Puebla and Cholula were beautiful cities and I recommend seeing them. However, as a day trip from Mexico City it was a little too much driving for one day. I felt we spent most of the day in a van as opposed to walking around the cities. By the time we got to Puebla it was already lunch time. Everyone in our group went to the same restaurant. I did not pay for the lunch option, but ended up going because I felt like I wasn't really offered the option of going elsewhere. I was disappointed with the buffet, but it was easier to stay with the group. We got to see an antique market, which was cool, but ate up most of our time. I wish we could have spent more time touring the city and its architecture instead. It would have been nice to have been given more guided instructions for a free time than just to check out the market. I would have rather been given directions to see one of the cathedrals or some other portion of the city.
A parcel of colonial cities in Mexico are a must-see. Puebla and Cholula are novel in historical, cultural and on-going contexts. The current vibe exudes and will be back to explore these at leisure. Additionally, the Puebla Parian Market was an eye opener on the look-out for black clay sculpture or vase with engaging locals that were easy going and relaxed. This English speaking tour was mostly done in Spanish to the detriment of my spouse who was lost. The frequent reminders to the guide did little to to make the situation better. Had to do the translation. Saludos, hasta que nos encontramos otra vez!
Diabolical, unprofessional and did not gain any experience from this tour. Tour guide was not attentive, nor was their knowledge of the places good. Spoke very poor English and did not explain anything. Found the tour guide rude when I asked if we passed a cashpoint at any point, to be greeted with 'that is not part of the tour!'
Puebla town is really nice but we didn't have enough time to explore it. This tour is good if you just want to have an overview and get a feel for the area. If you really want to immerse in and soak in the culture of the town, suggest to go there yourself and spend an overnight so you have more freedom to roam about.
Chaotic to find the right bus at central assembly point
Mauricio was an excellent driver to cope with the horrific traffic.
We sat more in traffic jams than at the sights.
The guide Roberto was quite mediocre.
My friend and I booked an English tour, but we were the only 2 English speakers and the guide only gave minimal information
He did not stick around when we had free time to shop, neither at lunch . Nobody explained the foods at the buffet.
On the way back Roberto gave zero information. Talked the entire time with the driver.