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Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Ideal for adventurous travelers, this 5-hour tour takes you through the stalactites and stalagmites of Playa del Carmen’s Mayan underworld. In a small group limited to 12, you’ll explore underground rivers, wade through mysterious caverns, and swim in the turquoise waters of cenotes. Lunch and the use of a helmet and lamp are included on this family-friendly tour, suitable for children ages 12 years and above.
  • 5-hour underground cave and cenote tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Ideal for adventurous travelers and children older than 12 years of age
  • Explore stalactite-studded caverns and wade through subterranean rivers
  • Swim in ancient cenotes and learn about Mayan history from a guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
  • Lunch and use of equipment are included
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Local English-speaking guide
Transportation
Helmet and lamp rental
One snack
Bottle of water
Water shoes
Park admission
Wetsuit/swimsuit
Additional food and drinks
Travel insurance
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

El Sangha-Rito, MZA 58 LTE 5, Av. CTM 5, Zazil-ha, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your adventure at Restaurante Ocho, located on the corner of 4th street, where you’ll have chance to purchase refreshments before travelling for approximately one hour to the Yucatan jungle.

Following a short trek through the jungle, you’ll be equipped with a helmet and torch, and listen to a safety briefing from your guide. Then, delve into the atmospheric cave network, replete with stalactites, stalagmites, and underground rivers. Marvel at colossal limestone columns and plunge into the cooling waters of underground cenotes.

At no point during the tour will you be required to swim underwater or travel through tight, closed-in spaces, which ensures a safe and enjoyable day for all participants.

After exploring the caves for around 2.5 hours, you’ll return to sea level to revitalize with a snack and watch an ancient Mayan drumming ritual. Stop off at a local home to meet Yucatan residents before returning to your original departure point in Playa del Carmen.
Itinerary
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Playa del Carmen Urban Adventures
Your adventure begins in the traditional setting of El Sangha-Rito. A place where you can grab some coffee or a snack to fuel up for the day. If you do fancy a coffee before the tour, please ensure you get here early because once all your fellow tour participants have arrived we´ll depart for the jungle, where the fun starts… After driving for a couple of minutes on the highway, we'll get off the beaten track and make our way past the entrances to cave systems, onwards into the jungle. Channel your inner Indiana Jones and imagine the treasure that awaits us as we ride through the jungle to our cave of choice. Upon arrival at the cave, we will ensure that everyone is equipped with all the right equipment necessary for our trek. At the cave entrance, your guide will talk about the type of cave we’ll be visiting and about how it was formed. A few health and safety guidelines will follow, including how the signal system works to get in and out of the cave. Do not worry if you have never been caving before, your guide will be on hand to support you. While we will be underground for about 2 to 3 hours, the caves are fairly large and they aren't tight or closed-in. Even travellers with claustrophobia have happily taken part in all the activities without any problems. You won't be expected to swim underwater to reach any of the cave entrances, so you can leave the SCUBA gear at home and relax. Once we are all ready for the adventure, we will get into the Xibalba (meaning ‘underworld’ in Mayan mythology). Once inside the vast cave, you’ll see stalactites, stalagmites, limestone columns and astonishing sinkholes. It’s like some beautiful alien world, it really is quite spectacular. Your guide, who has expert knowledge of these caves, will teach you about all the different types of incredible limestone formations. Walking along beautiful subterranean streams and swimming across turquoise cenotes, we will reach passageways in the limestone that open into large caves along the AXL system. By the end of your caving experience, you will feel like a real ‘goonie’ (or explorer)! After the facts, science, and myths of the cave, we will head back to our starting point. Back on dry land, there will be facilities to dry yourself off. We will have time to relax, enjoy the fresh jungle air and sunlight, and have a snack. Don’t forget to ask your local expert guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat while you’re in town.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a swimsuit (or wear one under your clothes), extra clothing to change into, and a towel.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Small-group tour, max 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Latin America

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mayan Underworld Tour from Playa del Carmen with Park Admission and Lunch.

Traveler Tips


  • "This tour is not commercialized like Rio Secreto as you will be up close and personal with Mother Nature." See review

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One on one with Pako on this tour...
Richard M
, Dec 2017
One on one with Pako on this tour. Was served a breakfast pastry as there is NO LUNCH. This tour took about 3 hours as we explored the underground system. Pako, a cartographer, knew every step of the place!! He made sure, at every step, that I was SAFE. Unlike the Rio Secreto tour, Pako had a wet bag which allowed me the opportunity to take pictures for lasting memories. We got to see all of the amazing formations were able to swim through areas and squeeeeeze through tight spots. This tour is not commercialized like Rio Secreto as you will be up close and personal with Mother Nature. Highly recommended.
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