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Bus from Guatemala City to Flores... Bad idea?

Is travelling from Guatemala City to Flores in the end of the rainy season as crazy as I am hearing??
14 years ago, June 16th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #76382  
I am planning a trip to Guatemala this coming August of 2009 and would like to know what everyone thinks about taking a bus or van (not a chicken bus, hopefully more of a luxury type bus or van), from Guatemala City or Antigua up to Flores stopping in Coban for a couple of nights... I am getting some mixed responses and would love some more advice!! Especially since its the end of the rainy season it makes me even more nervous!!
Any info would be ssooo appreciated!
Mahalo, Melissa Reply to this

14 years ago, June 18th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #76733  
no not a bad idea at all!!!!
last august of 2008 i took a big bus from lake atitlan to flores and then to tikal .....
Everything was fine although there for very few people besides me 3 of my girlfriends and one american guy and the bus driver. It cost us 50 us dollars!
which i think is a great price ! the only dilemma was that our air conditioning stopped working and our bus broke down in the middle of the jungle at 4 am! pretty scary but then we waited for another fancy bus to come pick us up which had about 2o people aboard, so iguess it just depends on the company of the bus, but dont worry you will be fine! will you be traveling with anyone that would be safest...
hope this helps Reply to this

14 years ago, June 18th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #76748  

And is it possible to go from Tikal to Cancun by bus? One way flight are really expensive? thanks for the info. Reply to this

14 years ago, June 25th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #77658  
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hey guys..i'd suggest you try this site www.bambaexperience.com me and my friend are bussing frmo costa rica all the way to cancun then mexico..it loos pretty good Reply to this

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