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“We could not have had a better guide than Fermin for this trip. He was extremely knowledgeable about birds, Mayan history and culture and anything we wanted to know about Belize. There wasn't anything that he didn't know about. He was so much fun to be with.”
“Fermin was an absolutely spectacular guide. Caring, expert, knowledgeable, attentive and fair to everyone's expectations. He made the trip for me.”
"This adventure was extraordinary – we have learned that a trip to a place like Belize on our own can be nice, but when run by Natural Habitat, and in the company of your trained guides, it becomes an exceptional experience that enhances our lives!"
“This was my first Nat Hab trip, but I've traveled with other companies and individually for many years, and Fermin is without doubt the best guide I've ever met. He is a superior representative for the country of Belize. His breadth of knowledge is impressive, be it about the wildlife in the jungle, on the roadsides, on the reef, or the Mayan ruins we visited…His spotting abilities are unerring. He was able to identify what species of spider we were seeing at night by color of eye glint, and was so reliable with bird identification that I just put down the paper guide and relied on him. He also pointed out the optimal position and light for photography, and enabled some terrific shots. I would be very interested in other trips that he guides. I was impressed with your efficiency and attention to detail. Every driver, auxiliary guide, and of course, Fermin, were well-informed and cheerful, helpful to a fault. I thoroughly enjoyed not having to make the decisions about what to see and where to stay and how to get there. You did the heavy lifting, your staff made everything seem seamless, leaving us secure and comfortable enough to appreciate the place. Bravo! I will certainly travel with Natural Habitat again. The jungle seems very far away now, alas, after two days at home. I'm already planning my next trip with NatHab! You make traveling to difficult places easy. Thank you!”
“Natural Habitat is the best adventure company we have ever dealt with. You are professional and provide excellent customer service. Thank you again for arranging the birthday cake for my husband. This is twice that we have traveled on his birthday and you have accommodated my request for birthday cakes - even when we were at the Cana Research Center in Panama! We will continue to use your company in our travels and recommend you all the time to others. Thank you for making our travel memories exceed all our expectations!!”
"Fermin was absolutely FANTASTIC!! Extremely attentive at all times; taking care of things down to the smallest detail!! Very personable, compassionate; and superb subject knowledge!! He truly went "above and beyond" in so many ways!!!!"
“Fermin was extraordinary. His enthusiasm never waned; he was always watching to make sure everyone was taken care of. He picked up on our interest very quickly. His knowledge was impressive...from Mayan culture to contemporary issues around development to birds to mammals to whatever. He played the part of gracious host to his country in a delightful way. In addition he was patient and charming to a couple of difficult guests I probably would have slugged by the third day. I feel very lucky to have made his acquaintance.”
“I have never met a more kind and caring person than Fermin. His knowledge of history, animals, birds and the Mayan civilization itself were just amazing. He had 11 people to take care of nearly by himself, and he worked non-stop to do just that. One woman wanted to go on fast walks for exercise, some wanted to go on slow, birding walks - he simply did two walks, one geared for each set. He never lost his patience or missed one minute of being with us. He was the best guide I have ever encountered. I believe that learning so much about the Mayan people and history was a huge part of the enjoyment of this trip. I knew we would learn about birds, animals and something of the local people and history, but this was truly a bonus.”
“Fermin was extraordinary. He really made the trip very enjoyable. He tried at all times to satisfy everyone. In a group with different age group he was able to strike a balance of activities that pleased everyone. He made sure that we were all comfortable until the end at the airport where he also made sure that everyone went through the embarking process before leaving. He really opened a new way of traveling for me. I enjoyed the diversity of natural environment in Belize. I loved the excursions from snorkeling to birding and going to the jungle and meeting two wonderful scientists. I learned a lot ! I really loved everything about the trip.”
“After traveling twice with NHA they have earned my trust to provide great adventures to new places I would not have traveled to otherwise. I look forward to my next adventure with NHA!”
“Fermin’s knowledge of the country was incredible! He knew so much about the animals, plants, history, and archeology. He was eager to share all his information with us. He gave us a map of the country the first day with our routes highlighted so we could know where we were and where we were going. Seems like a small thing, but was just one of the things he did to make the trip more enjoyable. He made sure that every person in the group got to participate in the activities and see the sights.”