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River Rat Expeditions - Private Day Tours

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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Gonzo was the BEST Guide for the ATM Cave

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kailee C
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New York, New York, United States

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 30 November 2016 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 27 November 2016

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 18 November 2016

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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