Monday, October 19, 2015

Update On Ruben Travels - Still the Best!

Ruben With His Boys at Iximche

If you call Ruben for transportation, you should also ask him for his recommendations for what to see while traveling in Guatemala.  I never would have discovered the Mayan Ruins of Iximche without his input.  I also appreciate that I can set up times to travel within the country without waiting on a public shuttle or Chicken Bus.  When Ruben drives you go when you want and where you want.  If you only have a week or two in Guatemala the time you might spend waiting for a shuttle to pick up 15 passengers (often an hour or more) and then waiting your turn to be dropped off.  (another hour) makes a drive of only 2 - 4 hours take a full day sometimes.  You can save the best part of a day by booking with Ruben.  He still has his old phone (number below), but also try 5146-7080.  

Ruben has driven our teams to both coasts, Tikal, Copan Honduras and more.  His recommendation for a place to stay next to the Copan ruins was perfect for our group.  We had a beautiful night, lots of nice people and a short walk to the ruins.  

Volunteer Team Traveling With Ruben

Ruben is the guy who knows what is happening, for example demonstrations that will block the highways, and he knows how to get around safely.  

After working with Ruben for 7 years he remains the most responsible and on-time transportation in all of Guatemala.  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ruben Travels

Ruben Mata of Ruben Travels

When in Guatemala, travel with Ruben.  He is reliable, honest and he knows how to get around the country efficiently.

Ruben speaks English.  If you don't speak Spanish you can ask for an English speaking driver.   If you want to stop for lunch, Ruben and his team know the best places where the food is both good and safe to eat.  If you need to stop at an ATM just ask.  Ruben Travels will pick you up on time and get you where you are going in comfort.  For many regular Guatemala Travelers, Ruben is part of their in-country support network.

You can contact Ruben via email at:

Or call him directly on his cell:  (502) 5065-2447

Happy Trails!

University of Michigan Students - Travels With Ruben

Here are some links to our recent trip with Ruben.

Ruben (on Left), Midwives and Michigan M-Heal Biomedical Engineering Students

Link to a time lapse drive with Ruben: 

Here is a link to some Guatemala Travel Photos:  Ruben in Xela