Grutas de Calcehtok, Maxcanu

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Explore Grutas de Calcehtok, the longest dry-cave system on the Yucatán Peninsula. The caves feature a vast array of impressive natural formations amid the wild jungle vegetation. Take a guided tour by flashlight through more than 4 km (2.5 mi) of underground passages. Be prepared to get dirty and crawl through tight entrances leading into wide-open cave vaults exceeding 100 m (328 ft) in diameter. Various ancient Mayan artifacts have been discovered in the caves, and you can still see fortifications built by those who sheltered here during the Caste War. You can choose between a basic, intermediate, or adventure tour. People who suffer from claustrophobia should reconsider their decision to visit. Plan your visit to Grutas de Calcehtok and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Maxcanu trip tool .
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  • I visited for the second time. And I celebrated Virgin will be retained. I hope not walkers to keep them as they are, no artificial lighting, no recordings, please. It is a relic which should be enjoyed as it is. A wonderful place. It is important to mention that before reaching the original, others advertise with the same name. Follow the path and look for which are advertised as the original. p.s. If they start the PUUC route from Merida, don't forget to visit them.
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  • Very fun and mysterious place for people extreme costs very visible excellent guides...
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  • After we found the initial parking thanks to help from locals, übrfielen us first the mosquitoes. Available options are 3 caves, where we (absolutely recommended, without a guide you have no chance to penetrate the secrets of the cave) had enough adventure to explore the "dangerous cave" with the help of the Guide on the spot for the day. Footwear, not afraid to get dirty and flashlights are essential for the adventure. With the leader you should discuss the "honorary" advance, we were rather modest (for what has he offered everything to us and shown) 250 pesos in hindsight. We were thrilled!
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  • This trip into the mayan caves is somewhat intimidating. A small light in your forehead is the only equipment they provide, and you will have to bend and craw narrow passages, slippery mud and unexpected holes, which the mayan guide does absolutely hands down. The reward is definitely worth it: an awesome self challenging experience, beautiful views, lots of mayan culture and the afterward opportunity to wash dirt coming from 100m under the surface. I 'deeply' recommend it. Victor (our guide) was outstanding!
  • Great adventure. A tour under the ground abouy the history of the maya. One of the best attractions in Ycatan.
  • Such an amazing tour! We had a great guide taking us through the smallest of cracks and crevices throughout this massive cave and feeding us lots of historical information. Highly recommended.
  • An absolutely awesome place. We had a local guide that spoke no English, but fortunately one of our group could translate. Incredible formations in there, as well as lots of history from the time of the conquistadors.
  • Don't miss this. Is cheap and you get locals to guide you through, with headlamps will give you a short tour. Probably nicest cave entrance I saw. Try to wait for bats to fly out at sunset.
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