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Rio Dulce to Livingston: Gorgeous boat ride

We hired a private boat to take us up the Rio Dulce, through the hot springs to Livingston. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
A wonderdul experience cruising up the river theough steep wooded ravine

We sailed i to Livingstone which was a drama in its self as the sand bank is so shallow that we... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Judith B
Gharb, GOZO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a private boat to take us up the Rio Dulce, through the hot springs to Livingston. What a fantastic trip! On the day we went, the water was placid, the sun was shining and the trees just seemed to pop off the banks...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Some advice re. the "public boat" (lancha colectiva) to Livingston and back: You better buy a return ticket as that is Q180 when taking two single trips as we did costs 2 x Q125 per person (not sure if the return can be on a...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

We sailed i to Livingstone which was a drama in its self as the sand bank is so shallow that we grounded.....once on anchor the next morning we went ashore to check in with customs and immigration etc. Raul an Agent sees to all the...More

1  Thank Judith B
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The town of Rio Dulce is nothing special. We were dropped off at the Litegua station and were immediately bombarded by a pushy guy asking if we wanted a launcha and where we were staying - I just said "no gracias" and kept moving. We...More

Thank mrandmrsdavis2015
Reviewed 3 May 2018

My FIrst Class bus from Guate City dropped me off in the middle of the street at 3:00 AM. OK, so maybe this isn't the fault of the town, but is the fault of the bus company. There is absolutely NO station, so they just...More

Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We booked the tour from the cruise ship to Ak Tenamit. You board a small boat at the port and travel out of the bay and along the coast to Livingston. Then travel up the river to Ak Tenamit. The trip takes about an hour...More

Thank LGude
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Unfortunately on the day we were here it rained. A lot. We missed a lot of the scenic views and some of the stops along the river because of the weather but still had an enjoyable day. Definitely recommend a trip here but hope you...More

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I found this place a gem of nature. A huge river that flows all the into the see and along its path there are wide opportunities for you to stay for a few days and enjoy a lovely relaxing time. We got ourselves a cabin...More

1  Thank fur312
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Great tour for a great price - especially for Cruise Ship passengers Having "Santo Tomas de Castilla / Guatemala" as a port of call on our cruise, we decided not to buy some heavily (!!!) over priced shore excursions on board our cruise ship. We...More

2  Thank anoushka90
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

If possible, stay at the Hotelito Perdido. Rooms for all budgets. Awesome location. Reasonable prices. Delicious food. Excellent hosts. Relative luxury considering the location. Kayaks available. Nearby hot springs and cave tour. Restaurants also around here. A unique experience at a reasonable cost.

Thank Dave C
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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.