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Rio Dulce

Ca13, Guatemala
+502 2421 2800
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Dog cruelty in Livingston

The return river trip from Rio Dulce to Livingston is beautiful although a bit overpriced. One... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
jenny p
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Boat ride

This was a leisurely boat trip to a fort and park area. The coach drive from cruise terminal was... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Ca13, Guatemala
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Reviewed March 15, 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...More

3  Thank jenny p
Reviewed November 25, 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...More

Thank 391ClaireB
Reviewed November 20, 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
Reviewed October 8, 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...More

2  Thank nolachuckd
Reviewed May 28, 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...More

1  Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed February 27, 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...More

1  Thank Graido
Reviewed February 12, 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...More

3  Thank RoyceJohnson
Reviewed January 30, 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
Reviewed January 1, 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...More

1  Thank urban_girlie
Reviewed November 17, 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...More

1  Thank Lia_Xi2015
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jackie w
February 5, 2016|
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Response from 775MAC |
Edgar, more well known locally as "El Canche" is a very humble, honest, "lanchero" (boat tour guide). In Google Maps just search "Lanchas El Canche", Río Dulce.