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I really enjoyed the early access tours because there were less people at the sites and it was not as hot. It was a little difficult getting up in the morning. However, it is well worth it. For Chichen Itza we were done around 3:00pm and Tulum we were done around 1:30-2:00pm so we had plenty of time to hit the beach afterwards.
The tour guide for Chichen Itza was Marcos and the driver was Carlos. Both were excellent. Marcos was very engaging and informative. I enjoyed listening to him and he did an amazing job interacting with us all and involving us during the tour. I recommend this tour especially if Marcos is the tour guide. The bagged lunch consisted of a sandwich chips fruit and a juice. Overall, the tour was great and I would highly recommend it.
The tour guide for Tulum was Navarro and the driver was Carlos. Navarra was a good tour guide and very informative, not as engaging as I had hoped he would be but still a good tour guide. Carlos was a great driver. The views were amazing and if you are interested you have a little bit of time to walk down the coast. However, it would have been nice if we had some extra time to explore the coast more or get into the water as well. The bagged lunch consisted of juice carton, a bag of chips, and a sugar wafer. I was disappointed in the bagged lunch as I was very hungry getting picked up at 6:00am with no way to eat since the resort restaurant was not open at that time. Overall, the tour was great and I highly recommend it. Improvement would be needed in bagged lunch and if possible extra free time.
The tour guide was amazing and very informative!!!
this is an amazing tour... i highly recommend it.. very informative comfy transport beautiful scenary... it is absolutely worth it... and not crowds.... amazing
The Chichen Itza portion of this tour was excellent.
Our bus/coach was modern and comfortable.
Our driver Carlos was a very professional, cautious and smooth driver which made the ride very comfortable.
Our guide Frank was outstanding. Frank is Mayan and passionate about sharing his culture and knowledge about the Mayan history. He did a great job at explaining the history and the main monuments of the sites.
We were the first bus to arrive at Chichen Itza we arrived at 9am and at to wait a couple of minutes for the parking lot gate to open. The first sight of Chichen Itza in the earlier hour of the morning with very few people around is spectacular is well worth waking up early for.
I highly recommend this Chichen Itza Early Access Tour.
For the Tulum tour, I will provide a review later.
Our Chichen Itza tour with Super Frank guidewas outstanding! He was a wealth of knowledge and everyone enjoyed themselves! The Tulum tour was also good.
The Tulum tour was a bit lower key our guide hurt herself before the tour, so we didn't get to travel as much as we probably could have, however it was still worth it, and Amigo tours delivered on both... the Chichen Itza tour, Amazing! The Tour guides new there stuff even though Frank and Marco had different opinions on some of the historical items it was 100 worth it. Would recommend / do this again in a heartbeat and this tour made my trip to Cancun! From Cancun to Tulum, your looking at about a 2 hour drive, and from Cancun to Chichen Itza, about 3.5... so bring a travel pillow since they are kind of long rides
Choosing the Super Saver package is absolutely recommended! We decided to do Chichen Itza on the first day and Tulum on the second. On both days they emailed us the time we would be picked up - on both occasions the bus was on time - we stayed in la zona hotelera in Cancun so we were fortunate enough to be right on the pickup route. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The tour guides on both trips were very informative and you knew a lot about the structures inside of both Chichen Itza an Tulum. They also provided enough time to go off on your own for picture taking and exploring after their talks. Getting into the parks early was definitely worth getting up early. Chichen Itza was almost empty when we got there - the vendors weren't even set up - which made for a very good time to be able to take in more of the ruins. Once it was time to leave there were so many more people so definitely paid off to get there early. On thing to keep in mind - get back to the bus at the time they tell you to. Before the guides let you go off on your own they let you know where to meet back up when it's time to leave. There were a couple of people that were left behind because they didn't get back to the bus on time - and mind you, the guides still gave them about 20 extra minutes before they had to leave. They have everything planned out very well which is why I would understand them leaving those people behind if they had been clear about getting back to the bus on time. On our trip to Chichen Itza we stopped by a restaurant to have lunch - foods was simple and delicious. They also have a small shop where you get to look around and buy stuff if you'd like. On the Tulum trip we just got a small brown sack lunch - chips, juicebox, cookie - nothing special, but as a shorter trip, I understand. All in all, I would highly recommend this package to anyone deciding to go to these two wonderful places in Mexico.
The Mayan experience was amazing, what really took the tour to a higher level was our tour guide Marco. His knowledge, passion and education enhanced the experience. He is a master communicator and storyteller. Thank you Marco for an experience of a lifetime.
The tour was excellent. The tour guide, Marco, was knowledgeable and interesting. The Maya lunch was delicious. I would recommend this tour highly.
Five stars for the Chichen Itza tour (first day), four stars for the Tulum tour (second day)--both were very enjoyable and convenient experiences. As other reviewers have stated, Frank and Marco give entertaining, well-paced, down-to-earth, and VERY informative tours. They taught far more than was expected regarding Mayan history and continuing discoveries. The lunch buffet (first day) was very good! Things were a little less organized the second day; there was some mix-up about where the van was supposed to collect us for the Tulum tour. However, our resort contact and the Amigo Tours representative sorted the issue and things went smoothly from there on out. From beginning to end, Amigo tours representatives took care of us--directing us to the appropriate lines, handing out our tickets to us personally, and checking and double-checking that we were aware of timing and rendezvous points. Pointers to future patrons: Amigo tours may use a van to collect you from your hotel/resort to deliver you to a rendezvous point with the tour bus. Both days a van collected us from the resort and took us to a convenience store where the driver waited with us until the tour bus arrived. At the end of the tours we were returned to the same spot and the van delivered us back to the resort. Also, follow the directions in the confirmation e-mail Amigo tours will send you, and be sure to note the local phone numbers they provide.
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