Customer Reviews

"Wow I cannot recommend Matt enough when looking into a guided tour while in Guatemala. He was exceptionally professional from first contact, quickly responsive to emails, thorough and informative during our tour and punctually returned us back to our drop off point. He was recommended to me from a friend who also had an incredible experience however as I was travelling over Easter weekend, he wasn’t leading tours seeing as though most of the country is shut down. Problem? No way! Matt customized a complete day trip for myself and my travel companion and took us all around! He is so incredible knowledgeable and passionate – it is truly inspiring (he even made us stop taking pictures a few times to make sure we didn’t miss anything haha). If you are planning an upcoming trip you are doing yourself a disservice by NOT booking Matt the BEST Geologist! " - Brigitte Jaclyn, New York, USA

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"I thoroughly enjoyed our overnight volcano excursion in Guatemala with Matt. His experience, breadth and depth of knowledge of geology and volcanoes really made the trip worthwhile. He was able to answer any question I could think up and shared lots of pictures.

Matt is very sociable, reliable and well respected by the locals in the area. A small but important note is that Matt is a good driver. Driving in some countries can be a harrowing experience, but not with Matt. There were people from other countries that joined us for the excursion, Matt brought the food/beverages and we all prepared supper together, it was such a great evening.

Picture yourself after dark wrapped in blankets or warm sweaters, seated on a comfy chair surrounded by the nature's evening music and staring at millions of stars while waiting for the volcano to spew lava down the side of the mountain. If you can see yourself having this experience and learning as much as you want about geological formations of the area, then please call Matt. You won't be disappointed" - Jan Link, Ontario, Canada

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"My partner Wendy and I were in Atitlan in November - December 2016 and were recommended the number one thing to do was join Matt the Geologist on the Fuego Volcano Trip. Wendy was not sure as a night with a Geologist in her words sounded boring. I convinced her and we went. Within 10 mins we realised Matt was far from boring.

His knowledge, enthusiasm and love for the country instantly came across and the day / evening could not be better.

Drinking wine and eating amazing steaks we all cooked half way up an erupting volcano proving the most amazing backdrop and sound effects I will never forget as one of the best trips I have ever been on. Sorry, let me correct that - not one of the best trips - THE best trip ever" - Cameron Elliott, UK

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"I have taken many tours all over the world. None of those tours compares to the Guatemala Volcano tour with Matt. His attention to every detail makes this excursion second to none. Matt actually educates his clients on geology, volcanoes, and local customs and culture. I still to this day, refer to information I learnt on this excursion.

Matt is well respected and received by the locals in the area. The memory of sitting in the dark, wrapped in blankets, and waiting for the volcano to spew lava, is forever ingrained in my memory.

Truly an excursion that stays with you forever.

If you had one excursion to pick while visiting this beautiful country, then a tour with Matt, is the one. You won't regret it.." - Judy Gibson, Canada

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"Matt the Geologist went above and beyond in customizing my friend and I with our very own trip during our visit in Guatemala! Not only is he so kind and helpful, but he is so knowledgeable and super passionate! I never knew I would find tectonic plates so fascinating! Our hike to the top of the Indian Nose was such an incredible view! Matt taught us all about tectonic plates as we admired the beauty! He also did not mind taking a number of beautiful photos of us with the background! We had such a fun day with Matt! He is such a personable, kind and good person, and the passion he exudes for geology is truly contagious! Matt was also accommodating and shared his recommendations so we could make the most of our day! We even got to enjoy the hot springs at the very top of a cliff! All in all, Matt rocks! Give Matt a call/text/email!" - Alara Aktan, New York, USA

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"Matt facilitated an incredible hiking experience to view a sunrise from the top of the Indian nose in San Pedro. His passion and wealth of knowledge helped me to better understand how the chain of 8 volcanoes on Lake Atitlan were created and the cultural significance of that location to the Maya. I was lucky to have him as a guide." - Crystal Furlonge, USA