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River Rat Expeditions - Private Day Tours

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Address: Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 661-4562
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You're in good hands with Gonzo!

We did the ATM tour with Gonzo as a group of six, and we felt SO lucky to be in such good hands! The trip is not for people who just want to kick back and relax--it's full of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the ATM tour with Gonzo as a group of six, and we felt SO lucky to be in such good hands! The trip is not for people who just want to kick back and relax--it's full of hiking, river-forging, mild rock climbing, swimming, fitting through small spaces, and it is THRILLING! Gozo is a wealth of knowledge about... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I felt very lucky to have Gonzo as our guide. There are only 20 plus certified guides available in the country, and to find someone with this professionalism and knowledge is very lucky. The whole trip is full of fun and we are taken great care of. Even with where to step each step, Gonzo will point out to you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide and owner of the company Gonzo could have not been better. We ask alot of questions and he enjoyed taking his time thru the tour. He really has a passion for it as he will tell you about his profession as an Archelogist and really makes the tour that much more enjoyable. We did the ATM cave tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have struggled with how to write this review because weeks later I am still trying to process my utter amazement. Mario was so gracious and throw in his storytelling skills and Gonzo has a well-deserved reputation. He delivered on a spiritual and intellectual level with an enthusiastic passion. I feared annoying him with incessant questions during the 3 days... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself in or near the Cayo District, then you MUST do the Actun Tunichil Muknal (known as ATM) tour. It is NOT to be missed! And you MUST do ATM with Gonzo! Gonzo was one of the most amazing guides I've had on ANY tour I've ever done. He has his masters in Archeology and helped excavate... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the ATM cave tour with Gonzo. He is one of the archeologist working in the ATM cave and we could not have gotten a better tour guide. He took his time and told us of the Maya rituals before we entered the cave. He pointed out all of the features of the cave and when we got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had such a great time with Mario! He was incredibly knowledgeable during our tour of Xunantunich. He obviously has a passion for the history. He then took us zip lining and cave tubing, both of which were incredible. Gonzo and Mario were very flexible with scheduling, and Zoi was very responsive and helpful throughout the process.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was the most physically demanding tourist attraction I've ever done, and this is saying something considering I've been to the Sahara Desert. First off, I recommend heeding the warnings for this cave. It is not for people who cannot be on their feet (and sometimes crawling, swimming and ducking large rocks) for six straight hours; who are claustrophobic; who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I just got back from my trip to Belize. I traveled with a good friend. I love the outdoors and doing things that are exciting and challenging. I was a little nervous about meeting all the challenges. We were lucky to have Gonzo as our guide. He is an archeologist expert in the field. He knows the cave inside out.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited Belize in December 2015 and booked 3 tours with River Rat - ATM, Caracol, and Tikal. All the tours were fantastic and well planned and guided. Our favorite was ATM. It was such a difference experience and our guide did a great job of keeping everyone going but keeping everyone safe. I would do it again and would... More 

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