Central America Traveller Reviews - On The Go Tours

Here are some reviews from our past travellers to Central America. For more details on each tour, simply click on the tour image.

Fantastic! It was an incredible experience. The places included on the itinerary were just right. The right places in order to get a feel for the countries we visited. I can't stop telling my family and friends all about it. I feel like we did so much and saw so much. I was hesitant to book a group tour in case the group was too large or didn't have similar travelling styles. Perhaps it was a bit lucky, but we ended up in a group of only eight who were all very similar. With Cesar's leadership, it was a wonderful dynamic. Cesar was great to customise our tour by arranging private transportation with additional stops/sights along the way. His restaurant picks were so good! We ended up knowing that not only should you go with him for dinner, you should order what he ordered! Always delicious! I was interested in a couple excursions that no one else in the group wanted to do. Cesar was very helpful to arrange them just for me. The only negative was the one hotel in Copan. It didn't seem to have the same cleanliness standards as all the others and lacked AC (not terrible, but far more comfortable with!) Thank you! ”  

Sarah Rann • Submitted 27 Apr 2018
Antigua Top Spot Guatemala
The Way To San Jose
15 days Day |
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Guide couldn’t have been better. Tour well organised and gave opportunities to experience as much as possible within a limited time.”  

Stephanie Tedora • Submitted 16 Apr 2018
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Costa Rica to Panama
14 days Day |
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We had a lovely time. Everything went exactly how you said it would. Each location had its different appeal and identity.The hotels were fairly basic, however they were clean and comfortable.”  

Yvonne Smith • Submitted 8 Jan 2018
Beach-in-Panama
Tailor-made Panama
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Gina was an absolutely fantastic tour leader - she was energetic, fun-loving, extremely passionate about her job and the countries we visited and could not have done more to make sure we all had a great time.

I made friends of similar age on this tour and there was an excellent mixture of beaches, socialising, history and culture incorporated into this tour. I was able to get a real feel for the countries I visited and the three countries on this tour could not have been more varied which made it all the more adventurous. The hotels were lovely - often with pools and rooms to a high standard.

I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a better idea of Central America as these are three fascinating, different and beautiful countries with an organised tour leader and excellent customer service directly from OnTheGo. ”  

Katherine Barrow • Submitted 22 Aug 2017
Belize beach - Belize Tours - On The Go Tours
Cancun to Antigua
10 days Day |
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Scott was enthusiastic, organised, relaxed and great company. He's an excellent tour guide who was so willing to make sure everyone was having a great time. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, would recommend to any and all.”  

Thomas O'Dell • Submitted 20 Jun 2017
Monteverde-National-Park-Costa Rica
Wild Costa Rica
9 days Day |
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Kelly was wonderful. I had an amazing time with her and the group. ”  

Tanya Howard • Submitted 30 May 2017
Belize beach - Belize Tours - On The Go Tours
Cancun to Antigua
10 days Day |
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Becky was brilliantly organised. All travel - chicken buses, private buses, ferries, boats, flights - everything went without a hitch. Good briefings about locations. Reasonable hotels (except Cancun city). She had a large and very disparate group which she managed with poise and charm. A lovely cheery girl.”  

Diana Page • Submitted 15 Dec 2016
Belize beach - Belize Tours - On The Go Tours
Cancun to Antigua
10 days Day |
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The tour and our guide were FANTASTIC. I have traveled around the world and this was one of my best tours ever! I understand that you have an award for the best tour guide and Lisa gets my vote. Every restaurant she chose (and I am a picky eater) and every excursion she told us about was great. Thank you so much for a wonderful needed holiday and the next time I travel with a tour I would definitely look into your company first. Happy holidays!”  

Janette Kustler • Submitted 25 Nov 2016
Chichen Itza - Mexico Tours - On The Go Tours
Footsteps of the Mayans
13 days Day |
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Becky has by far been the best tour guide l've had so far!! She made everything so ready and a truly wonderful experience!! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone ❤️”  

Cecilia Llarena • Submitted 4 Nov 2016
Monteverde-National-Park-Costa Rica
Wild Costa Rica
9 days Day |
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Cristobal did a great job. Was always smiling. Was very well organised. Kept the group in good spirits. Went over and above the call of duty. So for example he found us lots of nice restaurants (which was not part of the itinerary so I consider this a pleasant bonus). He was also very helpful when I had a couple of difficulties during the tour. Cristobal has a good temperament for being a tour guide - happy, positive, approachable and organised.”  

Carl Ashford • Submitted 16 Apr 2016
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Mexico City to Guatemala
22 days Day |
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This tour was very much what I expected. The guide was very involved in ever aspect of the tour. ”  

Janusz Borowiec • Submitted 24 Mar 2016
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Mexico City to Guatemala
22 days Day |
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The trip was excellent. Lisa is a good guide. We really enjoyed our trip to Mexico”  

Elisabetta Prencipe • Submitted 26 Feb 2016
Chichen Itza - Mexico Tours - On The Go Tours
Footsteps of the Mayans
13 days Day |
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The most fantastic holiday!

All our guides were well informed, punctual, neat in appearance and very helpful.

We enjoyed your service and will return again to explore the rest of South America.

We would also highly recommend your tour company.

Muchas Gracias!”  

Christine Neves • Submitted 27 Jan 2016
Machu Picchu ruins - Peru Day Tours - On The Go Tours
Tailor-made Peru
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I think the tour stayed one day too long in La Fortuna and Tourtugera. Otherwise I loved it.

Cesar was great, went out of his way to help me on the tour and with advice for the remainder of my trip”  

Claire Martin • Submitted 14 Dec 2015
Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica Tours - On The Go Tours
Costa Rica Calling
14 days Day |
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I was very impressed with the Mayan Empires Tour. Both Tour Leaders (Lisa & Nancy) were professional, knowledgeable, helpful and loads of fun. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in travelling to Central America. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that breakfasts weren't included with the accommodation.”  

Jessica Lindsay • Submitted 2 Oct 2015
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Mayan Empires ex Antigua
22 days Day |
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First off, my tour guide was great. I'm gluten intolerant and she made sure I ate well. She also made my birthday very special. It was great getting to know her as well. I'd go on another tour with her.

I had a lot of fun on the tour. Although, Costa Rica is more than $50 a day and I don't think it should be advertised as $30-$50. That's the only negative thing I have to say.

We got really lucky with the rain since we went in rainy season. I was disappointed in Boquete but, the other cities made up for it. Thank you Hollie for booking everything for me. And thank you Becky for being a great tour guide! (Ps. She also barbecued for us and did a great job)”  

Emma Hauenstein • Submitted 18 Jun 2015
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Costa Rica to Panama
14 days Day |
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Becky was excellent throughout, giving support and advice where needed but also giving us space to enjoy ourselves. The main towns that we visited were also great. ”  

Thomas Richmond • Submitted 15 Apr 2015
Monteverde-National-Park-Costa Rica
Wild Costa Rica
9 days Day |
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I really enjoyed the 9 day 'Wild Costa Rica' tour i did that started on 22nd Feb. I played it safe by arriving in San Jose on the 20th to give me enough time to settle and look around San Jose before the trip officially started. When i was in the hotel lobby early on the 22nd the guide Cesar saw me and asked me if i was one of the party and he introduced himself when i said yes. I found the printout that was up in the lobby about the start of the tour useful too.

I found the tour was well organised and timsecales for meeting up on certain mornings for travel and optional guide reasonable and liked the flexibility of tour to spend time doing things you wanted if you didn't opt for any optional tours. I especially liked the way Cesar organised meals out in advance so we just walked in to various eateries and had a table of up to 14 already reserved.

I can't of any major criticisms of the tour apart from the accommodation we stayed in for 2 nights in La Fortuna called Cabinas Oriuma was a little poor with a lot of noise from nearby streets a little too audible throughout the night and when it rained heavily it sounded like the roof was paper thin and i and others commented we didn't get the best nights sleep.

Overall i had a really good time though and thank all involved for organising it.

Regards

Matthew Sinclair”  

Matthew Sinclair • Submitted 11 Mar 2015
Monteverde-National-Park-Costa Rica
Wild Costa Rica
9 days Day |
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Tour: Was fine, except for final hotel in La Fortuna, which was too basic, very noisy and worst of all, required a US$10 per night charge for air conditioning, and US$5 for the use of the safe. None of the other hotels had this charge and it left a very nasty taste.

Guide: Cesar was quite competent, but slightly "behind the game". I am aware that the description of the tour made it quite clear that clients would have to carry their own luggage. In practice, this was, on one occasion, very hard (uphill for I/2 km in boiling heat) and it would have been very easy to have suggested a taxi. Cesar also relied on the young men in the party to load and unload the baggage into/from the mini-buses; this was very nice for us, but I'm not sure what the young men felt, as Cesar didn't help at all.”  

Victoria Woodward • Submitted 10 Jan 2015
Monteverde-National-Park-Costa Rica
Wild Costa Rica
9 days Day |
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Tour was good. Group was very international and good

Not so good: Only one excursion included. ”  

Peter Helfenstein • Submitted 24 Nov 2014
Antigua Top Spot Guatemala
The Way To San Jose
15 days Day |
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Wonderful tour. Every hotel had a pool. Met great people in my age range. Very fast paced. San Ignacio was probably not worth stopping at, but it was probably just because all tours were cancelled due to rain the evening before (horseback riding was the only option). Could have spent another day in Caye Calker. Didn't receive any history about the locations other than the private tours that we paid separately for.”  

Rachel Heatherington • Submitted 6 Nov 2014
Belize beach - Belize Tours - On The Go Tours
Cancun to Antigua
10 days Day |
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Fantastic tour with wonderful people. The guide made us feel very welcome and went the extra mile to ensure that everyone was happy. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone in the future!”  

Emma Carter • Submitted 26 Aug 2014
Monteverde-National-Park-Costa Rica
Wild Costa Rica
9 days Day |
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Hi Katrina, I wanted to say thank you for your professional and prompt assistance, greatly appreciated!! Tour was Top Shelf. So good in fact, my wife stayed on for a further 3 weeks. Thanks again, we won't hesitate to return.... ”  

Jason Gregory • Submitted 30 Dec 2013
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