- Tour overall was really enjoyable with a great group, amazing countries and good tour leader and drivers.
A couple of things for feedback:
It did feel that not a lot was included in the price and all boat trips etc. were at cost (often quite a high cost given the countries we were in). Having worked and lived in Latin America for 6 years, I think US$30 for a 2 hour boat trip each is a bit steep. I understand about Tour Guide commission but perhaps something to reflect on.
Group meals. Tour Leader often suggested restaurants (noted as Explore approved apparently) for group meals. These were often expensive and sometimes not always great for me, I am a vegetarian. Again, I understand that TL's get free meals if they bring in a group but I did feel this was a detriment to the experience at times.
Guatemala City. We arrived late and TL said we shouldn't leave the hotel. We left early and didn't have a city tour. Hotel pretty retro and food extortionate and they had a captive audience. Why stop there at all as it is so near to Antigua??
Antigua hotel a bit far out of town and costs in taxis.
Felt the TL briefing at the start should have included health & safety and info about the countries such as not flushing toilet paper down the toilet and not drinking the water!! I know this but not everybody does and it is important to know for the environment.
Positive things. :)
El Salvador hotel and experience, amazing!
Both drivers - Carlos and Estouado, very good and felt in good hands.
Nicaragua whole experience very good and a great country to visit.
Guatemala to end was amazing (bat Guatemala City) and Antigua was beautiful.
Miguel was a good TL and worked really hard.
Published on: 13 April 2017