Michael SchroederUnited States
Lee is great! I challenged him to put together a full day tour into the highlands of Guatemala to search for vintage Guatemalan textiles. We had a great day on the drive from Antigua to Chichicastenango, searching through the back alley shops full of incredible old textiles, and then back to Antigua. The next day we had breakfast at El Tenador del Cerro, a mountain top restaurant with incredible views and better food. Lee is all about the ethical treatment of the Mayan population of Guatemala.
Jeffrey M.Oak Park, IL, United States
We've always had a great experience with Tours by Locals but this one was exceptional. Lee is a walking / boat-riding encyclopedia: with great insights rather than fact recitation. Extremely personable. Very accommodating of all our particular interests, idiosyncrasies, and tempo / pacing preferences. He made excellent choices in showing us 3 villages (San Marcos, San Juan, and Santiago) with very different "personalities". We could not have asked for a better guide or a better day. Thanks, Lee !
Laura SportUnited States
Tina H.United States
Great tour with Lee(a transplanted American). The absolute highlight was a home cooked lunch at a locals' home in San Pedro on Lake Atitlan. Anita & her family were fantastic hosts & great cooks!!! Lee was prompt with his replies and pulled together a great last minute trip for me. Once he met me, he was tuned in to what my interests were & catered to them and had great advice. I recommend Lee and would book with him again.
Tina H.United States
Great trip! I was so lucky to have two guides on my trip! Lee,a transplanted American, brought Anita (born & raised in the Lake Atitlan area) who was training with him. It was great to have two points of view! I really enjoyed the Sololá Market - I didn't see many other tourists there; a locals market. Really great place to go if you like to take photos! Locals may ask for a few cents to B photographed, so have small bills. Anita was great help with negotiating. Definitely recommend Lee's tours!
Charlie McCormickUnited States
Lee's lake village tour was cultural treat and it was definitely one of the highlights of our week in Guatemala. If you find foreign cultures and places interesting, this tour is one of the best!
Arthur De Fraites, JrHouma, LA, United States
It was certainly a pleasure for the four us to have spent a day with Lee visiting villages on Lake Atitlan. He is interesting, accommodating, very hospitable and knowledgeable. As my husband said, Lee "made our trip to Guatemala". We would like to recommend Lee and thank him for a delightful day. Mary H De Fraites
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I enjoyed the day as much as you. I learned how Guatemala and travel has changed in the 50 years since your last visit. I hope you return soon, and be sure to pass the word on to your friends about the wonders of Guatemala. Warmest Regards, Lee