Travis SmithUnited States
Our private trip to Coba with Cesar was exactly what we hoped it would be! He was extremely knowledgeable and accomodating to any of our needs during the trip. Bringing two little boys (ages 3 & 1) and one teenage boy, is a tall task and Cesar was well prepared. We also had a fantastic driver for the trip, Oscar, who assisted throughout the day. If you are considering a tour from the Playa Del Carmen area, we would highly recommend going with Cesar!
Janette TaboraUnited States
Cesar's love of his country and in what he does is clearly evident. His approach is realistic and practical, not interspersed with exaggeration. We had an extraordinary visit at the well-preserved Mayan ruins in Tulum. He provided a systematic tour that enabled us to view and stop at key areas, and provided interesting information about Mayan culture. He was quite convincing in debunking the theory that Tulum was a fortress (still makes me dwell on this matter). Thank you for a wonderful time!
Tina RayUnited States
Excellent tour by Cesar, who accepted to be a guide for a day with us in our car. Very flexible & knowledgeable, we had a great day in Coba with him. He is patient, fun, and not afraid to be very truthful about what we really know about Mexican history and what are fables. I would definitely hire him again on my next visit to learn about other parts of the beautiful Yucatan region!
Chris C.United States
We had an amazing tour with Cesar! He picked us up at our resort right at 8am and we went to Coba, where we rode bikes and climbed to the top of an amazing Mayan temple. Cesar told us all about the ruins we saw. We then headed to Tulum for lunch. After lunch we went to Gran Cenote where Cesar guided us all around with snorkel gear he provided. It was such an amazing experience. Then we went to Tulum ruins where Cesar again told us all about the ruins. Would definitely book a tour with him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Chris!! thank you for your comments, I´m glad we had time and energy to explore all these sites, we will be waiting for you for the next trip, in the meantime keep having fun!!!
We had a great day with Cesar! He gave us the option of the size of vehicle which was great as we had two big guys in our group of four, so the van worked for us. His knowledge of the history of the Tulum ruins was beyond impressive. We would have missed so much had he not been there. Cesar took us to a great place for lunch and then on to the cenotes, all our choice. He never looked at the clock and was fun and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Cesar and highly recommend him for any tour.
Cesar was professional, knowledgeable and very friendly and funny - it was clear he loves what he does! There were six of us in our group and we all had a great time touring Chichen Itza with Cesar. He explained many interesting aspects about the site based on current research. Afterwards, we had a relaxing lunch at a really cool restaurant in the courtyard of a grand, old colonial building in Valladolid. Thanks, Cesar, for sharing your culture and insights with us!
Edward CantorUnited States
Cesar is a delight. He is well informed, considerate and made our experience richer because of his presence. Oscar, our driver also added to our experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is so nice from you, I´m glad you felt that way, that is our goal!!! On behalf of myself and Oscar we really appreciate it, saludos!!!
Edward CantorUnited States
Cesar couldn't have been more welcoming. He was well informed and open to questions on and off topic. Our experience was very positive because of him. Also, Oscar, our driver added to our experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Edward thank you for your words, it was very enjoyable and interesting to talk about so many different things, jajaja
Tyler EvansUnited States
Cesar was an exceptional guide. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tyler, hope to see you again!
Jennifer van StelleUnited States
We couldn't have imagined a better guide than Cesar. He worked with me before we left to make sure we could have the custom tour we wanted. On the day of the tour, he was very attentive to our needs and desires, gave us great explanations of the places we visited, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful experience. On the way to drop us off, he even identified a store where my friend could buy a patch for her backpack -- she had been looking unsuccessfully for one for nearly two weeks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Jennifer! I´m glad you find that patch, it was very nice to meet you and let me be part of your trip in Mexico!
Great Tour guide had no issues at all. I would highly recommend him.
Our tour went exactly as planned. Cesar and his driver (with a nice van) showed up on time. We visited Tulum, Coba and the Grande Cenote (in that order). He was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The driver was safe and friendly. We also had a nice local lunch. This makes for a great day. You can still climb Coba. Rent the bikes to save time. Grand Cenote was great. It was a terrific day. I would absolutely use Cesar again. Price was fair too. Tour was 8-4...perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Peter, thank you for your comments, I´m happy we got this mission acomplished and you enjoyed it, I think it was a good combination due to the time we were planning, we can organize something different for your next visit, just let me know!!!
Heidemari Matthew A.United States
Excellent experience with Cesar! 10 stars! Really! Thank you for the wonderful time and your knowledge and great sense of Humor! Would give more stars if we could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola amigos, it was a wonderful time for me too, and the way we end it up even nicer, jajaja!!!!
Marc GardnerUnited States
Cesar was a excellent tour guide! He took us swming in cenotes, and all through Tulum. We had lunch at Paradise beach club before heading back to our condo. He gave us tons of information we will be able to use on the rest of our Vacation and customized everything for us. He could not have done a better job on this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marc, i´m glad that info was helpful for you, if you need anything else when visit us again please let me know, I will update you, jajaja
Melissa GonzalezUnited States
Cesar was great! We had a wonderful time in Cozumel following his recommendations. We would recommend him to anyone traveling to Cancun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Melissa, thank you for your comment, next time we can do something else on mainland or visit a different Island, you decide!
Jeremy JerneganUnited States
Cesar is great. Very knowledgeable, friendly and super helpful.
Jan FormánekCzech Republic
Cezar, thank you for your knowledge about Maya's history sharing with us! Your group "Once" from Prague
Jan FormánekCzech Republic
Cezar, thank you so much for your excelent servis, helpfulness and care! We will remember for all trips spending with you! Your group "Once".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: bude mi chybět, moc vám děkuji "ONCE" will be a magic number to remember!!!
John R.United States
Six of us (3 couples) booked a private tour of Tulum and Snorkeling through Tours by Locals with Cesar O. We selected Cesar based on his extensive reviews and experience. A GREAT Selection! Cesar was excellent. He communicated prior to the trip through the web site and provided contact information that allowed us to link him up with our Hotel to make sure the pick up location and time were well understood by all. He arrived on time, was well informed and an excellent guide.
Nancy WolfUnited States
Cesar was an excellent tour guide and very respectful of what we wanted to see and accomplish for the day. He took his time to answer all of our questions and we never felt rushed. He definitely went above and beyond. It was a fun day and we learned a lot!!!
If I could put more stars, I would. Cesar was a fantastic guide for our personalized Cobá and Tulum tour for 5. From the initial communication, he was so accommodating to my request and on the day of, we had a well prepared and comfortable ride, and really fun and informative tour of the Mayan Ruins. Cesar was also very personable which just made the trip like an adventure with a local friend. Every positive review you read about him is accurate and I highly recommend Cesar for his private tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Maki, you are so sweet, thank you for your comment, I´m happy because that is our mission, create a nice experience for you, following every request and get it done, thank you for consider me as a friend, I do too, see you soon!!!
Çesar is a wonderful guide. He was very helpful in planning our tour and making adjustments to suit my needs because I am 70 years old and visually impaired. I would recommend Cesar and Tours by Locals wanting an enjoyable and unforgettable visit to Mayan archaeological sites.
Penny NielsenUnited States
Cesar was a wonderful tour guide! He offered suggestions on which cenotes would be good for our group. We went to Cenote Azul & Grand Cenote. He even toured us through the Grand Cenote, showing us small caves and spots with turtles. He took us to a great local place in Tulum to eat that was delicious. The van was spacious and had air conditioning. He even brought soda and water for us. I would highly recommend having Cesar as a private guide for the day!
Ronit AustgenUnited States
Cesar was an incredible tour guide he was extremely knowledgable, very flexible and singularly focused on ensuring that we had a great time. We loved spending the day with him, learning about Mayan history, Mexico and having fun adventures jumping in cenotes. We recommend Cesar to anyone, we felt like we left a friend when we said goodbye!!
Colette O’DonnellUnited Kingdom
Cesar was a great guide with amazing English. He was knowledgeable and interesting and very easy to talk to. We learned a lot at Tulum and then had a great time snorkelling and swimming in a cenote. Cesar swam with us with a torch making the most of our swim. He was very flexible and accommodated our requirements. We highly recommend Cesar.
Luke SanchezUnited States
We hired a tour guide for the day while vacationing in Tulum. The communication with Cesar Otniel our tour guide was excellent. He arrived promptly at 8:00 AM to pick us up in a very comfortable van with waters and sodas. We were 6 adults so he was vey accomodating to what every wanted to do. We visited the Tulum ruins as well as some of the cenotes. He is extremely knowledgeable and we all thoroughly enjoyed his stories. Cesar, thank you again for making our Tulum trip so special! Best tour guide ever!
Deborah WatersUnited States
Cesar is an excellent guide and I'd surely hire him again. His tour of Chichen Itzá was informative and entertaining. He made sure we got great pictures and answered all our questions. My daughter got stung by something while there and he even had a spray in his backpack to stop the stinging. Lunch was fun and he was patient while everyone in our party of 9 jumped off the cliff at the Cenote (or who chickened out like me lol). It was a very enjoyable, relaxing day (sorry again about forgetting my phone!)
Wiiiam GrahamUnited States
We use Tours by Locals when we travel and have had nothing but great experiences. If your in Cancun I highly recommend Cesar's Private guide for a day Tour. You can set your own itinerary and go at your own pace. He is knowledgable and fun to be with.
Aaron BlackUnited States
Catching up from Last trip, but again....Cesar is AMAZING. I will only use him when I come Cancun, Playa, and Tulum. I would give him 6 starts if it was available. - Always on Time - Great SUV nice and clean - Great Tour Guide (went to Coba on this trip) Cesar until next time my friend. Thank you for all the Sight Seeing locations and being my personal Tour Guide.