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Excellent overall for ease, timeliness, education, unique experience, and fun.

Excellent communication throughout our tour. Guide Hugo is very skilled at leading tours and... read more

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Amazing trips to ATM cave and Tikal

We used them to visit Tikal and the ATM cave from San Ignacio area. They were prompt and well... read more

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Reviewed 29 March 2022

Our family (parents, 14 year old son) did two tours with Pacz: Xunantunich and ATM. Both were excellent. Our guide for ATM was Oscar. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The tour was challenging, and he successfully guided 8 guests (all with different ability levels) through the day. Our Xunantunich guide was Jonathan. He was informative about Mayan history and culture, enjoyable to be around, and allowed us plenty of time to just take in the sights. Overall, both tours were great experiences.

Date of experience: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Went with Pacz Tours for the ATM Tour. We were picked up from the San Ignacio Hotel. Rates were fair and comparable to the other tour companies (I negotiated a bit, though we were in Belize in the off season July). It was just the two of us and our guide, Oscar. He was professional, knew the cave well, and kept us safe!

This tour is intense, fun, and doable if you are able to climb and swim and also sometimes climb with only socks on. You need water shoes for this, and I don't recommend Keens, because they are terrible shoes, and little pebbles and rocks get under your feet, and the water stays there, and then it's just slopping around as you walk, and is slippery and you will fall. I recommend cheap Amazon hiking water shoes with little holes at the bottom to let the water drain. I also recommend a water shirt.

The cave is exciting. Where else will you see skeletal remains of Mayan sacrifices? Sadly no photos, no cameras, no pictures. So just word of mouth. But in reality, some of the climbing is a bit hairy, and I can't even imagine taking a camera or phone with me. You will fit through tight spaces, water will be up to your neck, you will think you are almost done, but will then do a lot of climbing with only your socks on. You will climb up a ladder deep in the cave.
Bring a change of clothes and a towel.
Lunch is provided and was honestly, pretty good!

This is a once in a lifetime trip. Maybe it won't be around forever? Who knows? Go while you're young and mobile.
As you are deep inside, and it is dark you can't help but imagine what it was like when the Mayas were there.

Highly recommend, Highly recommend Pacz Tours too!

Date of experience: July 2021
Thank mmuntner
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alvinbz501, Guest Relations Manager at Pacz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2021

Thank you for the great reviews, Oscar is surely a great guide.

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Reviewed 25 June 2021

We did the Lamanai tour and it was unbelievable! They offered pick up at our hotel in San Ignacio and our driver Justin was THE BEST. He said he wasn’t a guide but his knowledge of the area said otherwise! He had so many great facts to share on the driving portion of the trip. After the trip was over and he was driving us back he even kindly offered to take us to a market to pick up some food for our hotel stay. He was the sweetest and gave us some mangoes as well. Truly a thoughtful and great guy all around.

For the tour our guide’s name was Eddy and he was an excellent boat driver and guide for Lamanai. He knew so much and was happy to share his knowledge with us. The boat ride is pretty much another tour added on for the price of one. Lamanai is a bit out of the way from San Ignacio but was well worth the trip.

Date of experience: June 2021
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alvinbz501, Guest Relations Manager at Pacz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2021

Thank you for honouring us.

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Reviewed 13 March 2020

We did the ATM tour a couple of days ago with Pacz and we had an amazing time! We were the last group in the cave and therefore we didn't meet to many other groups. The guide was very funny and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Had a fantastic time with Pacz tours exploring the ATM cave. We were picked up from out place on time and driven out to the site. Our guide Emilio was very knowledgeable and made sure there was plenty of space between our group and other tours to give a more private experience. ATM is very much worth your while!

Date of experience: February 2020
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