Mexigo is a Belgian owned tour operator that specializes in relatively small scale tours (max 14 pax). We took 4 tours with them. Communication and booking process went very easily. Toon, the friendly owner, was very flexible in accommodating some small customization and provided us with lots of good advice for accommodation & restaurants. Gilberto, our guide for the 4 days was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Mexigo website provides lots of information about what to expect from the tour, what to bring with you, etc. The information was accurate and logistics on the tour days went flawlessly. Mexigo's overall performance was excellent.
I would rate the different tours as follows:
- Go Monkeys: Coba & jungle walk: 4 stars. Coba is OK but definitely not the nicest Maya site in the region. The jungle walk was fun and we spotted both howler and (plenty of) spider monkeys.
- Go Flamingos: bird spotting in Rio Lagardos & Ek Balam: 5 stars. This is a well balanced program between wildlife and cultural activities and Ek Balam was hand-down our favorite Maya site.
- Go Snakes: A dusk visit to a bat cave where hanging boas wait to eat the bats: definitely 5 stars. This was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our 3 weeks trip. It is really an amazing experience but you do need a minimum level of fitness to enjoy it. It starts with a short mountain bike ride through the jungle to get to the cave at dusk, just in time to see the bats leaving it. This is an amazing spectacle! 700.000 bats live in that cave and they fly very close by, almost in your face! You then go crawling through small tunnels were boas are hanging from the rocks, trying to catch the bats! In about 2 hours we saw 7 or 8 snakes, of which 2 in the process of eating a bat. Be prepared: it is hot, sweaty and stinky from the accumulated bat guano. You will come out incredibly dirty. But it is really worth it as you get to witness one of nature most amazing spectacles.
- Go Wonders: Chitsen Itsa and Izamal: 3.5 stars. It was our 4th tour in so many days so we might have been a bit tired, which could have influenced our judgement. We visited Chitsen Itsa in a bilingual French/English group, which meant that all explanations had to be given twice, which made it rather tedious. We also thought that the 1.5 hour of free time after the guided visit were too long.