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“Great Day with LDS Tours”

Mormon Encounter LDS Tours
Ranked #68 of 325 Tours in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Allow us to be the link between your spiritual and historical roots all while increasing your testimony. See, smell, touch and walk this beautiful region, making your reading of the scriptures tangible. At Mormon Encounter we design the most comprehensive guided tours to the Mayan ruins, recognizing at all times that the most important message and purpose of the Book of Mormon is to testify of Jesus Christ as the universal Messiah.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Day with LDS Tours”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We recently took our family of 8 on our first cruise. We had 6 of our children, ranging in ages 5 - 26. One stop was in Progresso, and we arranged with Mormon Encounters to see Chichen Itza. I really appreciated the up front, best price quote. Other companies we contacted gave us a quote and when I got back in touch with them to say we'd gone with another company, they offered lower prices. No one beat LDS Tours, even with their "second" try.
Brook e-mailed and phoned us details and was in good contact with us before our trip. Our tour guide, Carlos was knowledgeable, friendly and patient with our various ages and levels of interest. The van they picked us up in was clean and comfortable...and we REALLY appreciated the cold water and icy wash cloths waiting for us at the end of a hot Summer day. A pre-made lunch was picked up on our way back to the ship, and was way more food than we could eat. We would absolutely use them again to tour other sites in the region.

Visited August 2013
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Bountiful, Utah
1 review
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“We took one tour then came back for more...it was just that good!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were traveling to Cancun for our second time with kids much older so this time we wanted to see some of the amazing ruins and learn more about the culture. Carlos and his company came highly recommended and they did not disappoint. They made suggestions and tailored our tours around the needs of my family, which was greatly appreciated. We ended up taking two separate tours from the company and cannot say enough good about either of them. Carlos is highly educated in archaeology and also well-versed in scripture. He could tie many things together in ways that amazed us all. My children loved learning from Carlos. One concern I had prior to choosing a company to go with was that other LDS tour companies tend to tell stories that cannot be proven and seem pretty far-fetched, but they do bring in business that way. I heard Carlos did not do this and he didn't. He was very factual and tied it together with the scriptures. I kept notes on the info he taught us and once home, it all checked out to be accurate. Part of our tour including snorkeling in a fish park and then swimming with the turtles at Akumal. Carlos was great with the kids and helping us see the neatest fish. He also helped us take some amazing pictures of the turtles with our underwater camera. Our arrangements for both tours were made in advance. They were prompt with each tour and exceeded our expectations. We will be back and plan on going on another tour with Mormon Encounters.

Visited April 2013
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Mapleton
1 review
“We definitely recommend Carlos!!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We traveled to Cancun with a large group of 13 people-some adults, teens, children and older adults. Everyone loved Carlos and the tours. We did two all day tours with Carlos to Ek Balaam and Coba. Everything was wonderful-the food was always excellent, the cenotes were a fun surprise, zip lines, jungle, canoeing, and the Mayan ruins were so great to see. Carlos is a gracious communicator and he is so widely studied and intelligent! He is patient in explaining everything and answering questions and he is even a safe driver!! We would recommend Carlos to anyone and we would not hesitate to take another tour from Mormon Encounter LDS Tours again!!

Visited August 2012
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Carey, Idaho, United States
1 review
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“Definitely the highlight of our Cancun Vacation”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Everyone in my family agreed without question, the best part of our Cancun vacation was the two tours we took with Mormon Encounters. On the first tour, Lemuel took us to Tulum, then into the jungle for a delicious lunch cooked by a Mayan family, ziplines, canoeing, swimming, and snorkeling in two amazing cenotes. Our second tour was with Carlos. We saw Chitzen Itza, ate a delicious lunch in a restaurant by a beautiful vine-covered cenote, climbed Coba, rode Bikes to other nearby ruins, and swam in a deep cenote. Both guides fascinated us with their stories and knowledge of the ruins and the people who built them. We did other tours while in Cancun--boat rides and snorkeling in the ocean. The Mormon Encounter Tours were Definitely the Highlight. I met a few friends on one of the tours who also signed up for other Mayan tours with another company. They told me afterwards, they would never do that again, they were not nearly as good. Mormon Encounters is definitely the best Mayan Tour Company on the Yucatan Peninsula!

Visited May 2013
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Copperas Cove, Texas, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Went with Carlos to Chichen Itza”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was the best and most informative tour ever. Carlos Aleman was so full of information that we did not have near enough time to get even a small portion of it out of him. You can tell that he really loves what he does and he enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. Then after the informative tour of Chichen Itza, Carlos took us to a fantastic lunch followed by a swim in a beautiful Cenote to cool off. My wife and I are planning another trip to Cancun in a couple of years and plan on doing a couple more tours with Mormon Encounter LDS Tours and we will request Carlos for our tour guide again.

Visited June 2013
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