Merida City & Shopping Tour

Very Interesting and educational
May 05, 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. He was very informative with so much knowledge. We learned about the city and it's history. We toured the 5th oldest house in the city. We learned about how the Cathedral was partially built with stones from Mayan ruins. We had a great lunch at Casa Maya. It was 102 degrees that day, but the bus ride was very comfortable!
Reviewer: Karen
5 Stars
Fantastic Tour
November 20, 2019
My friend and I took this tour on 11/13/19 with Areli. We took the free bus from the pier into town and we’re directed to the tour office. We waited for the other 4 people on our tour then we were off. Our tour guide, Areli Montoya, was fantastic! She told us all about the history of the area and the Colonial settlers. I had no idea this area had so much European influence and had been so wealthy. The mansions were beautiful. We toured the first governors mansion, a cathedral and spent some time in a local handmade market before lunch at a local restaurant, La Parrilla, where they took great care of us. I can’t recommend this tour enough! We left the restaurant and spend some time in the rkbfor pictures then were returned to the pier in plenty of time to shop for souvenirs before boarding. If you are looking for some cultural experience, book this tour with Areli. I will easily recommend this tour to all my clients!
Reviewer: Trish Leachman
5 Stars
Great Guide and Great Service
October 18, 2019
We didn't complete this tour in the normal fashion, but . . . As we re-boarded the tour van after our first stop, my wife stepped off the curb and into a hole causing her to fall. This resulted in a scrapped knee and sprained ankle. The tour guide (unfortunately I don't remember her name) was wonderful. She enlisted the aid of a nearby police officer and we were escorted to the police station where paramedics attended to my wife's injuries. We were offered the option to have the van return us to the ship, but declined so others could complete their tour while we waited in the van and enjoyed the lovely architecture of center city Merida. Upon return to the ship, our guide arranged a wheel chair and escorted my wife and myself back to the ship where she was also checked by the ship's medical personnel. The service from our tour guide was absolutely outstanding and we will be returning to Merida (already booked the cruise) and hopefully we will be able to successfully complete the tour.
Reviewer: Gary Black
5 Stars
Merida tour
October 11, 2019
The guide for this tour Areli was exceptional. She has a great knowledge both of the city and it's history. She was willing to answer any question and her english is very good. She was willing to make special requests and even stopped at a Mcdonalds for a restroom stop for some of the elderly on our tour. The office for the tour company was a bit run down but the office staff was very friendly and tried to make everyone feel comfortable. The tour part was excellent. The shopping not so much. We were taken to a small group of shops(arranged by the tour operators) very touristy and way overpriced we were also taken to lunch(place also arranged by the tour operator) which was also expensive and not really authentic. I would have rather visited the central market in Merida and looked about the stalls and ate. Overall the experience was good except for Areli and she was exceptional.
Reviewer: Bob
4 Stars
Great Tour
May 28, 2019
This was our second stop on our Cruise. Areli, was a great tour guide. Very informative, and patient. Even though I use a cane she didn't rush us through anything, we saw and learned alot about the Mayan tradition and customs. There was a good restaurant that we ate a good lunch at, and shopping was great also. I could have stayed all day. A great tour and I recommend it to anyone.
Reviewer: David Morgan
5 Stars
May 21, 2019
Nice tour, shopping limited but complete
5 Stars
April 20, 2019
This tour was very informative. Our tour guide was very sweet and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Janna Ball
5 Stars
Merida City Mexico Shopping Tour
March 15, 2019
My wife and I had a great time in the unique city of Merida Mexico. Our Tour Guides where absolutely fantastic and very friendly and cannot forget the driver that day also,he got us from point A to point B in abundant time! I hope others that visit this unique city go on the Merida City Mexico Shopping Tour Get This Same Professional Friendly Tour Guides That We Had,Because Its well Worth it! You will definitely get your money worth!
Reviewer: Jack Robertson
5 Stars
Private Tour!
July 02, 2018
Our guide, Arelli, was a true blessing to us. She was sensitive to our needs and desires, and took us to places we enjoyed very much! It was such a pleasure to get to know her and her part of the world.
Reviewer: Peggy Jackson
5 Stars
Great walking tour of the city
April 30, 2018
We had Areli as our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable about Merida and you could tell she really enjoyed sharing her city with us! Our first stop was a cenote in the Costco parking lot which was a surprise but so pretty!! We really enjoyed this tour! They were also able to take us most of the way to the ship on the way back so we only had to take the shuttle into Progreso, not back to the ship. Overall, great tour!!
Reviewer: Lisa Cunningham
5 Stars
Amazing Experience!
April 30, 2018
My husband and I loved this excursion! Merida was an unexpected jewel and we were fascinated with it's history and culture. Our guide, Areli, was fantastic and the personal attention we received was outstanding. Areli was clearly passionate about her home and we learned so much about the area and the people. I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Melinda Tharpe
5 Stars
Merida Shopping tour
March 13, 2018
Enjoyed this excursion. Lots to see, very historic.
Reviewer: Nancy Aromando
5 Stars
Merida City Tour
January 16, 2017
This was a great historical city tour lead by a very knowledgeable guide. On our way to the downtown area, we stopped at 2 sites and given a nice narrative tour of the area. Once in downtown, we visited the museum, cathedral, had some time for shopping around the main square, and ate at a local eatery. Overall a very nice learning experience for the Mexican/European history of Merida, and the small group of 6 made it easy to ask questions and navigate the city.
Reviewer: Jerene Smith
4 Stars
Merida City & Shopping Tour
December 22, 2016
The tour was very nice. It was good to leave the tourist areas and discover the culture of the area. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. I was worried without cause about purchasing an excursion outside of Carnival, but they new what they were doing and took very good care of us.
Reviewer: John Ramsay
4 Stars
best excursion I have have ever been on
January 12, 2016
Our Guide Felipe was absolutely AWESOME and Juan our bus driver was just as wonderful.The tour was so amazing I can't wait to go back. Thank you Felipe and Juan from all of us (group of 14 people) for making our experience so wonderful. Your Awesome guy's!!! Thank you, Gary , Keisha, Deanna, Harrell, Satira, Cindy , Issac , Luke , Garrett, Austin, Molly, Peggy Daniel, and Dan
Reviewer: carnival cruise excursion
5 Stars
Best tour I have ever taken.
October 21, 2014
Our guide Jose made our tour fabulous. Expected little tour and shopping, got to see beautiful sight with information about them. Wonderful, would go again if I could get the same guide.
Reviewer: Bev for fun
5 Stars