Janet MichelsUnited States
Carlos promptly picked us up for our tour at 7AM --We spent nearly 3.5 hours touring all aspect of the Teotihuacan pyramid complex, including the fascinating museum. The history and culture of this area is clearly a passion for Carlos, and he shared many insights into the culture, traditions, peoples and uses for the various ruins. We returned to Mexico City for lunch, then toured the Cathedral, National Palace and ruins in the city centre. It was a deep and memorable experience!
Leonel Lavalle BrownUnited States
He was very flexible and accommodating because we asked him to please show on time because we had limited time and he offered to pick us up 30 min earlier and when we came downstairs he was already there waiting for us. He was very cordial and kind and also really knowledgeable. He is 3rd generation tour guide so it can't get any better than that. Our tour was in english which he speaks perfectly. Oh and lastly he also is funny, he has very good sense of humor which made the tour even better.
Jay HoneUnited States
Carlos was remarkable! His knowledgable of the cultures of Mexico and Teotihuacan was excellent. He was friendly, accommodating and spoke fluent English. Both his father and grandfather were tour guides. We travel to Mexico often and, for the future, we would always use Carlos. A+++++
Samantha MooreUnited States
Carlos was a fantastic guide. Incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. He showed up promptly at our hotel to pick us up and drove us to Teotihuacan pointing out sights along the way. Our tour was very comprehensive and detailed and we were very happy that we opted to hire a guide through Tours by Locals rather than participating in a bus tour. It was wonderful and would definitely love to have Carlos as a guide when we visit Mexico City again.
Nak LebrunUnited States
Carlos is knowledgeable and provided our family an unforgettable experience in Mexico City.
Ramona de los ReyesUnited States
The most awesome tour!! Best tour for the first time visitor to Mexico City. Carlos was professional, knowledgeable, patient and thoroughly enjoys sharing his love for Mexico. His driving skills were very much appreciated and we felt so safe in the hustle and bustle of Mexico traffic. We HIGHLY recommend Carlos as your next tour guide in Mexico City. Make sure Carlos picks the lunch restaurant!!
Rob LobanUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable; was able to articulate concepts of meso-American culture and philosophy in an enlightening way. By far one of the best tours I have ever taken in my life.
Hiroki S.United States
Carlos is a great guide, period. His knowledge in Mexican history and trivia is quite extensive and there was never a dull moment during our day. He's also a very safe and aware driver which kept us at ease during the drives between sites in the city traffic. This is the guide you want and we will definitely be asking for his services again in the future.
Joan C.United States
Carlos is patient, kind and knowledgeable. My family of five enjoyed out tour of Centro Historico. Carlos answered our many questions about the history of Mexico. He took us to a great lunch spot. He even modified the tour a bit to keep my teenage son engaged. We covered a lot of ground and learned so much.
Angela NechUnited States
Lisa PurdyUnited States
Fantastic tour with some unexpected surprises. Carlos is very knowledgeable, caring, and flexible. Highly recommend.
Lisa PurdyUnited States
Patient, caring, flexible. Extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Jeanne KorugaUnited States
Carlos was an amazingly knowledgeable professional tour guide. He presented 2,000 years of Mesoamerican history and culture through today in a delightfully pleasant understandable method with perfect English diction. His passion and love for his job shown through tirelessly throughout the day and I learned so much. Well worth the cost of the trip! Jeanne from Seattle
Kris HopfenbeckUnited States
Carlos made our trip to Mexico City so great. He is an excellent guide. So knowledgeable and fun. I would recommend him to anybody!
Samuel DuplessisUnited States
Knowledgeable and friendly!
Kris HopfenbeckUnited States
Carlos was a fabulous guide. Very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor. I would recommend him to anyone.
Changwoo LimSouth Korea
Go ahead and book a tour with Mr. Carlos R. right now! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and considerate, he was the highlight of our trip to Mexico City. The time we spent at the anthropology museum and the ruins were both enchanting and educative thanks to his seasoned commentary. When the scheduled tour was up, moreover, he offered to go overtime out of genuine eagerness for us to see what the time did not allow us of the city, and really, free of charge. Thank you Mr. Carlos R. for your work and kindness.
Carlos PulleyUnited States
Carlos took that time to take us to the most iconic places in Mexico city, and we were very pleased with the tour.
Wonderful tour with Carlos! It was my first time in Mexico City, so I wanted a personal guide to show me the Centro. Carlos met me at my hotel near the airport, we took the Metrobus to the Zocolo and he conducted me through Mexican history via the Aztec Temple, Cathedral and Rivera murals. On to China Town and a food mercado with bugs, worms and scorpions available for cooking classes!
Mary BergUnited States
Carlos did a great job, knew his information and made the trip fun and educational. He accomodated our needs and desires (changed the order of the tour so that my husband could take better photographs and accomodated my need to not climb too many stairs). His english is excellent! He is a very polite and culturally sensitive guide. In short - use this guide!
Ronit M.United States
Kate FalloonUnited Kingdom
Do not hesitate to book this superb tour with Carlos! We had a brilliant day at these stunning locations in Mexico City. Carlos' knowledge was excellent and his knowledge was second-to-none.
Ben CushmanUnited States
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Ben CushmanUnited States
Lackluster and formulaic.
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I was very happy with this tour, everything went as planned. My guide (and driver) Carlos arrived in time, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He has a lot of experience and it showed. And of course, Teotihuacan is an amazing place, well worth visiting while in Mexico City.
Sam StelletelloUnited States
Very informative. Great lunch spot.
Britton MorrellUnited States
Carlos is a great host and wonderful tour guide. Very enjoyable.
Our tour guide was perfect. He was on time to pick us up at the airport. He was extremely knowledgeable and very experienced. We only had 4 hours between flights but in four hours saw the beautiful Zokola and had a wonderful dinner at a beautiful restaurant. I have used Carlos before five years ago and he remembered me. I would like to spend more time in Mexico City and plan to do so next trip to Huatulco.
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!
Stephanie RosendorfUnited States
Fantastic tour with Carlos! He is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, as well as Mexican culture and history. (He also does a rather amazing job navigating the streets and traffic of Mexico City.) We learned so much from him and had a truly enjoyable time on this tour.
Larry BlakeUnited States
Carlo was a fantastic guide. Highly recommended!
Sharon YoergUnited States
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Carolyn CoplanUnited States
Carlos planned our whole itinerary for 5 days in Merida, El Rosario and Mexico City. We would not hesitate to travel with him again or recommend him. We found him to be the following: True gentleman Very knowledgeable Excellent English and communicator Very accommodating Very safe driver Gives good historical perspective and current insight Excellent recommendations for restaurants and activities
Steven G.United States
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.
Carlos was a pleasant knowledgable guide. He picked me up at the airport (super early flight) and was ready for the drive to Teotihuacan. When we arrived, many people recognized him - an encouraging sign. He explained the history, background, and myths around the sight. He was gracious to move the car so the walk wasn't quite as long. Overall, I would definitely recommend him as he truly knew the archaeological proof of the site and didn't just quote myths.
Stephen MartinUnited States
A trip of a lifetime. What a wonderful and educational experience. Carlos was wonderful and I am humbled by the experience. I learned so much (and I am old). Totally recommend this adventure.
Carlos is an excellent choice. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about his country and its history. He is very flexible and made the tour very interesting and worthwhile. I Highly recommend Carlos.
Phil McConnellUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic trip from Queretaro to the Teotihuacan Pyramids on the out skirts of Mexico City, Carlos is very helpful and a real knowledgeable gentleman and collected a group of 16 from our hotel in an air conditioned coach and took us to the pyramids and back. If you would like to go on a similar trip I would have no hesitations with recommend Carlos and 'ToursByLocal' for the your trip!
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.
Bee Bee WoonSingapore
We are glad to have Carlos as our guide. The time we had to climb and explore the sites, local food he recommends and adequate information of both sites(including the plants) make it a well worth trip.
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.
Yin PangUnited States
Carlos showed us the ruins in Cholula first and then we headed to Puebla city to see magnificent churches and the oldest public library in America, it was amazing. We love the trip very much and appreciate Carlos for his knowledge and service, which made the experience unforgettable.
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.
Yin PangUnited States
Carlos was very friendly and professional, he had extensive knowledge of the history of these pyramids. We had a great time there.
Jimmy AntiaUnited States
An amazing and memorable experience. Thank you.
Carlos was great! He arrived on time, was informative, and just a really nice guy. On the way back to our hotel, Carlos recommended an amazing restaurant where we ate our weight in enchiladas. Would highly recommend!
Lee SalamoneUnited States
We booked a private tour with Carlos for the pyramids at Teotihuacan. The tour was exceptional and thorough, focusing on exactly what we requested. It was informative and engaging--especially for our aspiring archeologist! I highly recommend Carlos as a guide--he is experienced, thoughtful, and engaging. He gave our teenage kids (and the adults) a lot to think about regarding how modern people have interpreted (right or wrong) the past. Good info for kids in college! 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.
Douglas PayneUnited States
Pawel ChojnowskiUnited States
Carlos is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He will do anything and everything in his power to ensure you have a enjoyable and safe tour. It is not a long tour but this is perfect for someone who may have a long layover or someone who wants to see the pyramids and still have time to go into the city afterwards. Do not hesitate and book this tour you will have an amazing time!
Joachim Van RenterghemBelgium
Jon MarciaUnited States
We're so glad we chose Carlos for this tour! We had a limited amount of time in CDMX but still wanted to make it to Teotihuacan, so this shorter itinerary was perfect. Carlos arrived on time and was a pleasure to chat with on the drive out to the site. Once there he regaled us with tons of interesting information about the ruins, its reconstruction, and the history of the area and its people. It's obvious that Carlos loves his job and his enthusiasm was infectious. Highly recommended!
Maretha PriceSouth Africa
Carlos is extremely passionate about the "lost history" of Mexico on the non-mainstream area. This tour is definitely worth it - Carlos' passion for the topic on post-Hispanic history as well as first civilisations is addictive and his knowledge is top notch, smoothly finished off with a sharp sense of humour! We really enjoyed it!
Maggie JoslinUnited States
This is an excellent way to get a in-depth introduction to Mexico City -- informative and enjoyable for anyone visiting Mexico City and a must for all first time visitors. Our guide, Carlos, was simply wonderful. His depth of knowledge about the city and it history is impressive, his English is excellent, and his presentation is interesting, informative and fun. He showed us several interesting places I'm sure we wouldn't have seen on most tours. We had a terrific time with Carlos.
Carlos is an excellent Guide who can and does discuss many other topics. His English is excellent and impressive with the knowledge of the area and the history of changes to the sites. He was very accommodating of our physical limitations and maintained a slower pace for which we were grateful.
Greg BrownUnited States
Alon KindlerUnited States
Carlos was a fantastic tour guide for my recent tour to Tula and Teotihuacan. He had interesting information for every area we explored and he was able to answer all my questions. We also had nice conversations about the tour sites and many other subjects. His English is perfect and I would recommend him for everyone.
Gorande BhattUnited Kingdom
We visited Teothicahn with Carlos and had a great time. We were impressed with his knowledge and service. it was easy to book with local tours and would highly recommend them.
Daniel HargisUnited States
The tour was excellent. Carlos was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating. I highly recommend him.
Paul ShrodeTyler, TEXAS, United States
Carlos was the Perfect guide. He helped us handle a baggage claim issue before we even left the airport, he was knowledgeable & very respectful. When we return to Mexico we will definitely use his services again. What a great ambassador for his country; you can't go wrong by employing Carlos.
Daniel ChavezUnited States
Carlos was a wonderful tour guide, he met and exceeded our expectations. He is extremely well informed, his historical insight and context over the two days we toured with him were invaluable. He is very knowledgeable and a gentleman in every sense of the word. Would definitely use him again should I return to Mexico City. Dan
Cyntha HammerelUnited States
We booked Carlos for a 5 hour excursion to Teotihuacan. The tour started and ended exactly on time. Our drive to the site was quiet. Carlos is not one of those guides that talks constantly. We took in the scenery around us and Carlos allowed us to do that while still pointing out things of interest. The tour itself was very enjoyable and informative. He has a deep knowledge of Teotihuacan's history. The options to walk or drive from one site to the next were appreciated. Carlos is a great guide.
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Kathy Bright NovickPalm Springs, CA, United States
Pleasant tour. Even took us to site inside the city before traveling on to Teotihuacan.
Randall SothUnited States
Carlos was both passionate and incredibly knowledgable of all stops on the tour itinerary. Carlos was also able to blend in an aspect with a personal touch touch by stopping and enjoying some street food with my wife and myself and also sampling ceviche and aquachile in the San Juan Market. I would heartily recommend this tour with Carlos as your guide. You will learn things about Mexican history, anthropology, and architecture that will be totally enthralling plus exposure to local culture and color
Lizett LopezUnited States
We had a great time with Carlos. The tour was informative and we were so glad that we booked a tour with him. We started the tour early in the morning and ended by mid-day as we had to catch a flight. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend this option over any other. It was a wonderful experience.
Carlos is really a knowledgable man. And he is very kind with a good sense of humor. We really look forward for another trip with him to Taxco this Friday.
Patrick AppelUnited States
Carlos is a remarkable guide. Knowledgeable and passionate about his subject.
Yeni MaurasUnited States
He was exceptional. Days before starting our tour we committed through email. Carlos was always responding right away to all my questions. As for the tour it was a 5 . We did everything and he was very knowledgeable about Mexico City. I will definitely recommend it to everybody. Great job Carlos!
Stephan PapaUnited States
Carlos is an exceptionally good guide. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and passionate. We asked him a thousand varied questions; he answered them all and greatly expanded our understanding of Mexico, its history and culture. He is also flexible; we changed our afternoon to tour the Archaeological Museum instead of the Zocalo, which we saw on our own the day before. He spent extra time with us; I think because of his passion. We highly recommend him.
Joel KalminUnited States
Carlos is incredibly passionate about history. He is very knowledgeable and able to dive further into your questions. He was able to accommodate us when unexpected closures/traffic was going to prevent us to see a particular site. I highly recommend Carlos for his professionalism and follow through.
Karen YorgasonUnited States
Carlos was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area, gave us great information but didn't over talk. Tour was a great length of time if you want to get a good feel for the area. We had ample time at the pyramids to climb them and take pictures, etc. He had great recommendations for lunch! Also he was a very good driver and transportation was nice and clean. Will definitely use him again when we are back in Mexico City.
Pamela MelhornUnited States
Carlos was a wonderful tour guide! Prompt, enthusiastic, thoughtful and incredibly knowledgeable. I began the Teotihuacan short tour with very basic knowledge of the background and history of the city and pyramids, but I walked away with an incredible education. In addition to the tour, Carlos happily provided recommendations on food/places to eat and other points of interest in Mexico City. I would definitely take another tour with Carlos!
Kelly LeonardUnited States
My husband and I enjoyed our time with Carlos and the trip to Teotihuacan. Carlos showed up at our hotel room on time at 7:00am. It made it easy to not have to worry about how to get out to the site and just be driven directly there. I feel like it was worth the added expense. Carlos did a great job of explaining the history of the pyramids and showing us to some sights that we might have missed had we gone to the pyramids on our own. Overall it was a convenient and hassle-free way to see the pyramids!
Rhonda WinchellUnited States
Carlos picked us up right on time and we spent an enjoyable half day with him learning about the ruins at Teotihuacan. He's a very knowledgeable, experienced guide. I highly recommend him!
Richard KleinUnited States
Our first toursbylocals. Defintely will do again. Carlos was on-time, knowledgeable, friendly, and sensitive to special needs. Templo mayor was the highlight, but loved it all, including Rivera murals in National Palace, San Juan market, architecture and history.
Pranay ButalaUnited States
Very deep knowledge of culture and history---highly recommended
Simon DaviesUnited Kingdom
Had a wonderful 5 hour tour to Teotihuacan. Carlos was a wealth of information which made for a rich and informative trip.
Micaela SchmidtUnited States
I own and operate a tour company in Latin America (Panama) that provides private, custom, guided tours with only the top interpreters. I would be VERY HAPPY to hire Carlos to take care of my clients!
Carlos was a terrific guide - arrived on time to collect us and provided us with a well timed and super informative outing. His knowledge was excellent. We also appreciated him dropping us off at the airport hotel for our flight back to Canada afterwards. Thank you Carlos!
Roychelle RowdenUnited States
Art WoodroffeUnited States
Carlos was an excellent guide . Very informative .
Heidi PinchalUnited States
Carlos was amazing! Picked up from the airport it couldn't have been more convenient. He knows and loves his city and it shows. I was a women traveling by myself and couldn't have felt safer or in better hands. I highly recommend him.
Philip OppenheimerUnited States
very competent and knowledgeable. exactly what we had in mind.
Nathanael RingerUnited States
Sean ConnollyUnited States
I have worked with Carlos on several of my trips to Mexico City. He is always timely, very knowledgeable and so dependable. Would recommend unconditionally.
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!
Nous avons effectué 3 visites avec Carlos, et cette appréciation vaut pour les trois. Carlos s'est avéré un guide extraordinaire, d'une grande culture, sachant se mettre à notre rythme. Cerise sur le gâteau, son sens de l'humour et son humanité. Quand il dit que son Français est basique,il est modeste. Notre échange s'est fait le plus souvent dans cette langue, l'Anglais ne servant qu'à compenser les manques. Vraiment, trois jours de rêve avec Carlos que nous remercions du fond du coeur.
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Carol BaconUnited Kingdom
Carlos was helpful and the tour allowed us to see something we had wanted to see for years
We travelled Mexico for nearly four weeks and our tour with Carlos in Mexico City was one of our absolute highlights. He gave us a perfect introduction to the pre-Columbian background of modern Mexican society, answered all our questions about everyday life and let us taste the best tortillas of our entire holiday. He is a perfect guide: patient, calm, funny and full of love for his profession and his city. Thank you, Carlos!
R. Stephen DoanUnited States
I travel frequently for pleasure and typically hire a private guide. Carlos is one of the best whom I have used. He was very knowledgeable and showed me sights beyond what was required by our agreement. He was flexible and punctual. I asked many questions, and Carlos always had an interesting and responsive answer.
Carlos was knowledgeable and very helpful in all respects. Added many great background comments that added to our tour.