Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Ensenada-Mexico by Tour Guide Marianita H. (Guide #10358)


Michael Barker

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and nature., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

Mariana was great, she was waiting for us at the pier in her clean, comfortable suv. She is a wealth of knowledge about all things Ensenada. We visited all over the city and area, she took us to a terrific local restaurant for a delicious lunch, and went out of the way to help me find the one souvenir that i wanted, and made sure that we got back to the ship in plenty of time during rush hour. i would highly recommend hiring her for a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words in this review. Your words come like a beacon of hope during these times of isolation. I wish you happiness and health to you and your loved ones. Cheers!

Stephanie Chi

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 9/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your Review and your booking. I look forward to having You again as my guests in Ensenada. Cheers!!

David Mack

United States
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Tour: #106690, Ensenada city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

We're not going to break Mariana's run of excellent reviews--she was wonderful! Very warm person, extremely knowledgeable about her native city, and with family on both sides of the border, perfect English. We toured on New Year's day, so the city was a little sleepy, but Mariana rolled with it and showed us a great time. Would definitely recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your new year day and your kind words. I hope you visit again. Best regards, Marianita

Karen Shafer

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

I can't say enough about how wonderful Mariana was as a guide through the Valle de Guadalupe region! There were 4 of us and she made the first trip to Mexico for the 80-year-olds in our group a very special one. We stopped at 3 wineries (Tres Valles was our favorite) plus an excellent food truck serving tortas in a gorgeous setting. It was a wonderful day out and we can't wait to go back to Ensenada to explore more of the region with Mariana.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your awesome review. I had a wonderful time with you and your party and would so much more enjoy to be your guide again for any other new experience or wine country. Best regards, Mariana

Richard N.

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 9/19

Mariana knowledge of the area, people and wines made our day of wine tasting an unforgettable experience. Everyone in my group was highly impressed with our tour and the highly professional services provided by Mariana. She deserves a 10 Star rating.

Wendy Harding

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and nature., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 1/19

This was absolutely the MOST amazing time! Mariana was GREAT!!!!! We learned so much history, saw amazing places and truly felt welcomed into Mariana's home. Not only did she help us "see" her world, she helped us understand the culture, the whys and how's things came to be. She took care for our safety. All of our questions were answered. We had a blast! We will be doing this again for sure to learn more from Mariana. This is an ABSOLUTE must do!

Kari M.

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and nature., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

Highly recommend Mariana for tours in the Ensenada region. Very personable and knowledgeable. My husband and I enjoyed our visits to the Bufadora and areas of the city. We came home with many restaurant and other recommendations for future trips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind Words. I'm happy that you enjoyed Ensenada and that you now have future references to keep visiting My beautiful city. Cheers!!

Elizabeth Linaman

United States
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Tour: #118535, Las Canadas Water Park and Campground Adventures Private Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Marianita was amazing!!! Our group of 7 was given the royal treatment and received more than we expected. History of Ensenada, the zip line adventure, tour of historic casino, best place for margaritas and she was willing to take us to other places but we opted to enjoy margaritas in a relaxed atmosphere. The van and driver Alejandro were also wonderful. I highly recommend enlisting Marianita for your tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Holaaaaa, Thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed the birthday celebration so much!! Visit us again in beautiful Ensenada. xoxo

Michael Patchen

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and nature., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Mariana and Alejandro were great and we couldn't really ask for more. Can't beat a tour around Ensenada with someone so familiar with the area, culture and history who is very articulate and possesses a great breadth and depth of knowledge. Mariana introduced us to a great seafood place for lunch (after we expressed our desire to have the same) and showed us the City at our own pace and offering areas to visit based on our interests and available time. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Michael, Thank you so much for your review. Your family was lovely to tour with. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards from Ensenada

Peter Sanchez

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Outstanding tour. Communication was excellent from start to finish. The history and background of the area was very entertaining. The knowledge of wine and wineries made the day a delight. Thank you for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome. And Thank you for such a pleasant party to tour with.

Devin Christensen

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Mariana took husband and a large family group on a great tour during my husband's graduation celebration cruise. She personalized the tour to our liking, provided lots of great knowledge, and was all-around great. Thanks Mariana!

Marie Fawcett

United States
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Tour: #106690, Ensenada city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

We had been on a cruise and didn't want to take the usual shore excursions. We contacted Marianna about a 4 hour city tour for a party of 8. Many people on the cruise wouldn't go into Ensenada. They really missed out on seeing this great community! Marianna met us at the dock and off we went! Fantastic! We even stopped for some fish tacos! We all thought Marianna and driver did an excellent job highlighting their city! Don't miss out on a great adventure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aawww Thank you so much!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the day. I hope to see you soon. Warmest regards, Mariana

Beth Haworth

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and nature., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 19/19

Excellent tour for our large group of 16 and very helpful when we had a chance of plans during our tour. Glad to have been on a private tour and not one with 100's of other people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to take care of you and your family. I'm happy you had a good time. Xoxo

Nicholas Brettner

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

We had a fantastic experience with Marina back in February! Mariana was easy to communicate with, thoughtful, kind, knowledgeable, and fun. We went to beautiful wineries in Valle de Guadalupe and stopped at a delicious authentic Mexican taco spot. Mariana created a custom itinerary for us based on the group's preferences and was flexible, checking in frequently and making decisions based on how the group was feeling. We are so thankful to Mariana for making the day so special and going above and beyond!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank youuu for the amazing reviews. I will be here ready to offer another great experience. Cheers!!

Valerie Calhoun

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're so welcome. I have been using my "but first wine" tumbler. Went to some hot springs yesterday and had my vino. Your party was a huge pleasure to be a part of and hope to see you again soon.

Dale Meyer

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Highly recommend Marianna Hammann as your guide when visiting Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe. Marianna made some great suggestions which allowed us to cover wine, olive oil and cheese tasting. She also took us to a storefront for the best tamales on the planet. We had a group of seven people with varied interests and Mariana was able to respond to questions on a wide range of subjects. We all agreed this was the best way for first time visitors to receive an orientation to this beautiful part of Mexico.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to you and your party, Dale. I was so happy that you were my last tour of 2018!! I hope to hear your thoughts on Corona del Valle restaurant. Enjoy your New Year!

Nathaniel Salari

United States
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Tour: #118534, Baja Californian Adventure, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 9/18

Unbelievable start to finish

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Nathaniel!! Thank you for your review. It was a very fun tour with you and your party. Everyone was very muddy haha and that was also part of the fun. Hope to see you again in Ensenada for more adventures!

Olivia Hipes

United States
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Tour: #106690, Ensenada city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 25/18

Portland, Oregon adult family had a great little trip - Carnival Cruise, Queen Mary, Ensenada & Redondo Beach. From start to finish, Mariana made our tour special customizing it to fit everything from our dream list. At the end of family trips we always share our favorite parts. It was unanimous that we loved our day with Mariana and Alex above all else! Seeing them with locals and her love for Ensenada's rich history was contageous. Gracias bella Mariana! You've given us priceless memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had such a wonderful time with you and your family. Oregon will need to be a visit we will plan someday. Thank you so much for touring Ensenada with us.

Michael Hughes

United States
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Tour: #106690, Ensenada city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

Mariana is an excellent guide for Ensenada. She knows her city and it's history. Everywhere we went she shared stories about the buildings as we drove past or stopped to get a better look. She seemed to know everyone we meet as we went about the city. Her English is excellent and we had no communication problems. We highly recommend Mariana.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I enjoyed you guys very much. You are my uncle's doppleganger (is that how it's spelled? Haha) Please, visit me someday. Hopefully you stay at Quintas Papagayo! Cheers.

Shaun Temple

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country Tour, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

My family went on a tour of wine country with Mariana and had an amazing time. She came up with a tour that fit exactly what we are looking for. Mariana is friendly and very knowledgeable of the Ensenada area. We learned so much and overall had a very enjoyable day. After this experience, we all want to come back to Ensenada soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Shaun!! I enjoyed your family very much. And I'm so happy our excursion inspired your party to come back for more Baja adventures. Visit us soon!

Luke Thomas

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and City Sights., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

We had such a great time. This was our first Tours by Locals experience and it couldn't have been better. Mariana was a great tour guide she greeted us with a beautiful sign that was hand painted by her friend, she was very friendly and informative. Our 9 yr old son had a great with her talking in Spanish quizzing him on his Spanish skills. She took us to taco place for lunch and the tacos were some of the best we have ever ate. We would definitely recommend is. Sure beats a crowded tour bus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome!! I´m so happy you and your party enjoyed this so much. Wiley has great spanish, big high five to this teacher! Thank you so much for your time by writing this. Hope to see you again .

Lea Cauley

United States
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Tour: #118535, Las Cañadas zip line private excursion., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Mariana was the best tour guide I have ever had. She was very outgoing and knowledgeable about her area. She went out of her way to take us places we asked about after our initial excursion was over and to make it an authentic visit with food and locations. The bus was nice and it was reasonable priced for what we received. The Las Canadas zip line tour was amazing, but be aware you need to be in decent shape because the suspending bridges are not easy and that is how you get to each zip line

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy you enjoyed the excursion with me and Alex. Your party and family were wonderful and I wish to see you again in Ensenada. Xoxo

Kevin McNamara

United States
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Tour: #106690, Ensenada city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Great job by Mariana, very knowledgeable and friendly. She only showed us what we wanted to see. Highly recommend Mariana.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I'm happy you enjoyed it.

Ebenezer Garcia

United States
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Tour: #106690, Ensenada city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Mariana was an amazing guide! Well-informed, friendly, and patient. She treated our daughter, who was celebrating her birthday, to a delicious, fresh cake, and Mariana showed us amazing parts of the city based on our interests (we avoided the touristy areas). We left knowing more about Ensenada's rich history thanks to Mariana. We look forward to having her as a guide again when we return in the near future! Thank you Mariana for your great service! Our daughter hasn't stopped talking about you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awww what a cutie!! She was so easy and fun to work with and I loved your family and the fact that you were interested in my community and culture. I´ll make sure to look for the prints you liked. Guadalupe Gaos has been a local favorite of mine for many years. Saludos

Heather Sievers

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and City Sights., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 5/18

We had an absolutely perfect day with Mariana in Ensenada, Mexico. Pick up/drop off from our cruise terminal was easy. La Bufadora was beautiful & we had so much fun shopping & snacking our way through the flea market. The best part though, was seeing how much Mariana was loved by all of the local vendors & other tour guides we passed by. I can't speak enough about how knowledgeable she was & how much we learned on this fun excursion. One day with her was not enough, so I guess we'll have to go back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for that wonderful day and your kind words. I love sharing my food, culture and introducing you to the local community. We have known each other forever. I hope to see you soon..or maybe I´ll have to go to Disneyland hahaha xoxo

Frank Benzheim

Germany
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Tour: La Bufadora and the famous Hussong's Cantina, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Date: Sep 6/17

I can very highly recommend MARIANNA, her kindness, nice and helpful attitude and also her professional work was outstanding! Fernando was also a safe Driver! We learned so much about Ensenada & Mexico! Thank you so much for a great day. We give our highest endousement to ToursbyLocals.

Craig Peacock

United States
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Tour: #118534, La Bufadora and Zip line adventure., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

She was there at the designated time & place with a sign so was easy to find. The tour went off with out a hitch it was really nice having a private tour so we could go at our own pace and make adjustments on the fly. She showed us part of the town we had never been to and helped guide us on the best places to go. The taco place she took us to was amazing! When I visit again I will use her for sure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again.

Chris Moore

United States
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Tour: #106669, Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 20/17

Mariana did a awesome job!she exceeded all expectations and made for a wonderful group event!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much for choosing me as your guide. Your group was fabulous and so easy to hang out with. Please come again.

Shari Ward

United States
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Tour: #118535, Las Canadas Water Park and Campground Adventures., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 7/17

They were amazing!!! Truly went above and beyond!! We had 26 people ranging in age from 3-78. We had a wheelchair and an electric scooter. They were amazing anf helped load and unload it at every stop. So friendly, and informative. Super patient with little kids questions. Great suggestions for local spots to eat and hot the beach!!! Truly amazing!! Thanks again!!! Zip linnig was fun too :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such an amazing review and trusting us from the moment we met. Every tour teaches something new and your family was delightful. You ate our food!! That is so gratifying to us. Gracias. xoxo

Lisa. Ann Hilario

United States
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Tour: Ensenada Adventure and city tour., Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Date: Jan 3/17

Mariana and her driver Alejandro gave my family (mom, dad, 17 year old daughter and 16 year old son) a spectacular tour of Ensenada. I can't say enough about how thorough and knowledgeable she is about Ensenada, and her English is perfect! Truly an amazing experience. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I cannot thank YOU enough for having booked with me and trusted me with your family and vacation...and tummies for that matter. The fact that you allowed Alejandro and I show you around what we hold most precious which is our home. Gracias. xoxo


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