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“Chechen Itza, Ek Balam, Cenote and more”

Special Mayan Tours
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2-Day Trip of Main Yucatan Attraction Including Uxmal and Izamal
Ranked #56 of 317 Tours in Cancun
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Owner description: The best company in Cancun providing private tours to the various destinations in the area: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xcaret, Xel Ha. Tour at your own pace without dealing with big buses or crowds. The best way to know a lot more about Mayan History in a private way, 28 years of experience in Cancun´s industry.
Seattle, Washington
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“Chechen Itza, Ek Balam, Cenote and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our group of 4 adults got an excellent recommendation from Westin Lagunamar. An incomparable experience. Pepe and our driver were world class. Their passion and professionalism created a truly inspiring memory. We arrived at Chichen Itza early in the a.m before the bused in crowds and the personal attention we got from Pepe made the site come alive. Our next stop was a cool down with a wonderful swim 70 feet below ground, then lunch at a great local spot off the bus route and on to Ek Balam. This alternate spot was a fantastic more human scale view of Mayan history. Finally a stop for beer at a small colonial town on our way back to Cancum. I have enjoyed many private tours in Asia and Europe. Pepe's skills rise above them all with a fact filled journey through the local Yucatan from 750 ad to 2014 in top notch fashion.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“Private tour to Chichen Itza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

My three traveling companions and I took a private tour to Chichen Itza with Special Mayan Tours. It was arranged by the Westin Lagunamar concierge for us. A fantastic tour, led by Sergio, who is very knowledgeable about Chichen Itza and the local area. We were not hurried at all during the day, and Sergio and his driver were very accommodating. I would definitely use them again.

Visited March 2014
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

We signed up for a tour of Chichen Itza at our Westin Villas in Cancun. There were 11 family member and we all felt were so lucky to find Pepe Lopez at Mayan Expeditions ! He was simply amazing. His knowledge ( not only of Chichen Itza but all of Mexican past history) was incredible! Besides that his personality was wonderful ! We were never rushed and he was so patient with our many questions ! We really found a friend !! Luck us !! The Wallace Family

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic tour with superb guide and driver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We recently went on the Mayan Heritage Package with the special Mayan tours company which was a 5 day 4 night tour that showed us numerous mayan sites all of which we were introduced, explained and guided through by the fanatastic driver and guide team. We saw several smaller sites which we had completely to ourselves, each one offering something different and a new insight to the Mayan.

During our time we also toured alot of the yucutan area seeing several different cities and reaching some of the less touristy areas including things we probably would not have reached ourselves had we been touring alone.

The guys helped us with all our questions, let us change the tour slightly to squeeze in things that we wanted to see that weren't on the itenary and helped to recommend several local foods and restraunts. Organising the trip was simple and efficient with Pepe answering all questions quickly

We really enjoyed our time and could not have better guide or driver we would definitely recommend this tour company.

Visited December 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Personal Tour of Chichen Itza and a Cenote with great guides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Pepe Lopez (Guide) and Manuel (Driver) were super helpful and informative. Using a smaller tour service means there are no long milk runs for pick ups at all the hotels on the strip and no similar drop offs at the end of the day. The result is arrival at the place of interest in a more timely fashion way ahead of all the tour buses.
This also allows for time flexibility. You can spend more or less time at the places you visit as you wish.
Pepe was very helpful and informative and obviously knows his history inside and out. He says he has been a guide for 12 years, loves it and it shows.
I would not hesitate to recommend Special Mayan Tours. Having taken a larger bus tour on a previous visit there is no comparison.

Visited November 2013
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