We were a group of 12, ages range from 70 to 9 years old. We are all seasoned international travelers and for 5 of the 12 had been to Lake Atitlan several times in the past. Only one person in our group was fluent enough in Spanish to make arrangements for our 7 days on Lake Atitlan. Knowing this would be exhausting and difficult we turned to Lee Beal and Los Elementos for assistance. Another factor to be considered is that this is a heritage trip for my family. Our son was adopted from Guatemala in 2006 and my sister in law in 1979. My sister in law is now in her 40's, married and has two children who are of course half Guatemalan. This trip has been long in the making and a treasure of memories for the family.
Review: Lee is not only a professional in what he does but he uses his talents to give back to the community where he lives. Because of this we found our experience with Elementos of the highest quality. Thoughtful planning, willing to push the envelope and a natural teacher all created an experience that could not be beat by any other tour operator. Lee exhibits qualities in patience, customer service, knowledge, good judgment, humor, respect, innovation and teamwork. Lastly, we had the opportunity to get to know the families of Lee and Alex. Lee's wife is a bright sunny soul who welcomed the Fox faction with open arms, she too is committed to the community and works locally to provide for those visiting the lake. Alex has a beautiful wife and young baby boy. He beamed at every opportunity in talking about his family and when visiting Panajachal we bumped into Alex, his wife and child. Alex was on his own time when we saw him but took the time to chat with our group and let our kids play with his baby boy. These are bonds that will last a lifetime and the Fox family is forever grateful to the experiences provided by Lee, Alex and the warm welcoming people of Guatemala.
Please feel free in contacting me should you have any questions about our trip. Respectfully, Rachel Fox
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