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Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions

Progreso, Mexico
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About Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions
Since 2008, Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions is a tourism company dedicated to providing up close and personal, fun and truly memorable experiences for our wonderful guests. All our tours and excursions are private and custom; we focus all our attention exclusively on you and your group and design the tours around what you would like to experience. We work with local Merida-area transportation partners that are as neurotic and obsessive as we are about safety, maintenance and in the times of COVID, sanitation of all vehicles that range from comfortable sedans to roomy buses. We are not afraid to charge more to keep up standards and pay our guides and drivers the best rates in the business.
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Jamie S wrote a review Jan 21
10 contributions1 helpful vote
My cenotes tour with Ralf was amazing. He really takes your interests into account and will make some very special unplanned stops that include meeting local folks, exploring old churches, and checking out some very off-the-beaten-path sites. He even made a pit stop for a serendipitous tres leches cake when he learned it was my birthday and I’d been looking for some! Also, his knowledge of the area and cenotes, and the people who run the sites, is unparalleled. I’d return to the Yucatán just to do another Lawson’s tour.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from BillLawson, Owner at Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much!! I am not kidding when I say that to be discussing a cake and a moment later, seeing that cake offered by a local shop is nothing short of miraculous. So glad to hear that you had a great day out with that Ralf character. :)
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Lisa B wrote a review Jan 4
New York3 contributions10 helpful votes
Our family spent the day with Daniel, who took us through Chichen Itza and a gorgeous nearby cenote that he found and recommended. Daniel was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, funny and a delightful person to spend the day with. I'd recommend him and Lawson's to anyone visiting the Yucatan. It was a great trip and we felt completely safe!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from BillLawson, Owner at Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much, Lisa!! So glad to read you enjoyed Daniel and his great sense of humor as well as the Yucatan. It's a great, safe and interesting place to visit and spend time in. Happy travels and stay healthy and safe!
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Keri wrote a review Dec 2021
Centralia, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
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We toured with Lawsons two days of our trip. Luis was our driver, and he was a great one! I can be a nervous passenger but I was never afraid with him behind the wheel. For tour guides we had Roberto on the first day. He was very knowledgeable and explained a lot of the history in very good English. We went to the Punta Laguna monkey reserve and were able to see several howler monkeys. Day two was absolutely amazing!!! Josue guided us to Ek Balam, Vallodolid, and to an authentic Mexican restaurant where we had real tacos. Those things we have in the US are not even close. I am terrified of heights and he was very kind and comforting in helping me get up to the tombs. He would’ve been happy to take us all the way, but we were just too afraid. It was a 2 1/2 hour ride each way but it sure didn’t feel like it. Josue was so fun to talk to and it felt like we were touring with a friend. He was also a fountain of knowledge and recommended a couple of books for my 12-year-old son. We actually got to stop at a bookstore in the city and buy them! I believe my son will be talking about this for years to come. Hopefully someday we will be back to Mexico and we will be requesting Luis and Josue!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from BillLawson, Owner at Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Keri! It was so nice to be able to show you the sights again on this repeat visit, this time from Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Josue is the best and you're right, Luis is a solid and reliable driver on those heavily traffic'ed roads! And who doesn't love some monkeys! Cheers and thank you - all the best and much travel in 2022!!
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Polly S wrote a review Dec 2021
Houston, Texas9 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent an amazing day with Ralf as he immersed us in the beautiful Yucatán culture. We were in Merida for a family girls trip. Ralf picked us up at our house and the adventure began immediately with his warm welcome and colorful stories. We packed a lot in! Our adventure included: experiencing the flavors of a local market in Uman and a Tuk tuk ride; a quick tour through a historic cemetery; a hacienda and tortilleria for a delicious snack; an artisans workshop where we had a beautiful view and had great fun playing his handcrafted drums; a chocolate factory with the added bonus of feeding and playing with rescue monkeys. The day was capped with a swim at a beautiful cenote. Ralf anticipated our every need and was the best custom tour guide we’ve experienced! He shared his 30+ years of local knowledge and relationships with the local merchants and artisans. He was a lot of fun to be with and laughed along with our group all day. We look forward to our next adventure with him! He would be a great option if looking to escape the herds of the cruise ships and see the beauty of the Yucatán.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from BillLawson, Owner at Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Polly! Amazing review and you were an amazing group. Thank you for letting us show you the sites and sights! And please stay healthy and safe out there.
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shari_nijman wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent a day with Ralf (from Lawsons) traveling between Merida and Valladolid. It was an absolutely wonderful experience navigating the back roads of Yucatan, seeing local sights, and getting a taste of regional life and food. We swam in 2 gorgeous cenotes (one in the forest, the other one underground) and topped off our adventure with a visit to Chichen Itza. Most importantly, the day was well-organized, extremely relaxed, and fun: exactly the kind of experience you want during a vacation. If I ever return to Yucatan, I'd 100% book with Lawsons again -- highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from BillLawson, Owner at Lawson's Original Yucatan Excursions
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so very much Shari! It was a delight to have you here and to see you enjoy the Yucatan. Happy travels and stay safe!!
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