“A wonderful Mayan plus experience! ”
Four of us travelled in Guatemala and Mexico on a private 15 days itinerary with Martsam. We planned the programme with Mary of Martsam months ago through emails. Communication was easy and quick with no language issues. Mary was able to met our requests for changes to places and hotels without any hesitation. The whole programme was personalised according to our needs.
We were entralled with our visits to the Mayan sites and the Museums of Mayan artifacts. The explanations of our guides were detailed enough and gave us a good understanding of this wonderful People and how they left so much of their rich knowledge and civilisation in the past.
It has been a most rewarding experience for us to encounter the Mayans. We thank Martsam for putting together this wonderful trip for us. Most recommended.
“Martsam is A+ for Guatemala and surroundings --- they really deliver”
When I return to the Mayan World --- southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, or San Salvador -- the first thing I will do is contact Martsam tours -- and Mary Vasquez if possible. She is 100% professional, goes the extra mile, and put together a truly fabulous and memorable private 8 day trip for 4 of us (two couples)...........this was planned for the week before we were already booked to meet another group in Atitlan. When I first sought out a travel agency to help me with this trip, I researched on line and with authorities such as Fodors and Frommers. For Guatemala and the surrounding countries, Martsam was consistently in the top three mentioned. With offices in Antigua and Flores, they were also the only Guatemala based agency mentioned with a US based phone number. I called them and was so fortunate to first speak to Mary Vasquez.
“Nine day tour of Guatemala including highlands, Antigua, Caribbean and Mayan sites.”
Martsam (and Mary specifically) organized an exceptional vacation for my wife and I. The whole sequence of places and activities was perfect. Everything came together like clockwork. Every hotel, guide, driver and destination were read for us on time with very gracious hosts. Our guides and drivers were exceptional, especially Andres and Edwin (who we had for 6 days), Miguel in Santiago and Nixon in Flores. We felt sad leaving those guys. Mary checked in with us personally several times to make sure we were happy. That meant a lot. Accommodations were very nice, especially in Antigua and in Flores. This was one of our favorite vacations thanks to Mary and Martsam and our great guides and drivers. We highly recommend Martsam. We are already thinking about our next trip!
Visited January 2017
“martsam travel and guided tour in Guatemala”
Firstly Martsam travel was excellent in the preparation and planning of our trip. Starting a number of months in advance and with many emails back and forth they were accommodating with quick response to questions and numerous changes made to our itinerary. Lily Martinez made all arrangements and her recommendations were excellent. All transfers, drivers, flights, etc. went very smoothly as planned with no glitches.
Our trip included 2 days/nights in Antigua, Lake Atitlan (Santiago Atitlan), Los Tarrales private reserve and 3 days Tikal and surrounding areas. Accomodations were excellent utilizing smaller hotels...
“Exceded our expectations!”
Just recently we visited Guatemala with Martsam Travel. My husband and I have travel extensively using different agencies, and I personally have work in the hospitality industry for a number of years. Our trip was kind of last minute, and Lily at Martsam Travel was able to acommodate all of our requests. From Antigua to lago de Atitlán, Chichicastenango, cooking class, hike up Volcán San Pedro and Volcán Pacaya, visit to thermal baths and the ruins of Tikal and Yaxhá, Beautiful country and lovely people! The drivers were wonderful and both our guides Juan and Melvin were very knowledgeable and so warm and friendly that we felt we were traveling with good friends. They all went above and beyond to make our trip special and unforgettable!
Visited July 2016