Rhiannon BrownUnited States
Fernando is an awesome local guide. I'm super happy we decided to go with a private tour. We ended up changing up the scheduled to include additional cenotes instead of the boat ride and it was great to have the flexibility. The lunch spot picked for the tour was delicious and you can tell he is friends with so many of the people in Riviera Maya. Highly recommend!
Rhiannon BrownUnited States
Fernando was an excellent, knowledgeable, and professional guide! He gave us flexibility and really great information! I would for sure take another tour with him!
Theodore PattonUnited States
Fernando is a good communicator, was punctual, and friendly. He's from the area and has worked as a guide for almost a decade. He is focused on the guest's wishes for a tour unlike a big tour company's inflexible itineraries. We highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again for this review . it was a pleassure , super nice day with the turtles. best wishes.
Jerome EwersUnited States
Fernando made the arrangements for our timing, pick up and tickets. The half-day tour with 4 children under 5 was effortless, he provides snacks, water, a fantastic informative walking tour, he was very popular and respected around the ruins by all which was great to experience. I'd recommend Fernando to everyone, we were very lucky to obtain him, by luck of the draw, it all worked out very well.Many thanks to Tours by Locals, and to Fernando. The 9 of us from Cincinnati, Ohio
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jerome for your comments it was a pleasure be part of your holidays! See you next year for some more adventures! Kind regards! Fer
We had a fabulous day with Fernando. It was great to get out of the resort and get an overview of this beautiful area. Fernando is thoughtful and knowledgeable and put together a perfect itinerary for our family of 4. His reputation precedes him, as he know people everywhere he goes and everyone is happy to see him. He was patient and engaging with our boys and had many stories and history to share. Fernando, thank you for the great day. Julie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi querida Julie muchas gracias. It was a pleasure meeting you guys. We had a lot of fun on the snokel and Tulum . Let me know when you are back Next time let's go fishing! Greetings from sunny Mexico!
Eric WapnickUnited States
Fernando was a GREAT guide! Very communicative, prompt, knowledgeable, and structured the tour exactly as to how we wanted. The best was there is a second, lesser known, older part of the site that we found just as fascinating with the observatory that the tour groups don't go to to save time; it was much less crowded but Fernando knew to take us there! On your next trip to Cancun don't book with anyone until you check Fernando's availability.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias dear Eric . We had a great time during your visit to chichen Itza . Kind regards! Fer
Steve PasserUnited States
Fernando is a fabulous guide and a really wonderful, kind person. He took so much care to ensure we were comfortable, had enough time and were well fed. It was such a great day to see Chichen Itza and learn about it from a well educated person who is proud of the area, the heritage and his country made for a super trip. What I think really set him apart was being flexible, asking if we needed bathrooms, coffee etc. regularly and just checking in at the right times through the day to ensure we were happy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank again querido Steven . Sorry for my late reply I been really busy this week. I wish you a wonderful 2020 see you next time you come to Mexico. You have a friend here. Kind regards Fer
We had a fantastic day with Fernando. It was the perfect tour for us. He accomomdated the tour according to our wishes. His knowledge of all sites is excellent (Chichen Itza, cenote, valadolid). We always asked a lot of questions and we always found the answer. The restaurant was perfect, the timing to avoid the crowd too. We have one word: PERFECT.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks serge I hope you guys are good back in France. See you next time when you come to Mexico . For more adventures! Best wishes!
Fernando was a wonderful guide. When we travel into a country, we like to have a friend in this country who can show us easily how to visit this country and where to find the nicest places. Fernando is simply like this: a friend accommodating all very well, speaking french, finding park places when there are none, knowing when and how to avoid the crowds, knowing the history of the sites, the good restaurants, bars, ... Fernando, I thank you to have made this tour a marvelous tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci serge et Danielle . Pour votre confiance . Je espère que vous avez bien profité son séjour à Mexique. A bientôt !
Arnold PetersonUnited States
We recommend Fernando highly. We arranged the trip online a week or two before our trip. We wanted to see Chichen Itze but not in a bus with 10 or 40 other people and then not be able to hear the guide or discuss what we are seeing. Fernando was excellent. The trip was 2 1/2 hours and we arrived just before it opened. We were able to see it before the crowds and before it got hot. He was able to answer all our questions and we left with a much greater knowledge of the Mayans. He also speaks French
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure to meet you and enjoy a little bit of my country. See you next year! Best wishes! Fernando
Kelly SmithUnited States
Fernando was right on time and able to put this tour together for us on short notice. Communication was prompt and polite. He was clearly well known by the vendors and had an open and friendly disposition. The tour was relaxed and fun, but Fernando was also paying careful attention to our needs. I would definitely recommend him for tours in and around Playa del Carmen.
Rebecca HandwerkerUnited States
We saw Tulum early to avoid the heat. Fernando talked about Tulum and Mayan history, and generally about Mexico. Snorkeling was SO MUCH nicer than a large-group tour. A small boat took my wife and I out. Peppe, the snorkeling guide, showed us around the coral. The private cenote REALLY WAS PRIVATE. After a drive deep into the jungle, we climbed in, swam almost alone in pristine clear water with gorgeous stalactites, and on a flashlight-led tour into the caves. Thank you, Fernando, for an excellent day!
Jeremy KilpatrickUnited States
Fernando was a great guide who put together the perfect combo of a Tulum visit and snorkeling with turtles off the reef. Tulum is very hot and lots of tourists but made it fun with our kids and quickly got us out on the water. The highlight of our vacation was seeing the turtles! Whole trip from Playa Del Carmen and back was about 6 hours and a delicious lunch thrown in at a cool little hotel/restaurant in Tulum. Would happily recommend Fernando to any other family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this jeremi hope you guys are doing great! See you next year!
Rob GarverUnited States
My two teenage sons and I enjoyed a fantastic day with Fernando, who is friendly and very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan. He knew the right time to get to Chichen Itza to avoid the crowds (early) and showed us parts of the site that many of the other tours skip. He took us through Valladolid and brought us to a charming local museum dedicated to the history of the city. We ended the day at a spectacular family-run Cenote far from the tour bus crowds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this rob. It was a pleasure meeting you. Gracias
Scott CochranUnited States
Fernando was an excellent communicator with setting up where to meet and what time. He emailed us before our trip to firm up plans. The snorkeling was AMAZING and he knew exactly where to take us and also knew to go early enough that we beat the other boats to the reef. Very knowledgeable fisherman as well. Great experience...thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Scott I hope you pass a great time and we wair for you next. Year and we go all day fishing..
Emma WestUnited Kingdom
Wow! Had a fantastic day with Fernando. He designed the perfect tour for us and his knowledge of the area is excellent. He let us know what to bring, supplied snorkelling equipment, snacks and drinks for the day and took great photographs of us throughout the day so we didn't need to worry about bringing a camera. We visited the Tulum ruins, followed by a snorkelling trip where we swam with Turtles and Stingrays. Then to Sian Kaan, where we floated floated down the Lazy River, fabulous! Thanks again x
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Emma. Was a pleasure for me show you guys a little bit of mexico. See you the next year. Greetings from mexico.
Kacy AdamsUnited States
Fernando was one of the best guides I have ever had! I have traveled the world and Fernando was simply amazing. So well spoken, so knowledgeable and incredible kind and accommodating. He knew how to avoid the crowds and really have a private and authentic experience. I would recommend Tours by Locals and especially Fernando for ANY tour you want to do in Mexico. Thanks for having Fernando as one of your best guides. He made friend's 50th birthday trip even more spectacular.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi kacy. Thanks fir your hi ranking. I hope ypu really enjoy your day with me. It was a pleasure show you a little of my country. See you the next year. Greetings.