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Playa Private Tours

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Playa private tours organizes exclusives private tours in the mayan riviera, archeological sightseeing, snorkeling on the reefs and safari with the whale sharks in summer. Gilles the tour leader is also scuba diving instructor and lead diving in the sea and cenotes,
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ulysses C wrote a review Dec 2020
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Thank you to Gilles an amazing trilingual instructor that is capable, funny, and a good teacher. If you plan on getting scuba certified I highly recommend going with him. We saw turtles tons of fish eels and some very nice reefs all while earning the confidence and ability of a certified open water diver.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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qshineq wrote a review Nov 2020
California16 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a wonderful day with Gilles, who picked us up on time and promptly brought us on our tour to Chichen Itza, Uayma (which we requested added) and Valladolid, passing by interesting Mayan towns in between. Communication before the tour was great as well with emails and messages being answered right away. The trip was comfortable on the very clean, air conditioned vehicle, which was a haven during the hot and humid day. The trips to and from Playa del Carmen went by quickly owing to the toll roads taken and this does make quite the difference in travel time. In terms of safety during COVID times, we felt very safe as Gilles was always in a mask and the vehicle, as mentioned, was impeccably clean. The tour guide Guillermo, who he arranged for us as well, was knowledgeable and safe as he wore a mask and kept a safe distance away. We loved the extra touches like the cold towels after coming back sweaty after Chichen Itza, the cooler with cold drinks, and the recommendations of what to eat and where to eat when we were in Valladolid. We were never under any time pressure as you would be on tours. We also appreciated that he added our request to stop by some churches and particularly, taking us to the beautiful church at Uayma. The private tour really does make a difference as you could customize where you go and, most importantly, it is safer than being in a typical tour with large numbers of people packed in a bus. The price turns out better as well for a larger group (we were a group of 4).
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Amy P wrote a review Jun 2020
Loveland, Colorado14 contributions26 helpful votes
My husband and I booked a private tour online. Gilles and his team is most accommodating to most requests. They took us to a small inlet where there were stingrays once you get off of the boat. (I opted out of that) Gilles and my husband snorkeled and then came right back. We were able to walk to a cenote, so beautiful. He asked if we wanted to fish as that was included. We enjoyed just being in the boat on a beautiful day with good people. I cant say enough good things about Gilles and his team! If you have the opportunity to go on a private guided tour, I would pick Gilles hands down! Thank you Gilles for a very memorable experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mike W wrote a review May 2020
Houston, Texas1 contribution
Playa private tours has supported our family on small excursions with 4 people to large groups of 12. We have snorkeled with sea turtles,swam with manatees and dolphins, visited many ruins and xenotes, and had tons of other needs they were able to fulfill with a high level of quality every time. I had private scuba lessons that was a highlight of one of our many trips. We highly recommend for any occasion!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from gillesdenis, Owner at Playa Private Tours
Responded May 31, 2020
Dear Mike, Thank you for posting this nice review and for trusting me so many times (I think our first tour together was back in 2014). I hope all the family is fine. Looking forward to tour with you again. All the best. Gilles.
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ottovonrotton wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Perry, Canada8 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable day with Gilles , he got us early from our hotel and had coffees and tea waiting for us, some nice croissants and fruit. We got in his big comfortable 4x4 and we were off! Got to Coba before any crowds and had a great tour, we climb, we touch, and we learned a lot from Gilles ( he knows his subject ) Then a short ride to a underground cenote that we had to ourselves, and then a nice lunch by the sea ( we were to tired to snorkel ). Our family had a great experience with Gilles and highly recommend him, we will use him again next year!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from gillesdenis, Owner at Playa Private Tours
Responded May 28, 2020
Dear John B, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this nice review. I am very happy that you enjoy this day touring with me, I also had a very good time with you and hope to tour with you again in the future. All the best Gilles.
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