John DraughonUnited States
Diego was Great!
Edgar ChabollaUnited States
We had so much fun and flexibility in our tour with Diego! We loved the ruins the most. Learning about the history and archaeology of the place was amazing. We went with our four year old and he made sure our son would be comfortable in all the tours so we could all have a great experience. Our son had so much fun! We enjoyed the flexibility of the tour and it felt like we were touring Tulum with a friend. Tours by locals is such a great platform for providing such a personalized experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Edgar!, thank you very much, I am happy to know that you enjoyed the history of the mayan culture and that your son was comfortable and had a good time at the tour :) , hope to see you next time, saludos desde Playa.
Barbara GilmoreUnited States
The six of us had a exceptional full day with Diego. He changed the tour slightly for us because one of us needed to use a cane and he wanted to make going swimming in the cenote easier for us so - thoughtful and accommodating. Meeting the Mayan family, having lunch at their house and seeing the project they are doing to protect endangered species was a highlight of the tour..and oh yes, zip lining was lots of fun too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!, I am very happy to know that everyone had a good time at the tour!, mostly with the mayan family, they appreciate very much your visit and it is very helpful for the sustainability of their community, thank you very much for eveything and hope to see you on next trip to México, take care :).
Kay HancockUnited Kingdom
Diego was an excellent guide. He was really informative and very personable. Cannot find fault with the tour. We really enjoyed our day, was especially nice to be taken to a very quiet cenote for a cooling swim. We were more or less there on our own. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kay!, thank you very much for your good review :) I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour to Chichen Itza and our time in the cenote, hope to see you again!.
We had booked a private tour of Chichen Itza, Valladolid and a cenote with Diego. He was the perfect guide, arrived on time, full of interesting information and even had pictures and videos on his ipad, he was extremely pleasant. The tour was every thing we wanted , we plan on hiring him again next year.We highly recommend Diego and give him a resounding 5 out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jack!, I would love to take you and your family again on a tour :) hope to see you soon. Diego.
Ashley LakenUnited States
Diego was wonderful! Super nice, professional and accommodating. And the tour was amazing! He took us to a private cenote and Sian Kaan which were both awesome. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ashley for this great review, I'm glad that you enjoy the day, Buena suerte en su boda!
Mindy JaouenUnited States
Diego gave us a wonderfully authentic and historically rich view into Mayan culture. We enjoyed all aspects of the tour, but especially getting to meet with Mayan communities to more deeply understand their way of life. Diego was knowledgeable and hospitable — we really enjoyed our time together!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mindy, thank very much, I really appreciate that you care about our mayan communities and enjoyed sharing some time with them, it is great that you were able to see how they live to understand a little more about our culture. Hope to see you next time!, take care :) Diego.
I highly recommend Diego. Our family had the best day with him to Chichen Itza, Valladolid and a Cenote. Diego is such a warm and friendly guy who absolutely knows his history of the area and the culture of the local people. A highlight for our older children was being able to swim in a Cenote that was quiet and not over run with tourists (actually private as we were the only ones there), that Diego knew about. Thank you Diego - as the kids keep saying this is the best tour they have ever been on!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vanessa, thank you very much for your kind words!, I am very excited to know that the kids had a good time at the cenote and said that about our tour :D , hope to see you again for another adventure. Take care, greetings from Playa del Carmen.
Awesome tour with Diego! We had such a great time in Coba. We went to places we would have not find without a true local. I highly recommend Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Vanille, I'm glad you had a good time, best wishes good luck in BC!
Trish HicksUnited States
We had a great day with Diego. He very knowledgeable of the area and excited to share the experience with us. We look forward to returning soon and visit some of the other places he recommended we see. Thank you Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for choosing me Trish!, hope you come back to México soon, take care. Saludos, Diego.
Julie SkeenUnited States
Diego and his tour are outstanding. Great day, great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie Thank you for your review! Happy new year!! I will send you the pictures today!
Andrew SolingerUnited States
Diego was the best guide we have ever had on Tours by Locals. He was incredibly knowledgeable, helped us avoid the crowds at Chichen Itza, and took us to a hidden cenote that we otherwise would have easily passed up. We had an amazing day with him and would recommend him to anyone and everyone who visits Riviera Maya (Cancun, playa del Carmen, tulum). I can see why his tours are in such high demand. Diego is fantastic!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, thank you so much!, I am very happy to read this, you are very kind. I am glad that you enjoyed Chichén Itzá, the cenote, and had a great time in general, hope to see you next time.
Jesse KramerUnited States
I had a great experience with Diego. He is extremely knowledgeable about Mayan history, archeology and local nature. I enjoyed his company and would recommend him highly to anyone wishing a tour of Tulum and the Playa del Carmen area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jesse, I am glad to know that you had a good time with me and enjoyed the tour at Tulum!, hope to see you next time.
Dara ShaletteUnited States
Excellent tour! Diego is a knowledgeable and personable guide! The private tour of Chichen Itza could not have been more interesting and the day was planned perfectly. My husband and I have traveled extensively in Mexico and South America and this tour was one of the best we have been on. HIGHLY recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dara! I am very happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed the tour, I had a great time with you too, hope to see you again, take care.
Tiffany HutsonUnited States
Diego is an absolute gem! My boyfriend and our friends were trying to find a tour that went to Tulum, Coba, and a cenote and couldn't find one that was what we wanted. So, we hired Diego for a private tour and he gave us more than we could have hoped for! He suggested the perfect time to start our day to miss the hoards of people that come through Tulum. And the cenote we ended with was heaven on earth. We will never forget this trip thanks to Diego. Highly recommend booking him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tiffany!!, I am very happy to know that you had a memorable time in the tour and enjoy the cenote :D take care.
Lisa AdamsNew Zealand
Diego was an awesome friendly guide for our family of 5 adults from New Zealand.He is so knowledgeable about the Mayan community. We told him what we would like to see and he worked out the itinery.We even got a private swim in a cenote.It was an absolutely perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to know that you had a good time! :) , hope you enjoyed your trip in México and at the wedding. Best wishes, Diego.
Robin NormanUnited States
My friends/family and I had the most amazing experience with Diego. I private tour with transportation afforded us the opportunity to avoid a lot of the crowds and move at our own pace. The best part was when Diego arranged for us to visit a local Mayan community. We had an authentic experience which included swimming in a private Cenote, fresh prepare Mayan lunch, shaman ceremony, and tour of an animal reserve. I can't recommend this tour enough. You won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Robin, I am very glad that your family and you enjoyed the tour and all the activities :) take care!. Diego.
Stephanie GambleUnited States
Diego was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and suggested an amazing place for lunch. He also takes great boomerangs, if you need a group shot. He catered the tour to our group and even stopped to pick up beers for the ride back. (30th B-Day Party group - 12 adults) He is an amazing guide, and I will be referring him to all of my friends and family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Stephanie! I appreciate it a lot. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and that you liked my boomerangs :D haha. Greetings, Take care, Diego.
Karla M.United States
Our family (grandmother, adults, kids ages 11-12) of 9 had a phenomenal time! It rained a lot the week before our tour, but Diego adapted the schedule and took us to another cenote to swim in. It was amazing! Also, his knowledge of Mayan history and interesting facts kept everyone (even the kids) engaged at the ruins. Would highly recommend Diego for anyone interested in these tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Much Karla, I am very glad to know that the whole family enjoyed the tour :D hope to see you again, greetings from Playa del Carmen!
Lucia Ridlen-GonzalezUnited States
Fun, informative and invigorating tour. After an energizing snorkeling experience, my family and I got a private visit to an amazing cenote. There we got to swim in and explore the peacefulness and beauty of the site. Diego was very attentive to our family and made sure everyone enjoyed the activities and learned from them. We would definitely book a tour with Diego again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lucia, happy to hear that you enjoyed the peacefulness of the place, hope to see you next time! :D
Lucia Ridlen-GonzalezUnited States
Amazing tour. A unique and unforgettable experience. Diego is knowledgeable, is fluent in English, and makes a fantastic tour guide. My husband, our 4 teenagers, and I took this tour in June 2018 and highly recommend it to those interested in learning first hand about Mayan culture, experiencing local Mayan customs and and food, enjoying nature, and sharing the locals' respect for the environment. We all had a great time on this private tour and appreciate Diego's expertise and patience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Lucia!, what you mentioned about the respect for the enviroment is very important, I am happy to know that you had a great time :) take care.
Denise BeaudoinUnited States
We were so happy that we chose Diego for our tour! He knew EVERYTHING about Chichen Itza. He was passionate about the mayan culture and made all of the history fun to hear about. The lunch in Valladolid was perfect and he didn't even wince when he had to drive back because I forgot my cell phone! The cenote we had planned to go to closed for weather reasons but Diego was quick to find a different one. He saved the day! I am looking forward to our next trip to Mexico and more days touring with Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Denise! I,looking forward to see you next time too :D Take care and have an awesome week Saludos from Playa, Diego.
Courtney Da veigaUnited States
Wow wow wow what a great trip ToursByLocals is the way to. Our Guide Diego Vieradora customized this lagoon trip for my friends and it couldn't be more perfect and memorable. Again a million thank you's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy to know that your friends had a good time in the lagoon!, they are awesome and a very fun company to spend the day jeje, greetings for everyone and thank you!. :)
Courtney Da veigaUnited States
Diego Veadora our guide was nothing short of Mr Fantastic to my friends I can't promote enough toursbylocals for their excellence and for Diego knowledge friendliness and flexibility to accommodate our group with 2 fantastic tours .thank you Diego for everything see you next year
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your trust Courtney, hope to see you next year! :D saludos!
Debra SandlerUnited States
Diego IS fantastic! Warm, friendly, charming, organized and extremely knowledgeable. He planned a fantastic day for our group and was able to educate both adults and kiddos alike about his beautiful country. So much fun!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the good comment Debra!...I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and that the kids had a fun time, hope to see you again! :)
Shannon RussellUnited States
This tour with Diego was a highlight of our trip. Diego is extremely knowledgeable about Tulum, the Mayan culture and the cenotes. At Tulum, arriving early was key to avoid the crowds so that was great. It's a beautiful location, well worth it. At the cenotes, we were the only people. We swam in one and I LOVED that part. The water was cold but refreshing and so clear! The rocks were just fascinating. The cherry on top was lunch on the beach at a local place where the ceviche was amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shannon!...I am glad to know that you enjoyed the cenote and the lunch at the beach :D , hope you are well!, Saludos from Playa del Carmen.
Ellen BoerUnited States
You will be lucky if you can get him. We did three tours with him. They were all consistently excellent. Did chichinitzia today and went there in the afternoon after lunch and the cenote. The crowds were all at lunch when we arrive. The lunch was excellent and the cenote was private. Cannot do any better!
Ellen BoerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!, I am very glad that your family liked the cenote :)
Ellen BoerUnited States
The day was superb! Diego is knowledgeable,caring,flexible and among the best guides I have had while visiting 150 countries. He has good judgement and is well educated Everyone in our group from 11 to 77 was pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good review Ellen, I really appreciate it and makes me very happy to hear it! :D see you soon!
Jake KaplanUnited States
Our experience with Diego and Tours by Locals was the highlight of our vacation on the Yucatan! Diego was extremely knowledgeable and was able communicate in a way everyone could relate to. He truly has a love for what he does and makes your experience personalized and professional! Thanks Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jake! thank you very much for your good comment, I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your experience and that I was able to reflect the love for my job with you :) Hope to see you again someday, take care!.
Laurie YoungUnited States
Diego is a 5 star choice for a tour guide. He worked with us via email and phone before we arrived. He was happy to accommodate our personalized tour. We visited Chichen Itza and a family owned cenote. Only Diego could have found us this cenote with no tour buses clogging up the place! Diego educated us on the conditions of the indigenous people as we traveled the area. He knows about the flora and fauna, too. We arrived safely back to Cancun refreshed, wiser and happy that we chose Diego as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie, thank you very much for choosing me!, I am very happy to hear that you had a good time and that you enjoyed the cenote and the mayan culture as much as I do, hope to see you again and greetings for you and your husband.
Alex KaufmanUnited States
Diego's tour proved to be the highlight of week in the Tulum area during our week-long stay. His knowledge of his country's vast history, great conversation, friendliness, and professionalism combined for a phenomenal day of exploration. Not to mention (as previous reviews reveal), he actually gave a two-day tour to Rick Steves a couple of months ago - yes, that Rick Steves. If you are looking for an authentic, personal experience in the area, just book Diego and you will not regret it. Thank you, Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alex thank you very much for your good comments, I really enjoy the day with you and Sally, I hope your holidays have been incredible, wish you the best and luck in California!
Richard AltmanLos Angeles, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your for the good rate Richard I'm glad that you have a great time!
James PantanoUnited States
Excellent. Knows the language, knows the territory, knows his stuff. Informal, can change plans as you go, We've been on many private tours in many places. This was one of the best. Trust me - pick this guide, Diego - just do it. Jim and Penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Jim! It was great to meet you and Penny! I'm glad that you enjoyed the day, Keep traveling amigo! Wish you the best for you and Penny
Rick StevesUnited States
I'm glad we booked two days with Diego. On our first day we did the obvious sightseeing very smoothly and with no stress. Our second day was more for connecting with the local culture. The Yucatan is so fascinating in so many ways and with an insider's guidance I know my family I I got the most out of our time. Diego was thoughtful, shaped his guiding to our interests, and was also simply a joy to be with. Thanks a lot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rick, it has been a great experience to meet you and your family, it was two extraordinary days and it fills me with great joy to know that such an important person in the tour industry has enjoyed my tours, you have a new friend in mexico and hope to see you soon! :D
Rick StevesUnited States
Diego was both a friend and a teacher. With a quality local guide my family and I were able to avoid crowds, use our time wisely and understand what we were seeing. Touring with Diego was both time and money well spent. Thanks Diego!
Michael WendtUnited States
Diego gave us an excellent tour of Tulum. We had less than the desired amount of time, and he was very helpful in explaining times and distances involved so that we could determine what we should see in the time we did have. His van was spotless and he kindly supplied snacks and beverages. Most importantly, he was very knowledgeable about the ruins, as well as things like the local economy, living conditions, changes in the area, etc. He took us to a very cool beach restaurant later as well. Great job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael is nice to know that my service was up to your expectations, I had a great time I wish you and your family the best!!
Jackie GelbUnited States
Diego is amazing! His knowledge and passion for Mayan culture, history and archeology is matched by his personality. Our family included 3 teenage boys, a 89 year old, and a disabled adult. Everyone felt the trip was tailored just for them. We went to Coba's Mayan ruins, climbed a pyramid and biked or took a pedicab (bicycle taxi) through the site. The best surprise was visiting a breathtaking cenote (swim hole) in a huge underground cave where our teens swam with Mayan kids. Wow! Don't miss it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jackie!, It was very nice to meet you and your family, I wish you the best for this new year. Blessings for everyone, hope you are doing great!
Fantastic tour by the knowledgeable and passionate Diego. We decided to amend the itinerary last minute which he was fantastic about. Great new clean and big van, fantastic English and in depth knowledge about the Myan ruins we visited in Coba. I'd highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Emma was a great day, it was nice to meet you, I hope you have a great time in what is left of your holidays, merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Valeria LivergoodCosta Rica
Diego pulled out all the stops! He was truly an outstanding guide. We reccomend him 100%. He's knowledgeable about the area and the Mayan culture, well experienced, a good driver and a friendly person. The tour itself was more than we expected; needless to say Tulum is a must-visit, and the Mayan underworld is a mystical experience everyone should try. We enjoyed every minute of the experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Valeria thank you very much, I am glad that you have had a good time with me, you have a wonderful family I had a great time with all of you, it was a very fun day, I send a hug to all and I hope to see you soon now in Costa Rica.
Gil P.United States
'Best day ever!' said our 6 yr old and we agree a tour with Diego was a great decision. He was prompt (with snacks for all), knowledgeable but also passionate about the Mayan community both then and now. I was skeptical about the buffet but even this jaded New Yorker had seconds. Oh- the cenote! MAGICAL. Bottom line? If you like being corralled on a big bus tour from Place of Interest A to Tourist Trap B, don't waste your time. If you want a unique experience with a gentleman & a scholar, book this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Gil for choosing me as your guide, I have a great time with you and your family, I am very grateful that you had an excellent day, I hope to see you soon, greetings from Mexico!
Crisney LaneUnited States
Diego is amazing! He picked us up in a new Mercedes Sprinter-very comfortable and spacious and then took us on our tour of Coba pyramids and Cenote. It was the best day of our entire holiday! Diego is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the Mayans on the Yucatan peninsula and he also made the tour interesting and fun for the kids-educational but with a lot of activity too. He took us off the beaten path and our experiences were unique--this is the reason to book with Tours by Locals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Crisney, being with you and your family was a blast for me! I am very happy to hear that you had a good time in the tour and thank you for the good comments, please say hi to all your family for me, happy holidays and come back soon.
Let me start by saying if you want the PERFECT tour with the PERFECT tour guide, look no further! I'm really glad I can be the first one to give Diego a review in Tours by Locals though I'm not sure any words would be sufficient to show how much me and my family appreciate the great day he provided us! The tour was exceptional. Diego's knowledge and respect in the Mayan culture is evident. We truly had an AMAZING day and gained an amazing friend at the end of the day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Angel I am very grateful that you chose me as your guide, and that I had the opportunity to give you a special day. I had a great time with you and I was very pleased to meet your family, you are all fantastic!. I hope your trip to Mexico was a unique experience and congratulations to your sister and dad for their birthday once again, I hope to see you soon! and now you have a good friend here =). Thanks for the good review, it is very useful for my work.... I send a big hug, take care. Diego.