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Journey into a true Hidden Mayan Cenote

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Experience hosted by Guilhem

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French

What you'll do

After a journey of more than 8km in the middle of the jungle, we will immerse ourselves in a cave and underground river system for a guided exploration, crossing the most surreal rock formations.
Helmets well screwed on the head, and water shoes on, we will let our lights pierce the darkness and silence to make way for a world as ancient as magical.

During the first part of the visit, which is mainly conducted walking and does not require any specific swimming level, you will understand the deep relationships that link the Mayan civilization and the jungle to the majestic Cenotes. In the last part, we will have the opportunity to swim, relax and snorkel in a fantastic and out of this world natural pool.
 
We will recover from our emotions and share around a meal composed of local specialties cooked in the jungle on a fire pit.

Before taking the road towards the city, towards its lights and its incessant noise, a quick siesta in a hammock will mark the end of our experience in the Jungle of the Yucatán peninsula and the secret of its underground world.

Other important  thing to know : this activity is NOT affected by rain or general bad weather !!
After a journey of more than 8km in the middle of the jungle, we will immerse ourselves in a cave and underground river system for a guided exploration, crossing the most surreal rock formations.
Helmets well screwed on the head, and water shoes on, we will let our lights pierce the darkness and silence to make way for a world as ancient as magical.

During the first part of the visit, which is mainly conducted walking and does not…

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What's included

  • Food
    Local specialties
    Cooked on site and over a fire pit. Options availabl...
  • Drinks
    Water and a local non alcoholic drink
  • Transportation
    Van
    Air conditioning and modern vehicle
  • Equipment
    Caving equipment
    Helmet, light, water shoes
From $98
/ person
Sat, Apr 17
$98 per person
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$98 per person
Sun, Apr 18
$98 per person
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$98 per person
Mon, Apr 19
$98 per person
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$98 per person

Meet your host, Guilhem

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 53 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello everyone, I’m Guilhem. I moved to Mexico in 2013 after traveling and living in more than 13 countries. Very quickly, I fell in love with the caves, their peace, the story they tell and their incredible importance for the jungle and the Mayan civilization, which is also fabulous. I am a passionate person who did everything to work and live from his passion. I created my company "Secret Footsteps" to continue transmitting the hidden beauty of the Maya underground world, and I will never get tired of it!
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Where you'll be

Private property is located just over 8km in the jungle, in a restricted area where only people awarded with an access permit are allowed to enter. It is indeed impossible to enter this part of the jungle without this special permit, issued by the local authorities.
Rick
April 2021
Gilliam was the best host my girlfriend and I have had ever, he was very respectful he was very knowledgeable he made no quarrels about speaking both languages and making us both feel very comfortable we love the experience ,we would recommend him to anybody That would love to go on his tour because it was the best experience we have ever had we are both very happy we love the big pool we swim in it for a good half an hour he Took many many many pictures and they were all very very interesting he hesitated not one bit to make our experience the best, the lunch was outstanding ,to know that it was cooked on an outside stove hand made With Bricks and chopped wood , that made it very very delicious along with the hibiscus homemade tea,And we would never hesitate to visit again God bless all of you thank you again
Gilliam was the best host my girlfriend and I have had ever, he was very respectful he was very knowledgeable he made no quarrels about speaking both languages and making us both f…
Michael
April 2021
So glad we booked this tour with Guilhem. He's equal parts philosopher and geological historian and his tour is more than a cenote visit - he presents the interconnection of people and planet in a unique and thoughtful format. The supernatural underground surroundings are incredible. And the meal at the end was the cherry on top. My teenage son and I both absolutely loved this tour.
So glad we booked this tour with Guilhem. He's equal parts philosopher and geological historian and his tour is more than a cenote visit - he presents the interconnection of people…
Brian
March 2021
This tour was like nothing I’ve ever been on. It was so fabulous. You must go on this tour.Guilhem was SOO very patient as we traversed through the caverns. We were fortunate that no one else booked the trip that day and got basically a private tour. This is not to be expected but it sure was welcome. After the tour we had problems with our rental car and Guilhem drove us to the Playa del Carmen airport to resolve the issue and translated for us ! The Ceynotes are like nothing I have ever see in USA or elsewhere!
This tour was like nothing I’ve ever been on. It was so fabulous. You must go on this tour.Guilhem was SOO very patient as we traversed through the caverns. We were fortunate that…
Hayde
March 2021
This is a great experience that I highly recommend and I would even do again. It was a gorgeous and peaceful place. You gotta do this !
Gisela
March 2021
Wow! Absolutely amazing! This experience is one in a lifetime! Definitely tops all other excursions that were done on this trip! We are a group of 6 adults (open to younger ages as well) not only was it just a breath taking location, we all gained so much knowledge & can’t wait to spread that. The love our host had for the caves, & culture was so inspiring. There was no hassle with booking & was very convenient. We got picked up from our Air B & B, took an amazing journey in the caves and has a delicious lunch! I don’t want to disclose any more information because this is something you have to see for yourself! Hands down +10 Stars! Thanks again!
Wow! Absolutely amazing! This experience is one in a lifetime! Definitely tops all other excursions that were done on this trip! We are a group of 6 adults (open to younger ages a…
Lili
March 2021
I came to this experience with an open mind; with no specific expectation, willing to take it precisely as it comes. Having taken several cave tours in the past, I thought this was just another one for the books. As it turns out, this experience is off the chains! It was highly informative, immensely engaging, and positively transcendent.... So worth it, and then some.
I came to this experience with an open mind; with no specific expectation, willing to take it precisely as it comes. Having taken several cave tours in the past, I thought this w…

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  • Sat, Apr 17
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $98 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person
  • Wed, Apr 21
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person
  • Thu, Apr 22
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person
  • Fri, Apr 23
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person
  • Sat, Apr 24
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $98 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit, flip flops, Towel, Camera