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“we had the time of our lives, it was fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mayan Ecotours

Mayan Ecotours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mayan Ecotours is dedicated to the planning, development and operation of alternative tours. We are committed to providing personalized service using responsible ecotourism strategies while offering attractive options for anyone who seeks a balance between knowledge, nature and fun. Our company is staffed by specialized guides and certificates.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
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“we had the time of our lives, it was fun.”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We were in Merida 7 days and take tours with Mayan Ecotours, from the first mail you send they answer immediately and in a very friendly way, the truth is that we are very special to decide which agency to book our tours, Mayan Ecotours answered all our concerns and they sent the information requested, all tours we took were incredible, full of information, care guides and fascinating places such as cenotes.

One of the tour was Chichen Itza, rappelling and snorkeling in a cenote, after visiting the ruins, they took us to a beautiful cenote where we were all rappel, then the guide gave us the equipment for snorkelling.

The following year we returned with them and other family because at the photos, everyone wants to go.

See you in 2013

Visited March 2012
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Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
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“had the time of my life!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We were in Merida 7 days and take tours with Mayan Ecotours, from the first mail you send they answer immediately and in a very friendly way, the truth is that we are very special to decide which agency to book our tours, Mayan Ecotours answered all our concerns and they sent the information requested, all tours we took were incredible, full of information, care guides and fascinating places such as cenotes.

One of the tour was Chichen Itza, rappelling and snorkeling in a cenote, after visiting the ruins, they took us to a beautiful cenote where we were all rappel, then the guide gave us the equipment for snorkelling.

The following year we returned with them and other family because at the photos, everyone wants to go.

See you in 2013

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Merida, Mexico
1 review
“A Natural Change of Pace”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We always wanted to visit cenotes that were a bit off the beaten path and away from the bulk of the tourist trade. Connie, at Mayan Ecotours took us to cenotes that we would never have found even if they were marked on maps! We swam and snorkeled in these cenotes and we are still talking about how much fun we and how much we learned from our guide. We were also pleased at the reception we got in each location. Mayan Ecotours is respected in the towns and sites they visit and we felt welcome. We liked it so much that I gave my son a rappel experience and he thought it was the coolest gift.

Visited December 2011
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4 attraction reviews
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“Maya Archaeological Sites”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

We took two tours with Ecotours: Chichen Itza & Uxmal. Transportation: very comfortable, clean & the driver was polite & attentive. In our first tour/day-trip, the guide (Memo) was knowledgeable, respectful & cheerful (seemed a bit disorganised at first, but all went well). Food included was OK. We chose the evening trip to Uxmal to stay for the lights & sound show. The party here was smaller & international this time. No guide was appointed to us & we were supposed to meet one as soon as we got there. The part was spilt into English tour & Spanish tour. Though it was hard to find guides, it all turned out well. Food was better & the night show was pretty good, but in Spanish only. Uxmal is beautiful, BTW.

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Lawrence, KS
2 reviews
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“A great way to see Mexico”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

We had a great experience using Mayan Ecotours for an excursion leaving from Progreso, Mexico (we were on a cruise and had about 6 hours onshore). From the beginning, Javier was very helpful, answering my many questions promptly by email and customizing the tour for our needs. My husband, preteen and teenage daughters, and I all really enjoyed our tour of the San Ignacio cenote. Our tour guide, Luis, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He answered all our questions and was so helpful and kind to our older daughter as she practiced her Spanish speaking skills with him. We traveled in a comfortable van for about 45 minutes from Progreso to the cenote. It was amazing! There is nothing else like it and we had it all to ourselves for more than an hour. Swimming in a pristine cenote like this one is an incredible experience. Snorkeling equipment was provided and the water was crystal clear. After our swim we were served a delicious "snack" (it was so much food that it really should have been called lunch). The staff at the cenote were so friendly and welcoming as well. Luis was extremely capable and made sure that our tour was relaxing and interesting. My younger daughter loved the animals that live on the site--seeing the baby pigs and a baby goat were the highlight of the tour for her! I highly recommend this tour as a way to truly experience Mexico away from all the tourist traps.
Be sure to reconfirm the time that you will meet up with your tour guide by email. We had a few moments of uneasiness when we thought we were late, but it all turned out fine. Also, if you are paying in USD make sure to get the tour company to tell you the amount in dollars, not pesos. Again, it all turned out fine, but it would have been nice to know the exact amount in USD ahead of time.

Visited December 2011
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