Juan was exceptional in coping with the traffic, the border crossings, the unknowns that crop up in life.
Highly recommend this escorted tour.
This tour was a great way for my family to get a feel for Tijuana Mexico and what it has to offer. Our tour guide Juanito was wonderful. With him being a native of Tijuana I truly felt he gave us so much information that someone who is not from the area would not have. He took us us to a few of his favorite places where we purchased items and enjoyed the mexican cuisine. He was fun, friendly, informative and made us feel safe. I highly recommend this tour for first timers. We will be back for sure!
Excellent trip to Mexico with shopping, eating and drinking tequila!
This tour was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable in both Mexican and US information. I only wish we had more time for shopping since haggling is time consuming.
What a fantastic time was had by all!!! From the second we sat in the bus to until we got out of it at the end of the tour!!! ... And full credit goes to Juan our top notch amazing tour guide! We instantly felt like we had been friends forever and his sole focus was to give us the best experience!!
The tour guide Theresa as great. She took us to a beach talked to us all the way and gave us lots of information.
The shopping was not great.
I wouldn't do it again , but I can say I have been to Mexico.
I found the trip very interesting. Our tour guide who was from Tijuana was excellent. I was hassle free going in and out of Tijuana as our guide knew the protocols well. The shopping was good on the Avenue Revolution though you do get hassled by shopkeepers. I should add though they were always polite. There was no problem with feeling safe and there were plenty of police around. I did not go off the main strip and our guide advised us not too. For a taste of Mexico well worth it.
Juan was a wonderful tour guide! He kept us interested and engaged the entire time and helped us to explore the city to the fullest! Would definitely recommend!
The tour guide, Juan, was awesome. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the afternoon trip very enjoyable. I would recommend this trip and, in particular, Juan as a tour guide, to anyone who is interested in visiting Tijuana.
Our trip to Tijuana was awesome, thanks to Juan our guide/driver. He made the trip a success. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. We had plenty of time to shop and enjoy. Juan made this trip a memorable one as we had never been to Mexico. Thank you Juan! This is a definite must do!
Juan was entertaining and made extra efforts to help us with a difficult purchase. Excellent tour and we felt safe. Couldn't ask for more.
An amazing day seeing the sights of Tijuana ,wan our tour guide was the best ,make sure you book the tour he is on
Lots of fun, Juan was great! I can't wait to go on another Mexico tour.
The best part of our tour was Juan -our driver. He was very knowledgeable and stayed with us the entire time. We thought we were going to be in a big BUS, but we ended up in a 9 person van that was a little run down. Other than that though, it was awesome. Got some TJ keepsakes and had a blast!
This tour was fantastic! We had such a great tour guide/driver, Juan. He gave us so much history and pointed out many things of interest along the way. He was very personable and knowledgeable. He said he had only been working for the tour company for a month. This tour was to include 2 free tacos (typical Mexican snack it's called in the tour listing) but he knew nothing about it. When another passenger said that's what he booked too, Juan went to call his superiors. When he came back he said that was true and took us to a restaurant. It seemed to me something wasn't right because he had to do a lot of talking to the restaurant people. And we didn't get to make our own like the listing said so something was up. In the end we each got our tacos and beans and paid for our own drinks. Cheap margaritas!!! We loved Tijuana. We went in thinking it was filthy dirty and a scummy town. Well, it's a big city just like any other. However, it was clean, clean, clean. No garbage at all on the street or sidewalks. (maybe in other areas but not Avenida Revolucion) It was cleaner than most cities here in the US!! We did some shopping and probably still got ripped off after bargaining, but whatever. It was a great experience and I'm glad to have said I've been there. This was a great trip all around!
The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had a good rapport with the restaurant employees which made us feel comfortable as using it as a homebase during the shopping portion of the tour. Wish there was more time to see the newer parts of the city.
The ride to Tijuana was great. The driver was very good in finding ways to avoid time delaying road blocks. The 5 hour tour was not enough to know the town. Just a brief look at the museum from the bus and mostly a chance to shop along Calle Revolucion. Walking along this street is like running the gauntlet. You get hit on by all sorts of merchants and it requires strength of will and determination not to be intimidated into buying things that you don't want. Prices are posted with a dollar sign and its hard to tell when it is in pesos. Bargaining is expected and even after they come down in price you feel like you've been had. But, it's a different experience, that's for sure. I don't know if I would like to do it again.
Our tour lady was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the history and area. We loved going to lunch and shopping. The only negative I have and its really not a big one is, I thought that we were going to get to go inside historical buildings. We just rode by them. I would definetly tell others to take this tour. Oh one more thing it would of been nice to have more shopping time.
This was a great little trip to Tijuana, would have liked a little longer to shop, but overall very good. Driver was superb. US immigration on return took forever. Would recommend this trip for anyone wishing to see a little of Mexico and its warm and friendly people.
Our guide was extremely informative, and described the city in great detail. Safety was a big concern for me, but I felt completely secure with our guide and we only left the vehicle in an area it was safe to do so (Ave. Revolucion).
Main bus didn't turn up however the lady who picked us from the hotel was only to happy to take us to Mexico. With a small group we enjoyed ourselves and she gave us a very good commentary and information about the area
This trip was really easy and convenient, a lot of fun, and a great cultural experience. My only regret is that I didn't take the longer tour and spend an entire day in Tijuana. Thank you to Viator and to Five Star Tours!
Judith I United Kingdom
Fantastic tour. Driver excellent-he told us lots of interesting facts- didn't waffle too much! Also knew which border crossing to use meaning it only took 15mins to re-enter USA. We had heard stories of people taking hours to cross on other tours. Perfect length of tour, had time to shop and sample some Mexican food.
Went with husband and 12, 14 and 16 year old girls who loved it too.
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