Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Guatemala-City-Guatemala by Tour Guide Nestor (Guide #635)


Bill Smith

United States
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Tour: #226540, Antigua Guatemala day tour, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Nestor is a fantastic tour guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, personable and with non-stop energy. Nestor had in depth answers on everything that came up including contemporary politics, socio-economics, and culture. We had a great time and would absolutely recommend Nestor for anyone visiting Guatemala. He was equally able to connect to adults and teens-- great in every way.

Nettie Horne

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City's Highlights Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Nestor offered an ideal combination of knowledge, friendliness, flexibility and caring. Because one of the members of our party had some scheduling issues, we had to re-think our schedule and make a detour to pick her up. He couldn't have been more accommodating. He knows his way around Guatemala City and was able to minimize traffic delays caused by a demonstration downtown. At every point of interest, he answered all our questions and provided valuable insights into what we were seeing and its history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was really nice to meet you, I hope you visit Guatemala again someday. My best regards, Nestor

Cornelia Martini

Germany
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City's Highlights Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Guillermo was a very polite guide! It was a pleasure to make a tour with him. His acknowledge about the land and the people was very good. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I hope you enjoyed your experience in Guatemala, its was really nice to meet you.

Barbara Robinson

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #235872, Antigua Guatemala (via Shore Excursion), Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

excellent

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review! My best regards, Nestor

Terry Parsons

United States
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Tour: #226540, Antigua Guatemala (walking tour), Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Nestor is the perfect guide for Antigua! I give him a 5+ on your rating scale. Very knowlegable about the locals. I had a good informative time with Nestor. Terry Parsons

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Terry! Enjoy the rest of your trip and I hope you can return to Guatemala soon to visit more of the Highlands. Best regards, Nestor

Firuza Tabari

United Kingdom
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Tour: Tour around Guatemala's highlights, Melchor de Mencos, Petén, Guatemala
Date: Apr 8/18

Guillermo was a fantastic guide. He really catered the trip towards our interest and his local knowledge and experience ensured we saw the true Guatemala! In addition to that, Guillermo kept us entertained throughout the many hours of travelling we took across the country, with useful information, stories as well as plenty of jokes and philosophical discussions. We highly recommend Guillermo for anyone who wants to really explore Guatemala as he will make sure your experience is thoroughly enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was a really nice experience to share this tour with an amazing couple like you both. I'll be looking forward to seeing you again. My best regards, Nestor

Lori Packard

United States
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Tour: Beautiful, Colonial, Centuries-Old Antigua Guatemala!, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Date: Jul 15/16

We decided to book a walking tour of Antigua for my husband and myself and our 2 boys, ages 5 and 9. The regular tour guide wasn't available so Nestor filled in at the last minute. He did a great job showing us around the city and giving us a history behind the important buildings and churches. We ended the tour with a hike up the Cerro de la Cruz, with a beautiful view of the city. He did a great job with the tour and engaged very well with our boys. My 9 yo especially enjoyed asking him questions.

Mauricio Lopez Craik

El Salvador
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Tour: Lake Atitlán day tour, Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala
Date: Jul 9/16

Daniel Jacusiel

Chile
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Tour: Tour around Guatemala: 8 days., Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date: Jun 19/16

Good tour covering everything worth seeing in Guatemala. Guide very knowledgeable in every way. The roads are really bad to disastrous , so we where too much time on the road at very low speeds. I would recommend flying to Tikal and then by car in shorter stretches .

Raquel Shulman

Canada
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview and Antigua Guatemala Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Mar 11/16

Easy going tour, went exactly as hoped and planned.

Don Germaise

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Mar 4/16

Nestor is wonderful and friendly and went out of his way to make sure I had as good a time as possible on my six hour tour of Guatemala City. But apparently there isn't much to see and Nestor's knowledge of history and culture is limited enough to make this tour an average value at best. Nestor's choice for lunch was amazing and he is a great guy, but the tour itself could be accomplished in 2-3 hours. Nestor should also develop more info on local culture, politics, history, etc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, I'll keep your suggestions in mind for the future.

Mary Walker

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Jul 9/15

My 16 year old nephew and I enjoyed a wonderful day tour of Guatemala City with Nestor. He very quickly and easily qualmed my apprehensions about traveling around the city. He is very easy-going and has a very nice and calm personality. Nestor showed us the Catedral, Zona 1, the colorful market, explained the history of the country to us as we walked around, and we had lunch in an adorable, Spanish-style restaurant in town. We felt like we were touring with our friend and not a tour guide. Thank you!

John Horekens

Switzerland
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Tour: 16 day tour around Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date: Apr 27/15

Nestor (Guillermo) was an excellent travel companion and the ideal guide for the sort of trip we had foreseen. He prepared a varied and realistic itinerary for our two-week tour and took us to fascinating places that reflected the natural, geological, climatic, historical and archeological variety of Guatemala. Guillermo is a knowledgeable guide; he showed us things we would have never seen without him. He is reliable, discreet, helpful, and demonstrated flexibility when required. We warmly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review John, my best wishes for your trip in Mexico.

Elizabeth Salvatori

United States
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Tour: #2476, Pacaya volcano, one day trip with a private local guide, San Vicente Pacaya, Escuintla, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Jan 20/15

Nestor was a great guide. He was informative and prepared. He explained many things to the kids about the volcano, rocks, and plants. He was very patient with my husband when he got long series of muscle cramps when we were on the way back down. I recommend him if you need English, have kids, or have the kind of health issues where you can hike the volcano but need to go at your own pace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Elizabeth, I appreciate the review, enjoy the rest of your time in Guatemala.

Richard Paff

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Nov 24/14

Our guide, Nestor, was very knowledgeable, listened to what we wanted to see, and was very generous with his time. We highly recommend him and the service he provided.

Jedadiah Jamerson

United States
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Tour: #4268, Acatenango volcano tour: day hike with a private guide., Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Apr 22/14

One of the best experiences of my life! Nestor was a fantastic guide. He was early, punctuality is great. I should have brought hiking shoes before doing another tour like this. He was patient with me as we descended the volcano when I had to empty dirt from my shoes. He was very knowledegable about the history of Guatemala which enriched the experience for me. I would highly recommend this tour and Nestor as a guide. Advice about the site would be a list of needed items. If there, it was unclear.

Todd Hobson

United States
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Tour: #2476, Pacaya volcano, one day trip with a private local guide, San Vicente Pacaya, Escuintla, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Mar 17/14

This was an awesome hike/horse ride and Nestor was an awesome guide. Todd is handicapped and could not walk the hike so Nestor arranged to get horses for all of us to ride the volcano. Nestor pointed things out and explained things along the way. He patiently answered many questions and put up with our sometimes silly sense of humour. Nestor was very flexible and stopped in Antigua to show us other sights we were interested in. 5 stars all the way! Thank you Nestor!

Lisa A Naumu

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview Tour with a private guide, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Oct 9/13

Neater was very good. Great knowledge and great attitude. We also shared a fantastic lunch. Another great time with Tours by Locals

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review Lisa, I hope you're enjoying the rest of your visit to Guatemala, cheers!

Nolan H.

United States
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Tour: Verapaces cloud forest tour, San Jerónimo, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala
Date: Apr 28/13

Nestor designed a custom hiking tour for our family which precisely met our desires. His enthusiasm for and knowledge of Guatemala's history, land, people and sites is deep and broad. A remote location we wished to visit was closed to the public but Nestor got us access by negotiating with the towns vice mayor. Nestor made a great effort throughout our time together and even afterward to meet all our needs. He is highly educated with great English skill, you won't find a better guide, don't try.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nolan! I'm glad you and your family had a great time!

Dilan Fernando

Canada
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Tour: A week around Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date: Mar 10/13

We had an 'aggressive' 7-day tour with Nestor that included climbing Volcan Pacaya and Tajumulco, and seeing Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Semuc Champey the ruins in Tikal and Flores. Nestor and his driver Rodrigo were incredibly flexible to changes in our schedule and long drives (10-12 hr drives!), clearly experienced in traveling the country, and also fun guys to hang out with. It is clear Nestor enjoys guiding and passing on his knowledge of the various sites. Would definitely go with him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dilan! Cheers!

Marliln Hoffmann

United States
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Tour: Antigua Guatemala day tour, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Date: Feb 9/13

Nestor could answer all our questions and showed us many interesting sites. We would have liked a bit more information on the way to Santigua. We liked Nestor and would use him again.

William Blackwell

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Feb 25/12

Nester is a good guide. He was waiting for us at the airport, front & center with a large sign. He is fluent in English and has a great deal of knowledge about his country and the sites we visited. He took us to an excellent restaurant with authentic Guatemala food. A place we would have never found on our own. We are very happy that we selected this day tour of Guatemala City. It was so much better than spending our 8-hour layover at the airport. Nester had a driver, so we received his full attention.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Carol Zachary

United States
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Tour: 12 days around Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date: Nov 26/11

An unbelievable trip! We gave our guide Nestor Poio an ambitious list of desires and he made it happen--within our budget and time frame. He's well versed on ancient Mayan civilization, current Mayan cultures, flora, fauna, natural wonders, and the effort and time it takes to enjoy them all. He's even-handed in explaining his country's idiosyncrasies. Thorough, professional, always confirming ahead, leaving nothing to chance. We highly recommend him! Would go again with him in a second-money permitting!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Carol!

Steve McIntyre

United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Downtown Overview, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Oct 16/11

Nestor was our guide. Excellent walking/driving tour. Nestor was V. flexible, v. knowledgeable, v. courteous. His English is excellent. Would recommend him highly to any other traveler. And would recommend your booking system and follow up. Diane and Steve.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you! I hope you enjoyed then rest of your trip around the country :)

Simon Gillham

Madison, WI, United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Jul 24/11

Nestor was very knowledgeable of the city and its history. Our lunch at a downtown restaurant was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Simon, cheers!

Mario Boeri

Dominican Republic
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Apr 15/11

Professional guide, well documented and informed, made the most from my short time there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Mario

Robert Hodge

Canada
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Mar 19/11

Very friendly, personable guide. More than willing and ready to accommodate any changes to tour. Very knowledgeable on Guatemala City and country: sites, economy, politics. Prompt pick-up and drop-off at appointed site. Would enjoy touring more of the country with Nestor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!

Cliff R.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #12768, Guatemala City Quick Overview, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Jan 18/11

Nestor had a wide knowledge of Guatemalan and Mayan history. He spoke English vey well and had a firm grasp of both the physical and geopolitical underpinnings of his society. we recommend him heartily. Cliff and Toni R.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!

Judy Greason

Canada
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Tour: #2476, Pacaya volcano, one day trip, San Vicente Pacaya, Escuintla, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Oct 21/10

Having participated on hikes where the rush is to get to the end, it was refreshing to have a guide like Nestor who went at my pace. He is knowledgeable, has a great sense of humour, and prevented me from offering myself to the Mayan gods.Pacaya is alive with new growth since its eruption in the spring, and since I came equipped with 2 dead camera batteries, Nestor lent me his camera and e-mailed me the resulting pictures.Pacaya is a beautiful climb, best done slowly, and Nestor is the perfect guide.

Crystal Scheyder

United States
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Tour: #2476, Pacaya volcano, one day trip, San Vicente Pacaya, Escuintla, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Sep 6/10

Excellent guide

Aniz Alani

Canada
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Tour: #2476, Pacaya volcano, one day trip, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala    view tour
Date: Jul 12/10

Nestor was a great guide! Our trip included a very comfortable ride up to the volcano, lots of background information about the area, and an exciting opportunity to climb Pacaya and experience its hot spots first hand. We would definitely tour with Nestor again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Aniz, I'm glad you guys had a good time in Guatemala, I had a really good time working with you and Nicole, best wishes for you both and we hope you visit us again.

Jocelyn Saurini

United States
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Tour: Volcano & lagoon Chicabal; Aguateca and surrounding archaeological sites; and Guatemala's Caribbean coast, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date: Jun 19/10

If you're looking for a serious adventure tour with a guide who's not only helpful and knowledgeable but also incredibly flexible, then I certainly recommend a custom tour with Nestor. Nestor stayed with us for eleven days, four of which were camping days and guided us across the entire country - from the top of a volcano to the beaches of Livingston. We camped on deserted beaches, but also stayed in fantastic bungalows and saw some of the rarest sites in the country. The experience was amazing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jocelyn, I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Guatemala and we all had a great time during this trip, you, Joel and Ho are amazing, cheers and best wishes!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Here another review from the same tour: "Our time spent in Guatemala with Nestor as our guide was incredible - one of the best trips I've ever experienced. From our hike to the mists of Laguna Chicabal, to plunging down winding rivers to see the ruins of Aguateca, to witnessing live punta music in Livingston, Nestor got us where we wanted to go and enriched the experience with his extensive knowledge of local lore, cuisine, attractions & customs. I cannot recommend Nestor (Poio!) enough. Joel Grimes, USA"