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
Highly recommended to all! The butterflying were amazing to see but beyond the butterflying Carlos' knowledge filled the car journey full of amazing interesting facts about Mexico. He really took care of us and knew all the inside tips. A must see
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Maija when a traveller is as interested as you on a trip always makes a journey a memorable experience.
This was a brilliant day in a beautiful, mountainous part of the country. We were lucky to visit on a still, sunny day when the butterflies were particularly active in large numbers; more were still hanging in large clusters on trees near the top of the mountain. We particularly enjoyed Carlos' extensive knowledge - not limited to the Monarch butterflies, their habitat and behaviour, but also his enthusiasm for Mexican history, culture, architecture and political and social evolution.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Rob for your positive comments, I enjoyed very much our trip to el rosario, I´m glad that you had a great time, please continue to have a great time in the next phase of your trip to Palenque.
Audrey RyanUnited States
We had a wonderful time today visiting the monarch breeding grounds in the high forests of Michoacan. Carlos was a fabulous guide: he was punctual, well dressed, had a very clean car, and the best part, he knows his profession. We had hours of conversation in the car covering lots of mexican history and social subjects. Best of all, the experience in the park to see the butterflies, riding the horses up to the site (optional), and discovering the local foods and original crafts. We give him high 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments Audrey. It was a pleasure to give a tour to such experienced travellers like you and your husband.
Tavor WhiteUnited States
Carlos provided us with an INCREDIBLE tour of the monarchs. He is extremely knowledgable, responsive, and easy-going. Not only did he provide us with a quick extra bonus tour of Mexico City on the return trip, but also he left his house late at night to drop off a package that we left in the car. He is totally professional and a pleasure to spend time with. - Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Tavor it is my goal as a tour guide to provide the best possible tour and I'm glad I could make you satisfied with my work.
The guide was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. His English is very good and he is knowleadgable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Inga I have the best time with all of you. I hope I can see you back in Mexico in the near future.