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“Great, informative daytrip!”
Review of Mayan Treasures

Mayan Treasures
Ranked #17 of 77 Shopping in Playa del Carmen
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Owner description: We offer tours to visit the local natives in respect with their traditions and life styles. This exotic experience offers a look back in time while exploring the great Mayan civilization. We look forward to having you on our next trip!
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We had a great tour guide as well, thank you Orlando!!! He made the whole day! FUn for interested kids (ours are 7 & 10) and adults. My husband made the trek up the tallest ruin while the kids and I backed out halfway. We all went down the sinkhole though, and all enjoyed the visit to the mayan village! Worth every penny, and I didn't find it expensive at all.

Thank Casey M
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Mayan T, Guest Relations Manager at Mayan Treasures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

Good afternoon, thank you for your review.
We are glad all of your family members enjoyed the trip, it's nice to combine both history and culture and make it interactive for everyone! We hope to see you all again on another adventure!

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Bishabel (my apologies if I have mispelt this Mayan greeting)...We had three Mayan Ruin experiences to choose from and based on our tour reps recommendation we went with Mayan Treasures. Jorge (the driver), very amiable yet a quiet sort, likely based on his limited English, met us at the resort. Soon we met up with our guide, Juan, who to our benefit was Mayan himself. The tour was on now, and Juan's passion for his culture started to show right from the beginning. Wow, the information we received came fast and furious. We soon found out why Juan was so passionate about his culture, as it dated back, in the Coba area, to a period long before Christ himself. First stop was Coba's ruins, located in a jungle setting, and Juans knowledge kept shining through. After an extensive visit, we made a decision to go for a swim before lunch. Not your ordinary swim, as we had to descend to a depth of 30-40' through a somewhat small opening in the earth. What we found was a large cavern of stalagmite and stalactite and the purest water that I have ever seen. Even a nonswimmer could enjoy this visit, as there is a small shallower section to soak in, or just stay on the dock area to soak their feet. It's not over yet, as what came next could easily be the hilite of the tour. Lunch was served in a Mayan restaurant (if you would call it that) as it is located so far out of the way, and didn't seem to serve anybody but the tours. Chicken was the main course, and the claim to fame for this delicious feast was that the chicken was wrapped in a banana leaf and buried in a fire pit to cook. Absolutely delicious. Juans next surprise was stopping by an actual Mayan home to meet the family. The matriarc, an 87 year old woman, greeted us and invited us into her kitchen, where she was preparing tortillas for our tour, on her open fire. At home we would consider their style of living as poverty, but I have never seen a happier, healthier, more relaxed people in my life. This was obvious in Rosita's longevity. Lastly, before departing, we met with the village's spiritual leader, and the local children, who did a little "performance and dance" for our benefit. Back at the resort, I had a moment to reflect as we looked at my photos. I actually feel that if you visit the Yucatan without taking this tour, then you would likely visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. If you do get the opportunity I can only hope that you have the tour twosome of Juan and Jorge (Jorgette) to guide you through the day. It is certainly worth the price of admission.....If you read this Juan .... Hach Unbatik (again sorry about the spelling)

Thank travelBUG1953
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Mayan T, Guest Relations Manager at Mayan Treasures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

Thank you so very much for this amazing rating, you really lived the experience to its fullest and that's exactly what is wanted for our guests.
For your next visit to the Riviera Maya it would be a honor to take you to another archeological site. You may get in touch with us directly from our website where a special itinarary can be organized for you with the guide you want.
Thank you again, hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 9 February 2013

My wife and I took the Mayan Treasures Coba tour, leaving from the Gran Bahia Prinicipe resort. We had an amazing day.
From the moment we picked up our guide, Aresenio, we knew we were in the best of hands. Arsenio proved to be a wonderful blend of local knowledge, wit, charm, and yet, a deep sense of humility and love for his Mayan culture. The experience at the Mayan village where he was born and raised was a truly spiritual experience for us. At the heart of this portion of the tour was the deep love Arsenio has for his community.
All in all, a terrific experience.

Thank LoewenRJ
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Mayan T, Guest Relations Manager at Mayan Treasures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of our tour, We are truly blessed to have amazing guides like Arsenio labour with us, they definitly leave an impact on our lives and differ our company from all the others.
Thank you so much again!

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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Very informative trip with a very good guide transport and food. Coba trip was slightly dragged out but great to climb and see. Swimming in the second part was amazing. Expensive but not any different to others in Mexico. Better tours which combine Coba and Tulum to see more in a day but for just coba, a good option

Thank Daryl C
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Mayan T, Guest Relations Manager at Mayan Treasures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Thank you for your review,

the Mayan riviera is a magnificent destination.

If you would like to visit another archaeological site on your next holiday, do not hesitate to contact us to personalize an itinerary and get the adequate guide for it,

Have a great winter!
Regards

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

My family that consists of myself, husband and boys (13yrs and 10yrs) thought this excursion was great! We went 17Jan13. We too, had Juan as the tour guide and Luis as the driver. It was a wonderful excursion very similar to the other posts. Was very cool to be able to walk up the temple at Coba. We also purchased a mayan print-off that was completed for the date of our anniversary. We were assured that the money from these print-offs went to the mayan children. Thanks so much!

Thank Lisa M
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Mayan T, Guest Relations Manager at Mayan Treasures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

We are greatly happy that you and your family had such a good time on our trip, thank you very much for your feedback.
You may visit our website and our Facebook page where you can posts some pictures and keep in touch with our new products for a future trip!
Thank you

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