Experience the Yucatan's Cenotes and Caves
When people come to the Mexico's Yucatan, one of the things they want to see are the famous cenotes. There are literally thousands of these splattered throughout the Yucatan peninsula, on private land, in small villages, even at Merida's Costco!
We will visit 4-5-6 of these underground marvels. Starting with a light cave experience to see what the Mayans considered their sacred places, we move on to plenty of refreshing water fun in several of the area's prettiest and most beautiful cenotes.
This trip is great for families with children who need some relief from all that history and the heat!
Pick up at your residence or hotel.
Drive for about an hour to the area we will visit, with the possibility of a leg-stretch stop at a small town with a big church and a charming market.
Our descent into the Mayan underworld begins with a small cave; nothing too claustrophobic but enough to admire some truly amazing rock formations and get our feet (and legs and waist) wet.
Then we visit about 4-5 more cenotes, all within 10 minutes of each other, so no more long driving is necessary. Along the way we will find and eat some fruit, street food or something delicious so as not to starve on the way.
After a good 6 hours or so of this, we head back to Merida. Generally, folks fall asleep on the way back after bathing in the relaxing underground pools that the Yucatan has become famous for.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be picked up at your Merida hotel or rental.
If you are staying outside Merida, please consult on any additional pickup fee.
End location: You will be dropped off at your Merida hotel or rental.
If you are staying outside Merida, please consult on any additional drop off fee.
Duration: 8 hours
Tour length is approximately 6-8 hours, depending on how waterlogged you want to get and/or your energy level. While there is nothing particularly strenuous about this tour, there is some climbing up and down stairs and ladders to get in and out of the cenotes, and then there is all that swimming too!
round trip transportation
late model, air conditioned and insured vehicle with tourism plates as required by law
professional driver with federal driver's license as required by law
all entry fees to all cenotes and caves
towels for all
flotation devices for all
on board cooler with refreshments of your choice on ice
snacks and street food
Tours at archaeological sites will be done by a professional guide hired on site for that purpose. A driver with a federal tourism drivers license will accompany us in a vehicle that has been properly plated for tourism as per local law.