Carlos San Roman Private tour guide in Mexico City, Puebla, Querétaro - Mexico

Carlos San Roman

Guide profile:

Who would you choose to be your tour guide? Somebody from outside Mexico or a truly local? I was born and raised in Mexico City and lived all my life in Mexico City, I´m a third generation tour guide with 20 years now of experience in personalized tours of Mexico City and nearby cities like Puebla, Cuernavaca, Queretaro, Taxco, San Miguel de Allende, etc. I can provide different types tour experiences. All my personal/private tours include transportation in vehicles authorized by Mexico´s federal government Communications Ministry and/or Mexico City Transportation Bureau and that means you´ll travel with the proper passenger insurance in these vehicles (feature not offered by everyone). I´m a fully registered guide in Mexico City´s Tourism Board and in Mexico´s Federal Tourism Ministry (I have General guide license number N04496 and registration number 5184 with Mexico city Tourism board, and not everyone here is a registered tour guide as law requires in Mexico. All we registered tour guides in Mexico we have to keep visible our registration with the Tourism board so please for your own safety ask for this before you reserve anyone).

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Marcia M.

Carlos was smart, kind, and helpful. My group of women all loved him. His English is excellent and he is easy to understand.

I have used him for 2 full days of touring and enjoyed every minute of it.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Mexico City sightseeing tours from walking tours to quick tours in cars for business men

Mexico City city tours personalized from a common sightseeing, to cultural or specific tours, like religious tours.

Mexico City combo tours with pyramids of Teotihuacan.

Layover tours starting from Mexico City airport (for example if you are waiting a connection flight ¿why rest in a seat at the airport while you can visit highlights in Mexico City or visit the piramids of Teotihuacan?).

Mexico City travel tours adapted for your specific interests.

General tour guide services authorized all trough Mexico.

Private transportation all trough Mexico, or english speaking driver service in case of car rental.

Tours to Cuernavaca Taxco and Xochicalco.

Tours to Puebla and Cholula and Paso de Cortes.

Tours to Monarch butterfly sanctuary (during season).

Transfers Airport Hotel Airport available.

Transportation by tour guide:

Transportation is provided a Honda Fit 2014 or a Renault Latitude 2014

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Cuernavaca, Taxco and Xochicalco full day tour Price Per Group 395.00 USD
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Price Per Group 210.00 USD
Malinalco: Aztec ruins carved in live rock Price Per Group 280.00 USD
Mexico City tour Price Per Group 165.00 USD
Monarch butterflies in El Rosario Sanctuary Price Per Group 425.00 USD
Teotihuacan pyramids Price Per Group 195.00 USD
Tour to Puebla and Cholula Price Per Group 395.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Art Architecture and History of Mexico

Transportation in Mexico City

Mexico City sightseeing tours

Quick Mexico City tours for bussinesmen

Hidalgo state Ecotourism

Mexico City walking tours

Mexico City tours personalized

Mexico City travel tours for your needs/specific interest

Mexico tour guide general services (all trough Mexico)

Puebla sightseeing tours

Cuernavaca sightseeing tours

Taxco sightseeing tours

San Miguel de Allende tours

Piramids of Teotihuacan tours

Piramids of Tula tours

Cultural tours

Religious tours

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Marcia M. 28 Feb 2019

Carlos was smart, kind, and helpful. My group of women all loved him. His English is excellent and he is easy to understand.

I have used him for 2 full days of touring and enjoyed every minute of it.

5 stars Tricia C. 17 Feb 2019

Fantastic tour! We picked the start time (6:30am to avoid crowds). About three and a half hours to get there. It was a a short walk from the parking lot to the sanctuary (buses have to park farther away). We were able to go through the sanctuary at our own pace and take lots of pictures). We had lunch near the parking lot (tasty and inexpensive) then drove back. It was exactly what I had hoped for. We saw all of the butterflies clumped in the trees and many in flight.

5 stars Hamzah L. 25 Jan 2019

5 stars KENNETH D. J. 14 Oct 2018

We had an excellent time with Carlos on this tour. He is very knowledgeable and conveys this knowledge very well. He is very congenial and one of the best guides that we have ever had.

5 stars Shelly H. 17 Aug 2018

It was a pleasure to have Carlos as our guide for three days in Mexico City. We could not have had a more knowledgeable, pleasant, flexible or understanding guide. He is the BEST! His in-depth knowledge of Mexico City and the surrounding areas as well as Mexican history, art, politics, and architecture, is incredible. He is a wealth of information regarding everything from archeological artifacts to the best restaurants. We highly recommend him.

5 stars Danielle M. 08 Apr 2018

We enjoyed Chulula and Puebla. This was our fifth and final tour with Carlos and he maintained a consistently high standard over the 5 days we toured with him.

We would Hhghly recommend him as a guide if you are in Mexico city or wish to explore the surrounding towns.

5 stars Danielle M. 07 Apr 2018

This was our fourth tour with Carlos and yet again he far exceeded our expectations. His passion for Mexican history and culture is infectious and he is a great teacher and guide. He goes out of his way to make sure your experience is catered to your independent intetests. He offers a very authentic experience of Mexico and has a few local gems to visit that aren’t typical tourists sites.would highly recommend Carlos as a guide for anyone visiting Mexico. You won’t be disappointed!

5 stars Danielle M. 06 Apr 2018

Another great tour not to be missed! Carlos gave us an extensive history of the site and he suggested we arrive early which greatly enhanced our experience. We got great photos and completed the climb of the sun pyramid before the heat of the day and arrival of the large crowds. Highly recommend Carlos as a guide as he goes out of his way to ensure you have a positive experience!

5 stars Danielle M. 05 Apr 2018

For any Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo enthuasitst this tour is a must! Carlos’ has fantastic knowledge of art history and he went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience and the tour far exceeded our expectations. Book your tickets to the Frida Kahlo Museum is advance as the queues can be extensive. It is definitely worth the visit. The Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino is also a must- it has beautiful gardens and wonderful collection of their works. Highly recommended

5 stars Danielle M. 04 Apr 2018

We did a Mexican City tour with Carlos which include the zocalo, national palace with Diego Rivera murals, the cathedral. Templo Mayor, drive through Roma, contesta and then onto the anthropological museum. Carlos was a professional and knowledgeable guide and was happy to cater to our particular interests in art and history. Would highly recommend any of his tours!

5 stars Ben T. 25 Mar 2018

We really enjoyed our tour with Carlos to Teotihuacan. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the site and was able to answer all of our many questions. On top of all this, he had a great car, was a great driver, and supplied carseats for our children. He also was very easygoing and kind to our young children who accompanied us.

5 stars ANAMARIA B. 16 Feb 2017

Carlos was an excellent tour guide. He was very accommodating and was able to design our day to our specifications. He is punctual and knowledgeable. We headed out to visit the pyramids early in the morning to avoid crowds, he imparted a lot of knowledge about this jewel. After lunch at a ranch style restaurant, we headed back to Mexico City to visit the Shrine of Guadalupe and el Zocalo. He maneuvers the incredible traffic well and is very accommodating. We spent 8 hours with him.

5 stars Jon S. 29 Jul 2016

Carlos was an outstanding guide. My daughter and I came to Mexico City to see some of the cultural attractions, understand the history and context as well as see some of the big sites, Teotihuacan, Zocalo and National Museum of Anthropology. We also wanted to see some of the back street markets and places locals only go. Carlos was a combination of a great guide perfect host and representative of Mexico City and all it has to offer, knowledgeable, more so he was an expert on the history and cul

5 stars David P. 23 Feb 2016

Carlos Es fantastic in every respect. Prompt, courteous, professional, very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating . We recommend Carlos to anyone

5 stars Patricia C. 31 Jan 2016

Carlos was an excellent guide and good conversationalist but didn't talk too much! The whole experience was marvellous and not to be missed.can be done quite easily in one day to and from Mexico city with plenty of time to enjoy the butterflies. Traffic was free flowing as it was a Saturday, left the city at 8am and arrived back at 7pm. Experience and tour guide Carlos highly recommended. PS Unless you are super fit and used to thin air then the 15 minute horseride up is recommended.

5 stars philip W. 02 Oct 2015

We had a wonderful day with Carlos, his knowledge was only matched by his sincerity and thoughtfulness. We had our 3 year old with us and he even managed to cope with our distraction. I would highly recommend spending a day or two with Carlos as your guide, he's a third generation of guide and it shows in his professionality and experience.

5 stars Claudia O. 25 Sep 2015

Carlos foi fundamental na nossa viagem.

Quatro dias ele nos guiou com muita competência e gentileza. Eu recomendo seu trabalho.

5 stars Christina B. 07 Sep 2015

Our entire experience was simply amazing! Our tour guide Carlos arrived right on time at our hotel to pick us up and from there we saw and learned more from him than we ever could have without his incredible local knowledge and obvious passion for what he does. I highly recommend this tour!!

5 stars Michelle G. 03 Jul 2015

Carlos was an excellent tour guide. He was patient with our 2 yr. olds tantrums and our 5 yrs. old's personality. Two thumbs up for his knowledge, thoughtfulness and kindness towards us and our kids. Would definitely use him again if we go back to Mexico!! His car was comfortable, his fluency was excellent and his patience was amazing! If you have kids best guide to get! Thanks Carlos! The kids miss you!

5 stars Tong S. 03 Feb 2015

Carlos is a great guide. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. Our trip went smoothly thanks to his professionalism. We really appreciated everything he did for us, including a best-tasted lunch during the trip to watch those amazing butterflies. I would like to recommend Carlos to anyone who is interested in a tour guide service in Mexico city.

5 stars Mark C. 30 Jan 2015

Carlos was the best. We loved everything about the tour, Was a great mix of colonial mexico and the archeology of xochicalco. Carlos has an incredible knowledge of ancient mexico and is so adept at explaining things. He's a great driver, just couldn't ask for a better guide. We hope to be back soon to do several more tours with Carlos.

5 stars karin S. -. D. P. 06 Oct 2014

Carlos San Roman is a very knowlegable and good guide. He provided us with all relevant information we needed to understand the history of the

Teotihuacan piramids. We can recommend Carlos without any hesitation!

5 stars Nina H. 07 Aug 2014

Carlos San Ramon was the most intelligent, accommodating, informative, outstanding guide we have ever enjoyed during our extensive travels around the world. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning about Mexico. he is a fund of knowledge and presents the information in a delightful manner. We are fortunate to have met him.

5 stars Betty R. 21 Jul 2014

Carlos is the best guide I've gotten so far from Viatour He is charming, entertaining and knowledgeable. He seems to sense what the cliient needs and he goes out of his way to provide excellent service. He is highly recommened I will use him again in Mexico. He is a total professional, very well connected. He is the go to guide in Mexico I relly appreciate his stepping in as our guide.

5 stars Cassiano A. 13 May 2014

I booked a Teotihuacan tour with Carlos and had such a great experience. He is really pleasant and has a knowledge that goes beyond what you're visiting. Highly recommended!

5 stars Susan F. 09 May 2014

The highlight of our trip to Mexico City. We had a wonderful day with Carlos and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good guide. He is very professional and organised, great company, extremely knowledgeable and informative. He also speaks excellent English and is a very safe driver. Thank you Carlos for a fantastic day- we will certainly be in touch when we next visit!

5 stars Susan F. 08 May 2014

We booked Carlos for a half day walking tour on our third visit to Mexico City. I only wish we had used him before - he is a great guide, good company and so knowledgeable and informative. He took us to places we would never have visited - the markets, an architectural exhibition etc. He is very organised and has an obvious passion for history and architecture. A great day - I can't recommend him highly enough. We will certainly be in touch when we are next in Mexico City. Many thanks Carlos.

5 stars Kelly B. 02 May 2014

Very knowledgeable. Willing to share information that goes beyond facts and figures. His insight brings the past to life and connects to the present day.

5 stars Paul R. 25 Dec 2013

Carlos was a wonderful guide: knowledgeable and very pleasant. Carlos' English was excellent and he had humor and wonderful suggestions for dinning. Also, his car was new and very clean and he was a very careful driver. I recommend Carlos without reservation.

5 stars Tyler S. 14 Dec 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Carlos. His knowledge and obvious passion for Mexican history and Teotihuacan in particular, helped make the day we spent with Carlos the best of our trip.

Thanks, Carlos!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks a lot Tyler for your positive comments

5 stars Alla P. 22 Jan 2013

We were really lucky to spend the day with Carlos.

Everything was very well organized. He fullfilled all our wishes what we wanted to see in Mexico City and explained to us a lot of unknown and very interesting facts. He has an exellent command of english and a nice sence of humour. We can just recommend to everybody, who goes to Mexico to make a contact to Carlos.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much I really appreciate your comments specially coming from such experienced travellers as you are.

5 stars Bonnie T. 07 Jun 2012

Carlos was incredibly knowledgable. He told us so much about the history of Mexico. He organized our day so smoothly and was very professional, personable, and accommodating. We highly recommend him as the best guide ever!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks a lot I had a great time with you too

5 stars Scott B. 19 May 2012

Carlos San Roman did a great job on the tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids. It was one of the best parts of our trip to Mexico. Our visit to Mexico included Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas. I would highly recommend the pyramids and the Metropolitan Cathedral to everyone that visits Mexico City. Carlos recommended several good restaurants in the area. Carlos picked Us up at the Airport and dropped Us back off at the Airport Hilton. Very smooth and enjoyable experience.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks a lot Scott it was a pleasure for me to show you a little bit of my country

5 stars Frances S. 15 Mar 2012

Carlos is a wonderful guide. We focused on architecture, especially Luis Barregan's and his proteges. He was also open to our many questions about Mexico City life. He was organized, got us where we had appointments, and did not waste any of the five hours we spent with him. He is a good driver, too, which we appreciated.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much architecture tours are very enjoyable with people so interested like you

5 stars John G. 03 Sep 2011

We were in Mexico City for a long weekend and asked Carlos to plan a tour of Teotihuacan for us. He did an amazing job. He picked us up at our hotel and drove us out to the site. He then used his in-depth knowledge to give us a 5 hour tour of all the pyramids, temples, museums & even the private homes of the ancient Teotihuacanos. Having studied pre-Columbian history in college I was very impressed with his knowledge and he has a great attitude, sense of humor & has local cultural insights.+

Tour Guide Comment: John it was a tour that I enjoyed so much cause you certainly know precolumbian cultures and I'm glad I could put new data for you

5 stars Will C. 10 Jan 2011

Carlos is terrific. I needed a professional guide for a series of Mexico City photo shoots for a big client of mine. Carlos helped me select the right spots, got me there in an organized manner, and helped me to learn about this fantastic city. I could not have dreamed for a better person or service for this trip. His depth of knowledge and confident manner are refreshing. Thanks Carlos, we will be back for more sir.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks a lot Will it was great to work with you

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Carlos San Roman works as a third generation tour guide in Mexico City. Not only is guiding in his blood, but he has also traveled extensively across Mexico since he was 8 years old. Overall, he has acquired around 19 years of tour guide experience to Mexico City, as well as nearby destinations like Puebla, Cuernavaca, and San Miguel de Allende. As a fully registered guide with the Mexico City Tourism Board and the Mexico Federal Tourism Ministry, Carlos presents himself to visitors professionally and with all the knowledge of a well-traveled and well-practiced private Mexico City guide.

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