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The Native Choice Tours

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Address: Av. Paseo del Puerto #1021, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
Phone Number: +52(998)869-3346
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Description: Costa Maya Shore Excursions for guests from all cruise lines.

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Excellet tour. I believe our tour guide's name was Kayla. Be forewarned. It's a long walk to their office through a sketchy part of town, but the people at Native Choice are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Hickory, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellet tour. I believe our tour guide's name was Kayla. Be forewarned. It's a long walk to their office through a sketchy part of town, but the people at Native Choice are great. Cruise line will not allow them any closer to the port. Please be aware that when you use the restroom facilities and wash your hands, the water... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were on the Carnival Valor but decided to book this excursion with Native Choice. The office was just a short walk from the port and were exactly as described in the confirmation email. The office was clean and we were greeted by very pleasant people. We were given cold water while we waited for the departure time. When it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My friend Delaney and I were on a girls trip to Cozymel when we decided to take a trip to see Tulum because I'd heard so much about it. David and his team were amazing. Angela met us promptly at the pier where she put us on a ferry to Playa del Carmen. After a short 35 minute ferry ride,... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My tickets were purchase via carnival....the tickets were a bit pricey but it was worth every penny. Our tour guide Miguel was very knowledgeable about the ruins and the history of the Mayan people. A must see. Must wear proper footwear and bring bug spray, hat and sun screen.

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Like any excursion one should ever take on a cruise, in order to pay 25% of cruise excursion prices, walk off the tourist area owned by carnival straight down the road and you will find it easily and The Native Choice is on the left. We took this tour on July 18, 2015, and Erick was by far the most... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My family and I took this tour on July 2nd, 2015. Erick, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and made our experience one to remember. Our driver was Raoul and did an excellent job getting us to and from the ruins safely in a modern Mercedes Sprinter Van. They both made it a point to make sure we were back... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was on a cruise with Norwegian Cruise lines in December 2014. Instead of going with the tour arranged via the cruise line, I decided to go with The Native Choice. Our tour guide, Kasi, was absolutely phenomenal. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and fun that all six of us had a blast. Kasi made sure to tailor our visit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Not what I was expecting from this tour company, don’t be fooled by the name “Native Choice Tours” There is nothing of importance or inspiring been said by the tour guide or driver in the van. Unfortunately very dull and lack buster re-presentation of the culture in general. The visit to the Chacchoben ruins is a waste of time if... More 

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Ivan C, General Manager at The Native Choice Tours, responded to this review

As usual, we appreciate all feed back and regret the experience in this case wasn't up to the reviewer's expectations. Everyone in our team continues working with the same passion, enthusiasm and commitment as always, and we promise we'll work even harder to positively impress that remaining 0.5% of our guests we have failed to inspire and transmit the personality... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was the best excursion on our cruise. We arrived in Costa Maya on the Norwegian Sun. The Native Choice offices are located just a short walk outside the port itself. They're easy to get to using the instructions they'll give you. Wevwere in a group of about a dozen in a van. Our guide, Jasmine, was very friendly, informative... More 

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Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were staying in town and joined the Chacchoben tour (buy your tickets in person with pesos and you save a bundle). The Chacchoben site is a manageable size and very nicely presented, and there is a lot of shade (nice on hot days) and interesting plants. We had co-owner David for our on-site guide and he is engaging and... More 

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