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Subterranean Snorkel Adventure

From US$ 56 per person
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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Visit a modern-day Mayan town and a traditional drug-store selling ancient remedies
  • Explore cenotes deep in the jungle
  • Snorkel in subterranean watering holes
  • Explore the underground caves of Yucatán
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 snorkelling 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.

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. 
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Public transportation
  • Snorkel mask
  • Moto taxi ride
  • And entrance fees to 3 different cenotes
what’s excluded
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips for the guides
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Merida, Mexico
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Mr. Andy M. At
5 - Excellent
“Ricardo was an excellent and thioughtful guide. we learned so much about the local area, its culture and history, and couldn't have hoped for a better day. Ricardo was happy to spend longer at the end of the day to show us some great Yucatan cusine, and our motor taxi experience was the best. Urban Adventures really shows the traveler what the local area is all about and the issues that affect the local people. It is great to suppor the local economy in this way. The tour provides great background on Merida, local transportation, and the people out in the local towns. Swimming in the Cenotes is a wonderfully refreshing experience. Thank you Ricardo, we will have great memories!”
Good to know Dress standard: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. The air conditioning in public transportation can be very cold, so bring a jacket.You’ll need a swimsuit and towel for this tour so you can participate in swimming and snorkelling activities in the cenotes. During the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables such as passports and credit cards in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Closure: Some of the places visited along the route are local houses and businesses which have irregular opening hours. Our route and stops may vary to accommodate this in efforts to ensure a unique and genuine experience.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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Urban Adventures / Product Category: Adventure
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