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The best tour!!! Guide gave a really good tour and started once we got everyone in the van. This made the drive to the site seem much shorter. There is a brief stop on the way for the restroom - no TP or seats on the toilets. The site was amazing with very few people there when we arrived. This gave us lots of time to see most of the site and take pictures without the mob which showed up 2 hours later! We would recommend you get a guide book to see the remaining part of the site. You will have time for this but you must be quick to walk to everything. Lunch is edible but not great. Consisting of white sandwich bread with razor thin ham and cheese, a fruit drink, and cookie, it reminded me of grade school. If you want a good lunch, bring one or buy something at the site instead of self touring the last part of the trip.
Wonderful!! The Guide Frank and the motorist Oscar were great!!!!
The timing was excellent, from the arrival of the van to the drop off. The information provided was informative and interesting. As promised, there were few other tourists at the site when we arrived making it an excellent time to take photos. In all a worthwhile tour.
Amazing !! Deff something I recommand for anyone to do when you come to Mexico! Freddie and Aquilles were awesome ! Freddie did a good Job translating from English to Spanish and vice versa. Plenty of vendors around you're better off bringing american dollars! Your better off going in the morning.
Oscar and Frank of Amigo Tours were GREAT! The bus was clean, modern. Oscar promptly picked us up at our hotel at the appointed time. Frank knew all kinds of interesting facts about the Mayans and Chichen Itza. I would definitely recommend them and I would definitely take another tour with them.
THE TOUR GUIDE FREDDY WAS AMAZING. THE ENTIRE EVENT WAS GREAT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE. GET FREDDY AS YOUR TOUR GUIDE. JUST ONE SUGGESTION BRING SOME WATER and SNACK WITH YOU FOR DURING THE TOUR
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO VISIT CHICHEN ITZA. Our archeologist was very good, and with us with lots of great information. We were finished and on our way out of the venue when lots of other folks were just arriving. Great weather, not too hot...nice breeze etc. Many vendors, but you get use to that. Bought a few very nice items for our travel collections...must barter of course!!! Sack lunch was good and we were hungry!! A MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE....STILL IN AWE OF THE BALL COURT!! Oh yes, only 10 in our group, very nice!!
Guude very knowledgable and helpfull. Vandriver courteous.and carefull.
This tour was a fascinating insight into this incredible place. Our archaeologist provided us with a comprehensive and informative narrative to the sights we were seeing and no doubt we got a lot more out of our visit having him accompany us. Chichen Itza is a must see in Mexico and we highly recommend this tour.
One Chichen Itza is defiantely one of the seven wonders of the world. The history of this region given by our guide was very thoughtful and interesting.
Excellent tour and really good value for money. On the journey out to the site our tour guide gave us a superb introduction to the Mayan people, their beliefs, history and calendar as well as what to look out for when we reached the site. We arrived when there was almost nobody else around and so we were able to get great photos with no other people getting into the shots. Our guide continued to give us interesting and insightful explanations of what we were seeing and it really helped to bring the ancient peoples alive.
By the time we needed to head back to our hotel the temperature had soared and the air-conditioned mini-bus and a cold drink were very welcome. I left feeling that I really understood something about the Mayans now and with a desire to go and read more about this wonderful civilisation as soon as I got home.
I thoroughly recommend this tour.
The trip was incredible. Freddie and Aquilles did a great job. Freddie is extremely knowledgeable and provide so much history and information on the drive to Chichen Itza and then more as we walked around the site. I would book this tour again should I return to this area. Especially if I could have Freddie again as the guide.