Unfortunately, our ship was unable to dock at Costa Maya due to strong winds and rough seas so we weren't able to do this excursion. But I still wanted to write a review on the great customer service. I appreciate the quick refund of the excursion deposit! My husband and I cruise once a year, so I'm sure Costa Maya will be a port we try to visit again soon. And when that day comes I will be sure to book an excursion through The Native Choice tours again!
We arrived in port and walked to the Native Choice office. The route was short, but the directions were a little confusing. We got there without issue.
The tour was comprised of Diego, the tour guide and Alejandro, the van driver, and only ONE other couple! Talk about a personal tour!
The van was clean and comfortable, and water was provided before leaving and en route. The ride was about 50 minutes each way, and the driver was very careful.
The tour was simply OUTSTANDING! Diego&#039;s knowledge and ability to share that with us was just phenomenal. The walking tour was easy even with occasional light rain (they supplied umbrellas).
The ruins (while not on the scale of Chitchen Itza near Cancun) were very interesting nonetheless thanks to Diego&#039;s depth of knowledge. We did see spider monkeys, some very interesting vegetation, and found some old pierces of pottery as well!
Overall, a great experience thanks two wonderful guides!
Thank you to Erick for a wonderful tour! The groups were small, the service was great, and we recieved a plethora of information regarding the Mayan culture, the ruins, and the surrounding areas. The chicken at the lagoon resort was DELICIOUS and we throughly enjoyed relaxing under the huts and using the kayaks to go out on the water. It's a slight walk from the port, but totally worth it. I higy recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area! Can't wait to come back and try one of those pineapples that looked so amazing.
Had such a fantastic time! Our driver was safe, the ride was long but enjoyable as our guide (Lorenzo) Was full of cool facts and information to make the commute more enjoyable. This trip was beautifully coordinated and we felt very safe the entire time, which was important as we had some first time vacationers in our group. Thank you so much for the memories and we will surely be referring customers your way!
We had a very enjoyable morning, All of the Native Choice employees were pleasant and professional, we were driven in a new comfortable vehicle. Our tour guide and driver, Kasi and Pedro were helpful and knowledgeable. We were taken back to the port in plenty of time. I highly recommend this tour and company.
This tour was fantastic! Due mainly to our tour guide, Ivan. Ivan was SO knowledgeable about the country and the ruins, it was amazing. Ivan kept our attention for the entire ride out to the ruins telling us about the history of this area, from the geography to the politics. At the ruins he was almost like a History Book with all the information he gave us. On the ride back to the pier, he stopped the van and bought us bags of fresh pineapple which was great. You have to try the pineapple with chili powder sprinkled on it. With the help of our driver, they kept us supplied with cold water throughout the tour. This tour well worth the cost. Highly recommend!!
We had a Great Time learning about the Mayan Ruins. Our tour guides Kari and Miguel were very good and taught us many things about the Mayan Culture. Thank You so much for the Fantastic time.
Kasi was wonderful. She is so well knowledged in the history and lore of the culture and you could tell her pride in her heritage as she spoke. It was something that you must truly experience first hand, reading about it is just not the same as being there. And, ASK QUESTIONS, engage Kasi as she has so many answers to everything about the history of the Mayans and the area. My teenagers also were really engaged and had a great time. Rito was a great driver and stopped briefly at one of the local farmers to let us purchase fresh pineapple! The best!
Thank you Kasi & Rito!