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Tulum, Mexico
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About Make Your Own Tour
We custom private tours in Tulum and around the area, feel free to contact us for create the best tour experience with real local people, we been working with tourists since 45 years, we can take you and take care of you, could be just the transportation, or have all inclusive tour, our clients appreciate the real reviews of the real people.
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Suri wrote a review May 2019
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We wanted a tour of Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-kil with our 8 and 3 yr old boys where we do it at your own pace. We got exactly that with Nefi and Make Your Own Tour. Nefi, you have to excuse me for the delay in posting a review, but booking a tour with MYOT was one of the best decisions I made in Cancun. If you have a family with small kids, I strongly recommend this trip. It's customized to your personal preference. The schedule is totally up to you. The price for the trip was $490 excluding the professional guide which was $60 extra. You can always negotiate and I negotiated to include the guide for the same price. But after the trip I ended up tipping $30 more as I was really happy with the service we were provided. We would definitely hire them for our future tours too. We stayed at Omni Cancun. Gabriel picked us up at the Hotel Lobby at 8 (this is the time we decided) and we were in Chichen Itza at around 9. Mind you, Chichen Itza is one hour behind Cancun. It's approximately 1 1/2- 2hr drive as we took the toll road. I suggest visiting Chichen Itza early to beat the bus tourists traffic as well as to beat the hot scorching sun. It can get really hot. Our kids were really tired just for staying 20 mins in the hot sun at Chichen Itza. I can't even imagine what our situation would have been with those long bus tours. Gabriel was really warm. He made sure we were comfortable all the time. He treated us like royalty from the start to the end. Everything from buying tickets at Chichen Itza and Ik-kil to renting life jackets in Ik-kil he did it everything. He acted as our unofficial photographer too. Gabriel hired a professional guide at Chichen Itza who was very knowledgeable. When our kids were struggling in the sun, Gabriel borrowed an umbrella from the guide for our kids. That was really sweet of him. Personally, I felt from the look of it, how Chichen Itza is a one of the wonders of the world but I think more than the looks it's an engineering marvel. Coming to Ik-kil, it's one of my best experiences in Cancun. If you like water, I definitely recommend it. In summary, I would say if you have a family with small kids, for the price you pay, it's worth it, and believe me, you wouldn't repent your decision.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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josievangel wrote a review Feb 2019
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania42 contributions16 helpful votes
We wanted a "Go at your own pace" tour guide for our visit to Tulum with our 3 and 5 yr old girls. We got exactly what we wanted with Nefi and Make Your Own Tour. I found his website on a family travel blog and I'm so glad I did. We thought the price was reasonable for what we wanted so we booked it. He arrived at our hotel on time, provided cold bottled water for us throughout the day, answered all of our questions about the area, and provided two car seats for our girls for a very small fee. He also took pictures of us at the Gran Cenote with his own camera and sent them to us later. He was very patient with us and we are very grateful. We would definitely recommend this tour group!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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MattandKim L wrote a review Dec 2018
Guelph, Canada40 contributions37 helpful votes
Our Guide, Lemual, was amazing. His knowledge and personal connection to the Mayan culture is top notch. He even speaks Mayan. The day we toured with him was the highlight of our week. Definitely know you made the right choice with him.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Ralpha20, Propietario at Make Your Own Tour
Responded Jan 24, 2019
We are very happy and grateful for allowing us to do this tour, we are a family and local company, and we have been working with tourists for more than 45 years, we love our work and we can guarantee that any member of the MYOT team will do our best to make your vacation be pleasant memories. Feel free to contact us again on your next visit, whatever you wish to do, be it a transfer, excursion or just an information, it will be a pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing us and cordial greetings Sincerely Nefi Petlacalco S.
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Kimberly R wrote a review Nov 2018
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Nefi was our guide for a private tour of 6 people - age range from 6 to 74. He did a great job, even making an emergency bathroom stop for the 6 year old. We went to Chichen Itza, a cenote swim, and Ek Balam. Nefi was kind and knowledgable. He escorted us up the stairs at Ek Balam, making sure everyone was safe. He had water and soft drinks. He even had a good sense of humor when, at Chichen Itza, the guide in the ticket line before him bought 500 tickets. Before the tour, communication was excellent - very responsive to email questions. We were able to keep our belongings in the van including booster seats that we brought along. The van has lap and shoulder belts, and A/C. We did not have to worry about a thing. The only thing we would have liked more was even more detailed archaeological information along the way, but Nefi did keep the interest of the kids, so no real problem. He answered any questions we had with good knowledge! We would not hesitate to book another tour with this company. In fact, they may take us to snorkel with the turtles in a few days. Thank you for a comfortable and interesting tour in this lovely area.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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mandakcali wrote a review Nov 2018
Colorado245 contributions35 helpful votes
We highly recommend Jonathan at Make Your Own Tour!! We did the Tulum ruins, a traditional lunch, the Coba ruin and a stop at a Cenote. Jonathan our guide handled everything - the tickets, the walking tours and the arrangements for lunch. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area but he also left us to explore on our own at each location and didn't restrict our times or plans. This is the way to see Mexico! Coba was the experience of a lifetime and Make Your Own Tour was the way to do it. Thank you soooo much Jonathan!!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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