. We were impressed from the moment we got to the airport in Lima… Our guides were very knowledgeable, personal and very informative. Our visit to Machu Picchu, including the train ride was literally a treat… When we flew from Cusco… Read more “Tour through EcoAmerica Tours”
Thanks for the Wonderful Work
I just spoke to my client and she was thrilled about her Costa Rica trip! She could not stop talking about how wonderful it was and how absolutely perfect everything was organized. The guides were amazing, the tours were amazing, the service, hotels, people, etc., was all perfect and she couldn’t thank me enough” Thanks… Read more “Thanks for the Wonderful Work”
Thanks to a Job Well Done
I just wanted to share my clients’ comments with you on their trip to Peru over the Christmas holiday: “Pat, first I want to say thank you. The trip was fabulous and all the hotels, transfers, and guides were great too. Overall it was a great experience.” They are well traveled and always give me… Read more “Thanks to a Job Well Done”
Great tour for my clients
Thank you again for all of your good advice and planning such a great tour for my clients. You may happily use me as a referral!
With a hurricane in Costa Rica
I want you to know that we arrived safely back to the US. Thank you for all of your help with our changes due to the hurricane. We very much enjoyed Manuel Antonio and Arenal and are sorry that we missed Monteverde. Our guide, Homer, was terrific and we really enjoyed his knowledge and camaraderie.
I want to Thank You for such a marvelous adventure
My sister and I just returned from the Wonders of Peru trip last Thursday. I want to Thank You for such a marvelous adventure. The trip was seamless, the guides far exceeded our expectations. The guides had so much knowledge and where so warm and friendly. From the moment we landed in Lima until the… Read more “I want to Thank You for such a marvelous adventure”
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The Best Vacation
Our Galapagos Trip was great. Thanks for making this vacation the best ever. – Anita Durst
Costa Rica Journey
My clients just came back from Costa Rica, they had a great time and everything was as good or better than expected. The whole family appreciated the fact that the entire vacation was planned with the adventures taking place at the beginning of the itinerary, and their beach stay at the end.
Trip to Machu Picchu & Galapagos
Mr. and Mrs. Ray and Mr. Juliano recently returned from their Machu Picchu and Galapagos personal expedition. They very much enjoyed the personalized services your company planned for them; in fact we have other clients looking to do the same itinerary, we will keep you posted.
A huge thank you
…a HUGE thank you to you and your team. My clients, the Starr Baiers LOVED your services in Costa Rica. They had nothing but good things to say about the guides and tours. They complaint about the check-in process one small hotel, but they wound up loving the hotel once they had a good night’s… Read more “A huge thank you”
Thank you Marcelo
Thank you Marcelo for arranging a beautiful itinerary for my group to Peru. It was full of excitement from beginning to end. The way you’ve arranged our itinerary made it easier for us to adjust with the altitude. The hotels were beautiful, especially the El Refugio Hotel in Colca and Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel… Read more “Thank you Marcelo”
EcoAmerica did a fabulous job
Thank you for everything! EcoAmerica did a fabulous job. Always on time and we never had one delay or problem with anything on the trip. Amazing. Take care and many thanks for all you did to make this adventure AWESOME!
Argentina great trip
My clients just came back from Argentina, so I want to share their comments with you: “…the tour operators were great, always on time, friendly, with a smile, and very helpful. To be honest, we were surprised of such professionalism. [We] had a great time and you can see that Argentina is an upcoming tourist… Read more “Argentina great trip”
Traveling to Peru last March
I wanted you to know that the clients I booked with you, traveling to Peru last March, had a wonderful time. Even the mother, who was apprehensive about making the trip initially, had a great time thanks to your help and support during travel. They all agreed that they would go back in a heartbeat!… Read more “Traveling to Peru last March”
An exceptional Job!
I want to let you know that Mr. and Mrs. K are back from their vacation in Costa Rica and they had a wonderful time. They mentioned that they especially enjoyed their time with Laura, their naturalist guide in Tortuguero as she did an exceptional job!
Thank You for the Wonders of Peru
I just want to take the time to personally thank you for the Wonders of Peru plus Cusco that you planned for my clients. Their report to me was that everything went perfectly and they were “treated like royalty”. Our office has always strived to give excellent customer service, and these days it is extremely… Read more “Thank You for the Wonders of Peru”
Our Panama and Colombia Trip
I spoke with my clients and they were most delighted with their trip. My sincere thanks for making the vacation a memorable one. You are the best. Please read below their grateful review: “I am sending this letter with our sincere thanks on behalf of all four of us whom you recently helped organize the… Read more “Our Panama and Colombia Trip”
Travel to Ecuador
I want to share my clients’ comments regarding their Ecuador travel arrangements. With comments like these I will continue to direct business your way. Thanks for doing a great job for my valued clients.
An Amazing Trip in the Galapagos Islands
We returned today from our Galapagos Cruise Adventure on board the deluxe M/Y Grace and I just wanted to tell you quickly that the trip was amazing and that everything was very well organized !!!! Thanks again for all your support and I will for sure come back to you for any other Latin America… Read more “An Amazing Trip in the Galapagos Islands”
A Wonderful Peru Trip
Just want to thank you very much for the fabulous job you did with the D Family; as you can see in their message, they are raving about your local services: “Thank you one more time for the wonderful Peru trip you recommended and booked for us. We had a fabulous time and will be… Read more “A Wonderful Peru Trip”
Trip to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu
Thanks again for helping plan our trip to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu in Peru. We had a wonderful time.
Trip to Costa Rica
The Klein’s just returned from the trip to Costa Rica and had a fabulous experience. Everything went well, they loved the driver and all the tours that you booked for them. Thank you for always taking amazing care of our guests.
Fantastic Trip to Costa Rica
We, my wife, daughter and myself, had the greatest trip to Costa Rica. Everything, and I mean everything went smoothly from the time we arrived to the time we left. The guides were fantastic. They were informative, very personal and friendly, and got us to where we needed to be on time and without incident.… Read more “Fantastic Trip to Costa Rica”
Una experiencia inolvidable!
Estimada Erin, en estos momentos ya van mis papas de regreso a Guatemala. No tenemos como agradecerle tantas atenciones y el viaje tan maravilloso que les preparó. Estuvieron FELICES y fue una experiencia inolvidable! Es exactamente lo que yo quería para ellos al cumplir su sueño de conocer Perú. Aquí le dejo una foto de… Read more “Una experiencia inolvidable!”
Wonderful Time in Ecuador and Panama
Hi Marcelo, the Bazants had a wonderful time in Ecuador and Panama, they were very impressed with your services and rest assured we will use your company again. Thanks again!
Best Vacation ever
An amazing trip to Peru. Best Vacation ever. Learned a lot about the history of the Incas of Machu Picchu and the Spanish conquistadors. Got to spend time with my kids. Everyone got along. The guides were wonderful. Timeliness was excellent. The drive from Cusco to Puno was 8 hours but it was broken up… Read more “Best Vacation ever”
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Thank you once again EcoAmerica Tours
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful vacation in Costa Rica! We were surprised and delighted how smoothly everything went. Every hotel transfer and excursion was right on time as scheduled. Our room at the Mountain Paradise Hotel was spacious and clean. It had the most awesome view of the volcano which we were… Read more “Thank you once again EcoAmerica Tours”
Our clients had a wonderful time in Costa Rica!
They loved the Arenal area. The activities were all great. The highlights were ATVs through the mountains and river rafting. They loved the hot springs. The family gave this part of the trip an A+ and would highly recommend it to others. Eco-America and reps get an A+. Great service and the transfers were comfortable… Read more “Our clients had a wonderful time in Costa Rica!”
Awesome time in Peru
Just a quick note to report that my clients, the Family of 15, had an awesome time in Peru and have arrived home safe and sound! Thanks for all your help!
It truly exceeded all our expectations
We want to tell you how much we appreciated all you did to make our Machu Picchu and Galapagos combination trip so wonderful. It truly exceeded all our expectations. We both commented several times how much easier our travel was this time with the help of all your guides and transfers. It makes the whole… Read more “It truly exceeded all our expectations”
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Costa Rica was fantastic!
Just to let you know Costa Rica was fantastic and everything went off very well! All the tours were done exceptionally well! The best activities by far were the Monte Verde Zip Line and the Arenal Waterfall rappelling! These had the greatest adrenaline and the best pictures. The scenery was priceless. I’m the only one… Read more “Costa Rica was fantastic!”
My compliments for another well-orchestrated trip for our mutual clients.. I love Peru so much and was sure your beautiful itinerary would be perfect for them.
What a fabulous Trip!
You did an excellent job and the local staff and guides were very, very good. I can’t say enough on how accommodating and on top of things they were. You were right, we did it all and that is what we wanted. So glad we didn’t miss the Sacred Valley either. The first two hotels… Read more “What a fabulous Trip!”
Excellent organization trip to Peru
Thank you for the excellent organization of our trip to Peru, the beautiful hotels, the itinerary, and the private cooking lesson at the Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel in Machu Picchu. Both the guide for the train and Machu Picchu, and the Lake Titicaca / Sillustani Tombs were fantastic with a wealth of information. Thanks again for… Read more “Excellent organization trip to Peru”
An amazing Costa Rica Holiday Adventure
Dear Erin, My clients just returned from Costa Rica with rave reviews on the services EcoAmerica provided them; they had nothing but wonderful things to say about the hotel and the tours, they also said the guides were awesome- knowledgeable and so very friendly – anxious to show them the best of their country. Thank… Read more “An amazing Costa Rica Holiday Adventure”
A wonderful Family Adventure Holiday
Joe and his two daughters just came back from a wonderful Family Adventure Holiday in Costa Rica. Marcelo, you did it again! Everything was perfect, from beginning to end. I feel confident, comfortable and grateful, every time I put my clients in your very capable hands!
Thanks Marcelo and Erin
Thanks Marcelo and Erin for taking such good care of the JM family. Please share their trip review with your team here and in Costa Rica: “We arrived home last night from our family vacation in Costa Rica. What a great trip! All of the arrangements went completely smoothly, and we were very pleased with… Read more “Thanks Marcelo and Erin”
My Clients really enjoyed their stay
My clients that traveled over spring break; the Hodes to Costa Rica and the Perrys to Belize really enjoyed their stay. Thanks for all your help!
Thank you for taking such good care of my clients
I wanted to let you know I finally got a chance to talk to my clients the M Family …. The first trip you helped me plan … and they LOVED it. Everything went smoothly & perfectly, and they loved Costa Rica so much they are already planning to go back! They asked me to tell you… Read more “Thank you for taking such good care of my clients”
Our trip was great!
Our trip was great! Jose and Rafa both very professional and very nice young men. We thoroughly enjoyed them. All the accommodations were good, very good meals, itinerary worked out fine. The birders were all thrilled with all we saw. I really appreciated how the details for the last night’s dinner were all worked out,… Read more “Our trip was great!”
Everybody enjoyed the experience
Our Group just returned from Costa Rica. We had a great time, everybody enjoyed the experience. Our program was filled with lots of adventures, all the services were provided as represented, including your choice of properties, the Montana de Fuego hotel in Arenal and the Villas Sol All Inclusive Beach Resort in Hermosa Beach. You… Read more “Everybody enjoyed the experience”
Costa Rica such a wonderful experience
I just wanted to thank all of you for making our holiday in Costa Rica such a wonderful experience for us. My husband and I had a fabulous time! …the fishing was great, especially the off shore fishing. My husband caught 7 sailfish and 2 huge Dorado on Saturday alone! …Again, my sincere thanks to… Read more “Costa Rica such a wonderful experience”
I just talked to the Miller’s. They had a wonderful time with all your arrangements. Everything went perfectly, just as you explained. They were very pleased. I want to thank you and hope to have to opportunity to work with you again. Your organization of the trip was perfect. Thanks for your attention to detail.
Young at Heart in Costa Rica
Hello Erin & Marcelo My two couples just returned from Costa Rica with great reports about the delivery of all service. They were very pleased to see their guide Homer waiting for them as they stepped off the cruise ship. They enjoyed all the adventures you arranged for them; especially the river rafting and the… Read more “Young at Heart in Costa Rica”
Fabulous Costa Rica Easter Break Vacation
We just got back from Costa Rica and would like to thank you for making a fabulous Easter Break Vacation possible. The accommodations were perfect and exactly what my family and I wanted, the activities were perfectly suited to what we were looking for. Our guides and drivers were professional, punctual and knowledgeable. We look… Read more “Fabulous Costa Rica Easter Break Vacation”
Our Peru Adventure fulfilled a dream that we weren’t sure we’d ever accomplish!
We would like to add our thanks! The trip fulfilled a dream that I wasn’t sure we’d ever accomplish–and it was amazing! We were impressed with how well everything went–what a lot of work went into making all those hand-offs! One thing we hadn’t planned on, but that was amazing was that we were in Peru… Read more “Our Peru Adventure fulfilled a dream that we weren’t sure we’d ever accomplish!”
Thanks Ecoamerica Tours
Thank you for your follow up yesterday. Later in the day I heard from the Young’s and they really liked the tour and arrangements. Looking forward to working with you again in the future..
Awesome Peru trip
Just wanted to thank you again for all your help. Mr. Lain had an awesome Peru trip. He wants to go back and is working ‘rosetta stone’ to learn Spanish. 600 pictures, video and chitter bites were his treasures upon returning. He said he has lots to share with his students.
What follows is a true testimonial from my family, whose travels were organized so superbly by Marcelo and handled even more adeptly by Cindy and the rest of his team. A special thanks to Erin for helping where it mattered the most. I quote my brother-in-law, V.S. Amarnath who traveled with his wife, Sumitra –… Read more “Amazing trip…”
When they say they love what they do, they REALLY mean it!
First impressions are lasting impressions and that is what EcoAmerica Tours is all about. I began planning for my group of 20 people with Marcelo and Erin Ahumada over a year before we traveled. Each step along the way was prompt, pleasant and always with the best interest of each traveler in mind. EcoAmerica’s partners… Read more “When they say they love what they do, they REALLY mean it!”
Thank you so much for your partnership
I just wanted to give you some feedback from my clients who just came back from Belize. They had an absolutely amazing time, adored, I mean really adored Pelican Reef Villas! They must have said the staff was amazing about 5-6 times! They also praised the food, the friendliness of everyone and how easy the whole… Read more “Thank you so much for your partnership”
Group to Costa Rica
The fifteen member family group that we sent to Costa Rica over Spring Break had a fantastic time! The beautiful ten room villa that you arranged for their accommodations was absolutely perfect! Their adventures through the rainforest, the catamaran cruise, and river rafting outings were enjoyed by all family members and will be talked about… Read more “Group to Costa Rica”
Fabulous Peru Trip
“…I want to thank you for the fabulous Peru trip. It was absolutely amazing!!! The tours were wonderful, and the English speaking guides were fabulous. They certainly knew what they were explaining to us, and their passion for the history and culture of Peru were evident. It made us feel excited to learn. I really… Read more “Fabulous Peru Trip”
Great travel to Peru
My son and I truly enjoyed the Peru Holiday Adventure you guys put together for us. I have shared my pictures from Machu Picchu with my clients and they all say that Machu Picchu is on their Bucket List. Thanks for a great travel experience!
Guatemala and Belize with EcoAmerica
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our most recent adventure to Guatemala and Belize with EcoAmerica. This was out third excursion with you. Once again, everything that you arranged for was excellent! We were able to customize our trip exactly how we envisioned it. You were able to coordinate other family… Read more “Guatemala and Belize with EcoAmerica”
Great Costa Rica Service
I wanted to thank you for the great Costa Rica service received by both of my recent bookings; the H family vacation as well as the S family Spring Break! I will be using you for all my Central and South American travels. Thank You!
Family trip in Costa Rica
I just wanted to contact you after the AC Family trip in Costa Rica. Thank you again to have organized it, it was wonderful and the kids loved it. the weather was nice and we saw a lot of animals especially in Cano Negro!
I love Costa Rica
I just wanted you to know how excited and pleased I was that I sent you the picture to share some of the beauty of Costa Rica. I fell in love with the area but mostly with the people; they were so kind and great at telling us history and describing the landscapes. It was… Read more “I love Costa Rica”
The Jenkins and their Peru Getaway
Thank you so much for all you did with the Jenkins and their Peru Getaway. They really enjoyed it very much!!! She stated that everything was wonderful.
We had a fabulous time
I am so happy to tell you the girls had a fantastic time and I wanted to share with you some of what they told me. They were so impressed by the punctuality of all of the guides, transfers and tours – even checking in with them the night before to ensure they were on… Read more “We had a fabulous time”
Our trip to Costa Rica was beyond memorable!!!
Our trip to Costa Rica was beyond memorable!!! Thank you so much for all you have done to support our first big family vacation! Every experience was filled with kind and caring people, the communication between the hotels, tour companies, shuttle drivers, and us was simply outstanding. Every detail went off without any difficulties. We… Read more “Our trip to Costa Rica was beyond memorable!!!”
We had a great time!
I want to share with you and your team, what Melissa and Cheryl just sent to me: “…We had a great time! Thank you very much for such a wonderful itinerary! I felt like we saw so much of Peru, like we had such an action packed week… And all of the guides we had… Read more “We had a great time!”
One of the most beautiful and family friendly vacations we have ever been on
Just a note to thank you for booking the package for our family after the guild trip. The area you recommended was fantastic. Truly one of the most beautiful and family friendly vacations we have ever been on… And we have traveled quite a bit. The best part was the tours. We loved our driver… Read more “One of the most beautiful and family friendly vacations we have ever been on”
EcoAmerica Tours put together a one of a kind trip for me that I took in June/July 2015. I traveled alone and I am a young female. I felt safe and had each day of my vacation planned out for me with a guide and a driver at minimal cost.
Thanks for the really great trip. Everything was stellar from the transfers, hotels and excursions.
Thank you so much for putting together a perfect Peru itinerary
Hi Renee! Just wanted to let you know that after many months of planning and two weeks of travel, we have successfully and happily knocked off a big bucket list item! Thank you so much for putting together a perfect itinerary! It was nice to gradually acclimate to the higher altitudes. You definitely channeled my… Read more “Thank you so much for putting together a perfect Peru itinerary”
The Galapagos Cruise and the Amazon Expedition were a complete success!
I was going to reach out to say a big thank you. The trip was a complete success! We had so much fun and the memories will last a lifetime. Someone was always there to meet us coming and going. We never even had to get our own boarding passes; it was all taken care… Read more “The Galapagos Cruise and the Amazon Expedition were a complete success!”
Our Panama & Belize Trip
Wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our Panama and Belize trip. The accommodations were great, the guides and drivers knowledgeable, the transfers were good. Overall we would (and will) recommend your company to others. We really appreciated all your help and for being so flexible with the changes we requested. We… Read more “Our Panama & Belize Trip”
I had a wonderful adventure!
I want to let you and your colleagues at Eco-America know I had a wonderful adventure! All the transfers were on schedule, accommodations were wonderful, and activities were superb. My highlight was seeing the green turtles hatch from the sand and make their way to the sea!! We were fortunate to see three nesting areas… Read more “I had a wonderful adventure!”
Trip to Peru
I just wanted to share my clients’ comments with you on their trip to Peru over the Christmas holiday. They are well traveled and always give me input. I certainly will use your services again thanks to a job well done. Thank you and may we both have a prosperous new year.
Our dream did come through!
Our dream did come through! My friend and I had a fascinating Peruvian Adventure; we visited Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Amazon. The views were extraordinary, the food delicious and the people very friendly. We had excellent guides, William in the Amazon was outstanding, and he made our visit to the Amazon a real… Read more “Our dream did come through!”
Great Honeymoon in Belize!
We just wanted to let you know how very grateful we are to you for putting together such a wonderful honeymoon for us. Our stay at the Mystic resort in the Inland Jungle of the Cayo District was perfect. The owner and her husband really make you feel welcomed and the grounds are absolutely beautiful.… Read more “Great Honeymoon in Belize!”
During our South America trip every detail was just right
We have returned from our 2nd trip with EcoAmerica Tours. This trip we went to Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Erin worked with me on this trip for almost a year getting every detail just right. We had some complications as we got closer to the time and Erin handled it all and fixed what could… Read more “During our South America trip every detail was just right”
Our Trip to Peru was Amazing
Our Trip to Peru was Amazing, there are NO WORDS to describe what we saw or did. The Tour Guides and the drivers were AWESOME. The local people were great and very helpful when we needed. We feel very comfortable recommending your services, there was NOT One thing that went Wrong! Everything was Great!
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Thank you for all the Attention to Detail
My clients just came back from an incredible week in Costa Rica! They said that the tours were outstanding –and were particularly impressed with the Rappelling, Zip-lining and ATV excursions. Your planning was fantastic and the trip exceeded their expectations! It usually goes unnoticed (unless there is a problem), but your guides and bus drivers… Read more “Thank you for all the Attention to Detail”
A wonderful Peruvian Vacation
Thanks for putting together a wonderful Peruvian vacation for our group. No words can express the wonders of this beautiful and friendly country. Every minute of our holiday was magical; the guides were great and we all had a fantastic time.
Thanks for taking care of my clients
Just a few lines to let you know how much my clients enjoyed their trip with your company. They only wished they had allotted more time. Thanks for taking care of them.
A phenomenal trip to Peru!
Thank you so much for arranging the phenomenal trip to Peru. Every single day and tour went smoothly and were perfect. I am so incredibly happy you and your team helped make one of my dreams come true. Everything was so incredibly organized, affordable, and safe! I was amazed to see Cusco and Machu Picchu… Read more “A phenomenal trip to Peru!”
Journey to Uruguay and Argentina
Hello EcoAmerica Tours: Our clients Mr. & Mrs. H. just returned from an extensive custom planned journey to Uruguay and Argentina. They enjoyed their Uruguay visits to Montevideo and Punta Del Este. Their stay in Argentina was an enjoyable experience, the culture, friendly people and the extraordinary scenery made for a wonderful stay; they particularly… Read more “Journey to Uruguay and Argentina”
Thank you so much for helping us on this trip! The Red Mangrove was very accommodating and helpful to the enjoyment of our Galapagos trip. Never had an issue. Best people!
Main Destinations / Attractions
Guatemala City is an urban center with cultural diversity, cosmopolitan as well as traditional, in which traditional and folkloric abundance stands out, with legends such as El Cadejo or La Llorona. The city offers the tourist all the services and commodities and is normally the center of operations to set out to any of the other destinations in the country.
This colonial city preserves buildings from the XVI Century. La Antigua Guatemala can be visited by foot, walking along its ancestral stoned roads. It is worth the effort to visit its old convents, such as Capuchinas and Santa Clara, Catedral de San Jose, Compania de Jesus, La Recoleccion, church and convent La Merced, Convent and Arco de Santa Catarina, among other treasures from the past. La Antigua Guatemala is known as the "City of the Perpetual Roses", and in addition to colonial badges, honorable titles and prizes it has received throughout history, it was acknowledged by UNESCO as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity in 1979.
In this area, several churches may be visited, as well as the archaeological site of Utatlan, also known as Gumarcaj. In Chichicastenango, you can visit a colonial church built in 1540 by Dominican priests. The "Popol Vuh", sacred book of the Quiches was found in its convent. Another of its most visited attractions is Cerro Turcaj (hill), where the God World is worshiped, in a stone deity called Pascual Abaj. Chichicastenango is one of the few towns where you can appreciate the meaning of faith of the Indians that descend from the ancient Maya.
Lake Atitlan lies in the territorial division of Solola, which is believed to be "the most beautiful lake in the world", according to writer Aldous Huxley. The most developed town at the lake is Panajachel, while several colorful villages that have been able to preserve their millenary traditions lie on its shores; among them, Santiago Atitlan, San Lucas Toliman, San Pedro La Laguna, and San Antonio Palopo.
Its climate is warm and has an opening into the Caribbean sea, which allows many water sports to be practiced, as well as ecotourism and adventure. The area offers nature attractions such as Lago Izabal (lake), which is the largest lake in the country, with an approximate area of 589 square kms, having many affluents, especially the Polochic River. This lake's natural flow is Rio Dulce (river), which is believed to be one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Guatemala. Another important river is Sarstun, which divides Belize, Peten and Izabal. You can also visit Castillo de San Felipe de Lara (fortress), the borough of Livingstone, and the archaeological site of Quirigua.
The area is characterized especially by its garifuna population, which enhances Guatemalan culture with its Afro-Caribbean roots, allowing the visitor to enjoy its music, color and gastronomy.
There are several protected zones, such as the Reserve of Biosfera Maya, which consist in more than a million hectares of humid subtropical jungle, Biotopo Cerro Cahui (for the protection of the ocellate peacock) and the Natural Reserve of San Miguel La Palotada (for the conservation of the bat). It has a rich vegetation variety of tropical jungle and approximately 250 animal species.
Peten is one of the most significant territories where the Mayan culture was located during the Classic Period. Its main attraction is Tikal National Park, which lodges the famous city of Tikal, where two museums are found: the Stellae (with replicas of these carved stones) and the Sylvanus Morley, which exhibits artifacts made of pottery, bone, stone, conch, and jade.
Given its significance in the Mayan Civilization, several important archaeological sites are found in Peten, among others, Naachtun, Chochkitam, Xultun, Xmakabatun, Holmul, Uaxactun, Piedras Negras, Tikal, Yaxha, Topoxte, Nakum, El Naranjo, San Clemente, Itzimte, Tayasal, Popol, Ucana, Altar de Sacrificios, La Amelia, Ixhun, Ceibal, Poptun, and Cancuen.