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Balaam Eco Adventures - Day Tours

7 Liberty Street, San Ignacio, Belize
620-1811
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Ranked #22 of 26 Activities in San Ignacio
Type: Tours, Adventure
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I wish I could echo some of the other positive sentiments about the folks at Balaam Eco Adventures, but unfortunately we had such a bad time dealing with Oscar while booking the trip, that we decided not to go, and he has refused to refund our money. When we booked our tour, Oscar had promised an all-inclusive experience, which covered... More 

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oscarozzy, Owner at Balaam Eco Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Balaam Eco Adventures works hard to exceed our guests experience with us as you can read from our other 5 star reviews. I would like to clarify the situation in regards with this booking and believe that its unfair for us to recieve a terrible review from unhappy guests who never went on this awesome ATM Tour. Claire booked an... More 

Oakville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We enjoyed a fantastic day with Oscar. He took us to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest, Rio Frio Cave, Five Sister Falls and the Big Rock Falls. Oscar is very knowledgeable not only about plants and animals but also the history of Belize. An active day with a great picnic overlooking the Five Sister Falls and the opportunity to cool... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Book your tour with Oscar! He is amazing. We visited Caracol, explored caves by canoe and went zip lining. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Oscar's personality makes you feel like you're taking a tour with a friend, not a guide!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Oscar is incredibly knowledgeable and apt, highly experienced, and perfectly considerate. He tailors tours with generous focus on the customer and his/her goals-- adventuresome, informative, culturally rich, humorous, romantic, etc. He balances group dynamics, safety, and comfort with great expertise. He is also willing to go the extra mile. My husband lost his wedding ring in a waterfall on our... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I have traveled extensively with my wife around the world, from South America to Asia. In all my travel I have never had a more understanding, experienced, or knowledgeable guide as Oscar Castaneda. He was able to work out anything we wanted to accomplish during our time in Belize even taking the time to point out plants and animals that... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I was fortunate to meet Oscar this year, he is very knowledgeable of the different types of adventure that one can do while in Belize and he's eager to accomodate your needs, to make your outing with him, an adventure you will never forget. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Belize and the opportunity to doing a few... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We went on a tour of Caracol, the Rio Frio Cave, and the Rio On pools with Oscar, and it was an amazing day. Oscar is incredibly knowledgeable about the Mayan culture, very personable, and lets you customize your day and have the freedom and time to really enjoy and get the most out of your day. We highly recommend... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We booked a day trip to Caracol with another operator and Oscar was the guide (as freelancer). Lucky us. He is very friendly, competent and knowledgeable. Definitely one of the best guides (world wide) we ever had.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Oscar is very committed to seeing that the group gets the most out of the trip. We did the Zipline and Cave Tubing Tours. He made everything perfect. He insured that we received cappuccinos at breakfast, snacked on mint flavored terminates, and jumped off a cliff into the water in the caves……just to name a few things. He insured that... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We had the best time with our guide, Oscar! He was so knowledgable about the Mayan culture and had so many interesting facts about the area. We never felt rushed on our tour and got to see so many interesting parts of Belize. We felt safe and had so much fun!!! We can't wait to visit Belize again!!! I highly... More 

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