- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Head deep beneath the earth on this cenote adventure that takes you to the Yucatán’s mysterious underground world. Escape the heat of the Yucatán Peninsula by swimming and snorkeling in just a few of the 6,000 cenote formations in the region, and learn about the legends that haunt these watering holes. Get a taste for local culture with a visit to a traditional Mayan medicinal shop, and explore a village where ancient practices have been passed down over generations.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Led by a local guide
- Includes free admission to top local attractions
- Small-group tour
- Snorkel gear included
- Local English-speaking guide
- Public transportation
- Moto taxi ride
- Snorkeling equipment
- Personal expenses
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Returns to original departure point
Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
Your Mérida tour takes you out of the city centre (via local public transit) and to a nearby Mayan village, where sustainable tourism feeds back into the local economy. You’ll meet with locals and see some of the region’s most precious natural treasures.
First up, hop on a 4-person motorbike and take off into the jungle, toward the first of 3 different cenotes (underground caves) only accessible on two wheels. You’ll learn about the geology of these gorgeous subterranean worlds, and hear the stories and mysteries that surround them as you descend narrow staircases and through hollow passageways deep underground. You’ll escape the heat and swim and snorkel in the fresh waters of these eerie caverns, where a world of mystery awaits just beneath the surface.
Next, your Mérida tour will lead you through a nearby village to give you a taste of local life — and a few ancient practices. You’ll visit a traditional “drugstore,” where ancient Mayan medicinal remedies are prepared. All of the medicines are derived from natural plants, and prepared with knowledge that has been preserved and passed down by families living in this corner of the Yucatán. You may even hear a short prayer and blessing in the Mayan language, thanking the guardians of this sacred place for allowing us to visit.
From here, you’ll begin your journey back to Mérida — but, if you’re feeling adventurous, you’re free to stay longer on your own to explore more cenotes in the afternoon and make your own way back to Mérida.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
- Please bring a swim suit and towels
- Bring an umbrella during rainy season (May-September)
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Very good trip. Keep this going.
Our guide Gustav is a rock star!
We can feel the passion Gustav has about Mayan culture.
He was very good and patient with our child who was getting into the Cenotes to do the swimming. A very nice experience eating in the village. Excellent tour.
One of the highlights to our trip to Mexico. Our guide, Alejo, took us to three beautiful cenotes near Merida, all of which were unique. He provided expert insight on the history, culture and importance of the sites. The moto-tax ride also gave us the opportunity to see the surrounding countryside and pueblos up-close.The value was great for an all-day excursion 7-8 hours, although it should be noted that you don't actual snorkel in the cenotes with fins and a snorkel tube. Due to the size and safety limitations of the cenotes, you swim and dive with a snorkel mask, which was just as fun. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience the Yucatan's famous cenotes!