Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Mexico-City-Mexico by Tour Guide Carlos S. (Guide #1852)


Daniela Beattie

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Carlos was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and he answered any questions we had for him with enthusiasm. This tour was perfect for me and boyfriend who won't be visiting long so avoiding a big touristy trap tour was worth every penny. The pyramids are breathtaking but we enjoyed them so much more because Carlos was with us giving us information on their extensive history and it made us appreciate them way more because of it. I would not hesitate booking another tour with him.

Joshua Broussard

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Exceptionally intelligent tour guide with vast historical knowledge of Mexico. Carlos was awesome and accommodating! I had a really short notice booking (less than 12 hours advance notice) and he made it happen! Couldn't have asked for a better guide.

Vladimir Buldyrev

United States
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Tour: #24321, Malinalco private tour, aztec ruins carved on the live rock., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Carlos's knowledge about pre-hispanic civilizations was superb and he provided many insights on our tour. His driving was safe, and he managed to beat the traffic on the way back to Mexico City. He also gave us advice about what to do during an earthquake, which our airbnb hosts neglected to tell us! I highly recommend this tour, b/c Malinalco is truly an off-the-beaten path Pueblo Magico.

Inga Haveric

United States
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Carlos was an excellent guide. He was punctual, his English was very good and his knowledge of history of the place, and Mexico in general, very extensive. We took a 4 hour walking tour of Centro Historico with him and he showed us all the major sites, gave us fun facts and made a tour interesting and informative. My husband is history buff and Carlos was able to answer all his questions and clarify some of the background information. We would highly recommend him!

Lorna Sargeant

Australia
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Carlos was prompt, very comfortable car, very knowledgeable about Teotihuacan & the history & culture of Mexico City. We also enjoyed an excellent lunch of local cuisine as suggested by him. We would to return & explore more of this wonderful city

Mary Beth Lee

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Carlos was a wonderful, well-informed tour guide. Our family of three (including a teenager) enjoyed our tour with him, as well as our round trip drive from Mexico City. He told us a lot, answered every question, and moved everything at a gentle pace. Highly recommend.

Ida Abbott

United States
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Tour: #34543, Tula and Teotihuacan with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

Ida Abbott

United States
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

Denise Arsht

United States
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Carlos. He was interesting, informative and was willing to alter the tour when he discovered we might like to see something that came up in casual conversation. We appreciate when a guide is willing to go "off course" so to speak to accommodate the customer. Thank you Carlos!

Jessica Hernandez

United States
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 8/19

Carlos was knowledable, patient and caring with our group of 6. Our first day in Mexico he took us to basilica, Zolaco, museums and markets around the area as well xochi to do the canoe rides. He waited for us to grab food and buy a couple of things as well he dealt with a lot of traffic for us. We appreciate his guidance and suggestions when it came to city.

Rhonda Kelsch

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 7/19

Carlos is a smart, funny and kind tour. I am so grateful to have spent the day with him. He is very knowledgeable about the local area, the sanctuary and the monarch butterfly. Easy communication as he speaks fluent English. As a woman traveling by myself I felt safe and well cared for, perfect day for me!

William Wasson

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan 8 hours tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 3/19

Carlos was an amazing guide. My wife and I learned so much on our tour. He is worth every penny and I would highly recommend him. In fact, we are looking at returning to Mexico City in the near future partly because we can go on another tour with Carlos.

Karen Wake

United Kingdom
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

Awesome tour with Carlos, saw much more and learnt much more than we would have indepently and such a nice guy to boot. Definitely recommend.

Victoria Kenyon

United States
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 1/19

Carlos was prompt in picking us up at our hotel at 7 am - then about an hour to Teotihuacan. We arrived before any big buses or groups were there. Carlos knows SO much about this place, it is amazing. We spent a full day here with a nice stop for lunch. There were 3 or 4 spots we visited where we were the ONLY visitors present - and most of those were full of brilliant murals. We walked a lot this day & it was hot - use good sunscreen & wear a good hat! Carlos was great, we would hire him again!

Brock Lascara

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 25/19

We just got back from an amazing day with Carlos! Carlos is very knowledgeable on a whole range of topics- art, history, archeology, politics. He significantly enhanced our experience walking around the historic city center in Mexico City and accommodated our last minute change of plans to visit the city center instead of the pyramids.

James Stone

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 24/19

We have worked with Carlos before as a tour guide in Mexico City. As always, he was flexible, professional and knowledgeable and pleasant. His English is excellent. I fully recommend him,

Isabel Briones

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

Carlos is PERFECTO! He was right on time, took us to get coffee and breakfast, and made sure we stayed ahead of the big tour buses. Since we had a "head start" we were able to take our time and learn so much! He was knowledgeable and an all around great guide.

Steve Klausner

United States
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Tour: Custom tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Feb 15/19

More than a tour guide, Carlos is a scholar and a sage. His knowledge and enthusiasm bring the culture, the practices and the people of pre-hispanic Mexico vividly to life. At the same time, his wide deep background in the art and history of more recent years of the Republic of Mexico made our overall experience a transformative delight.

Sydney Goldenberg

Canada
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

A great bonus for us was Carlos's splendid knowledge of Mexican history, which I discussed with him extensively as we drove through the city and he always provided detailed insights into each of the seminal, watershed events in that turbulent story. We enjoyed two fine lunches with him in excellent restaurants we would not have otherwise known to visit. Finally, special mention should be made of his wonderful, informative commentary during our visit to the Museum of anthropology.

Sydney Goldenberg

Canada
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 12/19

A great bonus for us was Carlos's splendid knowledge of Mexican history, which I discussed with him extensively as we drove through the city and he always provided detailed insights into each of the seminal, watershed events in that turbulent story. We enjoyed two fine lunches with him in excellent restaurants we would not have otherwise known to visit. Finally, special mention should be made of his wonderful, informative commentary during our visit to the Museum of anthropology.

James Wack

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan 8 hours with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 11/19

Carlos, on behalf of my family, Maureen and Maria, I would like to thank you for such an amazing tour of Teotihuacan. We had been planning this trip for over a year and we're so happy that you were there to lead us through this magical city. Always a considerate and relaxed pace, we never felt rushed. The stories, theories and perspectives were thought-provoking and profound. This was a fascinating adventure for my family. Thank you so much! ~ James (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gregory Foley

United States
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 7/19

Maureen Mason

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 5/19

Carlos is highly professional, an experienced tour guide and an excellent driver! He speaks excellent English and is willing to address any issues. The El Rosario Sanctuary is located about 4 hours outside Mexico City. So, Carlos had to drive 8 hours for this day trip. He did an excellent job! In addition to being a great guide, he is a kind individual who was constantly checking with me to insure that the altitude was not causing any difficulties. I strongly recommend Carlos to anyone visiting Mexico.

Maureen Mason

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 4/19

Carlos did an excellent job showing me these marvelous ruins. He is highly professional and a wealth of information. I would not hesitate calling on his services again in the future and recommending him to friends and family!

Ross Keating

Canada
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 2/19

With no planned agenda, Carlos took us to some very interesting places in the city including the University, old town, an ancient pyramid, canals/boats in Xochimilco, and the anthropology museum. All great choices... most of which we wouldn't have found on our own. Carlos is very patient and never rushed us. His car is clean and well maintained. Carlos is an exceptionally careful driver, and we always felt safe.

Ross Keating

Canada
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 1/19

Long day but rewarded with 3+ hours at the butterfly reserve. We viewed incredible numbers of monarch butterflys both huddled in the trees and, as the sun came out, millions of flying butterflys with unlimited photo opportunities. Carlos was a wonderful guide and exceptionally careful driver in a great/comfortable and clean Renault. Carlos had the timing right, didn't rush us at all, and was very knowledgeable about the butterflys. He pointed out points of interest along the way.

Janet Lichterman

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 24/19

Our group of four hired Carlos to take us to see the monarch butterflies. He was wonderful! He was punctual, a careful driver, patient, polite, and allowed us to explore the El Rosario Sanctuary at our own pace. After seeing the butterflies he took us to a delicious restaurant for lunch. We had good conversations in the car. It was a a long day, but thanks to Carlos it was most enjoyable.

Andrew Fograscher

United States
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 18/19

Carlos was an exceptional Local Guide. He provided an excellent insiders tour of Mexico City. Carlos is very knowledgeable and pointed out important things we would have overlooked on our own. Carlos showed up on time, spoke fluent English and adjusted the itinerary and pace of our tour to suit our needs. He even added a few unexpected extras.

Ellen Brinks

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 16/19

The forest sanctuary for the butterflies is lovely, and we saw millions of butterflies. Because it was somewhat cold and cloudy, though, the butterflies weren't active, so that was disappointing given the length of the drive to get there (3-1/2 to 4 hours and back). Carlos is a very friendly guy and he knows a lot, but he seemed a bit burned out on the tour. We often had to jump-start conversations and ask questions to get information. Ellen

Patricia T.

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan 8 hours with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 13/19

Maureen Campbell

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

We enjoyed an outstanding visit to Teotihuacan today with Carlos. He shared his amazing wealth of knowledge and insightful passion during our well-paced extensive tour. Carlos was very easy to talk with, patient, respectful and considerate. We are looking forward to enjoying another tour with Carlos soon and highly recommend him without reservation. You will be very happy you chose Carlos for your next tour adventure.

Ludwig Chang

United States
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Tour: Custom tour for Ludwig Chang, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Jan 11/19

Carlos was there waiting for us right on time for our trip. We had already visited the more popular sites on previous days, so our expectations were high. Carlos' knowledge of Pre-Colombian history and artifacts is thorough and he presented the facts and observations with scholarly clarity and objectivity. We had also requested trips to a few UNESCO WHS monasteries. He was happy to take us there and provided great insight. Our trip ran over time and Carlos remained patient and polite.

Michael Tyshkov

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 10/19

Michael Tyshkov

United States
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Tour: #12384, Private guided trip from Mexico City to Cholula and Puebla., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 9/19

Michael Mckinney

Canada
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 8/19

Jeffrey Barudin

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

We had a great time on this tour. The site itself was beautiful and fascinating. Carlos, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly, if not a little dry. We're very glad we made this a part of our visit to Mexico City - a definite recommend for everyone. Go there first thing in the morning to beat the crowds!

Robert Neuhaus

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Our tour was more than we ever could have hoped for. Carlos was prompt in picking us up, was very knowledgeable, and tailored the tour in a way that avoided crowds as much as possible and gave us ample time to understand what we were seeing. He showed us sites we wouldn't have known about and explained their meaning well. Highly recommended!

Annette Johnson

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

This was an outstanding tour. Carlos is an extremely knowledgeable and professional guide and generously shared with us information not only about Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and all the museums we visited, but also about the history of Mexico, Teotihuacan and the Aztecs as this related to them. An excellent experience!

Ron Hull

United States
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Tour: #34543, Tula and Teotihuacan with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

We came to Mexico for the archaeology and a local update on new information. Carlos did not disappoint. His wealth of knowledge was outstanding. As an ambassador of the culture he was genuinely proud and enthusiastic. The Tula and Teotihuacan tour is a must see for the most important sites for both civilizations. The tour was well paced and very walkable. Thanks Carlos!

Steven Green

United States
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Carlos was an outstanding guide. He communicated with us in advance of the tour, arrived a few minutes early to our hotel, he was a very safe and careful driver and his car was very comfortable. Very considerate and easy going. The combination tour was just right for us. He was extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely engage him again on another trip to Mexico City.

Robert Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 8/18

Carlos was truly and completely fluent in English. It was like taking a tour of a new place with an old friend. We would definitely use him again and would refer our friends. His driving was also exceptional in a city that is difficult for driving.

Kevin Jancowski

Canada
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 2/18

Carlos is a knowledgeable and helpful guide. We enjoyed the tour and I would recommend his services.

Clare Hooper

Australia
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 1/18

This will be a strange review as we didn't actually go due to inauguration of new president and downtown being almost shut down. However Carlos took us to Puebla and Chulala which was amazing. Highly recommend Carlos as a knowledgeable and likeable guide.

Clare Hooper

Australia
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 30/18

Carlos is an excellent guide. He is so knowledgeable and so obviously loves his country and its history. His driving is calm and safe in this car filled city. Highly recommended.

Dawn Cantwell

United States
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Tour: #34543, Tula and Teotihuacan with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Outstanding! Carlos' knowledge of this history is comprehensive. He avoided historical narrative. Instead, and as good scholars must, he explained the various historical theories, embraced their limitations, and showed us how theories have changed through time integrating new evidence once uncovered. Always gracious and infinitely patient, Carlos was the commensurate host and guide. We have taken scholarly tours in many places on many topics and say without hesitation Carlos is special among his peers.

Thomas Gusdorff

United States
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Tour: #12384, Private guided trip from Mexico City to Cholula and Puebla., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 14/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Robert Ballagh

Ireland
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Tour: Custom tour for Mr Ballagh, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Nov 8/18

Excellent knowledge and friendly service.

Timothy Maddock

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Carlos is probably the best tour guide I've ever had in my many travels. His knowledge of history, the area, even sights we encountered en route to the pyramids and in CDMX, really illuminated the experience. Such a warm and friendly guy! The ease of conversation made the day fly by and he has the inside scoop that helped us by-pass long lines and see some things other tourists may have missed. I definitely recommend Carlos!

Katherine Olson

United States
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Tour: Day of the dead in CDMX, Mixquic, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Nov 2/18

We were fortunate to have Carlos as a guide for two tours. The Day of the Dead tour - we absolutely never would have made it to Mixquic on our own. He knew the back way to get into town, avoiding a lot of the traffic. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we were so glad to have him as our guide. Absolutely fantastic!!

Katherine Olson

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

Carlos was a fantastic tour guide! He was extremely knowledgable, friendly, prompt, and professional. We learned so much more that if we would have attempted this tour unguided. I highly recommend his services!

Moshe Mashiach

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

My husband, son, and I booked the Teotihuacan tour with Carlos San Roman. We were looking for a more intimate, low-key guided tour, as opposed to the organized bus tours that take tourists to the area but also include other stops that we did not wish to visit. We got exactly what we were seeking with Carlos. Carlos was punctual, super informative, spoke wonderful English, and was entertaining and enlightening with all of his vast knowledge. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Carlos!

Andrew Rzasa

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Carlos was terrific! He was very informative, spoke excellent English and answered all of our questions. I had emailed Carlos prior to the tour and he was very quick to respond and accommodating of our needs. I highly recommend Carlos, great tour!

Elizabeth (Liza) Eto

United States
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Tour: Ancient City of the Gods tour: Teotihuacan with a visit to Tlatelolco and a view to the colonial era., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Oct 15/18

Our tour with Carlos was an absolute highlight of our trip. He is very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys sharing information about the history and cultures of Mexico. We're so glad we had the opportunity to spend a day with him.

Greg Rickard

Elizabeth Bay, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Frida and Diego day!!! We immersed ourselves in the art and architecture of these two most influential Mexicans from the 1920 - 50s. Not only do you see their art, but also a glimps into their lives visiting their homes and that of their patron, Delores Olmedo and her sprawling hacienda in Xochimlico. Anahuacalli is a revelation, and Museo Frida Kahlo inspiring and absorbing. Life and death are one, lived to the fullest one senses. You are left wanting and "needing". Thank you Frida and Diego (and Carlos)

Greg Rickard

Elizabeth Bay, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

A long day, but worth it. Not only do you appreciate the enormity of Mexico City (MC) but you see the key sites, most efficiently by private car. Again Carlos is flexible to meet your specific needs, with a visit to the "bread basket" (garden, flower and plant markets - one of us a botanist) of MC. We traversed from Xochimilco on a boat, the Ciudad University, and finally Chapultepec Park Botanic Gardens and the Museo of Anthropology. We started at 8:30am and arrived home 6:30pm, tired but enthralled.

Janet Michels

United States
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

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!

Greg Rickard

Elizabeth Bay, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Carlos is an excellent local guide, informative and adapts the tour to meet the traveller's needs. We spent most of the tour at the Templo Mayor (spectacular), which you could spend days. A quick walk through the rest of the proposed tour/Centro Historico left us wanting more.

Robert Fraser

Ireland
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Carlos is cool! We both had Montezuma's revenge and Carlos whipped out a couple of Treda and we were back to normal in no time. His knowledge and delivery are second to none and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole visit to Teotihuacan, despite my partner's immobility due to a foot injury. The pace was perfect and when we return to CDMX, Carlos will be the first call, if he'll have us!

John Richey

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Carlos is a native of Mexico City. He knows the history, the ins and outs, where to go, how to get there and is full of information. We spent a day with Carlos and are thankful he was our guide. We recommend him and would choose him again.

Leonel Lavalle Brown

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

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 Hone

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

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 Moore

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

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 Lebrun

United States
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Tour: #11653, Private guide tour to Mexico City from the airport, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Carlos is knowledgeable and provided our family an unforgettable experience in Mexico City.

Ramona de los Reyes

United States
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

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 Loban

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

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
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

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
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

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 Nech

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Museo Frida Kahlo. Casa Estudio Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky Museum and Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Lisa Purdy

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Fantastic tour with some unexpected surprises. Carlos is very knowledgeable, caring, and flexible. Highly recommend.

Lisa Purdy

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Patient, caring, flexible. Extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Jeanne Koruga

United States
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

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 Hopfenbeck

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 28/18

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 Duplessis

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Knowledgeable and friendly!

Kris Hopfenbeck

United States
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Carlos was a fabulous guide. Very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor. I would recommend him to anyone.

Changwoo Lim

South Korea
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 22/18

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 Pulley

United States
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 20/18

Carlos took that time to take us to the most iconic places in Mexico city, and we were very pleased with the tour.

Kate Savory

Mexico
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 10/18

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 Berg

United States
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Tour: #34543, Tula and Teotihuacan with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

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
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City Walking tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Kate Falloon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

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 Cushman

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

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Ben Cushman

United States
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Tour: #23662, Mexico City complete private tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

Lackluster and formulaic.

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Juha Saxberg

Finland
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

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 Stelletello

United States
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Tour: #34543, Tula and Teotihuacan with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Very informative. Great lunch spot.

Britton Morrell

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Carlos is a great host and wonderful tour guide. Very enjoyable.

Carole Trinque

Canada
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Tour: #21608, Mexico City tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

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 Nguyen

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

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 Rosendorf

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

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 Blake

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Carlo was a fantastic guide. Highly recommended!

Sharon Yoerg

United States
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Tour: #25541, Private guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Sharon Yoerg

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Stuart Chamblin

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Carolyn Coplan

United States
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Tour: Custom tour for Carolyn Coplan, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Feb 14/18

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
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Tour: #26056, Mexico City combo tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Steven G.

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

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.

Kathryn A.

Canada
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 10/18

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 Martin

United States
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Tour: #23322, Teotihuacan short tour with a private guide, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

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.

Mark Reich

Mexico
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Tour: #11653, Private guide tour to Mexico City from the airport, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

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 McConnell

United Kingdom
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Tour: Custom tour from QuerĂ©taro to Teotihuacan, Queretaro, Queretaro de Arteaga, Mexico
Date: Jan 28/18

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 Lam

United States
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Tour: #12306, Private tour to the monarch butterfly El Rosario sanctuary., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

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.