John SchaefferUnited States
Monica was exceptional. She called the night before to make sure everything was correct. She was punctual, her car was comfortable for the four of us, and she drove with concern for our safety. She knows the pyramids very well and is well known by and friendly to the locals. She was able to answer all questions with real street knowledge rather than just book knowledge. She went above and beyond the call of duty. We will use her for any tours we want in Mexico in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John! It was a pleasure meeting you all and I'm very pleased to learn that you enjoyed and liked very much the tour. It'd be great to see you again! Good luck and best wishes!
David PowersUnited States
Scott CarverUnited States
We booked a private/4 person tour with Monica for the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. We fell in love with her from the start. She is just amazing. She makes the history of Teotihuacan come alive. She expertly guided us through the ruins explaining artwork, architecture, and anthropology. And, most of all, she has a wonderful sense of humor and a true love of her culture and city. When we return Mexico City, we will hire her for any of the many tours she offers. You should too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Scott! I am very pleased because you all liked the tour. It was pleasure meeting you and I think we spent a great time. Likewise, I enjoyed very much being with and showing the wonders of Teotihuacan. I'd certainly love to see you again! My best wishes to all of you!
Randall McCluerUnited States
Charles HarmUnited States
Very knowledgeable and very personable. A pleasure.
Todd AndrlikChicago, IL, United States
It's obvious that Monica is passionate about Mexican history and particularly the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Our family of four had a lot of fun spending the day with her and learned a ton. Thanks to Monica, we had one of the most memorable days of our trip.
Norman OslikUnited States
Very knowledgeable on the relevant history and on the archaeology of this wonderful site. Knew the site and ways to avoid some of the crowds. Very responsive to questions and offered lots of useful suggestions for the rest of our Mexico City visit.. Suggested lunch at La Gruta restaurant in a natural cave near the site which was a great after-tour finale.
Jean FisherUnited States
We so enjoyed our time with with Monica! She was punctual, very knowledgeable, a great driver (including navigating around a bike race) so passionate and even worked the tour so we could squeeze in finding a Geocache! Monica recommended lunch at La Gruta, an excellent suggestion! At first we thought it might be too "touristy" but after seeing the availability around the Pyramids, we came to the conclusion she was spot on! Overall, a wonderful day with an excellent guide! Thank you Monica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the sincere feedback! It was a pleasure chatting with you and I enjoyed the tour as much as you. Good luck and best wishes!
Monica was an excellent guide , very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, with a comfortable car if her own to guide out of town. Her enthusiasm about her country and it's history taught us a lot about the past and present.
Michelle SmithUnited States
Monica was a very informative tour guide and we enjoyed spending the day with her. She was very friendly and offered us great tips on other things to do during our stay in CDMX.
Hector MorenoUnited States
Monica is an excellent guide. She was absolutely a pleasure, punctual, VERY knowledgeable, had all the right insight into where to go, and made the day just a total pleasure. We learned A LOT in such a short time but still felt like we were free to explore. Thank you, Monica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Hector! Gracias Hector! It was a pleasure meeting you and I am very pleased that you liked the tour. I enjoyed being with you and your family, we had a great day. You are a lucky man with your beauties. Espero regresen a Mexico que hay mucho que ver y para que practiquen más tus hijas el español. Saludos a todos y buena suerte!
Jennifer CecilUnited States
We had a great day visiting the pyramids with Monica. She was on time and extremely knowledgeable about the history and area. She was also extremely flexible with us for two tours due to a sick teen back in the hotel room we had to work around. We had a special request to see Diego murals before end of trip and she was able to squeeze in a visit to the Palace of Fine arts to top it off. Can't recommend her highly enough, a life long resident of Mexico City, amazing driver, and so knowledgeable!
Michael ArbitmanUnited States
On a chilly, foggy morning we headed to the pyramids with our outstanding guide Monica in her comfortable SUV. She was very good at keeping us engaged despite the weather and set a great pace. While the kids climbed the pyramids, we had a very insightful tour of the great museum on site. Afterwards we went to lunch in the most fascinating cave we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Monica has a great command of English and her explanations of the sites were full of rich detail. Five stars all the way.
Stellar Tour. Monica did a great job. Clean car (no smoke, no animals).
I would recommend this tour highly. We had previously taken a day bus tour out to the site, but felt that we hadnt really taken it all in and werent given much information. With Monica it was like we had never seen the site before. She was fabulous and gave us lots of information. She took her time and we didnt feel rushed - she gave us a guided tour of the Museum which was fabulous.
Ksenia KrylovaUnited States
We had a great time during the Pyramids of Teotihuacan tour with Monica. Monica was knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting information. She answered all of our questions and helped us understand and appreciate the significance of the city of Teotihuacan. As we stayed at an apartment, Monica research the area to make sure there would be no issue with parking in order to pick us up. She made sure we had a great experience during the entire tour.
Jeremy SeidlingUnited States
Monica was a really fantastic and knowledgeable guide. My wife and I took her tour of Teotihuacan and couldn't imagine doing that tour with a larger group or no tour guide. We saw so many great parts of the site that we would have missed on our own. We really appreciated her engaging personality and enthusiasm for taking us around the pyramids.
Chris WehrleUnited States
5* tour! We had a group of 5 so Monica accommodated with a driver & a larger van. They were waiting for us when we walked out our hotel door. Her knowledge of the Aztec and the Teotihuacan city was very informative. She was very attentive & engaged with everyone in our group. Monica took us to an amazing restaurant (La Gruta) for lunch that was a delightful experience. This was our 1st experience with tours by locals and we'll definitely recommend Monica! We'll engage her again on our next trip to Mexico
Linda GriciusUnited States
Monica made our tour of Teotihuacan much more interesting than if we had attempted to tour on our own. She directed us to important artifacts that we likely would've missed if we had been on our own. She thoroughly explained the significance of everything we saw. She's fluent in English, which was a big plus.We communicated with Monica prior to the tour so that she was able to tailor it to our interests. I'd recommend Monica and this tour to everyone.
Louis ThompsonUnited States
Monica was the perfect guide. Despite our early start she arrived two minutes early, and within another few minutes, it felt like we were old friends. She was extremely informative and listened to our questions carefully to figure out what interested us, allowing her to adjust accordingly. She did a fabulous job of explaining the role cosmology played in the construction of Teotihuacan. I give her my highest recommendation and will use her for other tours next time I am in Mexico City.
John LarsonJacksonville, FLORIDA, United States
Thank you Monica for an interesting day Pyramids of Teotihuacan. It is incredible what was built so long ago in Teotihuacan. We enjoyed the explanation and all Monica could tell us about the early civilization. Amazing construction and engineering to build a complex for the people. The restaurant in the cave was excellent. We spent 4 days with Monica and enjoyed every day. Not speaking any Spanish she help us greatly. Monica is the best. Thanks again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very satisfying to learn that you liked the pyramids and all the sites we visited. Thanks!
Jeff SpeakeUnited States
Great tour! Monica picked us up at our hotel in Mexico City and drove wife and I to Teotihuacan for the day. Monica has extensive knowledge of the archaeological details of this Pre-classic site, but was also able to illuminate details of its social structure, as well as relating its history to other sites we had visited previously, including Tikal. We'd picked up a recently written book on Teotihuacan, so had a bit of background, and Monica did a great job relating what is known of this mysterious site.
Great tour! Monica was so very knowledgeable, friendly, and easy going.
John BirksUnited States
Monica provided us with a fantastic tour of Teotehuancan. She has excellent English and was very knowledgeable about the peoples of Mesoamerica. She allowed us to choose what aspects of the tour to concentrate on and didn't rush us through any of it. When we showed a special interest in painted murals, she took us to another area away from the main pyramids to show us some really amazing ones. We would never have found those on our own. We finished the day with a fantastic meal in a restaurant in a cave!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure being with you and I enjoyed it a lot specially because of your interest in archaeology. Best wishes!
Robin LinenUnited States
Monica was our guide for 2 days, including the Centro, Murals, Lucha Libre,Teotihuacan and the Anthropology Museum. We were a family of 8 and Monica was terrific. Very knowledgeable and incredibly flexible which we really appreciated as we were a Family of 8, including 2 children. Max our driver was excellent. Our tours were excellent and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. We highly recommend Monica. Robin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very delighting to learn that you were pleased with our services during the 2 day tour. It goes without saying that you are a great family and know very well how to enjoy life! Best regards!
Monica was an excellent tour guide. She is very friendly and very knowledgable about Pre-Hispanic Mexican history. At Teotihuacan, she showed us many things we would have missed if we had gone by ourselves or with a large group. After our tour with Monica, we had a better understanding of the history and culture of Teotihuacan when we visted the anthropology museum. I would highly recommend any tour with Monica.
Peggy ParkinsonUnited States
The Teotihuacan Pyramids/Ruins are incredible and Monica's knowledge was astounding! We learned so much and saw much more then we would have if we went on our own. (or with another type of tour) A must see, is the paintings on the walls/murals at theTlalocan Ruins. Monica was able to point out details and explain what we were looking at to help understand their daily activities of life. Amazing day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I think I'm very lucky of having the opportunity to meet such great and fine people as you are. All the best for you!
What a wonderful day. Monica made me learn a lot, not only about Teotihuacán but also about Aztecs and Maya's - in perfect English and being 'muy simpática'!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! It was a pleasure for me too.
We found Monica knowledgeable, helpful and sensitive to our needs. An excellent tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the testimonial!
Sonya R.Alexandria, NSW, Australia
Monica acted for all our needs, from the very comfortable car, hats, and excellent lunch recommendation. We really appreciated the sequence of the tour and Monica managed the time well so that we were able to see and do all we wanted at the temple site as well as spend time watching a wedding at the St Agostin Convent. Monica knowledge and explanation of the frescoes and murals at Teotihuacan and at the convent was excellent
David AllenMinneapolis, MN, United States
Monica was a delightful guide. We enjoyed every minute of the experience. She knew her way around the location, and has an amazing depth of knowledge about the history of the people and the place. We chose her so that we could have a personalized tour experience for the three of us. We got what we were hoping for and much more. We we were able to ask her numerous questions and get answers. It was like having an expert historian with us, which of course we did. My friends and I can highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David! I spent a wonderful time with you all and I am pleased with your comments. Have a great time and hope your trip is delightful. Best wishes!
Patty McRaeOakland, CA, United States
Monica is a joy, very informative, flexible and attentive to your individual desires and comfort. I had a great day - thanks Monica! Hope to see you on my next visit to Mexico City. Patty
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patty! I'm very pleased and I enjoyed very much being with you. I'm looking forward to see you again! Perhaps, next time I can meet your sister and for sure we'll have a great time. Best regards, Monica
Marian NoblezaUnited States
It was the best experience ever because of Monica. She is so flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marian! I'm glad you enjoyed visiting the Basilica and wish you the best.
Virgilio AoananUnited States
timeline of Mexican history made easy by our guide
Jo Ann G.United States
What can I say about Teotihuacan that hasn't already been said a million times? Awesome, incredible, impressive, mind-boggling. Monica was an excellent guide, pointing out all the key architectural and artistic elements that were reinforced the next day when we went by ourselves to the Museum of Anthropology. Excellent!
Julia WillisUnited States
Monica's tour was excellent! I was traveling on my own, and it was so nice to have a tour guide who was friendly and easy to talk to. Monica has in-depth knowledge of the art, architecture, and history of the area. I saw far more than I could have seen on a large group tour. And the information she provided greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the trip to Teotihuacan and other sites I visited later. I highly recommend her tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel lucky to have met you and I enjoyed a lot being with you because it is very pleasant to explain things with someone who is always curious and interested to learn about. I think, you are a great traveller and I wish you the best.
Carl KuklisUnited States
Monica's interpretation and knowledge of Mesoamerica made the tours of the Teotihuacan Pyramid complex much more than seeing the sights. We left with an understanding of the periods of the city (21 square kilometers) that once supported a peak population of 125,000 individuals how it thrived, grew and traded with a vast area of Mexico. This tour and presentation was a strong five star experience!
David JonesUnited States
Very knowledgeable, flexible and personable guide.would recommend for anyone Interested in history of teotohuacan.
The tour was the most perfect way to visit the Pyramids, with a very knowledgeable and easygoing tour guide, in a private car that saved us a lot of time and energy while visiting the huge site. We also included in the tour a visit to the Guadalupe Basilica and Monica was also very helpful with comments on this visit.
Monica is wonderful, my family had a great time with her, and my kids will remember her for a long time!! She is very knowledgeable and she is very passionate about her job. Monica did her best to meet our desires and she was always doing the extra effort in order for us to see something more than what planned. I am very happy about the tour we had with Monica and I recommend her to everybody. We had lot of time to visit Teotihuacan and I'm happy to have selected this tour instead of the half-day one
Melanie RatliffUnited States
Colin PriceUnited Kingdom
Very prompt, professional, clean fairly new safe car, excellent English, very knowledgeable on subject matter, excellent guide
Dan MarcusUnited States
We spend 3 wonderful days with Monica . We saw , learned and enjoyed . She is a very good guide .
Jeffrey YenUnited States
I was a little bit nervous when I booked the tour with Monica because she had such glowing reviews and I couldn't find anyone to say a bad thing about her; it seemed too good to be true but Monica is an excellent guide. She picked us up on time, got us in early, helped avoid the crowds by taking short cuts, and all the while providing great information. All of our questions with authority and Monica took great care of us. I highly recommend her as a guide and booked a second tour immediately after.
Great tour! Thank You, Monica!
Andrea CravenCamperdown, NSE, Australia
Monica was fantastic, her enthusiasm and knowledge made our day at the pyramids even more amazing and unique.
Nicholas PepperUnited States
Monica was lovely, knowledgable, flexible with her time and quite funny. Great recommendations, insightful answers to questions and fun to be around. Highly recommended.
Dan C.Boca Raton, FL, United States
We scheduled a layover tour to see Teotihuacan while in Mexico City for a planned 12 hr. layover at Mexico City airport. Monica was waiting for us at the curb in her red Ford Escape when we departed customs, so we maximized the value of our sight seeing time. Monica knows her way around and is very knowledgeable about the site and the history. She adjusted the flow to account for our interests and for the threat of rain. Monica is friendly, accommodating, and enjoys sharing her knowledge. Perfect.
Gary H StroyMexico
A fascinating and humbling experience. The Teotihuacan empire may be the best example on the planet of a civilization that reached a pinnacle then collapsed. Monica was a great guide and teacher.
Jean HibinoUnited States
Monica Y was our tour guide to Teotihuacan. There were 4 of us (mom, dad, adult daughter and daughter's friend). BEST TOUR AND TRIP WE'VE HAD IN MANY YEARS! Monica is helpful, friendly, professional, flexible, very knowledgeable, accommodating, awesome! I would recommend this trip to everyone. Monica was fluent in English and we so appreciated her willingness to give us all the time we needed to climb the pyramids and answer our many questions. YAY! THANKS MONICA!
Michel EveraertUnited Kingdom
A great day out looking at the pyramids. Monica was excellent. Both extremely well informed on the historical facts of Mexico and, way beyond just the tour we were on, as well as modern Mexico. She took our specific wishes onboard and made the whole day seamless and enjoyable. Extremely pleased!
Judith DuffyUnited States
Monica made the day very special for us. She was able to show us so much and provide excellent detailed information at each location. When we come back to Mexico City, we would use her again. Thank you for all the attention to detail!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure being with you. That's why I enjoy my job because I have the opportunity to meet very nice people like you two.
Our family of 5 aged from 57 to 16 all enjoyed Monica as a guide and highly recommend her
Astrid KruminsUnited Kingdom
Thank you Monica! We had an excellent day with you. Your knowledge of Mexican history helped bring the site alive and we really appreciated you going the extra mile for us in making our day fabulous. We had great fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It has been a delight being with you. Best wishes!
Monica is a pearl for all mexico city visit!
We had a fabulous day with Monica. She was really knowledgable about the site and it's history and offered us heaps of other travel tips for Mexico City. Thoroughly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a privilege to have met you! Good luck!
We completely enjoyed our day at the pyramids. Monica took us to many areas of the site that I am sure we would have missed if we had tried to visit on our own - like the superimposed buildings and the dwellings. Her explanations were thorough and interesting and she patiently answered all of our numerous questions - even if they were off the topic of the pyramids. This was the first time that we ever experimented with a private guide and we would definitely repeat the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very pleased to learn that you enjoyed and liked so much the tour. I enjoyed a lot of your company and your interest too!
Monica was a fabulous guide, both very informed and obviously passionate about the cultural history of her country and its quality. She brought the work to life, was attentive and provided us with a diverse insight not only into the fabulous pyramid complex but also the terrific palace paintings. Make sure you don't miss the palace wall paintings they are great and see them before the pyramids
Joan KeutzerLittleton, MA, United States
We spent four wonderful days with Monica last year. She was amazing.
Peter BerkeryUnited States
Monica was a great guide ... knowledgeable, accommodating, interesting. We recommend her highly!
Drew ScottUnited States
An amazing day - Thanks!
John CossaUnited Kingdom
The pyramids are awesome and seeing our great interest for ancient history Monica spared no trouble to show us the surrounding buildings and beautiful paintings. We never felt rushed and learned a lot about pre-hispanic times. The view is magnificent from the Sun and Moon pyramids but for those who don't feel like climbing there is plenty to admire at ground level. Thanks again Monica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to have met you and showed you the magnificent place of Teotihuacan. I enjoyed very much the tour with you!
John LushetskyUnited States
Our second tour with Monica was as good as the first. The only thing to add is that she has just a tremendous knowledge of Mexican art and culture which is the direct result of her academic studies. I think this clearly puts her beyond other tour guides that may have just studied a few guides. Also, she has tremendous energy. If the tour says 8 hours, then you should be prepared to do the full time. Monica certainly will and she'll make it all interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very flattered and feel very pleased because you enjoyed both tours and learned interesting things. Besides this, we got energy and charge ourselves for a full time tour. The most amazing was your daughter Alexa who was as the Energizer Bunny and very interested about Mexican culture!