Diane MacdonaldCalgary, ALBERTA, Canada
Cervando was charming, knowledgeable, engaging and fun. He gave us space to explore and was responsive to our needs. There was no pressure to buy at any of the stops (coffee plantation, tequila distillery, small shops) which was appreciated and very different from large bus tours we have previously taken. He is a very safe driver and planned a great day full of history, natural beauty and local colour. He introduced us to local residents including children and local police. We highly recommend Cervando.
Larry MentzerUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to San Sebastián with Cervando. He shared his passion for the Sierra Madres and the small magical Pueblo's. We truly enjoyed the San Sebastián tour, the views, and the small restaurant we stopped at. A highlight of the tour was our stop at the raicilla distillery. I'd highly recommend this tour to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Larry, thank you so much for your great comments and your kind wishes. I'd love to see you all again for another trip in the beautiful Sierra Madre. Wishing you all the best for this 2020!
Two weeks after we took our tour to San Sebastián del Oeste and the top of La Buffa, our family keeps talking about details of it every day. This tour was a highlight of our visit to Puerto Vallarta, thanks to our wonderful guide Cervando! I would highly recommend him to anyone. Hope to see you again when we are back to PV!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Olga, I highly appreciate your comments on your tour. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you and your family, in the mountains of San Sebastian. I'd love to see you again for another adventure!
Stacey NelsonUnited States
Cervando was great. He was on time, had a nice air conditioned van. He gave us suggestions on where to stop and what to do. We had 3 teens and he kept us at a nice pace. On our beautiful drive, he even stopped to save a turtle that was crossing the busy road. My kids were even able to hold the turtle. I will rebook Cervando and do another tour with him when we come back to Puerto Vallarta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stacey, it was my pleasure to spend the day with you and your family. I'll look forward to seeing you guys agin for another adventure. Please tell your husband thanks from me, for his generosity.
Bonnie CantrellUnited States
Great tour and fantastic tour guide. Cervando was informative, and friendly. He was able to answer all of our questions about the area. We really enjoyed our visit to San Sebastian del Oeste. It really is a magical place. Full of history, very friendly people, and lots to explore. This was a full day tour (we were tired when we got back to our resort), with a good bit of walking. I highly recommend this tour and Cervando for your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonnie, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to San Sebastian. This is one of my favorite villages around PV, I didn't go back with my family last Saturday, but I'm going back to San Sebastian this weekend. Thanks for your review and hope to see you, Logan and your husband Robert again. Cervando
Our family of 7 had an incredible time touring San Sebastian and the gorgeous vistas and villages along the mountain route! Cervando's passion for his country, the land and the people was the best part of the tour. We learned about the area's history, the flora and fauna of the mountains and met many of his local friends along the way. We stopped at a small-batch Tequila producer, a local restaurant for delicious hand-made tortillas and seasonal food. Thank you Cervando for an unforgettable experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kim, thank you so much for your 5 stars rating and your great comments on your tour! It was truly a pleasure to spend the day with you and your family in the mountains of San Sebastian. I hope to see you all again for another adventure here in Puerto Vallarta.
Jean ShahnasarianUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Cervando - visited several local vendors. Beautiful views of Puerto Vallarta from the mountains. And appreciated the hospitality of the local people. Thank you Cervando!!
Richard BoggessUnited States
Great tour guide and he was very generous providing food and drink
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Richard! Thank you so much for rating your tour 5 star. See you next time here in Puerto Vallarta.
Raymond D.United States
cervando is full of knowledge .... and you will learn a lot about mexico on this tour just be prepared for a lot of driving time :) and have a quesadilla
Richard WolfUnited States
Lise GorgoneUnited States
Our tour was excellent. Cervando had an excellent command of English. He knew many interesting facts about the country side and history of the area and Mexico. He was a very conscious and safe driver. The town of San Sebastian was so picturesque and charming. The gift shops had unique items at good prices. We would recommend this tour and Cervando our friends and others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lise, thank you for your excellent comments on your tour and for the 5 star rating! Hope to see you again for another adventure here in Mexico. The best for you in this 2019!
Carol SanchezUnited States
Cervando was a fabulous guide, so friendly, knowledgeable, and personable. Enjoyed the tour and the stops at the bakery, coffee roasters, and tequila tasting. He's an excellent driver. Take one of his tours - you won't regret it.
John CragleUnited States
Cervando was amazing, the price was perfect, the knowledge and history he was able to give wonderful. We booked only the two of us and Cervando was able to very easy adjust timing, location, stops and let us enjoy parts that interested us the most. Cervando's personal knowledge of Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastian was amazing, there is nothing better than a life long citizen to show you the best the city has to offer.
Phillip TelanderUnited States
Excellent tour, outstanding knowledge of the history of San Sebastian.
Shireen JafferUnited States
Cervando is amazing - he goes above and beyond to give you the best and most authentic experience. We travel a lot, go on many different types of tours (food, walking, free, private, big group), and this one was our favorite. He's funny, knowledgable, kind hearted, curious, and overall just incredible company to be with. We're coming back in two months and this time want to book him for more than just one day. He can customize different tours as well so we are excited to see what those options will be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shireen thank you very much for your great comments on me! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to spend the day with you. Thanks to you, I now have a better understanding of how Millennials travel. I'll see you in December for some new experiences here in Puerto Vallarta. Please, say hi to your husband and friends.
Nona OKeeffeUnited States
Cervando was absolutely wonderful, personable and 100% engaged for the entire day. He was intimately familiar with The Pueblo Magico, San Sebastián del Oeste, and knew most of the towns people — Hence, We felt ourselves welcome and treasured guests everywhere we went. Based on today's experience We would go with Tours by Locals anywhere, and certainly recommend CERVANDO!
Renae ChanceUnited States
Our family had the best day with Cervando. His knowledge of history and culture was amazing. Our tour day with Cervando was one of our favorite days during our visit to Puerto Vallarta!
Christina McTiernanUnited States
We had the most amazing day with Cervando visiting San Sebastian. He did an amazing job tailoring the tour to fit the interests of our family, which included my kids and my brother who absolutely loves talking about Mexican history. Cervando was such a joy to spend the day with! It felt like we spent the day with a close friend. We talked about the tour the whole rest of our trip- definitely the highlight! Cervando was over the top accommodating. It was a perfect day! Cannot recommend enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christina, thank you very much for the wonderful comments! It was my pleasure to meet your family and spend the day with all of you in San Sebastian. Congratulations for such beautiful family! Next time we have to go to Los Reyes!
Aundrea T.United States
Cervando picked up our family of 10 (adults) bright and early and we spent an incredible day seeing a side of Mexico we had yet to experience. He was knowledgeable and got in to the vibe of our very fun and jokingly family right away- which made the day of touring amazing! At every turn he customized the itinerary so that each of us (all 10 of us!) had a personalized experience- that is not an easy task and Cervando handled it with complete ease. My entire family had so much fun! We learned AND laughed!
Kristen NobleUnited States
Our tour to San Sebastian with Cervando was fantastic!!!! This was our 2nd day with him after spending Sunday on the city tour. Again he customized the day to what we were most interested in. Our stops along the way were so memorable, a hacienda where Richard Burton and Liz Taylor had once stayed, having freshly made corn tortillas at a little roadside stand and the tequila distillery where we got some new recipes using tequila! The little mom & pop restaurant in San Sebastian for lunch was the best!
Three of spent a lovely day with Cervando visiting San Sebastian. Cervando was well versed in local culture and the history of the area. While San Sebastian is not far, driving on cobblestones is slow and tedious; however it is well worth the trip. Along the way we stopped and made our own tortillas. We also visited a tequila factory where we learned about the production of tequila. It was much more sophisticated than we realized. It was very interesting and the owner is friendly and quite the character!
Lucie HaleUnited States
Thank you for an awesome day in San Sebastian. Cervando is very knowledgable. Thank you!
Alyson BellUnited States
Cervando took us on an amazing private tour to San Sabastian. We are 2 families with 6 college-aged young adults between us. He rented a larger van to accommodate all 10 of us. Cervando has incredible personal connections with locals in the area and also coming and going. We stopped at an unbelievable bakery, met with local shopkeepers, residents, taquilla distiller... All while learning the history of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco & San Sabastian. Cervando is a extremely knowledgeable & was wonderful guide!
Andrew RaphaelUnited States
Absolutely superb! Cervando is an amazing ambassador for his community & country, his self taught English is incredible and we talked on a wide range of topics. His knowledge of San Sebastian its history, the people & their culture as well as the flora & fauna was very illuminating. It also became an artisans tour of coffee & liquor productions, bakeries, leather works & silver smiths. The cafe we ate at felt like being guest in someone's home. Cervando & his tour far exceeded our expectations.
Jon L.Dorena, OR, United States
This was my fourth tour with Cervando. Need I say more? OK. I will. Cervando took this excursion request on short notice as one cruise port was cancelled and Puerto Vallarta added. We have done this particular tour before, but Cervando always finds something new and interesting to include, and, of course, the tour is new to the other participants. Prompt, courteous, informative, innovative. Superlative adjectives for Cervando. I feel like part of his family, as does my wife. He is the man!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jon, I hope you, Cindy and your family are doing well and ready to enjoy the holiday season. It was a great surprise to have you back in Puerto Vallarta! It's really an honor to know you feel like part of my family. On behalf of my family and myself thank you for being so kind with me and for your great recommendations to other customers. With best wishes, Cervando
Maria GonzalesUnited States
Best tour ever! It was truly a pleasure to hire Cervando for a private tour of San Sebastian. It was like we were with an old friend touring the Sierra mountain side. Cervando was friends with everyone we came in contact with in SS. We came away with a wonderful understanding of the history of the people and their ancestors. Cervando also drove thru PV and showed us the best taco stands. I can wait to return to PV and hire Cervando again for another tour!
Alice BrittonUnited States
Cervando was awesome. He was a wealth of knowledge and very helpful with our elderly parents. This was a wonderful tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many blessings to you and your family!!!!
Don G.United States
Ronald R LewisUnited States
We were asked our interests and they were catered to perfectly! We learned. We experienced. We ate deliciously. We shared an extraordinary day. Go anywhere with Cervando. Your tour will be fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ron, thank you so much for your kind comments. I had a wonderful day with all of you also! Please say hello to your wife Robyn and friends Jan and Kerry.