Visiting the cenotes of Yucatan is an authentic experience that is unlike any other in the world, and being accompanied by locals will ensure that you have one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Your mouth will drop open as you take in the subterranean sceneries of these mysterious locations!
We will depart from Mérida and travel to a region known as the “Ring of Cenotes,” where we will visit five different types of cenotes. During this journey, you will get to know and understand the different types of cenotes. Your licensed local guide will tell you all about the fascinating ancient history that lies beneath these sandstone formations. After arriving in Yucatan, you will discover places that are uniquely found in this region.
During your time spent immersing yourself in the tranquil, turquoise, and crystal clear waters of these beautiful locations, you will have the opportunity to unwind. In addition, you will learn about the history of the haciendas in Yucatan. The opportunity to go by truck, a unique model of transportation that was once utilized to transport henequen fiber in the nineteenth century, will be another remarkable experience during our excursion.
The route of the cenotes gives you an extensive variety of cenotes from which you will visit a completely open cenote, another closed, and another that keeps a whole history in its depths because in him were the fossils of a giant lazy bear of the era of Ice.
This magical place also invites you to fly over the treetops in its 500 m of zip lines, hiking, cycling to go from one cenote to another, rest, but above all you explore a beautiful place within the jungle.
Each stay in the different cenotes lasts from 30 to 40 min. Depending on the group to operate and it can be from 2 to 10 participants. The food is a delight as you will not stop asking for rich Yucatecan stew tacos, accompany them with flavored water and fresh fruit.
The Cenotes Adventure offers you a whole day of fun and exploration through the beautiful jungle of the Caribbean on the well-known Route of the Cenotes.
Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche
First, we will take you to two cenotes located in an old Hequen hacienda, where you will learn about local history while touring the hacienda’s old town with a local guide. Then we will take you to a semi-open style cenote, which has a history that you will never forget.
You will arrive at the second cavern-type cenote, where you will have an experience of the afterlife and will enter the Mayan underworld, by swimming through a channel of crystalline waters hidden between a green gap, where nature will provide you with a moment of peace, and you will do so without realizing it. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be served a fantastic lunch consisting of cuisine from the surrounding region.
Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant
We will continue on our journey to our next destination, a former farm where you will be exposed to a unique mode of transportation known as a truck, which was once used to transport henequen fiber in the nineteenth century.
Following that, we’ll head to three cenotes, where the sunshine seeps through holes in the rocks and reflects off the turquoise and crystalline water, providing you with a visual treat as well as a truly authentic sensory experience. You will have the opportunity to unwind as you submerge yourself in the cold and quiet waters of the pool.
Inside, you’ll be able to see how the tree roots descend from the continent till they reach the water deep within the cave, in an impressive example of human fortitude and resourcefulness. You will not be able to leave Yucatan without having had this experience!