Enrique was our guide and Rito was our driver. Both
are so knowledgable and educated us well on the Ruins and local culture. It poured rain about 30 min into our trip, but luckily Rito carried umbrellas for everyone. They're both so professional and made us feel comfortable from the start. It was a bit of a hike to get to pick up site, but we were fortunate to get dropped off closer to cruise port on return. I have seen other ruins in Mexico but up close & personal these are well worth the trip
Everything about our experience with The Native Choice Tours was excellent. We were provided water at the meeting location before boarding a clean and air conditioned van to Chacchoben. Our tour guide was Erick and he was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching us about the Chacchoben Maya ruins and village. You could tell Erick was passionate about his job and enjoyed sharing his experiences with others. After a tour of the Chacchoben ruins with got back on the vans and traveled to the village. We stopped at a home in the village and had the opportunity to make tortillas with the Mayan women before sitting down to a traditional Mayan meal. We also toured the garden and learned about all of the different crops the Mayans produce. After our meal we were transported back to Costa Maya and dropped off at the port entrance. We never felt rushed or were in fear of getting back to the cruise ship on time. Everything about this tour was well planned and executed to perfection.
One of the best tours my husband and I have ever been on. We were blessed to have an awesome driver (my apologies I&#039;ve misplaced his name - but remember he&#039;s beautiful smile) and our amazing tour guide - David. Right from the moment we were checking in for the tour we were greeted by a number of employees with bright smiles. We were offered a bottle of water while they arranged the tour groups. Once our tour left David began to explain to us all of the history of Costa Maya. He&#039;s knowledge throughout the day was unbelievable!! There wasn&#039;t a topic or question that he was not able to fully answer and explain. He has such a love for his country and his heritage. Returning to our ship we felt that we truly embraced the true essence of Costa Mayo thanks to David. Later that evening on the ship we ran into other passengers that were on the same tour and we were still talking about David and he&#039;s amazing zest for life and unlimited knowledge. In this crazy world it seems we can all get so busy that we forget to take a moment and praise or acknowledge someone. We didn&#039;t want to miss this opportunity to let you know just how valuable both these amazing men are to your business!!!
We enjoyed the tour greatly. We had two very good tour guides the name of one of the guides was Ron he did a very good job of keeping us informed about everything. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and aware of our surroundings
My husband and I did the Chacchoben ruins tour & Blue Lagoon retreat. It was fantastic! Jose Manuel was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. Shout out to Ron, Raul, and Benicio too!
Diego and Miguel were very knowledgeable and welcoming. The early tour is the time to go. The drive allows you to see the culture. The lagoon was a small piece of paradise with a great lunch and drinks! Best bang for your buck for an excursion.
Great tour from Ivan. He is a native Mayan and gave great stories. We were allowed to take plenty of photos and climb the ruins. Dress accordingly as it’s a jungle environment and you will be on site for at least 90 minutes. 1 hour travel each way.
We booked the Dzibanche tour and it was worth every penny and some. While the tour company's office is about a .5 mile walk outside the Costa Maya Pier area, it was a safe walk and worth going outside of the cruise ship's tours. We were lucky to have Rosa Mora, Juan Carlos and Emelin as our guides and driver, as they were informative, accommodating and fun! If you are wondering whether the 2 hour drive to and from Dzibanche is worth it (we questioned it before booking), it most definitely is. These ruins are beautiful, and not busy as its one of the newer sites available to visit. There was only one other group there, so it was comfortable to climb the ruins. What was special about our tour guides was they they climbed with us, and continued to share fascinating information; and we noticed the tour guide from the other company did not. What also stood out was that Emelin, the driver brought umbrellas, bottles of water and was on stand-by at all times in case we needed anything. As we were heading back, he literally ran to the air conditioned van to start it up, have the ac running and also had cold, wet towels for us cool down. His level of care was top notch! We then had a tasty sandwich, chips and granola bar on the way back. Rosa went over and beyond with us, and made it point to keep up informed at all times. They certainly made an excellent team and made our day unforgettable!