Olivia HipesUnited States
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 HughesUnited States
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 TempleUnited States
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 ThomasUnited States
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 CauleyUnited States
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 McNamaraUnited States
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 GarciaUnited States
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 SieversUnited States
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
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 PeacockUnited States
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 MooreUnited States
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 WardUnited States
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 HilarioUnited States
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
Mariana and our driver, Carlos, were great. We enjoyed our wine experience and the expertise and warmth of both. Highly recommend. I have a disability and it was handled with great sensitivity and made the trip so much easier. 5 out of 5!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, thank you so much. Hope to see you soon. Happy holidays!
Cindi GodinoUnited States
Mariana is amazing. We are 5 active mid aged women..she customized our day in Ensenada to perfection. From zip lining to local seafood restaurant, art shopping...she has a wealth of information which she offers generously. Having an American father and a Mexican mother gives her a unique perspective to offer. On top of all that, she is adorable and obviously well respected and loved in this community. You cannot go wrong spending your day with Mariana!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a blast doing the Zip-line with you and the ladies. And to share my food with you was a treat. Thank you so much for your day with me.
John MedagliaUnited States
mariana was a great tour guide. she was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and she altered the tour so we could see the sights we wanted. we had a family of 11 adults and children and everyone had the trip of their life thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to have you guys on tour with us. We were delighted to be with such nice and adventurous visitors. Please come again and see us. xoxo to everyone
Tiffany ClendenenUnited States
Mariana, was just amazing. I've been to Mexico a lot and this was by far my best trip and that was because of her. My cousin and I were in Ensenada by ourselves and I wanted to feel safe and still get to show my cousin more of Mexico than Papas&beer. Mariana more than delivered. We want to go back just to do another tour with her. She was professional, well informed and so sweet. I highly recommend doing a tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for joining me here in Ensenada. I'm so happy you got to see more than Papas and Beer. I hope to see you again soon. xoxo
Susan BorumUnited States
This tour is special because of the guides, Mariana and driver Alejandro. Professional, knowledgeable of the area, wineries, and most helpful during wine tastings/purchases with any questions we had. Very kind and patient with our group celebrating a family birthday; never felt rushed, but always secure and in good hands. We truly enjoyed this tour.This duo is the best guide pair ever experienced after numerous tours taken around the world. Don't miss out on this beautiful experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a very enjoyable tour. You and your family are beautiful people. Thank you for choosing us as your guide. We hope to see you again soon in Ensenada. XOXO
Michael HoyerRoseville, CA, United States
We were so lucky to have the pleasure to spend the day with Mariana and Alejandro while they shared their knowledge about their beautiful city of Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe. The two of them made our day in Ensenada so special that no one in our group wanted to go back to the ship. They are extremely personable and knowledgeable on their city and surrounding areas. We cannot wait to return back to Ensenada to see more of Mariana and Alejandro's city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alejandro and I send you all of you our warmest regards, our new friends. We hope to see you again in Ensenada or any place of the world. Thank you for making us part of your birthday Saludos, Mariana
Brian WahlUnited States
We love Mariana and Alejandro! Mariana is a fantastic tour guide! While we were in Ensenada, she took us, including my 86 yr old father, to Las Canadas Water Park for the zip lines and hanging bridges; Estero Beach for jet boarding, swimming, and a tour of the museum; a local restaurant for a delicious lunch that included buffalo tongue tacos; a wonderful Mexican ice cream shop; and then back to downtown Ensenada for a little shopping! Our day with Mariana and Alejandro was the highlight of our cruise!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fantastic day and a fun tour. Please send our warmest regards to Papa Lou! We missed out in taking a picture with him. Next time!
Vivian KhemUnited States
Totally recommed Tour by Locals. Mariana was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable of Ensenada. She explained a lot of things and she had a great sense of humor. She made sure we had a good time. I would use them again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything. Please, come again.
Boy oh boy! Are you guys lucky to have Mariana and her driver Alejandro! They were perfection! Super enthusiastic, very knowledgeable , went out of their way to make us happy, secure and comfortable, kept us educated and made sure we went to the best of the best in the Valle de Guadalupe. We had a blast because of her. She is a gem and a sweet, kind woman. Everywhere we went, they sing her praises. Thanks!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I will look forward to seeing you again for sure. Thank you. One love.
Rachel ZlotnikUnited States
Mariana was amazing! I felt like she was one of my friends that I hadn't seen in a long time! She was very knowledgeable about all of the places we went and we loved her suggestions of wineries. I am definitely going to recommend her to anyone going to Ensenada!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed your bachelorette party so much!! You were a fantastic group and I'm so happy you liked everywhere I took you to. Hope to See you again someday. Good luck Down the aisle. Warmest regards! xoxo
Kristen MettaUnited States
Extremely personable, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! Conqured a lot in our day and enjoyed just hanging out with Marianna and Alejandro... they even dropped half of our group off at the ship and came back for us 3 hours later to ensure we got back to our ship! Tour guide and friends!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed your party so much! I wish you the best and I hope you have an amazing wedding! Warmest regards from Ensenada.
Kathryn HamiltonUnited States
We had a party of four two adults and two children we were interested in doing a lot of things but not a lot of one activity. Mariana had created a tour and plan for our interest and we all had a great time. She went over and beyond to make sure we had everything (beach toys, umbrella, chairs, ice chest & so on) for our day with her. She made the boys feel special with the attention she gave all of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much!! I loved being with you and your family. It was a great day. Hope to See you coming back someday. Abrazos xoxo
Catherine SmithUnited States
Mariana was so wonderful and personable! She was so interesting and informative and entertaining as well as knowledgeable about Ensenada and not just the facts but the culture and the people. I would highly recommend a tour with her. She loves her country and thoroughly enjoys being a wonderful tour guide. Thanks again for being such a wonderful person! Loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias! I hope you had a great cruise and a great horse riding tour. Big hugs to you three! XOXO
Judy BarlowUnited States
Mariana was absolutely adorable! We had a party of 12 (6 adults/6 children) and she handled everything well! We booked the tour for all day off of Carnival's Inspiration Cruise Ship. She and the driver Alexandro met us and made our day magical. We went to Las Canadas FUN! and La Bufadora. She helped us with lunch and shopping. Overall...Excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Holaaaa, Judy Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure! Saludos
Denee JordanUnited States
Mariana and driver Alejandro were like a dream come true! They took our entire family off the beaten path to visit the Ensenada Cava de Marcelo. We saw the amazing cheese production process from beginning to end in a breathtakingly beautiful old ranch setting. We were served great wine and amazing cheese in a lovely underground cellar, followed by an unbelievable lunch afterwards. Mariana was down to earth and knew tons of the Ensenada history. We felt like both Alejandro and she were part of our family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola! �� We loved the trip ourselves. Your family is amazing and kind. We hope to See you again soon. Warmest regards to everyone. Happy Holidays! ��
Jeanna RossUnited States
This tour was the best! Mariana and our driver, Alex, were fabulous! They were right there to pick us up, great vehicle, and our trip to Las Canadas was loads of fun -- we thoroughly enjoyed the ziplines and bridges. Mariana then took us to La Bufadora and introduced us to some great local shopping as well as super good tacos. We would do this again in a heartbeat and highly recommend! They took such good care of us and we avoided all of the craziness of cruise ship shore excursions!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure and I had a great time as well. I'm so happy that you enjoyed Ensenada and hope to See you again. Saludos! ��
Gwen AitkenUnited States
My expectations for an Ensenada tour were minimal but as soon as we saw the smile and cordial welcome we received from Mariana, we knew we had chosen the right guide. She was knowledgeable, excited, enthusiastic, and aimed to please. She loves her job, her country, and the tourists she comes in contact with. My group couldn't have been more pleased with all the information she provided and her ability to convince us that we should return very soon. She's a keeper!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so grateful for your kind words! I really do love Enseanda and I'm happy I was able to transmit that sentiment to you and the ladies. You were so much fun! Come back someday, maybe we can go wine countrying...hahaha...
Debra RyanUnited States
Mairiana was amazing!! she shared her love for Ensenada and history and showed us a great time on the zip line and wine tasting and shared all her favorite eating and shopping places. we had the time of our life with her! she took great care of us and made us feel like we were family!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Everything played out so well on our visit. I hope to see you again someday and take you to other beautiful places here in my region. Saludos xoxo
David WatersUnited States
The tour of Ensenada was great! Mariana was fabulous and I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of booking a tour. It was great to be able to plan out the whole day and do exactly the things we wanted to do. The only draw back was we didn't have enough time to do everything. I guess that means we will just have to go back. I would highly recommend Mariana to anyone thinking of booking a tour of Ensenada. You will be very happy to did it this way instead of being in a large group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Waters family, It was an amazing day for us to show you around Ensenada and allowing us to take you everywhere around here. We look forward to seeing you again in the beautiful Cinderella of the Pacific.
Steven ImdiekeUnited States
You won't find a better tour guide than Mariana. She is everything she says in her bio and more. Our group of 7 ENJOYED every minute of the tour. The cheese shop, lovely intimate wineries, a bite to eat where the locals go and a last minute stop (at our request, thanks for squeezing it in) for a cerveza before re boarding the cruise ship. Mariana and Alex (Alejandro) MADE OUR DAY!! We will definitely use her services again. Thanks to both of you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Steve!! It was my pleasure showing you around our beautiful Valle de Guadalupe! Your party was so much fun and we appreciated you booking with me! Mil gracias!!
Maggie CollettiUnited States
Marianna and Alejandro were AMAZING! It was a beautful day with great friends and we got to see things we didn't know existed. Our favorite Winery was Lechuza, and our favorite lunch spot was a taco place where the locals go to eat! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was our pleasure to have you and your friends in Ensenada's beautiful wine country. I always hope that my visitors leave with a great impression of our amazing area. Come again soon!! Your friend, Mariana
Mariana Was the best!! She had 10 ladies we had a blast for my Best friend's 40th Birthday. Mariana had a lot of knowledge about the city&town and customized our tour. She also know the best place to eat that very important to 10 ladies lol. She took us to Papas and Beer. P.s we had the best driver as well. Thank you so much. We are so happy we found this web site and we where able to book with Mariana. 5***** 07/31/2015 Wolf pack Shell C
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My lovely ladies!! So happy you enjoyed your time in Ensenada. Hope to see you back someday. xoxo
Allegra HeyligersUnited States
Mariana was great! We had such a wonderful time!! I would recommend her tour over and over again. Thank you Mariana for making our trip so special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My Pleasure! Come back soon girls! xoxo
Tiffani LichtenfeldUnited States
Mariana picked us up right on time and from the words 'hello' she was a complete joy. Super friendly and very knowledgeable. We wanted to go see alittle of Ensenada's wine country and didnt have a lot of time bc we were on a cruise so only had a few hrs. She seemed to know about every winery we went to. We requested to go to smaller more boutique wineries and she gave us some history about the winery and the person making the wine. We loved her and would HIGHLY recommend her! She made our trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for visiting Ensenada and taking an interest in my guiding service. I had an awesome time with and your family, loved the all mother and daughters trip :D Come back soon! xoxo
Carol MonsosUnited States
Our family had the best time with Mariana and her driver Alex when we visited Ensenada on Valentine's Day 2015. Mariana personalized our tour and let us spend as much time as we liked at each stop. I cannot recommend Mariana highly enough. We would schedule another tour with her if we visit Ensenada again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol! Your family was as delight to have and take around Ensenada. I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations. Warm regards! xoxo
Gina PogolUnited States
Mariana is a charming person and knows her stuff. That tour was our best day in Ensenada. We learned quite a bit about the city and what it's like to live there, which was our goal because we're considering a move to Baja. We tasted some fantastic tequila, learned a little about local wine and ate amazing seafood. The beach was beautiful, too. We plan to be back and we'll ask for her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gina! It was my pleasure to introduce you to Ensenada, my beautiful home in Baja. I hope you made it well back home and hope to see you soon. xoxo
Ming TomUnited States
The tour Mariana provided us was the highlight of our trip while in port. She is super friendly, knowledgeable about Ensenada, and extremely fun to be around. She was so engaging while we were in the bus to go to the park, and basically treated us like we were her friends. There were two members of our group that have always traveled on their own and just figured it out. They told me after this tour with Mariana, they plan to use a private guide from now on. We highly recommend her to be your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was so happy to take you guys out. It was very fun and I'm glad I had the opportunity to show your party what Ensenada was all about. Saludos!!
Mariana was a very attentive and knowledgeable guide. After a couple of wineries she figured out what we liked and then steered the rest of the day to places that she knew we would like. She was also excellent company and as she came from the local area she knew all its history, secrets and gossip! I would highly recommend Mariana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jo! It was a great experience for me as well. You and Harley were so into everything that I showed you. I hope you come to the Valley in the future many more times. Warmest regards and saludos!!
Eugene WorleyUnited States
Mariana was all that you could ask out of a local guide. She took us on walking tour that covered Ensenada. We were very impressed to see that everyone knew her and obviously liked her. We even had a good lunch with her and were very happy with our meal. We learned a lot about life in Ensenada from the view of a local person who lived the life -- not a PR person! Very enjoyable and would like to go back some time. We wish Mariana all the best. She has a lot to offer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Eugene. It was my pleasure to show you around. I hope our paths cross again someday to show you other sides of my city. Warm regards. Saludos.
Anthony FehrenbachUnited States
Mariana was excellent, we stopped wherever we wanted, we ate great Mexican Food and went swimming in ocean. We had time to shop and just took our time enjoying Ensenada. I would highly recommend Mariana she is very knowledgeable and so friendly our group just loved her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tony. I had a great time and even swam with you and your friends. It was a beautiful day. Come back soon! xoxo
Juli SchererUnited States
Marianna is a knowledgeable guide and a warm, wonderful person. I was so lucky to find her. She tailored my tour precisely to my needs. My Ensenada experience will be richer by far because of Marianna's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :D My pleasure Juli!! Hope to see you again soon!
Kimberly WardUnited States
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Ensenada thanks to our tour guide Mariana. Mariana treated us like old friends and took the time to share some of the history and culture of Ensenada. She made our trip fun and exciting!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you visit soon and show you new and exciting places. You and your family were a treat to tour with. Abrazos xoxo
Dawn KawamotoUnited States
Mariana was EXCELLENT! She took us to all the places we requested and more! We wanted a sense of how the locals lived, not just the tourist sites. She took us into neighborhoods from the wealthy to the low income; the beautiful beaches that locals go to and provided some local history; a super vantage point where we could see miles and miles of Ensenada; and the top rated marine/ocean institute since my 15 year old daughter is considering a career in marine biology. Signed, pleased customer :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day, the weather could not have been better in Ensenada for it! Thank you so much and I hope you come back soon. Saludos, xoxo.
Peter WeissUnited States
Mariana was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area and trip to Las Canadas. She also took us to a local cafe for authentic food. It was a great trip and even better day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful time with you and your family! Eating at Los Chavalos tacos is a winner right there!! I am so happy I was able to meet your expectations!! Come back soon!! xoxo
Jeff HerzogUnited States
Mariana was AMAZING The decision to do our tour excursion this way was absolutely the best! Not only were the prices of the excursions a fraction of those available on the ship, Mariana gave us a rich and detailed history of everything Ensenada in between activities and we all had the best day of the trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with your family as well, Jeff!! Your mother is an example to live by!! My record canopy user, 67 yr old woman and amazing!! Come back again soon! xoxo
Alan DavisIdaho Falls, ID, United States
Marianna was a wonderful guide to the wine country. She knew the vintners personally which made the trip very comfort"able and enjoyable. Marianna was very knowledgable about wine tastings and taught us a lot. I recommend Marianna for anyone considering a tour of the Valle de Guadalupe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thank you so much, it was so much fun having you and Jennifer meet us here in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe. I was very pleased that you enjoyed our wine, food and company. Come back soon!!
Mark PearcyUnited States
If you are looking for a private, no hassle wine tour this is your girl! She and her driver, Alejandro, were fantastic! She is very professional, knowledgeable, and so much fun. They picked us up at our vacation rental near La Fonda and we spent an amazing day visiting wineries that rival Napa in both appearance and taste. (Wine and food!) I am a travel agent and I will use her again for personal trips and for my clients. A tour not to be missed on your trip to Baja Norte.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy you liked Guadalupe Valley so much and it was my pleasure to have helped with that! On behalf of everyone in Ensenada, Thank you for visiting us! Come back soon! xoxo