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“Oscar is very committed!”

Balaam Eco Adventures - Day Tours
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Owner description: Balaam Eco Adventures is your Belize Vacation & Private Tour Specialist, we strive for excellence to ensure that you have the most memorable Vacation in Belize. We pride ourselves in offering you the best services in Belize and work hard to exceed your expectations so you can have wonderful memories for a lifetime on your Belize Vacations, Tours & Excursions with us. Our Tours are Private, Customized and tailored to suit your needs accompanied by our handpicked experienced Naturalist Guides. We practice Eco-Tourism by having small groups causing minimal impact to our Fragile Environments. We offer Private Tours, Customized, Tailored Packages & Itineraries, Complete Vacation Planning throughout Belize to the best of Rainforest, Ruins & Reefs. Belize Private Shuttles & Flights is your Belize Private Shuttles, Transfers, Flights & Helicopter Specialist. We offer the best of Private Transfers, Private Shuttles, Group Shuttles, Taxi Shuttles, Private Chartered Flights, Domestic Flights within Belize, Flights to Merida, Cancun, Guatemala City, Flores, San Pedro Sula, Roatan in Honduras and Belize Private Tours. Helicopter Sight seeing Tours & Transfers are offered upon request to spectacular locations like the Great Blue Hole, Mayan Temples, Thousand Feet Waterfall and so many more surreal locations in Beautiful Belize. We are your 1 stop shop! For more information on our Belize Vacation Packages, Adventure tours or any questions you might have, please email us If you would like a detailed itinerary for any trip or have specific questions please let us know our Managing Director Oscar Castaneda will be happy to e-mail you or talk to you.
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Oscar is very committed to seeing that the group gets the most out of the trip. We did the Zipline and Cave Tubing Tours. He made everything perfect. He insured that we received cappuccinos at breakfast, snacked on mint flavored terminates, and jumped off a cliff into the water in the caves……just to name a few things. He insured that we never missed anything. It was perfect!

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We had the best time with our guide, Oscar! He was so knowledgable about the Mayan culture and had so many interesting facts about the area. We never felt rushed on our tour and got to see so many interesting parts of Belize. We felt safe and had so much fun!!! We can't wait to visit Belize again!!! I highly recommend our tour guide Oscar...he is The. Best. !!!!!!

1  Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Oscar Castaneda was a wonderful guide and was very entertaining and kowledgeable about the sights. He picked us up at the little airport in Belize City - Mayan Air - and drove us up to Altun Ha temple and ruins. It was about a full one hour drive and we had a full load in the 15 passenger van with good air conditioning - so it was comfortable but cozy. We brought a disposable cooler with drinks and plenty of snacks for our group. Although, he could stop at roadside vendors to buy soda and snacks if needed. The Mayan Temple and ruins were awsome and could be enjoyed in an hour, but you could stay longer if you really want to explore that stuff longer. The kids, 10 to 17 climbed just about every one of those pyramid things and we climed just one ot two. Then after some shopping at the parking lot turist vendors and nature breaks, we relaoded the van for the next drive to lunch at Amigos on the way to the cave tubing. The kids were amazed when they looked at their watch and it was 10:45 am and they had already done all that. We made the lunch stop just befor noon and the cave tubing lot before 2 pm. Amigos was a nice stop and had good food - BBQ chicken and a rice and bean mix, and coldslaw. Oscar knew all the history and was good entertainer and leader for our day. It was great to take a swim in the river, before the hike up to the drop in place. Our kids could mange the tube and gear just fine but were ready to get on the river when we did. Maybe a 20 minute hike if you busted a gut straight up, but Oscar made several stops and checked out a cave with bats and stlagmites and other interesting sights. So we mad it up in 30 minutes. The cave was awesome, the river goes through it and you are in a tube with a helmet with a light on it and a life vest - very safe. We made it back to the entrance and dried off and changed into dry clothes - reccomended. After a few more snacks and cold drinks we departed at 4 pm for the last leg back to the airport, and made it just at 5 pm. The on the 5:30 Mayan Air flight back to San Pedro. A big day but every body had a good time! Ask for Oscar Castaneda as he was great - or email him at oscarcastaneda@aol.com

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Oscar took my wife and I on an amazing zip lining and cave tubing adventure. He is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about Belize and Mayan culture. I would highly recommend his services to anyone considering traveling to and touring Belize!

1  Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Oscar is absolutely the best guide in Belize! His tours are not the "slaughter-house" feel; they're are so personalized. Do your research! With his pricing, and the personalization the the tour, you'd be a fool to book elsewhere. The knowledge he has of area & nature made me feel stupid. It has now become my goal to outgrow the "infant" amount of knowledge I have regarding nature, and allow Oscar to truly educate my wife & me. When I return to Belize, Oscar will be the first person I reach out to. Thanks for turning a good trip into a GREAT trip Oscar!

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