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River Rat Expeditions - Private Day Tours

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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Gonzo is the BEST! Knowledgeable, Friendly,Fun & Best Prices!

We've known Gonzo for nearly 5 years. He was our tour guide to ATM Cave on our first visit to Belize. Now that we live here, we tell all our friends and family about him. River... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've known Gonzo for nearly 5 years. He was our tour guide to ATM Cave on our first visit to Belize. Now that we live here, we tell all our friends and family about him. River Rat Expeditions is a very small company, with low overhead and great guides. Quite often we've had friends get a 'private tour' with Gonzo,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gonzo was the tour guide extraordinaire for the ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) Cave Tour. He is an archaeologist who knows this area very well. I was also very impressed that he has such a deep respect for the area and is very passionate about making sure this area is treated well so future groups can come in and experience its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the ATM tour with Gonzo recently; it was clear that he was the most knowledgable guide. Other guides were asking him about various artifacts and formations. He had a great sense of humor and challenged us. For me, this tour was the highlight of our whole trip to Belize. Seriously, if you get an opportunity to do the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on this tour with a friend and another couple and it was such a great, educational and fun experience. They try to keep tours to small groups which is very beneficial! I stayed in three different locations of Belize and went on three different tours-this one is definitely one that I would highly recommend and maybe even go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did two tours with River Rats - cave tubing with Pedro and ATM with Gonzo and Luis. Cave tubing was relaxed and Pedro made a great stop in the cave to see formations that weren't visible from the river. Perfect for people who want to see caves but don't want anything to strenuous. ATM was the real highlight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were lucky enough to have Gonzo from River Rat as our guide for the ATM Cave and we couldn't have gotten a better guide. Not only was Gonzo a guide, but he had been helping map and handle maintenance of the cave systems throughout Belize. He was extremely knowledgeable about the rainforest flora and fauna, stopping to point out... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had Gonzo as our guide to ATM, and we both can't say enough wonderful things about the whole experience. Our group was so small, only 4 of us. Gonzo is an archeologist and actually studied the ATM site, so his knowledge depth was amazing! We also was so comfortable and familiar with the natural surroundings - pointing out margay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have gone on multiple trips with the River Rat crew and they are by far the most informed and knowledgeable people I have ever had the pleasure of being guided by. They manage to attain a laid back vibe while also being very professional. I appreciate their genuine desire to share cultural experiences with others. They dont seem to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited San Ignacio in November 2016 and booked all our trips - ATM, Caracol, Tikal and Xunantunich - with River Rats. Zoi kept us fully informed and updated. All of the guides were great - they all knew the sites from an archaeological point of view which made it all the more interesting and informative. Their enthusiasm was infectious.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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