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Ralf H.

Merida, Yuc, Mexico

A Canadian (my Yucatecan wife and two daughters say I'm more Yucatecan than they are) who has lived in the Yucatan for 30 years, I have raised my family, worked in Cancun and Merida in a variety of tourism-related jobs and have been my own boss now for about 20 years.

I am passionate about the area's colonial history, its' people, language and food.

My specialty is not just getting you to the main touristic sites, but also having you get an up close and personal look at the places and people that make this area special. From talented artisans to lovely ladies that will teach you how to properly make a corn tortilla by hand to enjoying a home-cooked meal in a small village, the experience will be one you won't soon forget.

A Recent Review of this guide

My husband and I did two Free Wheeling tours with Ralf, one day to Uxmal, and the second day to Sotuta de Peón, a working Hacienda. The destinations were wonderful, but what makes a day with Ralf special is the getting to and from the destination. This is a day of stopping at multiple places not on a tourist map; to visit markets, talk to vendors, make purchases at roadside stands, in other words, to take in experiences we never would have found on our own and to have Ralf explain what you are seeing.
Vera Wenzel

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Credentials

Graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Thirty year resident of the Yucatan
Author of Yucatecan Spanish Dictionary (available on Amazon)

Restrictions

Tours at archaeological sites will be done by a professional guide hired on site for that purpose. A driver with a federal tourism drivers license will accompany us in a vehicle that has been properly plated for tourism as per local law.

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