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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  • 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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  • Ideal for people with good physical condition. One goes to the caves. No idea of how fascinating it is. There are local guides that explain the secrets of the place. And remember to point the light to the ceiling.
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  • In the month of April 2017, went to the caves of calcehtok caves with my cousins taking advantage of the holiday of Passover, they promote 3 types of travel, family 1 hour, half hour and extreme 6 hours, in our case 4 ventured to medium and 4 to the family, by the conditions of the location without electricity in the area, by what would advise that made a waiting area for people who do not venture and have that wait for relatives and put selling water, some candy, etc.
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