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K’atun Ajaw – Belize Culture Tours

San Ignacio, Belize
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About K’atun Ajaw – Belize Culture Tours
Elias Cambranes spent twenty years touring Maya National Parks and Caves in Belize in Guatemala. Working for all the big names in the business and big resorts, he decided to start working for himself twenty years ago. Following the footprints of the Mayan Culture allowed for the name KATUN AJAW “Lord of 20 years”. I have selected the best guides to carry out the tours when I need to stay back. Safety and security is number 1 priority on our tours followed by excellent information and very reliable vehicles. Since the start of KATUN AJAW, in 2007 we have a perfect clean record in safety and reliability…join us in the experience.
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Sam F wrote a review May 2022
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Elias is amazing. He picked us up from the airport and drove us to the hotel we were staying at. He provided lots of information about local towns and answered every question my wife and I asked (we were celebrating our honeymoon when we came to belize). He even shared local favorites for restaurants and was overall very informative. The next day Elias picked us up from our hotel and drove us to Xunantunich, where we met Nas who was our guide for the ruins and was so amazing at explaining everything about the ruins and has so much great experience and was such a nice and great guy! He was so amazing I cannot tell you how good of a tour he gave! He even took great pictures for us. After we left Xunantunich Elias picked us up and drove us to a local spot where we enjoyed the Belizean dish of rice and beans with baked chicken and fried plantain. The food was absolutely delicious and was one of the best meals we had on this trip. Next on the days list was a chocolate demonstration where we all got to make chocolate the way the Mayans used too, as well as taste it the way it was intended by them. The guides here were amazing and again very informative and taught us lots about chocolate making in the Mayan culture. Elias even sat in and joined us for the chocolate demonstration. Next we went to the Iguana Conservation project where we got to learn about the Iguanas in the area and even meet some that they had been working with. We had loads of fun here and got to hold the iguanas and even let some small ones walk up our arms! This was one of the best days I've had in my life and I will never forget it. The next day Elias drove us back to the airport, but before he dropped us off there we made a stop by the Belize Zoo which was a unique and fun pit stop on our way out to the Caye. Once we got to Belize City Elias drove us around and gave us a great tour, enjoying the beautiful colors and architecture, as well as everything Elias had to share. I cannot stress enough how amazing not only Elias is, but everywhere he took us was a unique and amazing experience. When we come back to belize, we will definitely use Elias' company again.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Mike R. wrote a review Aug 2021
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We did the ATM cave tour and had an amazing time. Elias was knowledgeable, and expertly lead us with care through the cave system. The cave itself is rich in history and a mind blowing experience, and Elias was a wonderful guide to lead us. His wife’s picnic lunch was also fabulous. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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emmboro wrote a review Aug 2021
Brooklyn, New York5 contributions
We went on a tour with Elias in the ATM Caves and it was incredible. Elias was so knowledgeable and also grew up in San Ignacio so it was really refreshing to hear his take on things in addition to all the historical stuff. Elias was funny, engaging, and genuinely interested in Mayan history, and we felt very comfortable and safe throughout the tour. Also the meal was way too delicious for a tour lunch! 10/10 definitely recommend and ask for Elias!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Traveller V wrote a review Aug 2021
Canton, Michigan17 contributions9 helpful votes
We went on the ATM tour with them. Our guide was Ben and we were a group of 8 with the youngest being 9 years old. The excursion was awesome. Mind you it does require some level of physical fitness. There are rocks to climb and walking through chest high water at times. Some areas are not meant for those who are claustrophobic. Overall our group enjoyed the whole activity and you get to see some really cool things. Ben was like a strict teacher, which made the experience very safe but a little stressful at times. Overall he is a great guide who helped us maneuver some of the difficult parts of the cave safely and with ease. He also took good care of our youngest member. And at the end the homemade meal that he provided was awesome and very satisfying. We had rice, grilled veggies, chicken, and fried plantains….. yummy!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Omar I wrote a review Jun 2021
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Elias, the owner, did an amazing job taking care of my family of 14 (9 adults and 5 children) and showing us the beauty of the mayan ruins on day 1 and then with the ATM caves on day 2. His foundation of knowledge is vast and his other tour guides, Carlos and Ben did a great job showing us the mayan ruins and the ATM caves, respectively. The food was also delicious, he opened our eyes and palates to Marie Sharps delicious Belize hot sauce. We would definitely recommend him to any small or large family visiting this beautiful country.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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