Lilliana SaldañaUnited States
Carlos was an exceptional guide with tremendous knowledge of the Cuauhtinchan Archaeological Zone in Malinalco. His expertise -- developed over decades in the field -- deepened our awareness and appreciation for this important place, its people, and culture. We will definitely be returning to ToursByLocals.com for another tour of Mexico's ancient sites.
my tour with Carlos was beyond my expectations, he very quickly understood my personal preferences and whilst taking me to the places on his itinerary he tailored his comments for my art interests and always answered my questions with full knowledgeable answers. To me this tour opened up my eyes to the depth of what I was experiencing and I felt more confident exploring on my own as a result. Thank you Carlos for absolute care of a senior enquisitive artistic lady on her own. Rating 100
Michael OsborneUnited Kingdom
Very good tour.Carlos was very informative and very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English and also is a very good driver
Vandana JhawarUnited States
Harriett Pamela GoodmanUnited States
The Mexican Private City Walking Tour given to us by Carlos, was spectacular. His knowledge and presentation of his City Tour showed us how much he knows and loves his city. His descriptions of the early history of Mexico were like listening to a podcast! The detail in which he described Diego Rivera's murals would qualify him as a docent in ANY great art museum. The special added attraction was that he took us to the Justo Sierra Synagogue.
Matthew BoydaUnited States
Susan WalshUnited States
Carlos was a wonderful guide and teacher on this tour of the Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera sites. He is very informed and shares his knowledge freely. He was very flexible and responsive to our additional interests. This was a very special day for us. We recommend Carlos 100%.
Carlos is a 10-star guide. He structured our introduction to Mexico City tour beautifully, and with clarity and depth provided us with a richly layered story of the development of this remarkable city. His knowledge is profound and his manner charming and engaging.
Cheryl DachtlerUnited States
Carlos was knowledgeable, personable, and a safe driver. We enjoyed a memorable afternoon with him, a true highlight of our holiday in Ciudad de Mexico.
Carlos was a wonderful guide on our visit to Teotihuacan. His extensive knowledge and interest made the tour very worthwhile and interesting. We would not hesitate recommending Carlos as a guide for anyone looking to improve their understanding of Mexican history and culture.
Emily LanglandUnited States
This is the perfect tour for wonks. Carlos knows an incredible amount about mesoamerican cultures, and you will learn so much from him. We really enjoyed getting a private tour, it was very comfortable and flexible. Highly recommended.
Stephanie ManningUnited States
Amazing tour guide and trip!
Roy ChunUnited States
Carlos was engaging and was able to provide an wealth of information about Mexico City. He knows his stuff. Brought us to a great restaurant. One issue about the whole day tour is you sit in Mexico traffic as sites we visited were pretty spread out. However, not something Carlos could control. It is just something to consider when choosing this specific tour.
Susan LauferUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Carlos is a professional tour guide. I booked the airport pickup at 7am and he actually arrived much earlier than our pickup time and thus we can start our tour in the early morning. He is very knowledgeable about the history and the stories of Teotihuacan. He tried his best to answer all of our questions and fulfill our needs during the whole tour. It is a very nice experience and a great start of our trip in Mexico.
Delbert Green IIUnited States
My time with Carlos was worth every single cent of this trip. A consummate professional and quite friendly, Carlos completely made my trip incredibly smooth and enjoyable. He is such an asset to the ToursByLocals brand and, above that, a great guy. I cannot recommend Carlos highly enough. A great experience.
Simon ReptonUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Carlos. He managed 5 of us, with some speaking English and some Spanish. His driving was great and we would certainly use him again if the chase arose.
Hannah CainUnited States
Carlos was a fantastic guide whose years of experience showed! Before the tour, he was extremely easy to work and communicate with. On the day of our tour, he showed up to our meeting point right on time and set expectations for the day's agenda super well. He was very knowledgeable about the region/park we visited and had an incredible insight on the life of the butterflies. Thank you, Carlos!
Brenda NelsonUnited States
Carlos was a great guide for Teotihuacan. He was very knowledgeable and very polite. He had a laid-back manner that we really appreciated. No problems with language at all. We don't speak Spanish but Carlos is a fluent English speaker. This has got to be the best way to see Teotihuacan. You get such more out of it than you would just going on your own, but it is much more personal than a large group tour, in that you get to tailor the tour a bit to your own interests and needs.
William LipsmanUnited States
Carlos planned the tour to include as many significant sights as possible, taking into consideration traffic and distance. His explanations were clear and appropriate in depth of information. As a result, we ended up seeing some wonderful historic and contemporary sights. Our lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant allowed us to sample authentic high quality cuisine. Carlos also is very pleasant and a pleasure to tour with
Barbara G.United States
Carlos was on time, even early, to pick us up at the airport. That was great! The tour was good and Carlos knew about all the hidden areas to see. Nice choice for lunch, too.
Richard FrederickUnited States
A thoughtful, amiable host. We enjoyed our day with Carlos. Plus he knows the best food.
Gregory (Greg) DisterhoftBrownsburg, INDIANA, United States
Carlos provided a 5 star tour. He hit the highlights of Mexico City in one day. A feat un to itself. It gave me a great flavor of Mexico City and all of its history. Carlos was extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
Patrick RiceUnited States
Carlos is a very knowledgeable and affable guide who has a deep knowledge of the of the various relationships between Frida, Diego and Delores and how the artist's gifts to the world were preserved by Delores Olmedo for generations to come. Plus, he's a damn good driver!
Gregory MooreUnited States
Carlos was very knowledgeable about the site as well as other aspects of history concerning Mexico. The tour was very flexible and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Carlos was a wonderful guide and picked us up a few minutes early. He was easy to communicate with before our tour too, as we had to switch pickups. He told us a lot about the ruins and answered our questions. He was patient and encouraging with our kids who wanted to climb every mound and look in shops. We felt, tho, we could've learned more about T during the 45-min drives and on the tour (other guides we passed seemed to go into more—or perhaps just different— detail).
Carlos was excellent guide! We were with 2 little kidos and he was very patient. Also was very professional, told us everything about the sites and more and answered all our questions. Highly recommend!
Carol AdamekUnited States
Carlos was on time, and we instantly felt very comfortable with him as our guide. He spoke clearly and was knowledgeable about the civilization of Teotihuacan where our tour was to take place. Our tour was timed perfectly and we never felt rushed. Carlos made a point to show us details at Teotihuacan that seemed extra specia8to view. He made our tour complete. I do not think we would have enjoyed it as much without Carlos as our guide.
Kathleen FlanaganUnited States
What a great, efficient, and knowledgeable tour of the Anthropological Museum. Carlos shepherded us through the primary galleries, making meaningful connections among the cultural exhibits. He weaved the story of life before, during, and after the great culture of Teotihuacan while showing us the most striking examples of each era. We enjoyed time with Carlos on a walk through Chapultepec Park and a visit to the Castle. He was very knowledgeable, with many good stories. Highly recommended.
Kathleen FlanaganUnited States
An amazing and thorough tour of Teotihuacan with great attention to all the history and culture revealed by all the structures as well as the two well-known pyramids. Carlos has a wealth of information about the Citadel, the tunnel beneath it, and the houses and palaces of priests and other residents of this lost city of 200,000. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable guide who made our visit an experience of a lifetime. If you want the real deal and not just a superficial climb up a pyramid, get Carlos.
Melinda NessUnited States
Our trip with Carlos was nothing short of perfect. He met us at the hotel on time and it was smooth sailing from there. Carlos is a wealth of knowledge about both sites. These were places I had wanted to visit since I was a kid and Carlos brought them both to life. You should not hesitate to book this day with him. PS Leave early and do this on a weekend and you have both places to yourself!
Stephanie AldemirMission Viejo, CALIFORNIA, United States
Carlos was delightful! He picked us up, on time, at our hotel in Mexico City. He drove us straight to Teotihuacán, and gave us a thorough historical background. Teotihucan is a lot of walking, & half-way, Carlos gave us the option to have us continue with him, in which case we would have to walk all the way back, or he could go back for the car and meet us at the end. We chose that & saved repeat walking. This left more time for him to show us the end portions. We really enjoyed our day with Carlos!
Maury SullivanUnited States
Carlos was an amazing guide. Our family (including two boys aged 13 and 10) hired him to take us to Teotihuacan. He was prompt and is thoughtful and very knowledgeable about the history of Teotihuacan. The pacing of the tour was perfect and it was wonderful to hear his insights. Can't say enough about this tour and about Carlos. Highly recommend. We also appreciated that he didn't steer us to any touristy shops or restaurants.
Juliet C.United States
Carlos is a superb guide. He is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He answers questions readily and is responsive to clients' interests and needs. At the same time, he has a full itinerary for the tour and makes sure to start and finish on schedule. Highly recommended.
Brigitte LeeUnited States
Carlos arrived promptly at the appointed time and he patiently answered all of our questions about Mexico and Teotihuacan throughout the duration of the tour. He was articulate and knowledgeable and he shared his passion for Mexico's rich culture and historical heritage. Carlos offered detailed information that brought to life Mexico's and Teotihuacan's ancient civilization. We would gladly recommend Carlos for others to fully experience Mexico's past through Teotihuacan.
Angela ZhangUnited States
Thank you so much Carlos! Everything went very smoothly, from pick-up to the pyramid tour 1 hour away. Carlos clearly is both extremely knowledgeable both in the content of Teotihuacan history, but also the finer details of how to lead a great tour with pacing and good storytelling. He was very patient and understanding with all of our questions, including my parents who speak English as a second language.
Anthony VillarrealUnited States
Thank you to Carlos for your knowledge and all the driving. I really enjoyed the tour and glad to have been able to visit Tula. You can't go wrong when choosing Carlos for your day tour to the ancient sites. Early arrival, safe driver, and answers to any questions you may have.
Joan Julia BastidaSpain
Perfect. Thanks a lot.
Carlos was engaged and responsive to our e mails before our tour. He gave us the Mexico City tour we were looking for. We appreciated the efforts he went to
Elyssa RobertsUnited States
We had an amazing tour with Carlos! He is a fantastic guide and EXTREMELY knowledgable about Mesoamerican history and Mexico at large. Best for people who are academically inclined and interested in delving into a detailed history. We would certainly use him in the future if/when we return to Mexico City.
Daniela BeattieUnited States
Carlos was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and he answered any questions we had for him with enthusiasm. This tour was perfect for me and boyfriend who won't be visiting long so avoiding a big touristy trap tour was worth every penny. The pyramids are breathtaking but we enjoyed them so much more because Carlos was with us giving us information on their extensive history and it made us appreciate them way more because of it. I would not hesitate booking another tour with him.
Joshua BroussardUnited States
Exceptionally intelligent tour guide with vast historical knowledge of Mexico. Carlos was awesome and accommodating! I had a really short notice booking (less than 12 hours advance notice) and he made it happen! Couldn't have asked for a better guide.
Vladimir BuldyrevUnited States
Carlos's knowledge about pre-hispanic civilizations was superb and he provided many insights on our tour. His driving was safe, and he managed to beat the traffic on the way back to Mexico City. He also gave us advice about what to do during an earthquake, which our airbnb hosts neglected to tell us! I highly recommend this tour, b/c Malinalco is truly an off-the-beaten path Pueblo Magico.
Inga HavericUnited States
Carlos was an excellent guide. He was punctual, his English was very good and his knowledge of history of the place, and Mexico in general, very extensive. We took a 4 hour walking tour of Centro Historico with him and he showed us all the major sites, gave us fun facts and made a tour interesting and informative. My husband is history buff and Carlos was able to answer all his questions and clarify some of the background information. We would highly recommend him!
Carlos was prompt, very comfortable car, very knowledgeable about Teotihuacan & the history & culture of Mexico City. We also enjoyed an excellent lunch of local cuisine as suggested by him. We would to return & explore more of this wonderful city
Mary Beth LeeUnited States
Carlos was a wonderful, well-informed tour guide. Our family of three (including a teenager) enjoyed our tour with him, as well as our round trip drive from Mexico City. He told us a lot, answered every question, and moved everything at a gentle pace. Highly recommend.
Ida AbbottUnited States
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Denise ArshtUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Carlos. He was interesting, informative and was willing to alter the tour when he discovered we might like to see something that came up in casual conversation. We appreciate when a guide is willing to go "off course" so to speak to accommodate the customer. Thank you Carlos!
Jessica HernandezUnited States
Carlos was knowledable, patient and caring with our group of 6. Our first day in Mexico he took us to basilica, Zolaco, museums and markets around the area as well xochi to do the canoe rides. He waited for us to grab food and buy a couple of things as well he dealt with a lot of traffic for us. We appreciate his guidance and suggestions when it came to city.
Rhonda KelschUnited States
Carlos is a smart, funny and kind tour. I am so grateful to have spent the day with him. He is very knowledgeable about the local area, the sanctuary and the monarch butterfly. Easy communication as he speaks fluent English. As a woman traveling by myself I felt safe and well cared for, perfect day for me!
William WassonUnited States
Carlos was an amazing guide. My wife and I learned so much on our tour. He is worth every penny and I would highly recommend him. In fact, we are looking at returning to Mexico City in the near future partly because we can go on another tour with Carlos.
Karen WakeUnited Kingdom
Awesome tour with Carlos, saw much more and learnt much more than we would have indepently and such a nice guy to boot. Definitely recommend.
Victoria KenyonUnited States
Carlos was prompt in picking us up at our hotel at 7 am - then about an hour to Teotihuacan. We arrived before any big buses or groups were there. Carlos knows SO much about this place, it is amazing. We spent a full day here with a nice stop for lunch. There were 3 or 4 spots we visited where we were the ONLY visitors present - and most of those were full of brilliant murals. We walked a lot this day & it was hot - use good sunscreen & wear a good hat! Carlos was great, we would hire him again!
Brock LascaraUnited States
We just got back from an amazing day with Carlos! Carlos is very knowledgeable on a whole range of topics- art, history, archeology, politics. He significantly enhanced our experience walking around the historic city center in Mexico City and accommodated our last minute change of plans to visit the city center instead of the pyramids.
James StoneUnited States
We have worked with Carlos before as a tour guide in Mexico City. As always, he was flexible, professional and knowledgeable and pleasant. His English is excellent. I fully recommend him,
Scott CambersUnited States
Isabel BrionesUnited States
Carlos is PERFECTO! He was right on time, took us to get coffee and breakfast, and made sure we stayed ahead of the big tour buses. Since we had a "head start" we were able to take our time and learn so much! He was knowledgeable and an all around great guide.
Steve KlausnerUnited States
More than a tour guide, Carlos is a scholar and a sage. His knowledge and enthusiasm bring the culture, the practices and the people of pre-hispanic Mexico vividly to life. At the same time, his wide deep background in the art and history of more recent years of the Republic of Mexico made our overall experience a transformative delight.