Guatemala Reservations is recommended by Trip Advisor
Nancy is efficient and prompt. She responds very quickly to email and is very professional. She is very generous with offering up her time and wisdom about Guatemala. Anyone traveling to Guatemala would benefit from her services. I felt completely safe knowing she was sending a trusted driver to pick us up at the airport. And it was very easy to arrange with her – all over email. Thank you, Nancy!
– S. Brown, Lexington, KY
Mom, I feel more Guatemalan now. I feel it in me.
– Mishell P., age 8
Nancy, thanks for help with our trip! You had great suggestions for our trip to Atitlan and Tikal, made yourself available throughout the trip when we needed you, saved us money and time, and gave us thoughtful guidance!
– Valissa and family, Denver, CO
I met Nancy, at Guatemala Reservations, on a service trip to Guatemala. It was my first time back, as a college student, since being adopted from Guatemala as a baby. My mom and I were doing volunteer work in orphanages with a service team. Nancy made all of the reservations for our pre and post service time in Guatemala. We were very impressed with Nancy’s reliability and expertise. I was so comfortable working with Nancy that we had her help us arrange a return trip to Guatemala that December with my whole family. Nancy set up all our hotel and travel arrangements. We had an amazing trip, but when my dad got ill and we had to return to the states early, Nancy was right there to help us with cancellations and changes.
Since that trip, I have made two more trips to Guatemala using Nancy’s services. I took my wife for a Thanksgiving trip and then felt confident enough to head a work team of 19 people from my church to do a week of mission work. Of course, Nancy made all of our arrangements for a trip to Panajachel prior to the start of our work week and a few days in Antigua after our work. It was an amazing trip!
The best thing about working with Nancy is that she is always close by for anything you may need. We knew that if we had any questions we could call her for help. The drivers and guides that Nancy employs are wonderful and very professional. We have made many Guatemalan friends through Nancy. She was also very knowledgeable about things to do and places for visit while in Guatemala.
We are hoping to bring another group from our church to Guatemala next summer and will be counting on Nancy to make all of our travel arrangements. I can’t imagine traveling to Guatemala without Nancy.
– Ben P., Somerset, NJ
We have used the travel services of Nancy Hoffman at Guatemala Reservations many times and they have always had our interest at heart. Nancy and her staff were there for us when the airport closed for 5 days due to a volcano eruption followed by a hurricane. They were there to make sure we had room and board and travel to another country to catch a flight home.
The drivers are always on time to our destinations and everything is as it was described. We always use Guatemala Reservations when we travel to Guatemala and will gladly recommend them to others!
– Vonnie and Mark S., Madison, WI
Our travel to Guatemala: 2 adults and 2 eight year old children
We had a very packed schedule in Guatemala, sleeping every second day in a different hotel. Due to Nancy’s help everything went according to plan though we did the booking of some hotels ourselves. Nancy organized drivers to take us from one place to the other.
The travel by car/minivan with a driver went very well except that the drivers which were assigned to us in advance changed and we did not have their telephone number; though it turned out they were always perfectly on time and therefore we did not need to phone them. Most of them spoke English and they were all very pleasant.
We are already dreaming of our next visit.
– Klaus and Suzanne, London, England
Had a fabulous time on our trip to Antigua! Wish we could have stayed longer! Have to go back and visit again soon!
– Carmen M., Saratoga, NY
Thanks, Nancy, for an AMAZING trip. You made what could have been a very stressful trip calm, peaceful, and lovely. Meeting our son’s birth family was very meaningful to all of us, and really seems to have brought some peace to him, as well as a lot of new self-confidence – we couldn’t have done it without you! I know we’ll be giving you a shout next time we go down – we’re all looking forward to seeing Guatemala again!
– Laurie D., New Orleans, LA
I was adopted from Guatemala when I was young. Traveling on a return trip has been amazing! Thank you Guatemala Reservations!
– Ana S., Albany, NY
I’ve chosen Guatemala Reservations when traveling with family and also with groups. They’re my favorite travel agency in Guatemala! They’re the best.
Going back with my adopted daughter to visit her birth country and the rich culture it holds has been the experience of a lifetime! Thank you so much for arranging this unique opportunity!
Nancy Hoffman’s knowledge and experience as a travel agent are invaluable. Her personal care, attention, and flexibility to meet individual needs, are exceptional. Every detail is taken care of. I can just relax and enjoy!
– Mary S., Albany, NY
We used Nancy’s service when we were adopting, and was so impressed by it that we recommended her services to our friends for the next several years. They too were as pleased as we were. I continue to recommend them.
On our two trips, we had the most wonderful time touring the villages and areas around Antigua, we stopped so many places—from the markets to the cross on the hill or just to get local food—I treasure all our photos from our two trips. And so does our 7-year-old daughter, she loves looking at photos of her birth land. We look forward to returning to Guatemala when she is a bit older and using Guatemala Reservations and Nancy’s service.
Guatemala Reservations will make sure you are safe and taken care of and have a wonderful time, no matter what it is you want to do, they will set it up. No language barriers either. I couldn’t believe we crammed so much into our tours, but they know where everything is and how you can get the most from your trip. Just ask!
– Anita T., KY
Nancy is amazing! She handled all of our travels once in Guatemala and our hotel. She has wonderful drivers, of which most speak English and we always felt safe. We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to use her again!
– K. Pistole, MO
I am the Mom of a Guatemalan-born son. We traveled to Guatemala with two other New Hampshire families with Guatemalan-born children. We could not have asked for a better travel consultant than Nancy! She has been incredibly responsive to our ever-changing needs and desires! I cannot even count the number of e-mails going back and forth between us as we finalized our plans. We found her prices to be very competitive, and her knowledge about the area to be impeccable. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Nor can I imagine using anyone else for what I hope will be several future trips to Guatemala.
– Anne Z., NH
I loved it. Thanks for helping us go to Guatemala. It felt good to be there.
– Gabriel, age 6 and 1/2
When Mission Guatemala has a special need for our groups traveling to Guatemala, we use Guatemala Reservations. Nancy is fast, efficient, and saves us a lot of time. She is our go to person when we have a special travel need.
A few people asked how we planned our trip. I told them I didn’t plan it and that was the best thing about it – you planned it all for us after learning what we wanted out of the trip! We loved working with you, Nancy.
– Miller Family, 8-day Shared Family Itinerary, Nov 2011
I just wanted to thank you for all the arrangements you made for my daughter and me while we were in Guatemala a week ago. Everything went like clockwork and I appreciate your prompt, friendly service. In particular, it was so nice of you to have your own driver pick us up the morning we flew to Tikal so we didn’t have to get up quite as early. Thank you!
– Nancy H.
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and patience. Our trip was absolutely memorable, and the children at Los Niños con Bendición were just precious. Lesbi and the rest are doing a wonderful job. Muchas gracias!
– Mary S.
Thank you also for a wonderful tour of the volcanoes and villages (breathtaking) and the visit to Ninos con Bendicion (inspirational and uplifting). It was truly motivating for us and our daughter to see the great work you, Lesbi and Tino have done. When we return we will review the literature for opportunities to contribute.
Antigua during Semana Santa is something else! We are so glad we visited during this time – a unique experience. Thank you so much for making all the arrangements for us. We have other adoptive parent friends in the Bay Area who will be visiting Guatemala soon, and we will recommend you to them!
– Subodh B. and family
I just wanted to let you both know we are back in San Diego and ready to return to Guatemala tomorrow (I wish). It was a wonderful trip for us and part of it was because of folks like you. I will do my best to enter the world of digital photography to get the pictures to you in time. Keep in touch!
– Sandy R.
Hi Nancy! Thanks for your help with our trip. We had a great time with everything we did. Getting home turned out to be quite the ordeal with flight delays and missed connections (we ended up home more than 24 hours later than we should have). But the trip was worth it, and better it happened going home than on the way to Guatemala.
– Jenny S., Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for the recommendation of the volcano trip, I had a great time in Pacaya. The guides were very friendly and informative, they even ordered the perfect weather for us. It was a very good day.
Thanks again Nancy for all your help, I am so glad I found you on Trip Advisor.
I will be sure to contact you again next year when we come back. Maybe I will have more time to travel to Lake Atitlan. Best wishes.
– Bic A., CA
You have always done such a marvelous job for us that I would be pleased to tell others. All the best.
– Pat B.
Hi Nancy – just a quick note to thank you for your wonderful arrangements. We had a fabulous time! Cheers!
– James C., Washington DC
Hi Nancy, we are back home in Nicaragua now but wanted to say we had a great trip and thanks for arranging transfers, hotels etc. Everything went smoothly but that ride into Pana is kind of hairy!
– Craig and Eva B., Nicaragua
Hi Nancy, now that we’re back, I just want to say thanks SO MUCH for all of your help in planning our trip to Guatemala. We had an absolutely wonderful time, and short of the little glitches of chasing the one bag around Guatemala for a bit and having to send the hotel room key back via the shuttle driver, all went very well and you saved us from ourselves where we messed up. You really went the extra mile in helping us to get all this together and making sure everything went great, and we will happily recommend you to anyone and everyone traveling to Guatemala!
Thanks, too, for your translation services with our foster family, and doing this for us so last-minute. We were so pleased to get to see them again, and it meant a great deal to us, and I know went so much better having someone who could say what we could not in Spanish.
Thanks again. You were the best!
– Dorothy, Ken, & Rachel K.
Hi Nancy, we have all arrived safely home now and our trip to Guatemala was wonderful. Thank you so much for all of your help in planning, and especially for taking us to meet Los Ninos, which was just amazing on so many levels. What a privilege to meet all of them! Today I tried to make a list with my daughter of things she did and didn’t like about visiting Guatemala, and the only negative thing she could muster was when my suitcase wheels ran over her foot (and that was while waiting for the taxi in the DC airport to take us back home!). She also proudly wore her traje to the library this afternoon.
In short, it was a FANTASTIC visit. I think the girls left with some Guatemalan pride and a positive association with their birth country, and that it what we were hoping for. And we’ve laid the foundation for many visits to come. Thank you so much for all of your help, guidance, and advice. And please keep in touch and keep us posted on Los Ninos! All the best.
– Dana & Co.