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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We went on this tour with Manny and Moses on March 11th. The tour completely lived up to our expectations in terms of places visited and services provided by our guides. We particularly liked the sites where there were fewer visitors but we liked them all. Surprisingly Chichen Itza (because of the crowds) was probably our least favourite.
No food is included on this tour but we stopped at some great restaurants and hotels so this wasn't an issue.
Anyone going on this tour should be aware that you will spend a lot of time travelling so be prepared with something to pass the time you spend in the vehicle.
Manny was an excellent guide, his English is excellent and he is a fountain of knowledge on Mayan history and culture.
The low point for us was a poor experience at our hotel in Merida - the noise in our room was terrible and the hotel staff did not handle our complaints at all well. We don't blame Special Mayan Tours for this.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Pepe L, Director of Sales at Special Mayan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and feedback, we look forward to keep improving our services day by day. We hope to see you again in another one of our trips in the future.

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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Today Manny and Ruben took us to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. We also had a fabulous lunch, at their recommendation and visited an amazing sink hole. They were great drivers and even better tour guides, explaining everything about the ruins. They helped us take photos and made several recommendations that made our day even more enjoyable. Manny and Ruben also had plenty of refreshing cold water for us on a hot day. Would go do another tour with them any day 10/10 would recommend. Thanks Manny & Ruben!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Pepe L, Director of Sales at Special Mayan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Thank you very much for your review..!! We look forward to making you have another great tour with us in the future.

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Reviewed February 21, 2019

If you are looking for a private tour of the Mayan ruins -- several notches above the busy group tours shuttled though by bus -- this is the tour company for you!

We were incredibly happy with our private guided tour to Chichen Itza, Valladolid, then Ek Balam. Getting to Chichen Itza early was a brilliant suggestion by Special Mayan Tours as we beat both the crowds and scorching sun getting there when the gates opened. Pepe, our tour guide, kept us engaged with his storytelling style -- going through the amazing history of the Mayans as it relates to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam while leading us through the ruins. He was very customer-focused as he skillfully paced and guided the tour to our needs and requests.

It was a full 11-hour day of Mayan culture and history, with a wonderful stop at Valladolid in the middle for lunch. Valladolid, a beautiful Spanish colonial town, was an excellent suggestion by Pepe for lunch at El Mesón del Marqués. What an authentic setting -- beautiful Spanish architecture designed courtyard offering delicious traditional regional cuisine.

Rubin, our driver, was great too. He stay back in our luxury van, watching our belongings and making sure the van was cool when we returned from our humid walking tour of the ruins.

Totally worth it!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Pepe L, Director of Sales at Special Mayan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you so much for all your comments and review. We are looking forward to making you have another great day out there...!!

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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Great trip be prepared to be gone all day.. Great sights to see.. pyramids are amazing. Very informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pepe L, Director of Sales at Special Mayan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your comments and review.
We are so glad to hear that you had a great day.
We look forward to making you have a another great day out there.

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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

This is the only tour company you need. Pepe responded quickly and efficiently to my emails before we went on our trip. On the actual tour day, he was totally brilliant: great English, very knowledgeable, fun, and helpful. The tour itself was amazing. He also helped arrange a fishing trip on another day. If I could give more stars, he deserves them all. Do not hesitate to contact him - you will not be disappointed!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Pepe L, Director of Sales at Special Mayan Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your comments and review.
We are so glad to hear that you had a great day and a great experience while enjoying your holidays here in Cancun.
It will be a pleasure to have you again in another great trip..!!

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