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Arqueologia Mesoamericana with Juan Bendfeldt

Flores, Guatemala
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About Arqueologia Mesoamericana with Juan Bendfeldt
With over 14 years of experience in tourism as an official tour guide for the Maya World in Guatemala and over 8 years leading groups of tourists in 8 countries for different companies, Juan Bendfeldt is a science and history enthusiast working as a freelancer by offering his vast knowledge of the Ancient Maya in Tikal, Yaxha or other sites in Guatemala, Belize or Mexico.
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Cindy A wrote a review Jun 2019
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We enjoyed this tour immensely! My husband and our three children loved Tikal and Juan's tour. (one teen and two young adults). Tikal ruins are an amazing look into a wonderful culture. Juan did a great job taking care of us the moment we arrived in Flores, through the history of Tikal and even continued through the evening until we boarded our plane. He we knowledgeable, spoke great English, gave extra care to our comfort and made sure that we understood and enjoyed our time in Tikal.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Julia wrote a review Dec 2018
Wolfenbüttel, Germany1 contribution
Some weeks ago I asked Juan for a Tikal tour, but unfortunately he couldn’t make it during that time. Nevertheless, he sent us a huge amount of super interesting literature, links etc. I have no doubt that he is an amazing guide who will give you a great insight on Mayan archaeology and culture. Juan, I wish you and your family all the best and maybe in the future we will try to find another day for a tour :)
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Date of experience: December 2018
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ajl333 wrote a review Jul 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee15 contributions3 helpful votes
I was first introduced to Juan on group tour of Tikal with Intrepid Travel a few years ago and thought he was great. I looked him up when I returned to Tikal the next year with my brother and his 7 year old son. He was fantastic again- his tours are full of interesting information but without overloading you with a sheer avalanche of facts. And he was patient and funny with my autisitc nephew, who threw some curveball questions at him. He really made us appreciate the Mayans and their culture and it is clear he loves what he does. He was a big reason why my nephew reads still remembers his Tikal trip as one of his favorites. We are returning again this year to Belize and Tikal and although Juan is unavailable to guide us, he has gone out of his way to organize another guide for us and transportation around Peten. And he sent links for videos so we can to brush up on our Mayan history. This is a guy who goes above and beyond.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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tepsicity wrote a review Apr 2018
Portland, Oregon86 contributions19 helpful votes
Juan should be the go-to guide for Tikal. He’s studied it for decades, and is an expert on Tikal and the Mayan civilization. When he gives you a choice between the short and long answer to a question, always choose the long answer - you won’t regret it. His book recommendations are also top notch. He picked us up and dropped us off right from the campground, and we had plenty of free time for climbing and taking pictures on the tour, with time for a cold beer before starting the walk back. He slowed down the pace for some of the older members in our group, and kept us entertained the entire walk up with interesting and amusing historical information. A really special tour, and great for all ages.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Geeeeeeena wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom56 contributions5 helpful votes
I emailed Juan today to find out if he was available at very short notice to take my friend and I to Tikal - unfortunately he was not, but most helpfully he emailed me with a load of YouTube videos on the history of Tikal but also the Mayans. I was very impressed that he had taken the time to do this. Thanks again Juan!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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