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#81
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Last question..
On average how many hours is needed? I was thinking 5 hours or is that too much? Not enough?
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#82
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Originally posted by Megs867
If you send eduardo an email he will answer all your questions
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#83
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Originally posted by Tminish
I am thinking about going through with this for my cruise in October. I just want to ask a question.
If we wanted to do a tour of the island obviously this is the best route. If the driver stops at places is that an additional cost? Like the Chocolate Factory, the Tequila history and Tasting Tour, the Ruins, etc. If so how much do they typically cost? I am just trying to get my information together before I tell the group what we are doing. Lol. Has anyone ever did the Turtle Nest on this tour? I bet that's cool!
Anyways, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!!!
Originally posted by Tminish
Last question..
On average how many hours is needed? I was thinking 5 hours or is that too much? Not enough?
We have used ToursPlaza many times with different sized groups.

the price for the tour is just for the driver and vehicle, all stops that require admission charge, or purchase, are extra.

The places you list all have individual websites which list prices. It is best to give Eduardo an idea of where you want to stop so that he can schedule a time at the chocolate factory, for example. There are several different tequila tasting venues which he will be able to help with. The turtle rescue depends on the time of year what will be available.

Time needed is very difficult to estimate depending on where and how long you stop and is very much up to the individual. We did 5 hours on our first tour but we stopped at Punta Sur for a while. A basic tour round the island can be completed in 3 hours but if you add in lunch, chocolate tour etc it adds up!
#84
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Originally posted by c-leg5
We have used ToursPlaza many times with different sized groups.

the price for the tour is just for the driver and vehicle, all stops that require admission charge, or purchase, are extra.

The places you list all have individual websites which list prices. It is best to give Eduardo an idea of where you want to stop so that he can schedule a time at the chocolate factory, for example. There are several different tequila tasting venues which he will be able to help with. The turtle rescue depends on the time of year what will be available.

Time needed is very difficult to estimate depending on where and how long you stop and is very much up to the individual. We did 5 hours on our first tour but we stopped at Punta Sur for a while. A basic tour round the island can be completed in 3 hours but if you add in lunch, chocolate tour etc it adds up!
GREAT information!!!! Thanks so much!
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#85
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Originally posted by Tminish
GREAT information!!!! Thanks so much!
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Tipping is up to you, but for good service I tip15-20+% world-wide.
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#88
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Originally posted by bearnuts
Has anyone used this company? We are looking at doing a private tour with them,any help would be geatly appreciated. Thank in advance,Brian
I am a travel agent and have many options to choose from and incredible tour companies but this time, because of time, most everything I wanted was sold out. I took a chance on a new one outside of my comfort zone of approved vendors and I was so pleasantly surprised. Benito was our driver and it was just me and my middle school aged son. The weather was very rough on the east and south side of the island and much better on the west side.

Benito was amazing and took us on a tour past the military base, governor's house, then onto San Gervasio which I found fascinating but wish I did not pay for the private tour. It was $20 and our guide was so elderly and in such poor physical condition he sat more than he guided us around. Other tour guides were much better and we just got a dud I guess. The site itself was amazing but I do wish we would have had a guide to walk with us the whole way to the pyramid, as it was a bit scary all alone in the jungle on a path by ourselves so we came back.

From there we went on to the east side and visited El Mirador (so gorgeous), and briefly took a look at several beach clubs before going to the blow holes which were a highlight of our trip. The waves were so big so the pressure made the spray go 30 feet plus up in the air which was magnificent to see. From there we checked into Punta Sur - but the waves were too rough for snorkeling (which is what we really wanted to do) and we went to Sky reef. We ended up having such incredible visibility that day and with only 1 ship in port - there was hardly anyone in the water, tons and tons of all different species of fish and i could have done that for hours. We spent some great time in the water while Benito waited, drank a drink and ate some chips and then were taken back to the ship. Benito did take us into town for a quick stop to buy towels - and it was a $60.00 stop - the towels were quite expensive where he took us and the tiny wallet I bought was torn on the inside (which you could not see until you took out the fake credit card placeholders). However, i still have the towels, they folded up nicely and we ended up using them (and not ship towels) on our two next excursions and they caught a lot of water but dried overnight so I really like them.

All in all, it was very reasonable, we did what we wanted by ourselves with no one else and felt like the whole island belonged to us. I highly recommend Benito and this tour.
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#89
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Originally posted by JennSTX
I am a travel agent and have many options to choose from and incredible tour companies but this time, because of time, most everything I wanted was sold out. I took a chance on a new one outside of my comfort zone of approved vendors and I was so pleasantly surprised. Benito was our driver and it was just me and my middle school aged son. The weather was very rough on the east and south side of the island and much better on the west side....

All in all, it was very reasonable, we did what we wanted by ourselves with no one else and felt like the whole island belonged to us. I highly recommend Benito and this tour.
I second this comment.

We have used them many times and have love being in control of our whole day!
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#91
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Hi! I'm just coming back to give my experience with Tours Plaza! My group of 5 used them the week of October 14th. Our driver was Leo! He was by far the best ever! Super informative and nice. I encourage anyone who is having doubt about booking a tour for the day, to do it with Tours Plaza! You won't regret it! Thanks Leo for treating myself and the rest of my group like family!
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We're booked for December, and I will report back.
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#93
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Recently booked with Tours Plaza for our brief visit to Cozumel. Money well spent! Sergio, our driver, was great! Clean vehicle, attentive to details (cooler with cold drinks, step to make getting in and out easy etc.) He truly catered our tour to our interest.
Our stops included:
Tequila tastings
Chocolate museum & tasting
Various landmarks
Souvenir Shopping
Cake/baking supply store
#94
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Had a great day in Cozumel with Sergio! Very easy to find after getting off the ship, great driver and very friendly. Would not hesitate to book with Tour Plaza again!