- 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
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.
- Local english-speaking guide
- Public transportation
- Snorkel mask
- Moto taxi ride
- And entrance fees to 3 different cenotes
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips for the guides
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.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.