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.
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!
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!
Scott CambersUnited States
Maureen MasonUnited States
Carlos is highly professional, an experienced tour guide and an excellent driver! He speaks excellent English and is willing to address any issues. The El Rosario Sanctuary is located about 4 hours outside Mexico City. So, Carlos had to drive 8 hours for this day trip. He did an excellent job! In addition to being a great guide, he is a kind individual who was constantly checking with me to insure that the altitude was not causing any difficulties. I strongly recommend Carlos to anyone visiting Mexico.
Long day but rewarded with 3+ hours at the butterfly reserve. We viewed incredible numbers of monarch butterflys both huddled in the trees and, as the sun came out, millions of flying butterflys with unlimited photo opportunities. Carlos was a wonderful guide and exceptionally careful driver in a great/comfortable and clean Renault. Carlos had the timing right, didn't rush us at all, and was very knowledgeable about the butterflys. He pointed out points of interest along the way.
Janet LichtermanUnited States
Our group of four hired Carlos to take us to see the monarch butterflies. He was wonderful! He was punctual, a careful driver, patient, polite, and allowed us to explore the El Rosario Sanctuary at our own pace. After seeing the butterflies he took us to a delicious restaurant for lunch. We had good conversations in the car. It was a a long day, but thanks to Carlos it was most enjoyable.
Ellen BrinksUnited States
The forest sanctuary for the butterflies is lovely, and we saw millions of butterflies. Because it was somewhat cold and cloudy, though, the butterflies weren't active, so that was disappointing given the length of the drive to get there (3-1/2 to 4 hours and back). Carlos is a very friendly guy and he knows a lot, but he seemed a bit burned out on the tour. We often had to jump-start conversations and ask questions to get information. Ellen
Carlos is a knowledgeable and helpful guide. We enjoyed the tour and I would recommend his services.
Joshua NguyenUnited States
Carlos was a wonderful guide and great company! Our family enjoyed talking with Carlos on the over three hour drive to and from the El Rosario Monarch Reserve. At the reserve, he was very informative. He was also patient with our two young daughters, allowing them all the time they needed to explore and take in the horse-ride, hike, amazing scenery and magnificent Monarch butterflies in the Oyamel Fir Forest. We highly recommend Carlos!
Steven G.United States
Great guide. Spent two full days with him on two different tours and he was professional, interesting and pleasant to be with. Highly recommend him.
Elaine LamUnited States
Carlos was right on time at 6:30am to pick us up. He was a great driver since it was a long drive to the site. We have a great time. Would highly recommend him.
Tim MeyerUnited States
Even though Carlos was 10 minutes late we had a great time seeing the countryside on the way to Rosario butterfly reserve. Our "Butterfly Safari" was fantastic and we very much enjoyed mother natures show. Suggest avoiding weekends, for fewer people.
Todd AndrlikChicago, IL, United States
Carlos' photo should appear in the dictionary next to "Professional Tour Guide". He was extremely reliable, knowledgeable and friendly. We had an excellent experience visiting the monarch sanctuary thanks to him. Tip: If you are not used to high elevations, pay to take the horses up the mountain. It will save a lot of time and save a lot of stress on your heart. We had just climbed the pyramids the day before and this was 5x tougher.
Jimmy AntiaUnited States
An amazing and memorable experience. Thank you.
Susan B.United States
Very much enjoyed the butterfly tour - despite the fact that it was a cool and overcast day which meant that most of the butterflies remained closed. The hike up the hill is quite taxing due to the altitude but you feel a real sense of accomplishment when done! Carlos is a great guide and treated me to delicious breakfast at the mountain and carnitas on the way home. I hope to visit again with Carlos and have good luck with mother nature to see more butterflies that are open.
Justin CliftonUnited States
Carlos is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. His English is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed his tour.
James StoneUnited States
Very knowledgeable and courteous guide, who tailored part of the tour to our schedule and personal lnterests. i would definitely recommend him again.
Susan BrooksUnited States
Our trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary with Carlos was wonderful in every way. Carlos is punctual and knowledgable about the migration. At the sanctuary we witnessed a natural phenomenon that we will never forget. It was a long day but the time passed quickly, even in the car. We had engaging conversations about his culture, the country, and how our countries' cultures, traditions, laws, politics, education, etc. compare and contrast. Memorable and enlightening! We'd hire Carlos again in the future!
Carol BaconUnited Kingdom
Carlos was helpful and the tour allowed us to see something we had wanted to see for years
Steven BeckUnited States
Carlos is the man to guide you through Mexico! He was prompt,prepared,patient and very charming. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I am very pleased that you are happy.
Steve HarrisUnited States
Carlos is very knowledgeable and professional. We knew we were entirely safe and in the best of hands every second. We could not have done this activity on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure Steve. Thanks a lot
Julie RodakowskiUnited States
What a special day this was! Carlos was our guide on this full day tour from Mexico City to see the monarch butterflies at El Rosario. Not only did he provide ample information on the butterflies, we talked about many other aspects of Mexican history (his knowledge is broad on multiple topics). We even were able to talk extensively about a previous tour we had taken that was not such a good tour. Happily, he filled in all the details for that one too. He is highly recommended tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much I was happy to help to understand Mexican history and archaeology
Justin ORourkeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks I am sorry that you couldn't see the butterflies flying but it only depends on them and how they feel about the temperature if they feel cold they won't move
Andrew DoustUnited States
The tour was excellent, and we really enjoyed seeing the butterflies. The carnitas were great as well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Andrew your family was a great experience to be with.
Charles GreenwellUnited States
What a incredible experience! Our guide, Carlos, was very curteous and well informed. I have back problems and he even went out of his way to ask the locals at El Rosario, if we could park closer to the entrance so that it would be easier for me. We chose to ride horses and we were glad we did! Our guides were kind and patient! The butterflies were amazing! The smell of the pines, the crisp air on your face, seeing the butterfiles and hearing their wings flutter, words cannot describe the experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It am glad you had this amazing experience. The butterflies are one of nature's wonders. Thanks for the opportunity to give you this experience.
Karen BrownUnited States
Carlos was amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, competent, and a great resource for local history and culture. I highly recommend this tour to everyone! And have sent the link to a number of interested friends. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment
Greg LazarevUnited States
Carlos is an excellent, very intelligent Guide. The trip to butterflies was long (4 hrs one way), but Carlos made it really interesting by telling us about Mexico, its history, and patiently answering our questions. It's a shame that not all guides are like him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very glad that I was able to clarify some of your doubts about Mexican culture. Thanks a lot Greg.
We are very happy that we took this tour. We were fortunate to have a private tour guide like Carlos, not only it was incredible to see those beautiful butterflies but on top of that Carlos made is so enjoyable for us too. Excellent English speaker, he is a very knowledgeable about lots of subjects, well organized, on time. Nothing but good things to say about him. We would highly recommend him to all of our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much George I had also the most wonderfultime with you too.
Cary LevyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Cary