"When visiting Belize, expect the unexpected," says tour guide Andee Moh. Born and raised here in the Cayo District, Andee has been exploring the vast landscape of Belize ever since he was a child and has learned that anything goes when it comes to nature. And his experience has not gone unnoticed. In 2018 he was nominated by the Belize Tourism Board as "Tour Guide of the Year" among 7 other tour guides throughout all of Belize. We are so proud to have him on our team.
We sat down with the explorer to find out what inspires and keeps him going on the job.
What do you enjoy most about being a tour guide?
The things that I enjoy the most as a tour guide are meeting guests on a daily basis, being able to share my culture and most importantly seeing different places; places that a lot of Belizeans have not seen or are not able to see on an everyday basis. I personally feel that as a tour guide, I have a very important role to be an ambassador for Belize and for the beauty and treasure that we call home.
What is your favorite tour to give in Belize?
I cannot choose a favorite from the tours I give, since all tours are exquisite in their own matter. I feel a deep passion for all of them. I am a people person and love the experience I give others through my tours. I particularly enjoy creating that life time memory that each of the tours give in their own special way.
What's your favorite guest story?
One of my favorite guest story occurred while I was doing a cave tubing tour. I find myself venturing very deep into some very remote areas of the cave system, going through cracks and very small spaces. Of course, the very eerie feeling becomes overwhelming and some guests begin to feel like they might end up trapped in the cave but, at the end of the day, we still survived. The comfort of knowing my guests felt safe during a very nerve wracking situation, makes this one of my favorite guest story.
What has been the most challenging part of your job?
The most challenging will definitely have to be all the training we as guides need to endure. But all good things are not easy to accomplish. So I am grateful for each of the challenges I have had to take, since all these trainings have made me into the professional I am today.
What tour activity do you think makes Cayo such a special place to visit? And why?
What actually makes Cayo a hotspot destination is the famous ATM Cave which actually give guests the feeling of being in an ancient museum. The antiques and intricate remains that you get to see in the in the cave is just incredible and leaves your mind in a state of "awe." It is a cave that should be on everybody's bucket list.
What is the most enjoyable part of being a guide?
This is easy. Forming a smile on a person's face is what I love. I enjoy making a lasting memory. Especially when the guest remembers Belize they remember the amazing adventures they had in Belize and knowing that I offered them that lasting memory.
What is a must see for people traveling to Belize for the first time?
Travelling to Belize I would recommend guests see as many Maya temples and caves as possible. None in particular, since all of them are special and offer their own special experience. I do not have a favorite, I enjoy visiting all of them and never get bored of revisiting them over again.
What should guest expect when booking a tour exploration with Ka'ana?
When booking a tour exploration with Ka'ana, guests should really have in mind to expect the unexpected. Everything we do at Ka'ana is private and personalized and will definitely be an experience like no other. No other resort in the Cayo region does it like us. We infuse every aspect of Belizean culture in everything that we offer.
Book your adventure today and let Andee help make your exploration a memorable one!