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3-day hike

Great experience. The view in the mountains is amazing, and it was organised very well. The guides... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Torhout, Belgium
Birding at Cerro Quemado

Daniel turned up promptly and spoke good English. His knowledge of the birds was great - he found... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Calle 16-25 8 | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great experience. The view in the mountains is amazing, and it was organised very well. The guides are very friendly, and funny. They tell about the history of the region, if you need help they help you without a problem. Also sleeping in houses of...More

1  Thank bramcallens19
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Daniel turned up promptly and spoke good English. His knowledge of the birds was great - he found me several new species. He tried very hard to get Olive Warbler for me but we had no luck - I suspect that if I was fitter...More

1  Thank MrAusDog
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I booked the tour to Laguna Chicabal via Email and they were responding very quickly. The walk was nice and the guide Daniel just great! He's very knowledgeable and explains a lot about geography, birdlife and the Mayan culture. Thanks a lot!

8  Thank sim1526
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I have nothing but good words to say about the trip. We came a little unprepared but ultimately everything turned out more than ok. Tajumulco is a real treat and i would strongly advise anyone to choose the overnight option. Bring warm clothes with you...More

9  Thank MihaiR35
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Daniel, was a great mix of fun, polite, and nerdy about plants, birds, and Mayan spiritual practices. You'll be in good hands with this trilingual (Spanish, English, Quiche), local guide who takes evident pride in showing people the natural and cultural beauty of...More

13  Thank Alexis D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I booked two trips with Xela Adventures during my time there--the first to Cerro Quemado and the second to Laguna de Chicabal. The price was very reasonable, especially considering that, since I was booking alone, I was the only one on both tours! My guide...More

1  Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Used this company to organise a hike up Santa Maria, various markets tours and shuttle transport. Email response was quick and important when time is limited. Thanks to the crew at Xela Adventures for all their help.

2  Thank hui_king
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I did the trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan with Romero and Jose and Fernando as our porters. We had an incredible experience and could not recommend this company enough! Neither one of us speaks good Spanish but we took the opportunity...More

7  Thank Sibel S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Daniel and his team were simply fantastic!! I've done my share of treks around the world; Daniel is one of the best guides. My boyfriend and I did a difficult/technical overnight camping trek with Daniel and Felix to the active Santiaguito volcano in Xela. What...More

28  Thank GlobetrotterATaylor
Reviewed 18 February 2017

So well looked after! They hiked at a pace I could manage, and gave interesting bits of information along the way. Would definitely use them again!

6  Thank justtravellintoo
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