Who is Pacz Tours?
Pacz Tours was started in 1998 as a very small caving company by a gentleman named Emilio Awe. How small you ask, Emilio was the manager, the guide and the mechanic; essentially meaning it was him and someone else who answered the phone. Since then, Pacz has grown up a bit. It now employs eight tour guides and has expanded its services beyond strictly caving. Some of these services include tours to: Actun Tunichil Muknal, Barton Creek, Pine Ridge, birding, canoeing, tubing, zip-lining, horseback riding, and jungle tours. They lead tours to almost anywhere you might want to go in the Cayo/San Ignacio area.
In addition to guiding tours all over western Belize, Pacz has also earned the respect of some of the top green people in the world. They have worked with National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, Caribbean Life and Travel Magazine, ABC Los Angeles and F1-TV (a French television station). Pacz tours really has worked hard to reach their current level of excellence.
Some of Pacz Tours’ tour guides
John August was born in the village of Unitedville, located in the Cayo District of Belize. John has been working with the jungles and forests of Belize for nearly 20 years. He was with the Ministry of Natural Resources for 12 years as a conservation officer and forest guard. He has certifications in GPS reading, sea navigation and park management. He has also taken other courses on a variety of topics that helped to round out his knowledge in areas related to being a tour guide, which he has been doing for the past 5 years. He specializes in Mayan sites and caving; he speaks both English and Spanish fluently and is also one of the few people to have ever seen a black jaguar in the wild.
Oscar Carbajal was born in San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, Belize. He’s a laid back type of guy and is into nature tours and birding expeditions. Over the course of the 13 years he’s been guiding tours in the San Ignacio area, his two most memorable things he’s seen in the wild are a Harpy Eagle and a Jaguar. Oscar has training in emergency rescue, birding, and archeology. He is Mestizo and speaks Spanish, English and Creole.