- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
A unique Maya adventure awaits you deep inside the Yucatán jungle on this 6-hour tour from Playa del Carmen. Meet the residents of a Maya ranch, including a shaman, before you explore Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich, two cenotes part of the world's longest underground river system. Snorkel around stalagmites, traverse the jungle aboard a 4x4 truck, and rappel and zipline into cenotes. A traditional buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included with this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
- All necessary equipment included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Professional guide
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Use of all necessary equipment
- Use of towels and showers
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Cenotes Sac Actun
- Alcoholic beverages
Departs from most Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya hotels
Returns to original departure point
Monday to Saturday
After morning hotel pickup from Playa del Carmen by minivan, travel with your guide to Rancho San Felipe, a local Maya community made up of only 30 inhabitants. Watch a traditional purification ceremony performed by a shaman before you follow your guide on a short trek into the jungle.
Reach the Sac Actun cenote system, the world’s longest underground river system, recommended by National Geographic for excellent snorkeling and cave diving. Explore the labyrinth of caves, and arrive at Nohoch Nah Chich, a cavern studded with stalagmites and stalactites. With your provided snorkeling gear, take a refreshing dip in the pool of water and swim around the unusual rock formations.
Outside the caves, jump into a Mercedes-Benz Unimog, your sturdy 4x4 transport, for a jarring and exciting ride through the rainforest. Stop to make a 40-foot (12-meter) rappel down to Yaxmuul, a natural underground pool, and fly through the treetops along three ziplines, ending with a splash into a cenote.
After all that activity, relax and refuel with a buffet lunch of traditional Maya cuisine. Then board your air-conditioned minivan for the trip back to Playa del Carmen. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in the afternoon.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. Part of tour proceeds are dedicated to sustaining local Maya villages.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Minimum age is 6 years
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit and sunscreen
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The Cenotes were absolutely gorgeous. Pepe picked us up and our adventure started. He was very informative and fun. We did 5 ziplines, one of them going right into the water. We also repelled into one of them with great instruction from Pepe. The snorkeling was beautiful!!! The staff also took so many pictures that we were able to purchase when finished. Lunch was a very nice and yummy selection of foods. We loved it.
I highly recommend this tour. There were only six people in our group plus our guide, Pedro. The location was great - not crowded and didn't feel too touristy. Pedro was fun and a great source of information. It was great to have some adventure in the midst of a relaxing beach vacation. The cenotes are beautiful and being able to rappel into one and snorkel in one should be something you add to your bucket list.
Things you should know:
No sunscreen is allowed - not even biodegradable sunscreen. You are in shaded areas or cenotes most of the time so it wasn't an issue, but just an FYI.
You are allowed to take a hat and sunglasses and that is it. No phones, handheld cameras, etc. They do allow a gopro if it is strapped on your head but honestly, with the activities you are doing, it would be pretty impossible to take cameras, phones, etc. They take lots of photos and a couple of videos. Of course, you have to pay for those if you want them at the end of the tour but, trust me, you will want them! You can purchase a USB drive with everything included for 70.
This is a GREAT tour.