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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Deep within this cave, stalactites and stalagmites have formed a giant...

Deep within this cave, stalactites and stalagmites have formed a giant sacred tree of the Maya, which is surrounded by ritual offerings left by these ancient people over a thousand years ago.

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Interesting visit.I wouldn't say it's a must to do but if you have the time do it.The cave is practically across the road from Ik Kil.So take in the cave then refresh in yourself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Interesting visit.I wouldn't say it's a must to do but if you have the time do it.The cave is practically across the road from Ik Kil.So take in the cave then refresh in yourself Ik Kim ' s cenote.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a wonderful experience to be able to get into the cave as the water was cold and they said, if you go to the water , you will be healed. I don't know about that, but I felt so good after, not mentioning that the temperature was too high. it was a natural cave and it was too... More 

Thank Vhirgh
Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I was a little scared at first but once we were in...wow! just amazing, the history is one which i would never have actually imagined.

Thank lovemyboys2015
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Several years ago, our niece told us about some caves of interest. We set out to find it two years in a row. We found it and was it a site to see. Water is as clear as a glass of drinking water in the caves. Yes light shines in there for good visibility. Once is enough but that ONCE... More 

Thank Bill M
Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you love stalctites and stalagmites underground then Balankanche is definitely worth a visit. You get the added bonus of seeing Mayan relics and can visualise ancient people worshipping here. It is quite humid inside with bats rushing around so it is quite atmospheric. Victor is the boss and its a bit hit and miss as to whether you get... More 

Thank Pablo266
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Culturally interesting, in terms of maya significance. The cave is ok, but not very impressive. It's also expensive, regular price 115 pesos, but if you are only 2 people they won't do an English tour. Of course money talks, so you can pay for the 3rd imaginary person, and negotiate a bit eventually we got it down to 300 for... More 

3 Thank Seadworf
Merritt Island, Florida
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was hot and although the stairs were fine, they were tough on my wife's knees. They have fixed hourly tours with designated languages, but the 3PM English tour was mostly Spanish. Three altar relics were interesting.

Thank Stephen A
Springfield, Virginia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This cave has some very interesting formations (draperies, stalactites, the sacred pool, Mayan artifacts) but the tour is very rushed. Pros: the varied geological formations inside the cave, some of which are colorful; very close to Chichen Itza. Cons: the cave is oppressively humid; there is a bad audio system; the human guide we had for half the tour was... More 

5 Thank JE and JA D
Calgary, Alberta
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had a unique experience in 1968 when I accompanied 2 exchange students who had special permission to visit the Balankanche Cave which was privately owned and not open to the general public. Upon arrival two guides took our cameras and the adventure began. There was not much light as I recall and we had to crawl on our stomachs... More 

Thank kitties1
Blacksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The cave was long and interesting to see. The ticket included a tour, we thought we would have a guide, but it was actually just a audio system that plays in the entire cave that was recorded n both Spanish and English. I don't know about the Spanish one, but the English one was awful. The narrative script was poorly... More 

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