Mayan Traveler
Mayan Traveler
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I am based in Akumal and provide tours and transportation all over the Yucatan Peninsula. Whether you want to visit Mayan ruins off the beaten tourist path or need transportation to and from the Cancun airport, I am available 24 hours and 7 days a week.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Wayne O
Jacksonville, FL21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Avelino gave us a great tour. He tried to avoid the crowded tourist spots and got us to where we wanted to go before the tourist rush. We especially enjoyed the at a Mayan family compound. He tries to preserve the Mayan culture in his tours. You cannot go wrong using him as your personal tour guide. Just let him know what you want to see and do. He also provided reasonably priced airport transfers. Visited Tulum Jan 2023. Stayed at Hilton Tulum All-inclusice.
Written February 3, 2023
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NorthStar710596
Hoboken, NJ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Avelino. He was such a knowledgeable and flexible guide and driver. Having someone that is actually Mayan made our experience that much more authentic and provided us with opportunities that we wouldn't have had with a normal tour company. I would recommend Mayan Traveler to everyone that visits the area.
Written January 4, 2023
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Aaron F
Gilbert, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Avellino and his staff are among the best for tours and airport transfer pickup. Always on time and courteous and full of great information.

We will make sure we always call him for tours and for pickups some is at the doo
Written May 3, 2022
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Sheyanna W
Colton, WA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We absolutely loved the Mayan Traveler. We used them for airport transportation to and from Cancun to Akumal. And transportation to and from Akumal to Play de Carmen. We also did a tour to Tulum and a Cenote. Avelino was fantastic. We felt like we were family. We thoroughly loved learning about the Mayan culture and history. It was great. I would highly recommend their service. We will definitely be using them again next year. I just can't say enough good things about the Mayan Traveler & Avelino.
Written February 25, 2023
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tdew18
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Look no further if you need a trustworthy, reliable and knowledgeable guide for transport or a personal day trip/tour. Our group fell in love with Avelino.
During our visit to Akumal, our clan--next-door neighbors from Minnesota: 4 parents and 4 college-aged boys who have shared family vacations over the years--were blessed with Avelino's insights, his warmth and his humor. Our trip was emotionally charged from the beginning as my son will soon graduate from college, and it may be difficult for our group to plan future vacations together.
Avelino was waiting for us at the airport, making it super efficient to get started on our trip. He had us laughing and joking before we even entered his spotless van, and when we asked if we could make a quick stop for a cold beverage on the way, it was done! He immediately connected with everyone; within minutes, he knew each person's first name.
With Avelino's help, we arranged a day trip to Tulum, the Grand Cenote, and a visit to Casa Cenote, a restaurant on the ocean we would never have found on our own. Avelino made suggestions about the itinerary, and we followed his very knowledgeable lead--no small task when 8 people have different thoughts about how to spend the day. He was so patient with us, and quietly told us, "I think I know you now, and I think you will like this plan."
One of my sons had to leave early for the airport, and we did not hesitate to send him on his own with Avelino, who by now, felt like family. When Avelino returned to pick up the rest of the group for our return to the airport, he quietly shared how he and my son had talked all the way to the airport. It was lovely to hear about their exchange, with my typically-reserved son sharing his plans and Avelino sharing his wisdom with this almost-college-graduate: "When you find a job that you love, like I love mine, your job will not be work."
This sums up the way Avelino engages with his customers--he truly loves what he does, and he always ensures that his customers feel safe, cared for and enriched by his love of his Mayan culture. Thank you, Avelino, for sharing yourself with our families and making our trip uniquely special. We are forever grateful. See you back in Akumal.
Written January 11, 2019
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Thank you very much for your review. I look forward to serving you again soon!! Avelino Cach.
Written January 12, 2019
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SLord56
Denver Co10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Hello Reader, if you are looking for a more authentic Maya tour experience, you owe it to yourself to contact Avelino, the Mayan Traveler. he's a sweet man, has a lovely wife named Blanca and a 14 yr old son who is showing an interest in the hospitality business.
I'm a travel agent and as many times as I have been to Quintana Roo, I have never enjoyed a day away from the beach, more than Oct 25th 2018 when he came to pick us up at the Secrets Akumal resort.
He took us to the the village inland called Filipe Carillo Puerto. You will be hearing more about this area in the months and years to come. But if you have more time than we did, get Avelino to combine the city tour with a stop at the less visited Muyil Ruins or Bacalar lagoon.

Awesome trip, Avelino. You're the Mayan Time Traveler!
Steve and Jeff in Denver
Written November 6, 2018
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Hello Steve and Jeff, Thank you very much for your comments!! Hope to see you again in the area to show you more about the Yucatan, more about my people, and of course for more bla bla... REGARDS, The Mayan time Traveler. Avelino Cach. Cellphone:9841198943 Mayantraveler.com
Written November 7, 2018
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Mullinshe
Hickory, NC16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Avelino was suggested by the lady we rented a a VRBO from in Puerto Aventuras. I reached out to him via email, and he quickly responded and provided airport transfers to and from Cancun (about 1 hour 20 minutes). He even let us stop at a large grocery store in Playa del Carmen for us to do our grocery shopping. On the drive to Puerto, we discussed transportation to Xcaret. Avelino provided our transportation to and from Xcaret. He is so full of knowledge about the history and culture of the area. We enjoyed him so much that we have already booked his services for our cruise in April. We have a day in Cozumel, and we are going to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen, and Avelino is going to pick us up for a full day of adventure. The best part about travel with Avelino is that you get a totally private tour with personal touches. I am so glad our paths crossed with this wonderful gentleman. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone. He texted with us and worked with us.
Written November 2, 2018
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Mangogirl0925
Dublin, OH54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you are in need of reliable and affordable transportation needs or customize private tour options, look no further than Mayan Traveler! Avelino is a local resident from this region, wealth of information about the area and history and he is committed to providing excellent service to his guests!

By using a locally based small business, not a huge company, you are supporting the local communities and their families who depend heavily on the impact of tourism. Leave your cares behind on your vacation and trust in booking with Avelino for a memorable experience in Mexicos Riviera Maya!
Written May 15, 2017
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Anna O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Avelino Cach Professional, dependable, great personality and a wonderful perspective on Myan life and culture.. I visited in February of 2016
Written April 14, 2017
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jnole2507
Akumal, Mexico372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
I always use Avelino when my family needs transportation to and from the airport. I have toddlers and a dog and Avelino is always on time, his van is always clean and always with a smile. I wouldn't use anyone else.
Written April 14, 2017
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