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Parque Nacional Rio Dulce

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Address: CA13, Guatemala
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This was a leisurely boat trip to a fort and park area. The coach drive from cruise terminal was long but the guide made it interesting. Guatemala is a poor country so expect to... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The return river trip from Rio Dulce to Livingston is beautiful although a bit overpriced. One thing we didn't like was the state of the dogs in Livingston. The dogs have no help at all and are abandoned, starved and mange ridden. There is a culture of cruelty towards dogs in Guatemala and Livingston was the worst we had seen... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was a leisurely boat trip to a fort and park area. The coach drive from cruise terminal was long but the guide made it interesting. Guatemala is a poor country so expect to see children in circumstances which might upset you. Animal lovers on our tour also commented upon chained dogs on properties we passed. That said, the countryside... More 

Thank 391ClaireB
London, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We took a boat trip from catamaran hotel to Livingston. It is an interesting river with a rural section and a gorge.Locals are seen fishing from canoes and some families will come in canoes to sell handicrafts

1 Thank Alan H
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed at Backpackers hotel in Rio Dulce which has a travel agency on property. From there it was easy to check out several places, Finca Paraiso water falls. the Garafuna town of Livingston, several ruins and Castillo de San Felipe . There are also two bus lines going to Guatemala City or south to Honduras.

2 Thank nolachuckd
Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

In lieu of gathering at 0815 somewhere on the ship and being herded around to get this tour, we got off the ship mid-morning, walked 120 yards to the right and got what was a delightful tour of Rio Dulce for less money. If there is any chop on the water at all, be prepared to get a bit wet,... More 

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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

It's a nice boat ride from Livingston to Rio Dulce Town which takes about 2 hours. The part trough the canyon is very nice and we saw many birds and some locals going fishing. There was a 20min stop at a hot spring where you can go for a swim.

1 Thank Graido
Fort Myers, FL
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

The Rio is mangrove jungle Guatemala at it's typical best. Lots of cruiser boats and marinas so there are many ex-pat sailors around to boost the economy. The town of Fronteras is noisy and dirty, ie it's Guatemala, but there are some odd little gems like the Cafe du Paris which just opened in January of 2016. The Cafe is... More 

2 Thank RoyceJohnson
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Rio Dulce is very beautiful. Take the boat trip to Livingston. The canyon full of trees at the end of the journey is stunning.

1 Thank Marcohov
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

On an excursion from our cruise with Holland America in 11/14 we took a boat ride tour down the Rio Dulce, which turned out to be quite an adventure. We ended up having to switch from one larger boat to two smaller boats to save time, as we were running a bit late to catch our ship. These boats were... More 

1 Thank urban_girlie
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

It was one of a kind adventure. I really love it. Dulce River is so calm and peaceful. I will definitely go back to this place with my family and friends. Guatemala Luxury Tours is the travel agency that brought us there and Im really happy and satisfied with their package.

1 Thank Lia_Xi2015

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