"The pre-trip excursion to Mayan ruins in Belize and Guatemala was terrific. Kudos to Andrew for putting this together for me on almost no notice. I completely enjoyed lectures by Dr. Bruce Love, Chris Harbard and Jonathan Greene. They are knowledgeable and entertaining and were good teachers. Seeing the ruins with Dr. Love and birding with Chris were exceptional experiences. The Yorktown was a very comfortable ship, the staff was helpful and friendly, the food was great. The guides were wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, most accommodating. Dora even worked in a trip to the Belize Zoo on my way back to Belize City at my request and guided myself and another couple through that wonderful facility. Henry was my guide in Guatemala. He never rushed me and was able to find a family of howler monkeys after I mentioned I hadn't seen any! It was great to be on a trip with as many singles as were there. Be prepared for cool, damp weather even in the "dry" season. Be sure to bring good walking shoes, going to the Mayan sites or wildlife preserves in sandals is not a good idea."L. Sullivan - McAllen, TX
"After discussing our specific interests, the AdventureSmith Explorations staff designed an itinerary that met and exceeded our expectations. We loved the bird and animal watching opportunities, the chances to see ruins, and the remote areas far from the cruise ship tourists. Going to Tikal is well worth the drive, especially if you are staying at Jungle Lodge. You get to watch spectacular sunrises and sunsets from temples!"The Taylors - Sacramento, CA
"Great communication - AdventureSmith answered all of our questions and we felt well prepared for our adventure. The guides at Caves Branch and Blackbird Caye were excellent!"T. Hummer - Windsor, ON
"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip. Everything about it exceeded all my expectations -- last week was just about the most fun I've ever had! I especially want to acknowledge the staff and guides at both Chaa Creek and Blackbird Caye. The service was phenomenal and was a major part of what made the trip the incredible experience that it was. I look forward to booking future trips with your company and will definitely recommend your services to friends and family."K. Ritter - Long Beach, CA
"We had a wonderful time! We really enjoyed Turneffe Flats-the accommodations were wonderful, the staff was super friendly and food was great. We had everything we needed-Thanks for everything. We would definitely recommend AdventureSmith to family and friends and we will travel with you again."H. Lakatos - Rochester, NY
"Duplooys & Green Parrot were both well located, with very good restaurants and attentive staff. We had no negative experiences. Every staff member was interested in our experiences and very helpful. AdventureSmith prepared us well and everything went smoothly. Thanks for a great experience."N. Silbertrust - Narberth, PA
"What fun! Caves Branch was most enjoyable with ziplining the waterfalls and caves. We had great guides for all excursions that were very helpful and lots of fun to be with. It was fun to have Santa, a Christmas Tree, and a great Christmas dinner. We loved it all!"R. and S. Poole - Idaho Falls, ID
"This trip was awesome, amazing. The camping was excellent, and the food while camping was the best we ate all week, and our cook did it all on a camp stove! Our guide was professional, and accommodated everyone individually."S. Urban - Des Moines, IA
“The enthusiasm & professionalism of AdventureSmith & the guide we were given was above and beyond! Ricky, our guide, while we were at Chaa Creek & Tikai was just excellent. He made our trip! In all my years, he holds the title as the BEST! We had no problem with transportation. We went on this trip to do something tropical & not touristy, adventurous & to have an opportunity to be more in touch with nature. We are so happy we went! We are looking forward to a trip next year. I’m sure you’ll keep us in mind for something exciting AdventureSmith.”
My husband says that you are a "class act" and I agree. You manage a first class agency and we would not hesitate to recommend AdventureSmith. We would book other custom trips with you because you are responsive; you stand behind your service and demand the highest quality from your partners.
“Everyone was on time, competent, knowledgeable, and friendly. In other words; the staff at both locations was excellent. Snorkeling at Blackbird Caye and the cave tour at Chechem Ha were the best for us. The food was excellent.”
This was our second trip to Belize and it surpassed our first. The weather was pleasant with very little rain, and all three visits on our trip were wonderful! The barbeque at Half Moon Caye was outstanding. Both guides we had were fantastic - very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. At Blackbird, everyone went out of their way to make sure we were happy with all the arrangements, Phil even loaned me his cat to visit in our cabin since I am such a cat person. AdventureSmith prepared us very well; all the information they sent us was just what we needed to help us with our trip when we got there. They have always been a joy to work with, and have always done their best to customize our wishes. It was so marvelous we plan to go again in January 2012.