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Our guide was knowledgeable and polite. Our driver was exactly on time, polite, and skilled. Getting out of bed early for the early tour was a bit of a challenge but, it was well worth it. We beat the crowds and were back in plenty of time for an afternoon of sunbathing and swimming at the beach.
A trip that's well worth doing as it's very different to Chichen Itza. We booked with a local tour operator via Viator. Our guide, Arturio, was very good and made the whole visit well worth while. It needs a early start but it's worth doing if you have the time.
Wonderful tour! The early access to Tulum makes a huge difference in the experience. Our guide was excellent, and our small group made our visit to Tulum in the early AM a trip to remember.
AWESOME TOUR! I WAS SO GLAD THAT WE WERE ABLE TO BOOK A TOUR WITH AN ACTUAL ARCHEOLOGIST. HE PROVIDED A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE TO THE RUINS AND MY WIFE AND I WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE TOUR, GETTING IN TO THE PARK EARLY - BEFORE OTHER TOUR BUSES WERE EVEN ON SITE AND THE HOSPITALITY OF OUR GUIDE AND DRIVER. I WOULD TAKE THIS TOUR AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.
Had a great time, everything went smoothly, and being early there was very important, would recommend to everyone.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to listen to. Early access was definitely a good idea, it started to get very crowded as we were leaving.
Would definitely recommend the early access tour, you get there way before the crowds and before it gets too hot. Frankie was great, sharing all the history of the site and the Mayan people and walking us through the ruins before letting us off to explore on our own. Whenever you go, make sure to bring a hat, sunblock and insect repellent.
Absolutely brilliant tour - Freddie was a knowledgable and personable guide, and Ramon was a very safe driver. Well worth getting up early to beat the heat and the crowds!
The tour was awesome!!! Loved it we were in group of 6. Freddie the tour archeologists guide was the best showed true knowledge and interest in the ruins and history. Bus driver sylvano also very polite and helped us when we needed to get to restrooms!! Do this tour is worth it!!
Great tour, great tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Excellent tour. The Archeologist guide presented great information in a very easy to understand manner. Even included some humor which always makes it more enjoyable. Great getting in ahead of the crowds and heat of the day, although it was still hot. I recommend this tour if you want to see the beautiful ruins and learn history of this ancient civilization without using an entire day of your vacation.
My boyfriend and I are so glad we took this tour. Getting up early was so worth beating the insane crowds. The education we received about the ruins and Mayan culture from Frank was amazing....
Our tour was very enjoyable and informative! Our guide was an archaeologist named Ursula. She was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything in both English and Spanish. We were picked up promptly at 6:00 a.m. by our driver, Jacinto. The early start time was perfect to beat the high temperatures. We would highly recommend this tour, and both Ursula and Jacinto.
Is my favorite place in Mexico. Here you got the rare opportunity to see how a Mayan city was structured and sometimes you got the feeling that they are still there... waiting to fix the roof or so...
I learn interesting things from the guides really well prepared.
A fantastic trip. The early access was a great choice as we were able to get great shots of all the major sites long before it was over-run. Freddy was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable and helped to make sense of the historical significance of the various buildings. The beach access was not advisable this year due to the bad seaweed problem, but frankly, there is so much to see and do at Tulum, we did not miss it at all. By the time we left, just before noon, the place was crawling with hundreds of tourists and locals alike. Do yourself a favor and book the early access tour.
It was a great tour! Freddie is awesome. He has a lot of information to share. He truly wants to explain everything about Tulum. It is an early tour, but it's worth getting up that early as there are no people and when you get there is not too hot. We practically had the entire site for ourselves. Great for taking pictures. I highly recommend this tour.
I didn't ask, but I seriously doubt that our guide was trained as an archeologist, but that didn't stop my family and I from enjoying the efforts of our tour guide, Freddie, and our driver, Guido. They were both warm and friendly, and Freddie was very entertaining. He offered a lot of information and details about the Mayan history and culture, and provided loads of information about the ruins. It was very tough getting up early the day of the tour, but it was worth it to beat the crowds and the heat. I think lots of other tour groups have caught on, though, so be prepared to see lots of other people. Oh, and bring lots of mosquito repellent!
Really enjoyed the tour. Everything was organized very smoothly: great communication from the travel agent, on time pick up, comfortable new buses, professional and knowledgeable guide and the icing on the cake is that you get to go inside before the big crowds turn up. Bring anti mosquito spray :-)
Absolutely amazing tour. Went in late May. Perfect weather. Great guide. Going early is the only way to go. Book it. You may hate getting up early but you will be so glad you did. Did I say great guide?!?! Yes
I really hate mornings so it was tough for me to get up this early, but it was absolutely with it! We were the first group to arrive and had the whole place to ourselves, plus we beat the heat. Our guide, Freddie, was animated and engaging and had great information. The site was beautiful and we even had some tasty tacos before we got back on the bus not included with the tour. Overall, a wonderful and memorable experience. My only complaint would be the stairs leading down to the beach. They were killer! I highly recommend this tour and, should we ever be in the area again, would certainly book another tour with the tour operator.
It was nice drive to Tulum. We had Freddi and francisco and oscar as our driver. They were fabulous! A job well done.