Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Mexico City Mexico by Tour Guide Monica Y. (Guide #716)


Amanda Maestas

United States
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Tour: #316556, Casa Gilardi and Casa Luis Barragan, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

This was our favorite tour in Mexico City! Can't wait to do another one with Monica!

Deena Hornsby

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Monica listened to what we wanted to do and made it happen for us. Our tour of the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Museo Estudio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, lunch at San Angel Inn, and shopping at the Plaza San Jacinto made a perfect day. Thanks, Deena.

John Schaeffer

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 20/18

Monica was exceptional. She called the night before to make sure everything was correct. She was punctual, her car was comfortable for the four of us, and she drove with concern for our safety. She knows the pyramids very well and is well known by and friendly to the locals. She was able to answer all questions with real street knowledge rather than just book knowledge. She went above and beyond the call of duty. We will use her for any tours we want in Mexico in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John! It was a pleasure meeting you all and I'm very pleased to learn that you enjoyed and liked very much the tour. It'd be great to see you again! Good luck and best wishes!

David Powers

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 13/18

David Powers

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Lori Liu

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Monica is an excellent guide and provided us with in depth knowledge of art, architecture and history. Loved visiting the courtyards, hotels and buildings we would have never stopped to see. And enjoyed her commentary on the murals. She was flexible and engaging and we had a wonderful day exploring the historic district of Mexico City!

Karen Farnsworth

United States
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Tour: #316556, Casa Gilardi and Casa Luis Barragan, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Monica is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Her english is perfect. She picked us up at our apartment rental in a newer SUV and dropped us off after the tour at very nice restaurant she suggested. Our group of 7 of all ages enjoyed the tour. Thank you Monica!

Philippa Foulsham

United States
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Tour: #109734, Private tour of Luis Barragan's architectural works, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

We had a lovely tour of two of Luis Barragans houses with Monica. She's great! Really wonderful guide. Perfect day. Thank you.

Scott Carver

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

We booked a private/4 person tour with Monica for the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. We fell in love with her from the start. She is just amazing. She makes the history of Teotihuacan come alive. She expertly guided us through the ruins explaining artwork, architecture, and anthropology. And, most of all, she has a wonderful sense of humor and a true love of her culture and city. When we return Mexico City, we will hire her for any of the many tours she offers. You should too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Scott! I am very pleased because you all liked the tour. It was pleasure meeting you and I think we spent a great time. Likewise, I enjoyed very much being with and showing the wonders of Teotihuacan. I'd certainly love to see you again! My best wishes to all of you!

Jeff Kaufman

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

although very pleasant, the guid was not very informative about Barragan Casa Gilardi was great, but not the guides. San Cristobal and the lovers fountain not even running- there was an excuse for everything- the water is the main features at these 2 projects- yet not on. First I was told it only goes on twice a day- but we weren't there at either of the times- really? we had to listen to how close she was to the family at san cristobal - but yet she could not get the water on. for $80.00 x 4 US

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: These kind of situations, such as broken bomb, cleaning the fountain or filling it of water, are out of my boundaries. Besides these problems were an exception, the fountains usually work perfectly.

Randall McCluer

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Randall McCluer

United States
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Tour: #46144, Sightseeing private tour of Mexico City, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Charles Harm

United States
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Tour: #153370, The best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a private guide, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Very knowledgeable and very personable. A pleasure.

Charles Harm

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Very knowledgeable and very personable. A pleasure.

Mathias Millen

United States
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Tour: #109734, Luis Barragan's architectural works, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Sharon Yoerg

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Mathias Millen

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Monica's vast information about Luis Barragan, her contacts and ability to navigate thru Mexico City are only the beginning. Her deep understanding of Barragan's use of light, the enthusiasm for his architecture, the personal relationships with the owners and their representatives that get doors opened are the best parts of it.

Marie B.

Canada
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Our guide Monica is very knowledgeable about Barragan and his work . Also, she is well connected with the building caretakers so we were the only people in most of the places. Her positive personality and fluent English made our tour excellent. Barragan's home and studio were particularly moving as they are intact from when he lived there and one can sense the man's deep personality. I would say a must for architecture fans

Myrl Coulter

Canada
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Tour: #153370, The best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a private guide, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really sorry the tour experience was not what you expected.

Chris Wenzlau

Australia
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Tour: Cholula & the Great Pyramid, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Jan 6/18

Monica has an excellent knowledge of Cholula. We started in the museum to look at some of the relics from the sight and a model of the pyramid. This gave an idea of what it once looked like and the various stages of building. The entrance to Cholula is awesome - you have to go through 800 metres of tunnels. Best entrance to a tourist attraction! There is not as much to see as some of the other Mexican sites, but Monica provided an enthralling commentary about what we were seeing. Fantastic experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Chris! It was a pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed talking with you of so many things! Keep having a wonderful time in Mexico!

Alex Castro

United States
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Tour: #109734, Luis Barragan's architectural works, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Todd Andrlik

Chicago, IL, United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

It's obvious that Monica is passionate about Mexican history and particularly the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Our family of four had a lot of fun spending the day with her and learned a ton. Thanks to Monica, we had one of the most memorable days of our trip.

Norman Oslik

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

Very knowledgeable on the relevant history and on the archaeology of this wonderful site. Knew the site and ways to avoid some of the crowds. Very responsive to questions and offered lots of useful suggestions for the rest of our Mexico City visit.. Suggested lunch at La Gruta restaurant in a natural cave near the site which was a great after-tour finale.

Elisabeth Werby

United States
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Tour: #109734, Luis Barragan's architectural works, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Monica was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable about Barragan and his contemporaries, as well as other Mexican architects and artists. We saw the Casa Barragan and Casa Gilardi, but wish we had planned to spend the day to go out to see the stables and other works. We definitely recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you can return and perhaps we'll be able to see more of Luis Barragan and other interesting places in a near future. Best wishes and happy New Year!

Heidi Richardson

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Monica is great. She knows a lot about Luis Barragan. I want to come back soon and visit the rest of his buildings with Monica!

Trevor Kaye

Cambridge, MA, United States
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

Pawel Chojnowski

United States
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Tour: #46144, Sightseeing private tour of Mexico City, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

Monica is nothing short of amazing! She will do everything in her power to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time seeing as much as you can by molding the tour to your schedule. She does offer longer tours but this tour is perfect for someone who may have a layover or just has a short window of time to see the city. You can tell Monica loves her city and has a great knowledge of CDMX especially of the art and architecture of the the city. Don't hesitate and book this tour for an amazing experience!

Jean Fisher

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

We so enjoyed our time with with Monica! She was punctual, very knowledgeable, a great driver (including navigating around a bike race) so passionate and even worked the tour so we could squeeze in finding a Geocache! Monica recommended lunch at La Gruta, an excellent suggestion! At first we thought it might be too "touristy" but after seeing the availability around the Pyramids, we came to the conclusion she was spot on! Overall, a wonderful day with an excellent guide! Thank you Monica!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the sincere feedback! It was a pleasure chatting with you and I enjoyed the tour as much as you. Good luck and best wishes!

Charles Van Block

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

I had a fantastic tour with Monica.  She not only made getting to the projects easy and enjoyable and has great knowledge about the subject matter, she has a passion for it.  She also made sure the fountains were running for us whereas many would not have bothered, and she has a great relation with the owners who we were lucky enough to meet.  Can't say enough good things about her, very much enjoyed our day together and our rich conversations.

Jill Andersons

Canada
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Monica was an excellent guide , very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, with a comfortable car if her own to guide out of town. Her enthusiasm about her country and it's history taught us a lot about the past and present.

Daniel Grskovic

United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe & Tlatelolco (optional), Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

Exciting visit to the Basilica de Guadalupe with our guide Monica. On our way to the tour Monica gave us interesting information about the landmarks on the way. Monica made sure we saw the most important areas of the tour and gave us details along the way. We did not ever feel rushed. We toured at a comfortable pace and saw everything we wanted to see. The pickup & dropoff at our hotel was very pleasing for us. We definitely recommend this tour.

Jc Cangilla

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

Monica was a terrific guide for the Barragan tour. She was knowledgeable, friendly and knew the answers to all our questions. We had a great day and I would highly recommend Monica for your next tour.

Michelle Smith

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 31/17

Monica was a very informative tour guide and we enjoyed spending the day with her. She was very friendly and offered us great tips on other things to do during our stay in CDMX.

Michael Hartge

United States
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Tour: #2561, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Monica is an excellent tour guide. This is the second time we used her services, and requested her specifically. She is very friendly and knowledgeable bout the attractions around Mexico City. Monica is fluent and conversant in English, and was very helpful when ordering lunch in the market. She made our time at the Basilica prayerful as she explained the details of the apparitions. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fr. Michael! It has been a pleasure again. My best regards to everybody and blessings!

Mindi Weichman

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Monica was a wonderful guide. We booked our trip rather last minute and the public tickets for these tour sites were already sold out. Monica was able to take us to all the places we wanted to go and added a lovely personal touch. You can tell she is personally friends with all the home owners and grounds keepers, which make you feel at ease. I would highly recommend her!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mindi for your feedback! It has been a pleasure meeting you and I am very pleased that you chose me and everything came out well. Good luck!

Hector Moreno

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Monica is an excellent guide. She was absolutely a pleasure, punctual, VERY knowledgeable, had all the right insight into where to go, and made the day just a total pleasure. We learned A LOT in such a short time but still felt like we were free to explore. Thank you, Monica!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Hector! Gracias Hector! It was a pleasure meeting you and I am very pleased that you liked the tour. I enjoyed being with you and your family, we had a great day. You are a lucky man with your beauties. Espero regresen a Mexico que hay mucho que ver y para que practiquen más tus hijas el español. Saludos a todos y buena suerte!

Kirsten Towfiq

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 27/17

Monica is extremely knowledgeable, patient and thoughtful. The tour itself had a wonderful pace and the works we're stunning. We we're very grateful that we booked a private tour instead of a public one. We look forward to doing another tour with Monica when we return to Mexico City!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the tour, so did I. It was a pleasure meeting you and I'd love to see you next time. Good luck and best wishes.

Michael Fischer

United States
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Tour: #109734, Luis Barragan's architectural works, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

Monica was a wonderful guide for our tour of Casa Gilardi and Cuadra San Cristobal. Monica's friendship with the owner Martin Luque and family allowed for a wonderful conversation which made the visit all the more delightful.

Savannah Petrick

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 11/17

I give Monica and my tour 5 stars out of 5. The tour was wonderful and definitely worth it; the Satellite Towers, Egestrom House, Cuadra San Cristobal, and Fountain of Lovers are all relatively inaccessible without being driven around. I also do not think you can access the private properties without the tour guide. Monica is very sweet and knowledgable, and this tour is the highlight of my trip to CDMX!

Victoria Tashjian

United States
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

Monica is extremely well informed and delightful to tour with. We have used tours by locals worldwide and Monica is one the finest guides we have had.

Victoria Tashjian

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 28/17

Monica is always outstanding!

Jennifer Cecil

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 23/17

We had a great day visiting the pyramids with Monica. She was on time and extremely knowledgeable about the history and area. She was also extremely flexible with us for two tours due to a sick teen back in the hotel room we had to work around. We had a special request to see Diego murals before end of trip and she was able to squeeze in a visit to the Palace of Fine arts to top it off. Can't recommend her highly enough, a life long resident of Mexico City, amazing driver, and so knowledgeable!

Jennifer Cecil

United States
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 22/17

Marielle Te

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

This tour was a big highlight of my trip to Mexico City! Have been looking forward to visit Luis Barragan's houses for a long time and was not disappointed. Monica is amazing, so friendly, well connected, and so knowledgeable. The cost is a bit high than what I am used to but after experiencing the properties with Monica, feel it was very much well worth it. Thank you Monica for a great day and delicious lunch! Hope to visit again soon. Hasta Luego!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very pleased to learn that you liked it! I'm so glad and I enjoyed a lot meeting you and sharing the wonders of Luis Barragan architeture. Hope to see you again! Hasta pronto!

Paul Feinberg

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Monica is a great guide. Very personable, knowledgeable and energetic. Also knew great shops and restaurants

Kate Chilton

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Monica was especially knowledgeable about the Diego Rivera murals which were truly wonderful. And she recommended a fantastic place for lunch where the atmosphere and food were so memorable. We loved it all!

Caroline Kahn

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private tour to National University & San Angel Bazar del Sabado, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 24/16

Coyoacan was a great day. I highly recommend this tour with Monica.

Caroline Kahn

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 23/16

There are many interesting things to see in the Historic Center. The Diego Rivera murals at the Palace are incredible as is the post office and the Palacio del Arte. Monica is extremely knowledgeable and can go into as much or as little detail as you like.

Caroline Kahn

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

Monica is a wonderful guide. We enjoyed ourselves very much!

Caroline Kahn

United States
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Tour: #2143, Anthropology Museum and Chapultepec Castle, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

Wonderful tour with Monica. Recommend highly!

Michael Arbitman

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

Monica is an engaged, knowledgeable, and entertaining guide. Our trip to Frida Kahlo's house was as magical as we had hoped. Monica gave us many insights we would not have known otherwise. The Trotski Museum (not on the "official" tour) is not to be missed. We had a great tour of San Angel as well. Monica knows all the best places to eat--and most importantly--she knows where to park! We would not hesitate to use her again. There's so much more of Mexico City to see. Five stars for a fabulous tour.

Michael Arbitman

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

On a chilly, foggy morning we headed to the pyramids with our outstanding guide Monica in her comfortable SUV. She was very good at keeping us engaged despite the weather and set a great pace. While the kids climbed the pyramids, we had a very insightful tour of the great museum on site. Afterwards we went to lunch in the most fascinating cave we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Monica has a great command of English and her explanations of the sites were full of rich detail. Five stars all the way.

Steven Gaff

Australia
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

Brandy Kearns

United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe & Tlatelolco, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

The trip to the Basilica was wonderful. Our guide, Monica, was very knowledgeable about the chapels and the story of Juan Diego and the vision of Our Lady. She was able to answer all our questions and was very respectful to us as this was a religious experience more than a tourist experience. I believe we visited all the chapels on the site. We were able to attend mass and shop for souvenirs. On time pick up in front of the hotel. Delicious suggestion for restaurant for dinner. Highly recommend.

Debi Rolle

Australia
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Tour: #153370, The best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a private guide, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

Tour number 3 with Monica who is now a friend! We visited Casa Azul along with many others, Monica had tipped us off so we had pre bought our tickets and she managed to get us in without a delay. Monica is good at that! Dream come true to visit this most very famous home. We then went to Museo Dolores Olmedo an amazing estate filled with beautiful gardens and many treasures. The Day of the Dead tributes were the best we saw in Mexico. Spectacular day.

Diana Sigmond

Germany
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

Stellar Tour. Monica did a great job. Clean car (no smoke, no animals).

Debi Rolle

Australia
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Tour: #109734, Luis Barragan's architectural works, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 3/16

Our second Tour with gorgeous Monica. This one I just LOVED! So much beauty in such simple design. I want to move into Luis Barragans Casa! Again Monica was so informative and I loved how much delight she showed in opening every magical door and window for us. A highlight was meeting the lovely Martin Luque one of the original owners of Casa Gilardi. He could not have been more charming. An amazing day that will stay with us forever.

Marilyn Sinnett

Australia
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

I would recommend this tour highly. We had previously taken a day bus tour out to the site, but felt that we hadnt really taken it all in and werent given much information. With Monica it was like we had never seen the site before. She was fabulous and gave us lots of information. She took her time and we didnt feel rushed - she gave us a guided tour of the Museum which was fabulous.

Debi Rolle

Australia
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 28/16

What a wonderful day! We felt an immediate connection with Monica and hit it off like old friends. Monica soon discovered our interests lay in Art and off we went on a wonderful journey through the streets of Mexico City. We chased the day as we had so much to see and even managed to squeeze in a surprise visit to an amazing exhibition of Day of the Dead Shrines! Monica has so much knowledge and is so much fun to be with! And she knows her city so very well.

Alessandro Bonara

Germany
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Laurie Murphy

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

I highly recommend taking this tour with Monica! She is very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the area. This was the second tour we booked with her this week and it was very enjoyable and informative. My family thoroughly enjoyed the museum and area around it. The church was beautiful and we picked up some unique and inexpensive gifts in the market. Lunch was very good and we even had time to go to the University. She is a WONDERFUL guide. You won't be disappointed. A+++ MUCHAS GRACIAS AMIGA!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias también! Muchos saludos y buena suerte!

Laurie Murphy

United States
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 16/16

Monica is a very knowledgeable and personable guide! She took us to so many interesting places, many which would be overlooked normally. She is extremely knowledgeable of the area and shared many great tips and ideas with us. We could not have been more pleased with the experience and learned so much about Mexico, it's history and culture. We are so happy I just booked another tour with her for later this week! Highly recommend this guide! You won't be sorry!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Laurie! I'm very pleased with such a good recommendation. It was a pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed very much today's tour. That's why I love my job because I have the opportunity to meet wonderful people like you. See you on Wednesday!

Steven Wolin

Chestertown, MD, United States
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Tour: Private tour of Puebla, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Oct 9/16

Spent our 3rd and last day (Sunday) visiting the city of Puebla, 90 minutes away. Church services in large beautiful churches with gold rooms, concerts with unusual instruments like the Salterio. Amazing library, Friendly residents walking the streets Monica was excellent English speaking local tour guide All in all -highly recommended

Steven Wolin

Chestertown, MD, United States
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Tour: #153370, The best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a private guide, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 8/16

Easy flight(s) Totally safe feelings throughout in the Historic Centro area; Hotel(Historic Central) excellent and only 135USD/night - right in the center of this district; Totally safe feeling throughout historic district; Monica was a lovely competent English speaking guide; Walkable to the main square, with the Palace with the amazing Diego Rivera murals, the ruins of the Aztecs, the most impressive churches, the many cafes in the inside courtyard oflarge restored homes

Steven Wolin

Chestertown, MD, United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 7/16

It was terrific: Totally safe feelings throughout in the Historic Centro area Monica was lovely competent English speaking guide; we used all three days Hotel(Historic Central) excellent and only 135USD/night - right in the center of this district; Walkable to the main square, with the Palace with the amazing Diego Rivera murals, the ruins of the Aztecs,impressive;

Mary Altpeter

United States
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Tour: #153370, The best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a private guide, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

Monica was wonderful. We corresponded prior to the tour and it was clear she was listening to my tour interests and also my physical limitations. She was knowledgeable not only about the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, but also the political and historical factors in their lives. She also explained iabout Juan O'Gorman who designed Rivera's home and did the extension to Kahlo's home. Throughout the tour she asked me about my interests and made suggestions to spontaneously customize the tour.

Karen Gregg

United States
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

This was my husband and my first trip to Mexico City. Monica is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Mexican history and culture. We had done some research on what we wanted to see which she included in the tour but she added many intriguing stops that we would never have discovered on our own. It was a great introduction to the city.

Ksenia Krylova

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

We had a great time during the Pyramids of Teotihuacan tour with Monica. Monica was knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting information. She answered all of our questions and helped us understand and appreciate the significance of the city of Teotihuacan. As we stayed at an apartment, Monica research the area to make sure there would be no issue with parking in order to pick us up. She made sure we had a great experience during the entire tour.

Jeremy Seidling

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 25/16

Monica was a really fantastic and knowledgeable guide. My wife and I took her tour of Teotihuacan and couldn't imagine doing that tour with a larger group or no tour guide. We saw so many great parts of the site that we would have missed on our own. We really appreciated her engaging personality and enthusiasm for taking us around the pyramids.

Tahnee Seiler

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 23/16

Monica was fantastic! She has so much knowledge and you can tell she truly loves Mexico City. We had a great time!

Chris Wehrle

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

5* tour! We had a group of 5 so Monica accommodated with a driver & a larger van. They were waiting for us when we walked out our hotel door. Her knowledge of the Aztec and the Teotihuacan city was very informative. She was very attentive & engaged with everyone in our group. Monica took us to an amazing restaurant (La Gruta) for lunch that was a delightful experience. This was our 1st experience with tours by locals and we'll definitely recommend Monica! We'll engage her again on our next trip to Mexico

Chris Wehrle

United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

My wife, kids & sister in law truly had an amazing time with Monica on our tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe! We had hesitations since we had never used tours by locals but Monica put those concerns at ease upon meeting with her & our drive to the Basilica. Her knowledge of the history, grounds and architecture was impressive. She even stayed with us as we went to Mass there! Monica gave us valuable advice on where to dine & visit in Mexico city during our stay. Very pleasant & accommodating.

Robert Dye

Chillicothe, OH, United States
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Tour: Cholula/Our Lady of Remedies - Puebla - Mater Filius, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Jul 19/16

Perfect in every way possible! Bravo!!!

Robert Dye

Chillicothe, OH, United States
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Tour: #2561, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Mater Filius, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

Perfect in every way possible! Bravo!!!

Robert Dye

Chillicothe, OH, United States
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Tour: #2561, Mater Filius, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 16/16

Perfect in every way possible! Bravo!!!

Linda Maurer

United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe & Tlatelolco, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

We would definitely give Monica a 5 out of 5 rating. She picked us up at our hotel at the appointed time and told us about the areas we were driving through to get to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. My husband is handicapped and Monica was very considerate of his limitations. She was knowledgeable and completely flexible to our schedule and what we wanted to see and accomplish. We wouldn't hesitate to use Tours By Locals again in the future.

Leslie Polizoti

United States
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Tour: #117942, Luis Barragan's architecture of senses and emotions, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 18/16

We went on the Barragan tour with Monica, and highly recommend it. We visited Barragan's house, the Satellite Towers, and the grounds and stables of private property designed by Barragan. Monica, an ethnohistory specialist, was great. We were particularly impressed by her knowledge and her attention to the details of Barragan's architecture and design, and the stories behind them. She also found the greatest tacos al pastor restaurant!

Alan Mathiesen

United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe & Tlatelolco, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

My tour of the Basilica de Guadalupe was a great trip led by the very capable guide Monica. To see the miraculous 500-year old image of the Virgin Mary is quite inspiring, especially when reading about the history of the apparitions and the subsequent immediate conversion of the Aztec nation. The tour guide Monica has a great knowledge of the site and is quite accommodating, even attending one of the masses at the Basilica with me. This was my second tour with her and is highly recommended.

Linda Gricius

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 22/16

Monica made our tour of Teotihuacan much more interesting than if we had attempted to tour on our own. She directed us to important artifacts that we likely would've missed if we had been on our own. She thoroughly explained the significance of everything we saw. She's fluent in English, which was a big plus.We communicated with Monica prior to the tour so that she was able to tailor it to our interests. I'd recommend Monica and this tour to everyone.

Bob Jacobs

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 3/16

Monica did a superb job of showing us the highlights of Mexico City. She had a fine grasp of the history and development of Mexico and did a wonderful job of showing us remarkable works of art and architectural gems. We highly recommend Monica. Bob and Nancy Jacobs

Victoria Tashjian

United States
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Tour: #46144, 5 hours sightseeing private tour in Mexico City, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 22/16

Excellent in every way. We highly recommend Monica. She was knowledgable and enthusiastic . Very flexible.

Lina E.

Canada
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Tour: #2206, Xochimilco and National University of Mexico, Xochimilco, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 31/16

Monica gave us an excellent tour to Xochimilco and murals at UNAM campus. She included many suggestions for other places we could visit. We appreciated her calm handling of Mexico City traffic.

Chrischona Sodji

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 29/16

Monica was an amazing tour guide! She worked with us to tailor our three hour downtown walking tour to the needs of our group of 13 people and was very flexible with us. She is extremely knowledgeable about history and can answer any question! I highly recommend her!

Kristin Cass

United States
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Tour: Private tour of Puebla, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Dec 30/15

Great tour tailored to our interests! Monica is really nice and has a lot of interesting things to share about the places you visit. She's fun to be with and chooses the best food. Everything was perfect, even her suggestion for dinner after the tour. Looking forward to the next time we visit.

Louis Thompson

United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Monica was the perfect guide. Despite our early start she arrived two minutes early, and within another few minutes, it felt like we were old friends. She was extremely informative and listened to our questions carefully to figure out what interested us, allowing her to adjust accordingly. She did a fabulous job of explaining the role cosmology played in the construction of Teotihuacan. I give her my highest recommendation and will use her for other tours next time I am in Mexico City.

Charron D.

United States
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Tour: #12631, Mexico City Private Tour, Chapultepec Reforma, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 24/15

Excellent guide- very knowledgeable. Monica set the pace of the tour to suit our interests and stamina. We enjoyed being with her and would use her again.

Charron D.

United States
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Tour: #153370, The best of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a private guide, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 23/15

This is an outstanding tour for those with an interest in Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. A long day but well worth it. Monica did a superb job pacing the visit at each stop. Be sure to include a stop at Trotsky's house.

Jerry Rappold

United States
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 20/15

I can only repeat what I said in my review of the tour Monica gave me for the Mexico City Historical Center, which was that Monica is a fantastic tour guide. The tour of Frida Kahlo's house was awesome, as were the places she showed me after that (Trotsky's house, the government building used by Cortes, etc.) I highly recommend her to be your tour guide.

Jerry Rappold

United States
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Tour: #2100, Mexico City's Historic Center-Zocalo Private Tour, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 16/15

Monica is a fantastic tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about Mexican art, architecture, history, and archaeology, and has a very efficient and effective way of communicating information on these subjects. I was particularly impressed with her knowledge and insight into the works of Diego Rivera and the history of the buildings in the Zocalo. Monica also goes out of her way to make her customers comfortable and happy. I highly recommend Monica to be your next tour guide.

Alan Mathiesen

United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe & Tlatelolco, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Nov 16/15

The tour of the Basilica de Guadalupe was a great experience, in large part due to the very capable tour guide Monica. There are many things to see at the Villa from the centuries old churches to the newer huge church which contains the sacred image of Our Lady of Guadalupe known around the world. Monica is an expert on the Villa, was extremely pleasant, an even went with me to one of the many masses conducted at the basilica. I highly recommend her as a guide and hope to return again.

Wendy Allen

Australia
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Tour: #2137, Private Mexico City Tour: Coyoacan Highlights, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Oct 11/15

I will start by saying that we choose the wrong tour when given a couple of options. Whilst Monica was very knowledgable of the area we went. We like to have to have more the Mexican history as a whole and not One area. We should have chosen to see the city center and its surrounds.

Neil Margolis

Australia
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Tour: #2137, Coyoacan and Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

Monica was able to customize our tour for us which provided us with an excellent experience and most memorable time in Mexico City. Monica was punctual and was well prepared and very knowledgeable. She was able to meet the needs of our family (2 children) and we really enjoyed our time with her. Our highlights included Frida Kahlo's house, the markets, wonderful street food and strolling the streets of Coyoacan enjoying the neighborhood. We also did a wonderful day with Monica in the Historic Centre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So pleased to know it! Best wishes for all of you.

Neil Margolis

Australia
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Tour: #2143, Mexico City Highligts, Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

Monica was able to customize our tour for us which provided us with an excellent experience and most memorable time for our family in Mexico City. Some of the highlights were walking around the Centro Historico and the beautiful buildings (e.g. the amazing still functional post office and the beautiful House of tiles) ,the Xocola and the Museo Arte Popular. We appreciated having a guide who was so in tune with what our family was interested in. We also had a excellent second day with Monica in Coyoacan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Likewise a delight being with you! Thanks!

Katherine Mahoney

United States
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Tour: Casa-estudio Diego Rivera and Frida - Museo Dolores Olmedo, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Aug 4/15

top grade for Monica. She picked me up on time and brought me to 2 museums that would have been difficult for me to get to on my own: Dolores Olmedo Museo and The Studio and House of D. Rivera and F. Kahlo. Monica understood that I am visiting Mexico City for a specific purpose: to create a unit plan for high school English language learners focusing on how Rivera and Kahlo used cultural traditions in their art and how their art promotes social change. Monica is bright and professional. I highly recommend

Robert Dye

Chillicothe, OH, United States
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Tour: Private tour of Puebla, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Jul 1/15

Excellent guide, with outstanding service and provided for our every need, amazing experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A very memorable experience! Best wishes!

Robert Dye

Chillicothe, OH, United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 30/15

Excellent guide, service and amazing experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great group! I was very pleased with all of you! Thanks!

John Larson

Jacksonville, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: Private tour of Puebla, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Jun 25/15

Thank you Monica for a beautiful day in Puebla. Thank you for allowing the time to see the Churches and to squeeze time in for the shopping. Monica allowed us to see what we were interested in and was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the stop in Cholula she know my son would like. We spent 4 days with Monica and enjoyed every day. Not speaking any Spanish she help us greatly. Monica is the best. Thanks again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A very memorable day!

John Larson

Jacksonville, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #2127, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

Thank you Monica for an interesting day Pyramids of Teotihuacan. It is incredible what was built so long ago in Teotihuacan. We enjoyed the explanation and all Monica could tell us about the early civilization. Amazing construction and engineering to build a complex for the people. The restaurant in the cave was excellent. We spent 4 days with Monica and enjoyed every day. Not speaking any Spanish she help us greatly. Monica is the best. Thanks again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very satisfying to learn that you liked the pyramids and all the sites we visited. Thanks!

John Larson

Jacksonville, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: St. Michael's Well and Our Lady of Ocotlan Sanctuary in Tlaxcala, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date: Jun 23/15

Thank you Monica for a beautiful day at st Micheal's Well and our lady of Ocotlan. We had time to see these beautiful churches, pray and visit the gift shops. Monica could explain the miraculous stories and explain the paintings. We spent 4 days with Monica and enjoyed every day. Not speaking any Spanish she help us greatly. Monica is the best. Thanks for offing the religious tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the visit. Thank you for choosing me!

John Larson

Jacksonville, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #2561, Basilica de Guadalupe & Tlatelolco, Villa de Guadalupe, Distrito Federal, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 22/15

Thank you Monica for a spiritual day. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the reason we made the trip to Mexico City. Thank you for allowing the time to attend mass and see the home of St Juan Diego and all the beauty at the shrine. We spent 4 days with Monica and enjoyed every day. Not speaking any Spanish she help us greatly. Monica is the best. Thanks again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure being with you and I enjoyed your company a lot. I'm very pleased that you liked and enjoyed everything! I'll always remember you! Best wishes!