Dopamina is fantastic
"We have travelled quite a bit and used a number of different travel agencies worldwide and honestly think that Dopamina is fantastic. As Mexicans, we felt a bit odd hiring someone to help us with our travels in Mexico, but it was totally worth it and would not hesitate to use them again. Rebeca Yañez Manrique and Ruben Encalada designed a very personal experience for us and our kids, which allowed us to know Oaxaca in a way that would have been impossible without them. The flexibility, attention to detail and selection of places to visit and things to do were unique. Many thanks for such a wonderful time!"
"Excellent personalized service to Peru from Dopamina, from beginning to end. Great trip. Outstanding memories."
"El viaje a Perú ha sido de las experiencias familiares más lindas que hemos tenido. Gracias a los maravillosos lugares que conocimos y los increíbles guías que tuvimos, este viaje sembró en nosotros un respeto profundo por la cultura andina, admiración por la arquitectura y el placer enorme de la cocina peruana a todo nivel. Desde ya, con muchas ganas de planear nuestra siguiente aventura con Dopamina!"
We were planning to be in Mexico City at the end of February and wanted to spend three days outside the city, primarily to visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan and one or more monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Michoacan. We did not want to do a series of day trips (the arrangement most commonly on offer by other tour operators), but rather to make a more leisurely loop through the countryside and spend two nights out of the city. Our initial contact, Ruben, was super responsive and easy to work with. He took our bare-bones wish list and organized a private tour for two, including all transportation, accommodation, guides, etc. A really great feature of the tour was that we had the flexibility to change/fine tune the itinerary once we were on the road: making delightful unscheduled side trips, such as to the exquisite botanical garden in Toluca; stretching a half day at the pyramids into a fascinating full day; and making a number of spur-of-the-moment pit stops for culinary treats
Amazin Trip! We went on a private tour to Piedra Herrada, a butterfly sanctuary about 2 hours southeast of Mexico City. Over 60M Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico in October/November each year, and you can enjoy them through early March. It was the perfect day trip from Mexico City for a once in a lifetime experience! Ruben was so easy to work with before the trip, making several changes to our itinerary and being incredibly responsive to my many questions. We were picked up promptly at our hotel with a new, impeccably clean van stocked with cold beverages and some snacks.
A trip full of culture, of learning a lot, and of enjoying beautiful things.
We never imagined being able of witnessing something like this, and it is something we will never forget...the landscape, the food, the people.