Livingston & Rio Dulce

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This area of Guatemala is unique as it is home to Lago Izabal – Guatemala’s largest lake, fed by the Rio Dulce; this is also the only area where you can encounter coastal Garifuna culture.

Board a boat on the Rio Dulce (‘Sweet River’) to take you through a changing landscape of flat rainforest to sheer canyon cliff walls. Pass old Spanish forts, modern marinas, natural hot springs, manatee breeding waters and abundant wildlife, until you reach the Caribbean coastal town of Livingston, accessible only by water.

Livingston is noted for its unusual mix of Garifuna, (descendents of African slaves), Maya and Latino people and culture. The Garifuna influence is particularly strong, giving this town a Caribbean vibe that is completely different from the highlands and jungle regions of the north.


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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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