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The short story - We loved the trip Tristan put together for us, everything was perfect.
The longs story - The reason we were in Guatemala was for my wife's three-week Immersion Spanish Class. We scheduled a few extra days after the class was over to travel to Semuc Champey and Tikal. We planned to figure this part of the trip out while we were in Antigua Guatemala. While my wife was in class I stopped by a few local travel companies to see what they had to offer. All of them tried to fit us into their pre-packaged plans.
We were looking for something a little more custom, with more personal accommodations. I was getting a bit frustrated. I decided to look at trip.me to see if they had a travel expert in Guatemala. I had used trip.me a few months back for a trip to Colombia and was very happy with the results. Trip.me had a travel expert for Guatemala. I filled out the short questioner and within 15-20 minutes I got a call from Tristan.
We spoke for about 30 minutes, mostly Tristan asking me what we wanted to accomplish. The next day I got a perfect itinerary. It is important to realize we were only talking about a four-day trip. I am sure if it was a longer trip it may have taken a couple of tries to get the itinerary perfect. Tristan even added a few excursions that we had not thought or knew about, but fit what we were looking to do.
We have been back a week, and can not think of one part of the trip that was not perfect. The driver was awesome, he only spoke Spanish, and knew my wife has been spending the last year studying Spanish. During our drive time, he would help my wife with her studies. It was like getting free Spanish Classes with the itinerary.
The last thing I wanted to mention, some mystery guy names Julio tracked us. This was a good thing, we say mystery guy because we never met him. The traffic and road conditions in Guatemala are unpredictable. We always got to where we needed to be, but the time frame was not always met. Here is an example, driving from Antigua to Lanquin was going to be 7 - 10 hours. We scheduled to stop for lunch at Coban. Because of traffic in the beginning part of the trip at about noon we were still 1-2 hours from Coban. I am sure we could have figured out where to eat. But we did not have to.
Our driver's phone rang, it was Julio (Our mystery man), he saw where we were, I assume there was a tracker on the car, he gave us some suggestions of where to eat before getting to Coban. This truly reduced our stress. This happened a few times during the trip. It gave us peace of mind knowing someone was tracking our progress making sure we got to where we were supposed to be and making adjustments in real-time if things were not going as planned. We have traveled a lot and have never had this type of service. You can not go wrong with having Tristan plan a trip for you. If you would like to chat I am available.
Harriet was sincerely enthusiastic and kind to us. She always listened to our problems, sympathized and tried to help us wherever possible. The hotels she booked us were great too!
Harriet was excellent, and professional, we could not ask for better services.
Harriet was fantastic. Would highly recommend. Even stayed in touch with me throughout my trip to Mexico to ensure everything was going well. We'll planned itinerary. Thanks, Harriet