eastendpete United Kingdom
the person doing it frank was so good and had great knowledge and knows his stuff
and the history he knows is good
We left our hotel at 6:50 a.m. and would advise anyone going to Tulum in August to GO EARLY. It is very, very hot even though on the coast and has some ocean breeze. The beach there is small and we could not go down there the day we visited because of high winds. The place itself is beautiful. Words can't describe. Our tour guide was very nice and we enjoyed the information he shared on the history of the place. The coach ride was comfortable. The box lunch wasn't great but in Tulum there are shops and restaurants and you get time to hang out, eat, shop, if you want to. We enjoyed the excursion very much :-. The tour was with Amigo Tours.
Not to be missed. Much closer to Playa del Carmen than some other sites, easy bus ride. This was an early-tour, and it was great to get there before the crowds well worth getting up a little early. Very, very interesting historical and archaeological site. Knowledgeable guide, and yes, he was a trained archaeologists, so was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed his commentary. Was a bit of a walk from the bus to the city, and everyone walked faster than me! Huff and puff. But worth the effort. Absolutely gorgeous views of the Caribbean from the Tulum cliff top. Don't leave your camera behind!! And the ruins ... wow!
Great tour! Frank was wonderful and we really enjoyed the early access. There was less people and temperature was much cooler. Also we were back by 1:30 with the rest of the day to enjoy. The one complaint we had was the driver of the small van picking us up from our resort was 40 minutes late with no phone call. We then met the large tour bus on the side of the freeway.
bill.engel United States of ...
We LOVED our Tulum visit. Our guide was fantastic and the ruins are almost beyond words. I highly recommend this one! It was a wonderful tour!
This tour was amazing!Our guide, Marco, was excellent - extremely knowlegable and very interesting to listen to. Site is beyond gorgeous! !
Only downside was a bit of a late start, due to other travelers not being ready for pickup-however Carlos still got us there in a timely manor, great driver
van picked us up at hotel and took us to where we transferred to a bus for the trip to Tulum. We were the second group into the ruins and had ample time to sight see before the crowds arrived. By the time we were done at the site there was free time for the provided lunch and for shopping. Guide was great and tour was a great way to see Tulum. Especially enjoyed the early entry time.
Freddie and Ramone were very friendly, they made the early pick up so much easier! Great information about the Tulum sight and loved the Mayan language lessons on the bus ride to the site. Recommend this tour and these staff members for sure.
Catherine H USA
Nice tour ,learned a lot. Our tour guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor.
I am glad I signed up for this trip.
I'm going to be honest here, having to get up early on vacation is not fun, but it is totally worth it with this tour! Our guide Freddy and driver Leo told us from the start that getting in early will be worth it as you're not dealing with the heat and you will get great pictures since there will be almost no one there yet. They weren't kidding! We had a small group when we went and after we were finished with the tour/free time, you could start to feel the heat and see the amount of people that had shown up.
I highly suggest bringing a bathing suit and a towel and taking a dip in the water to cool off if you stay later, upset I didn't do this myself! Freddy and Leo were awesome with the information they provided and were extremely friendly and personable. If you're going to do Tulum on your visit, do it this way!
This was a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. Freddy was so good and very informative. The transportation....our driver, Julio was very kind and smiley. They did a great job.
Excellent trip, excellent value, timing was perfect and allowed us a view of the site uncluttered by other tourists.
Very informative guide providing a real character to the buildings and ruins we encountered.
This is definitely the way to go to Talum. We arrived early hardly any folks there yet. Freddie did a wonderful job in giving us lots of info about The Mayans and their ways. Would highly recommend this tour if visiting the Playa de Carmen area.
definitivamente llegar temprano es lo mejor!! puedes tomar fotos sin que aparezca medio mundo en ellas! hay demasiado calor y humedad por lo que es otra razon para llegar antes de las 9 de la manana. puedes recorrer las ruinas tranquilamente y ademas te queda la tarde libre para otros planes!!
Tulum was a 45 min drive from our hotel in Playacar.
We were early, and had a nice tour.
Early access is the best choice, in the afternoon its too hot to visit this site.
Bring mosquito repellent!
We had a lunch box at the way back.
PS bring some extra water and food.
The van driver picked us up on time and took us to the meeting place for the large bus. Freddie did a short history of the Mayans on the way to the ruins. He was very clear about what to expect and the time frame for the tour. He was very knowledgeable about the Mayans and the ruins, was patient with all the questions and extremely friendly, making a point to speak personally to each group of people on the tour. He is a great tour guide.
Well worth waking up early to arrive before the park was crowded. We were able to take pictures of the sites without other tourist blocking the ruins or pictures with just family members. It was a great trip.
PICKED UP ON TIME IN MINI BUS THEN TRANSFERRED TO COACH DRIVEN BY OSCAR! OUR GUIDES WERE FRANK AND FREDDIE BOTH VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. GLAD WE WENT EARLY WELL WORTH IT AS BECAME EXTREMELY HOT AND BUSY! REMEMBER THE BUG SPRAY!!
They were very good! They were knew about the history and culture of the Mayans and ruins. They were on time with pick up and overall just very nice guys. I would recomend them to anyone! PS......PLEASE PACK A LOT OF MOSQUITO REPPELENT! You will need it!
Highly recommend the early access tour with Freddy and Saul. Freddy, who is of Mayan descent, taught us so much and the information was very informative. If you want to learn about true Mayan culture, then I suggest you book this tour!!!
P.S. The carne asada tacos in the front parking lot are the BOMB!!!
Early access was worth every penny. Guide Fred was superb. I learned many things about the ruins and the Mayan culture early tours hadn't taught me.
I took my 7 year old and we had lots of fun and learned lots!!! Out tour guide was amazing she was very knowledgable !!! I loved that we had lots of extra time to go swimming and play at the beach!!! I do wish that the tour was longer even by an hour !!! This was out first time going!! We would go again!!!!
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