fascinating trip, wonderful knowledgeable guide with Don Antonio, good food for lunch. Especially enjoyed watching the beautiful Oaxacan rugs being woven.
My guide was Clemente. The tour was on a Sunday and there were 7 people. I was the only one who didn't speak Spanish. The guide spoke Spanish most of the time and occasionally explained things to me in English. In the visit of the rug workshop and the mescal factory, both presentations were in Spanish. Other than that, the tour was very well organized and the destinations are definitely worth the visit. The guide was very kind and knowledgeable. The upshot is -- if you speak Spanish, or if you don't mind not understanding everything, or if you can manage to find a group of English speakers to join you, this tour is great for you.
Apolo was our guide and he did a great job. His English was excellent and he was helpful and ready to answer our questions. The mix of stops on this tour made for an interesting and informative day. There were several opportunities to buy items but we were not pressured to buy. Lunch was a traditional Mexican buffet. Quite good. Our minibus was cool and comfortable on a hot day. The hike back up from the frozen waterfall was quite strenuous but not overly long. A great way to spend a day.
A great trip. Clemente was an excellent guide. The trip to the falls is a strenuous walk. A great starting tour for the area.
This tour was great. Our guide was funny and informative and spoke perfect English. It's a great way to see a lot of interesting sights in a short period of time. There's a lot of time in the car so bring a book or something else to distract you. We liked the lunch buffet, which was also a good value.
This was a great excursion. Very well organised and throughly explained. The time went fast and there was a lot to see. Everything was well explained and we could ask questions very openly. I'd highly recommend this company as their communication is great and easy to book.
This was an excellent tour and our guide Clemente was very knowledgeable about the history of each area we visited. No time was wasted as our guide gave us history and background information while in route and timed everything just perfectly.
This trip is a must if you and #39;re in Oaxaca or planning a trip.
A great experience with a tremendous guide who made the area come alive for us. The trip up the mountains to the petrified waters gives you a unique opportunity to pass through traditional villages which look much as they have looked for centuries.
The sites of the tour were amazing. I only wish that we had been at hierve del agua when it was actually sunny
A great tour with a very nice and knowledgable guide. Must bring a swimming suit to el hierve el agua! The only complaint is the restaurant we stopped at: they charge 200 pesos and it is buffet, but there was no fish offered. I usually eat very little and it includes seafood, so 200 pesos is a lot more than I usually pay and I barely ate anything there given that I don't eat meat. And there was no choice of the place to eat at all.
Great trip, very good lunch spot, only suggestion is they should tell you ahead to bring a jacket! When you get up to the waterfall area it is very windy and cold!
Great trip although a bit hurried at times. Needed more time at the Misol Ha waterfall. This could have been managed by shorter time at Mitla ruins.
Initial organisation into minibus seemed a little haphazard but overall, an excellent trip
Efficient and enjoyable way to see the area. Unfortunately I do not speak Spanish and almost everyone on the tour did. As a result, the guide defaulted to Spanish in stead of English. I felt that I missed out on quite a bit of commentary.
The stops were all very interesting and it was timed well. The only issue that we encountered was the combination of a Spanish and English speaking tour where we were the only English speakers. They split us into two different suburbans and ours did not have an English speaking driver. He pointed out several sights to view from the car and we still have no idea what they are. The tour guide had to alternate between Spanish and English regularly, and I speak enough to know that he did not fully translate everything. Overall the tour was nice and once we got to Mitla the tour guide did a much better job of conveying the information into both languages, but I felt there was false advertising as we paid for an English tour and didn't fully get one.
Complete chaos in the morning! They picked us up at our hotel and took us to a central spot where we were asked to switches buses, not once but twice. Another tourist we met there said he had to switch buses 5 times!
We also were told that our tour included Mezcal, not Matlatan. The tour description on Viator says Matlantan but the tour operator said that they haven't gone to Matlatan in 20-years, that the Viator website is wrong and they go to Mezcal instead.
Knowing nothing about the differences between Matlatan and Mezcal, we were put in a tight spot -- go on a tour whose description didn't match what we paid for or cancel. We decided to go, otherwise we'd have wasted a day in Oaxaca. In the end, Mezcal gave what was promised on the website for Matlatan, but that's not the point -- the description on the website and the tour should match. If it had, it would have saved us some unnecessary grief.
The Viator description says entrance fees are included - again reality didn't match marketing -- we had to pay for entrance fees to Tule. The entrance fees weren't a lot, 59 Pesos per person, but we shouldn't have had to pay.
The tour guide was good, gave clear descriptions of the sites and was knowledgeable. If I were just rating him, I would give the tour 4 or 5 stars.
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