Tyler EvansUnited States
Cesar was an exceptional guide. Highly recommended!
Jennifer van StelleUnited States
We couldn't have imagined a better guide than Cesar. He worked with me before we left to make sure we could have the custom tour we wanted. On the day of the tour, he was very attentive to our needs and desires, gave us great explanations of the places we visited, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful experience. On the way to drop us off, he even identified a store where my friend could buy a patch for her backpack -- she had been looking unsuccessfully for one for nearly two weeks.
Our tour went exactly as planned. Cesar and his driver (with a nice van) showed up on time. We visited Tulum, Coba and the Grande Cenote (in that order). He was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The driver was safe and friendly. We also had a nice local lunch. This makes for a great day. You can still climb Coba. Rent the bikes to save time. Grand Cenote was great. It was a terrific day. I would absolutely use Cesar again. Price was fair too. Tour was 8-4...perfect.
Heidemari Matthew A.United States
Excellent experience with Cesar! 10 stars! Really! Thank you for the wonderful time and your knowledge and great sense of Humor! Would give more stars if we could.
Marc GardnerUnited States
Cesar was a excellent tour guide! He took us swming in cenotes, and all through Tulum. We had lunch at Paradise beach club before heading back to our condo. He gave us tons of information we will be able to use on the rest of our Vacation and customized everything for us. He could not have done a better job on this tour.
Melissa GonzalezUnited States
Cesar was great! We had a wonderful time in Cozumel following his recommendations. We would recommend him to anyone traveling to Cancun.
Jeremy JerneganUnited States
Cesar is great. Very knowledgeable, friendly and super helpful.
Jan FormánekCzech Republic
Cezar, thank you for your knowledge about Maya's history sharing with us! Your group "Once" from Prague
Jan FormánekCzech Republic
Cezar, thank you so much for your excelent servis, helpfulness and care! We will remember for all trips spending with you! Your group "Once".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: bude mi chybět, moc vám děkuji "ONCE" will be a magic number to remember!!!
John R.United States
Six of us (3 couples) booked a private tour of Tulum and Snorkeling through Tours by Locals with Cesar O. We selected Cesar based on his extensive reviews and experience. A GREAT Selection! Cesar was excellent. He communicated prior to the trip through the web site and provided contact information that allowed us to link him up with our Hotel to make sure the pick up location and time were well understood by all. He arrived on time, was well informed and an excellent guide.
Nancy WolfUnited States
Cesar was an excellent tour guide and very respectful of what we wanted to see and accomplish for the day. He took his time to answer all of our questions and we never felt rushed. He definitely went above and beyond. It was a fun day and we learned a lot!!!
If I could put more stars, I would. Cesar was a fantastic guide for our personalized Cobá and Tulum tour for 5. From the initial communication, he was so accommodating to my request and on the day of, we had a well prepared and comfortable ride, and really fun and informative tour of the Mayan Ruins. Cesar was also very personable which just made the trip like an adventure with a local friend. Every positive review you read about him is accurate and I highly recommend Cesar for his private tours!
Çesar is a wonderful guide. He was very helpful in planning our tour and making adjustments to suit my needs because I am 70 years old and visually impaired. I would recommend Cesar and Tours by Locals wanting an enjoyable and unforgettable visit to Mayan archaeological sites.
Penny NielsenUnited States
Cesar was a wonderful tour guide! He offered suggestions on which cenotes would be good for our group. We went to Cenote Azul & Grand Cenote. He even toured us through the Grand Cenote, showing us small caves and spots with turtles. He took us to a great local place in Tulum to eat that was delicious. The van was spacious and had air conditioning. He even brought soda and water for us. I would highly recommend having Cesar as a private guide for the day!
Ronit AustgenUnited States
Cesar was an incredible tour guide he was extremely knowledgable, very flexible and singularly focused on ensuring that we had a great time. We loved spending the day with him, learning about Mayan history, Mexico and having fun adventures jumping in cenotes. We recommend Cesar to anyone, we felt like we left a friend when we said goodbye!!
Colette O’DonnellUnited Kingdom
Cesar was a great guide with amazing English. He was knowledgeable and interesting and very easy to talk to. We learned a lot at Tulum and then had a great time snorkelling and swimming in a cenote. Cesar swam with us with a torch making the most of our swim. He was very flexible and accommodated our requirements. We highly recommend Cesar.
Luke SanchezUnited States
We hired a tour guide for the day while vacationing in Tulum. The communication with Cesar Otniel our tour guide was excellent. He arrived promptly at 8:00 AM to pick us up in a very comfortable van with waters and sodas. We were 6 adults so he was vey accomodating to what every wanted to do. We visited the Tulum ruins as well as some of the cenotes. He is extremely knowledgeable and we all thoroughly enjoyed his stories. Cesar, thank you again for making our Tulum trip so special! Best tour guide ever!
Deborah WatersUnited States
Cesar is an excellent guide and I'd surely hire him again. His tour of Chichen Itzá was informative and entertaining. He made sure we got great pictures and answered all our questions. My daughter got stung by something while there and he even had a spray in his backpack to stop the stinging. Lunch was fun and he was patient while everyone in our party of 9 jumped off the cliff at the Cenote (or who chickened out like me lol). It was a very enjoyable, relaxing day (sorry again about forgetting my phone!)
Wiiiam GrahamUnited States
We use Tours by Locals when we travel and have had nothing but great experiences. If your in Cancun I highly recommend Cesar's Private guide for a day Tour. You can set your own itinerary and go at your own pace. He is knowledgable and fun to be with.
Aaron BlackUnited States
Catching up from Last trip, but again....Cesar is AMAZING. I will only use him when I come Cancun, Playa, and Tulum. I would give him 6 starts if it was available. - Always on Time - Great SUV nice and clean - Great Tour Guide (went to Coba on this trip) Cesar until next time my friend. Thank you for all the Sight Seeing locations and being my personal Tour Guide.
My wife and I arranged a tour with Cesar from Tulum to Chichen Itza in May 2019. Cesar was an excellent tour guide. He was on-time, informed, pleasant, friendly, and flexible. He drove safely and spoke English well. He was interesting to talk to, sharing stories about his experiences, asking about our interests, and engaging in discussions about about Mexican culture, customs, and current events. We would highly recommend Cesar if you are considering visiting some of Mexico's sites with a guide.
Cesar's tour was the very best part of our vacation! Most tours drop you off and let you wonder aimlessly. Cesar took us to Coba then got us bikes (so we didn't get bombarded by the bike taxis) and showed us things we would have missed on our own. We saw mayan bees and digital reconstructions of the shrines at Coba. Then we were the envy of everybody at the Cenote because Cesar not only loaned us snorkel equipment but led us around with a flashlight. Totally recommend Cesar as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your comments, and for taking the time to share it, Saludos!!!
Kelly CarmichaelUnited States
Cesar was great! He was prompt, knowledgeable and a whole lot of fun! We visited the Ruins at Tulum which were fascinating! We had lunch at a great local place that he frequents, which was very good by the way! The Gran Cenote was one of the highlights of Cancun! My underwater camera came in very handy! Cesar knew all the ins and outs of the caves and it was not as cold as it sounded! (keep in mind I am from Seattle) Thanks again Cesar for the FANTASTIC Tour by Local!
Ron ElginUnited States
Cesar was AWESOME. Great conversation to and from our destination (Tulum) and a fabulous guide once there. Also, provided the nice little touches like water/coke, restaurant recommendations, snorkeling gear at cenote, under water flashlight, and of course his knowledge. Will definitely use again! Thanks Cesar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for decide to do this tour despite the weather conditions, which actually after all was perfect, no sunburn issues, jajaja. Keep enjoying your holidays, you are a great couple, see you next time!!!
Aaron BlackUnited States
Cesar is hands down a great tour guide and a very nice person. I have used his tour service multiple time and its been outstanding. I alway look forwarding coming back and spending time with Cesar and having him show me around. He has a nice, very clean, plenty of room SUV that he can take you in. Cesar, thank you for all the great locations and always assisting me in my adventures. Again, OVERALL GREAT GUY and Guide!
Jay BettsUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Cesar. He was attuned to the dynamics of our group of 5 and made suggestions which were perfect. We spent a couple of hours at Chichen Itza, then lunch, shopping and a cenote swim in Valladolid. We spent extra time there but still made it to Ek Balam-which is not to be missed if you want to actually climb a pyramid, which was a lot of fun. Cesar was great at imparting the Mayan history and its differences to the Aztec and other cultures. Just a great day overall.
Rama VangipuramUnited States
Amazing custom tour by Caesar. Picked us up from the hotel and had plenty of water for us. Caesar was very knowledgeable of the Mayan history and knew what times to avoid large crowds. He took us to Ek Balam, followed by a local lunch at Vallolid, which was amazing, then to Chichen Itza. While at Chichen Itza he took us to show us the observatory and remaining color painting (that no one else seemed to be aware of). Definitely recommend him as his English is good and excellent conversation.
Neal D.United States
We could not have asked for more and actually gotten much more than we ever could've hoped for and having Cesar as our guide. He extended our trip more than an hour so that he could show us more sites and would've extended even more if we didn't have to get back to the hotel. Truly amazing. Very kind, very professional, very well informed. The vehicle was also top-notch and Cesar is a very good driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Neal, You are so kind, thank you very much for this comment, I´m glad we have covered all the things which was most importat to you, and specially made it back for your dinner, jajaja, Saludos!
Ernesto RodriguezUnited States
We had a great time with Cesar on our tour. Originally we also had a Tour of the Ruins in Tulum followed by Snorkleing with the Turtles but due to strong winds we had to change plans. Cesar presented a few ideas and we chose to visit Coba, it was awesome and we are glad we took his advice. 2 thumbs way up!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias Ernesto!!! It was a pleasure to find this option convenient for you, we are flexible and our main goal is to create an excellent memories from this trip! See you next time!
Jessica MauroUnited States
Cesar was amazing! Not only was he prompt, he car was safe and clean, he had a cooler for water and drinks and accommodated a half day excursion. It was fun and we learned. Such a great time. I would HIGHLY recommend!!!!