Although not booked through the cruise lines, the online sign up and booking all went smooth. During the short walk to tour office everyone was helpful and friendly. After a quick check in, cold water bottle waiting and a pleasant 50 minute drive to the sight on an A/C bus. Edder was extremely knowledgeable and made everyone very comfortable with introductions and his humor. As Pedro drove through the towns and villages, Edder gave us great insight into the people, culture and development of the Costa Maya area. Once at the sight of the ruins, it was short level walk of minutes to the ruins. This is where Edder really shined with his knowledge, Mayan culture and was very thorough on answering all questions. Both Ralph and I had visiting the Mayan ruins on our bucket list, Edder made it far exceed our expectations and yes we stopped for some pineapple on our tour back. Edder is very respectful of his fellow Costa Mayans and everyone on the tour. I would recommend this experience to everyone that comes to the Port!
We loved this entire experience! Our guide, Fabiola was extremely knowledgeable and showed us a great time! I highly recommend this company. Thank you!
I've been on the Native Choice tours with Eric Ivan C and the gang many tours now, and the last was as great as the first....First of all ,the Native choice team including the owner know how to give a AAA tour experience. Eric's knowledge of Mayan history make this a must do for any trip to Costa Maya...The driving team is safe and courteous, and these guys are like family...so when you are in Costa Maya, take the time to find Native Choice...see you on the next NCL cruise :-)
We had a very good tour. The bus ride was about one hour each way and our tour guid did an excellent job of talking about the area and its history. The visit into the local village was very nice and a great cultural experience for my kids. The food was outstanding and it was a nice experience that I would highly recommend to others.
Very professional , safe, and informative! We love Fabiola and Saul! It was mesmerizing and fun to see present culture alongside the Mayan culture! Love these guys!!
While I was initially hesitant about booking this tour in a "foreign country", I'm so glad I did. Our family so enjoyed Ugo as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the Mayans. His friendly attitude and gracious demeanor really won us over. Juan Carlos and the female (sorry, I forgot her name) assistant guides were very accommodating to us. You did not feel rushed to get to the next stop on the trail. Ugo let us stop and search for the spider monkeys and showed us so many interesting plants and facts about the native trees. Pedro was a very good driver and we really appreciated the air-conditioned van. This entire trip, from our ship debarkation and our return to the ship took us a little over four hours. There is a lot of walking, but things of quality take time. Don't rush the experience. .
Please don't hesitate to book this trip. It's so much better than booking through a cruise shore excursion.
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We had a ton of fun on this tour. Our tour guide Fabiola was great, and very knowledgeable. She took time to make sure all questions were answered and made sure everyone got all the info. The bus was nice and easy to get to from the port. We stopped for pineapple off the road and it was delicious. The local home/garden meal was the best part, it was so beautiful! We'll definitely book another excursion through the native choice again someday.
We were very pleased with our tour! The Native Choice was able to accommodate our group of 12 with no problem and at a reasonably cost, the van had AC and was very comfortable and clean. Our driver Emelin, even carried a chair for my husband to sit during the tour since he has a back problem. Our guide Grissy was very pleasant and knowledgeable. They made sure we were safe, comfortable and that we returned back to the port on time. I will definitely use them again.