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“Catered to small kids, excellent tour!!! Coba, Cenote, Tulum, Beach!”
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Helaman Tours
Ranked #74 of 317 Tours in Cancun
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Owner description: Let me show you the archaeologycal sites and best places for snorkeling. allow me to guide you with my experience of over 30 years in Mayan history and do a private tours in Spanish, English, French, Germain and Italian. it will be my pleasure to share with you my knowledge about the connections of the great cultures of the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Catered to small kids, excellent tour!!! Coba, Cenote, Tulum, Beach!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

On this trip we had our six year old daughter and three year old son with us (as well as friends with another six year old boy). Needless to say, we had no idea how the day would progress... but, we ended up having a fantastic day!

Helaman picked us up on time and educated us on our way to Coba, where we saw some fascinating ruins and climbed a pyramid. Afterwards we had a great lunch buffet (even the kids enjoyed it), and did a little shopping. Helaman then recommended a Cenote that was better suited for the kids and it was perfect! A few locals, life vests, and small fish in the cenote... our daughter loved "swimming in a real Indian swimming pool"! After a nice swim and snacks, we were off to Tulum which was also fascinating. Helaman told us that he worked at Tulum for many years before becoming a tour guide and it was obvious that he understands many details that most of the other guides we noticed there were not aware of.

At the end of the tour, we walked down the stairs to the beach at Tulum and enjoyed the sand and waves until the beach closed at 4:30. Finally, Helaman once again educated us on our drive back to our hotel.

The vehicle was very comfortable, plenty of water was provided and Helaman used a microphone and diagrams during our trip as he educated us about what we were going to see and what we had seen. He was also very patient with the variety of people in our group (shoppers, small kids, etc.) and allowed us to feel relaxed and unrushed as we moved throughout our day. It really was an excellent day and we will definitely will recommend Helaman to our friends in the future.

I'll attach photos of Coba as Tulum photos are much more readily available.

Visited April 2014
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“Tour with Helaman was highlight of our trip!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Our family of 5 took a tour with Helaman on April 9, 2014. It was the best day of our trip. I highly recommend the itinerary that we had. We left our hotel at 7:30 in the morning. Helaman was right on time. The tour bus was very nice. There were 11 of us on the tour. He also provides snacks and cold bottled water for everyone on the tour. Our first stop was Ek Balam, these ruins are unique in that they allow you to walk on them. The site is still under excavation and I can't wait to return years from now and see what else the archeologists have uncovered. After that we went to Chichen Itza--This is a MUST. The knowledge that Helaman has is unparalleled. Something that I appreciate about Helaman is that he does not make information up or come to conclusions that work for his tour or clientele, he is straight up and makes no assumptions. After Chichen, he took us to lunch at a cenote. I was very nervous about swimming in a cenote, but there was not need to be. This cenote is SO BEAUTIFUl, SO CLEAN, AND REFRESHING. The perfect way to end our tour! I appreciate Helaman and highly recommend this tour to any family. Our kids are aged 15,12, and 10 and everyone agrees that it was the best day of our trip.

Visited April 2014
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Southern California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Chichen Itza and Tulum”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had a great time on a tour of Chichen Itza and Tulum last week. We booked via email with Helaman. Jonathan was our tour guide and he did a great job! We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend Helaman Tours to any LDS members visiting the Cancun area.

Visited March 2014
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Lehi, Utah
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“Made the site come Alive!”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Jonathan from Helaman Tours was fantastic! He was so personable and friendly! He took us to Tulum and gave us a very detailed tour of the site. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and the religious significance. If you are touring the area you should definitely use this group, especially if you are LDS! Great day!

Visited March 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Great Tour”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I recommend the tour to anyone that wants a history of the Tulum ruins. We had Helaman himself and it was eye opening.

Visited April 2013
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