Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Merida-Mexico by Tour Guide Raul G. (Guide #23140)


Dr Michael Wener

Walnut Creek, CA, United States
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Tour: #527079, "Merida's Highlights", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 1/20

We cannot say enough positive things about Raul. He was knowledgeable, had perfect English, sweet, and accommodating. I would highly recommend him to everybody visiting Merida. Thank you very much. Dr. Michael W

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello again Doctor! Thank you very much for your nice comments. It was me who enjoyed the company of all of you. Thank you for all the lunches and the nice conversations we all had. I hope we can see each other again one day. Thank you also for loving my country and I wish you all the best!!!

Christian Houel

France
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal, cenote & mayan market, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 29/20

As for Chichen Itza, my wife and I really enjoy this visit with Raul. He was an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, ready to go out of his way to find stores for our purchases of local artifacts. We strongly recommend Raul for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello again Mrs. & Mr. Houel. Thank you again for your very nice comments and for having chosen me as your guide for a couple of days in the Yucatan. It was very nice meeting you and spending those days with you. I wish you the best and I hope to see you again one day. Thank you for everything!!!

Christian Houel

France
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza Private Tour & crystal clear water Cenote", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

Raul was an outstanding guide for my wife and I, in our seventies. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, eager also to give tips for our stay in Merida. We strongly recommend Raul for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. & Mrs. Houel. Thank you very much for your very nice comments. You were also the best company to spend a couple of days with. Thank you for trusting me with my recommendations. I send you both a big hug!

Kenneth Hayes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal, cenote & mayan market, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 6/20

A brilliant tour from start to finish. Raul G was waiting for us as arranged which was great because we were delayed from the ship. He was an amazing guide, very friendly and we felt extremely comfortable sharing the time with him. His information was relayed to us in a way that we could easily process and when we asked questions he was willing and able to answer them. He is very passionate about the Mayan civilisation and it reflected in his enthusiasm to keep us informed. Fantastic experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Mr. & Mrs. Hays I am very glad to read messages from you again. Thank you very much for your nice comments. I hope the rest of your journey continued as excellent as it had been until the day we met. I hope we meet again in the future and thank you for showing such an interest in my culture and my country. I wish you the best and I send you both a warm greeting! Raul

Michael A.

United States
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Tour: #527079, "Merida's Highlights with market & cemetery", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

Michael A.

United States
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal & cenote, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 28/20

Guy Erb

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #527079, "Merida city tour & Dzibilchaltun", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

Raul is an excellent companion, very knowledgeable about the Yukatan and its history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Mr. Huy & Mrs. Patricia Thank you very much for your nice comments and for loving México so much. I really enjoyed your company and I hope to see you again in the future. Best regards!

Richard Frederick

United States
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza Private Tour & crystal clear water Cenote", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 21/19

Raul may have been the most thoughtful guide we have had. He checked on us the day before and came to our hotel to ensure we felt welcome and prepared. He talked to us about our choices for the day and implemented them well. Never a canned lecture. Fantastic restaurant recommendation! I highly recommend Raul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Mr. Richard Thank you very much for your nice comments about our tour together. It was an honor spending the day with such nice people like you both, I learnt a lot from you. Thank you also for choosing to come to Mexico and I hope you keep enjoying the rest of your stay in my country. I hope to see you again one day and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020. Best regards, Raul

Ty Scheiner

United States
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza Private Tour & crystal clear water Cenote", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 12/19

My private Chichen Itza Tour with Raul was amazing & was easily the best tour I've been on. Raul is super knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience a memorable one. Not only did he educate me on the specifics of this tour, but was also very helpful in providing other recommendations for Mexico travel. I'd highly recommend anyone who is visiting Yucatan to take a tour with Raul and I'll definitely be connecting with him again when I'm back in Yucatan and would recommend him to other family & friends!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Mr. Ty Thank you very much for your nice comments about the day we spent together. It was very very nice meeting you and I hope we can meet again soon, hopefully somewhere else in Mexico. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020! Best, Your friend Raul

Lysa Kraft

United States
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal, cenote & mayan market, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

Raul delivered an excellent tour! He was prompt, courteous, attentive and extremely knowledgeable. His English is impeccable. We had an awesome day and would hire him again for sure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Lysa & Mr. Dana. Thank you very much for your nice comments. It was very nice spending the day with you both, thank you also for trusting me and for your friendliness. I hope to see you again one day and I wish you the best for the future. Raul

Rachel Groome

United States
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal + Sisal fiber plantation, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

It was such a delight touring with Raul! He is passionate about his job and is an excellent guide. I learned so much about the ancient Mayan culture as well as modern day life in Mexico. Raul patiently answered all my many questions, and I thoroughly enjoyed his company. He went above and beyond to make sure I felt at home. I will most certainly plan another trip to Merida (as there is so much to see and do) and I will most certainly hire Raul again to be my guide. I promise you will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Rachel =) Thank you again for your nice comments. I also enjoyed your company and I hope you went back home with a nice impression about my country. I hope to be able to work with you again soon (although as you said “the world is big and there are many places out there to discover”). If you ever need anything from us, let me know! Regards Raul

Rachel Groome

United States
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza & Izamal Private Tour", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Raul is an amazing tour guide, and I promise you will not be disappointed if you hire him! He is kind, warm, and I thoroughly enjoyed his company. He is intelligent and has extensive knowledge about Mayan culture and Mexican history. I learned so much, and the tour exceeded all my expectations! Raul also went above and beyond to help me with a rental car reservation. And as a solo female traveler, it was very reassuring to know there was someone I could trust and depend on if I needed anything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rachel It’s been already 17 days since we met in person!!! I can’t believe how time flies. I want to thank you for your very very nice company during the 2 days we toured together. Thank you for your friendliness and your generosity, I also thank you for the nice comments you have written for me. I hope we can stay in touch and be sure that you have a friend in the Yucatan for whenever you want to come back for a weekend, a week or a month. Best wishes! Raul

Thomas M.

Netherlands
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal, cenote & mayan market, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

Experienced a amazing 'local' tour with Raul. The program of the day was divers, interesting and relaxed. Uxmal is impressive and the intimate Mexican lunch special. Raul is an excellent host and speaks fluent English. He rescheduled our planned Cenote visit (muddy because of the rain) for another, beautiful one and didn't mind the longer distance. He was trully interested in us. Highly recommand this tour and Raul, our guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Thomas Thank you again for being such nice customers and the excellent tips that you gave me over lunch. It was a fantastic experience with you my first clients from the Netherlands. I wish you and all the family the best for the rest of your stay in Mexico and as I promised I will keep you posted on what is going on here. Thank you again and we’ll see you soon. Warm greetings! Raul G.

David Carron

United States
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal, cenote & mayan market, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

I had a first time trip to Mexico with two other friends. We booked a tour to Uxmal and a cenote with Raul. We had an excellent time! Raul was very knowledgeable of the local area and history. He did an excellent job guiding us around the local towns while willing to give an answer for every question we had. I personally had many questions and curiosities about Uxmal and Mexican history in general and Raul was great to discuss these topics with. He was very insightful with a great attitude.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. David It is very nice to read from you again. Thank you very much for your nice comments. I really enjoyed your company on the tour, thank you all for having come to Mexico and for showing such an interest in our culture. I hope to see you again soon and I wish you all the best! Raul G.

Scott Tease

United States
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza & Izamal Private Tour", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Just finished our tour with Raul, had an amazing time. He is a great guide - he was able to provide input & comments on the Mexican lifestyle as well as historical detail from the ancient sites we visited. He helped us plan our visit and then as he understood more of what we were looking for he was flexible about the agenda allowing us to really enjoy the things we liked the most. We would suggest Raul for anyone looking for a tour of the Yucatan area. He is warm and friendly and his English in great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Scott & Mrs. Kim, thank you very much for your nice coments about our tour, I really enjoyed your company and your sense of humor. I hope to see you both one day. Warm greetings!

Brandon Flowers

United States
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Tour: #526705, "Crystal clear water cenotes and picturesque local market", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Rauel was a great guide. My wife and I look forward to touring with him again soon. Our only regret was that we did not have more time with Rauel because we had to be back on the ship. Rauel was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and we had great conversations. He was flexible and made sure to meet all of our requests. We went off the normal "tourist path" and was shown some of the true culture and of the area. 5 stars isn't a high enough rating for Rauel and you will have no regrets touring with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your very nice comments Mr. Flowers. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope we can see each other again soon. Congratulations again for your honeymoon and I wish you both the best! Raul G.

Alan Jennison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal + Sisal fiber plantation, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 20/19

The itineraries suggested by Raul made a perfect holiday for us. Raul was able to pass on his enthusiasm for Mayan culture and history in perfect english with hardly a trace of an accent. All arrangements during our tour were completely flexible adding to the enjoyment, there was never a rush or need to end the day at a specific time. If you seek a very safe driver with huge local knowledge and sence of humour Raul is a very good choice - he made our stay in Merida and trips very very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Olwen & Mr. Alan, thank you again for what you have written about our trips together. I really enjoyed those nice conversations we had over breakfast those days. It is easy to show some sense of humor with such nice guests as you were. Thank you also for having come to Mexico and I hope it won’t be your only and last trip to my country. I wish you the best and I send you both a big hug and a warm greeting!

Alan Jennison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #527079, "Pick-up in Cancun airport and drop-off in Merida city", Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 18/19

We were seeking a variety of bespoke tours. The prompt communication of various ideas and suggestions from Raul helped plan our very succesful and enjoyable holiday. During our stay Raul was completely flexible for all arrangements including adding breakfast stops and suggestions of local events and places to eat. Highly recomended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. & Mrs. Jennison, thank you very much for your very nice comments. You couldn’t have been better guests. It was a pleasure to have spent a couple of days together showing you around. I hope to be able to see you once again either back here in Mexico or up there in the U.K. Best regards!

Ann A.

United States
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Tour: #526684, Uxmal, cenote & mayan market, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Raúl will show you the old, the new & the sacred. Be an amateur archaeologist in Uxmal- see the massive pyramid, ball court, test acoustics in the square. Hear the legend of the dwarf king. See his throne & image carved in 1000-yr-old stone. In the modern market Raúl will tell of Yucatec life today. Try pozol, eat a slice of mamey. Did you know everyone sleeps in hammocks, even Raul's infant son? Visit the chocolate museum & sip this sacred drink from a traditional clay cup. Amazing tour, terrific guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Ann, thank you very much for our very nice comments about the day we spent together. I also enjoyed the tour together and I have to thank you too for being such a nice person and for showing such an interest in our traditions and culture. I hope we can go out on a tour again one day in the future. I wish you the best for the rest of the days that you e staying in Mexico and for all your future projects and travels! Warm greetings! Raul

Erica Kucharczyk

United Kingdom
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza Private Tour & crystal clear Cenote with drop off in Tulum", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

We really enjoyed our tour with Raúl and would highly recommend him as a guide. Our private tour started in Merida, visiting Chichen Itza, a swim in a cenote, lunch and a stop in Valladolid before finishing in our Tulum hotel. Raúl is a very easygoing and knowledgeable guide. Our tour was a highlight of the trip to Mexico. Having a private tour took all the stress out of hiring a car and meant we could visit multiple sites with ease. Thanks Raúl!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Erica Thank you very much for your nice comments and for trusting me. For me it was also very very nice to spend the day with such nice people like you two. I wish you the best for the last days of your holiday in Mexico and I hope to see you again soon!

Eileen Kaufman

United States
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Tour: #518724, "Izamal", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

Raul provided an excellent tour. Not only is he very knowledgable about the history and culture of the area he is very flexible and sensitive to the interests of the tour members. The four of us who toured with him all agreed that this was one of the best tours we had taken. His personality and kindness added to the overall experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mrs. Kaufman! I really enjoyed showing you around and sharing the day with you all. Thank you also for being such enthousiastic about our local culture. I hope your convention in Mérida went well and I hope to see you all again one day!

Cathrine Kinnear

Canada
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza & Ek Balam archeological sites Private Tour", Telchac Puerto, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 21/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Raoul yesterday. He was knowledgable about the Mayan sites we saw and the cultures of both (Chichen Itza and Ek Balam). Plus we learned a lot about current Mexican culture during the tour. Really informative. We would rank his tour yesterday as 5 out of 5. Thanks, Raoul! Cathrine & Dave

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Kathrine and Mr. Dave! Thank you very much for your very nice comments and for being such nice and friendly clients. It was very very nice meeting you yesterday, I wish you keep enjoying your stay in Mexico and I hope to see you again one day! I send you both a warm greeting! Raul

Bill Melnik

Canada
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Tour: #518724, "Chichen Itza Private Tour & crystal clear water Cenote", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 7/18

We enjoyed several days of touring with our guide Raul G. He was informative, passionate, knowledgeable and punctual. Highly recommended person and service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Mr. Bill for contacting me and for showing such an interest in discovering to the detail this part of Mexico, thank you also for sharing so much of your knowledge with me. Hasta la próxima!

Bill Melnik

Canada
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Tour: #527079, "Merida's Highlights with market and cemetery", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 6/18

Very informative and comprehensive tour with a punctual, well spoken informative guide - Raul G. Well recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments Mr. Bill. I hope to see you all again one day. Please say hi for me to Mrs. Barbara, Mrs. Alice and Mr. Mark. I had a great time showing you around the Yucatan!

Gustavo Velazquez

United States
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Tour: #526705, "Crystal clear water cenotes and picturesque local market", Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Is one of the best shore excursions ever. Raul was very attentive and helpful since the moment we started the process of making the reservation. We went to an original market. He took us to 2 secluded cenotes you could say just known by locals, you can only access them in private vehicle. We had lunch in a little Mayan village where Doña Ana cook a delicious meal for us. Personally I will definitely do this excursion again, it was a good way to support the locals and get to know them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you very nice comments Mr. Gustavos (Velazquez & Rodriguez =). It was very nice meeting such nice people as you are and it was very nice showing you around the area. I hope you are able to come back one day and I wish you the best for the rest of your holiday!