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Grutas de Calcehtok

Address: La carreretera de Merida a Uxmal, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 48 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was hesitant about this attraction, given the reviews that said it was difficult to find and the guides don't speak English. While both are true, it was lots of fun and totally worth it. Getting there: we went by taxi. He didn't know where it was, but called his dispatch and they directed him to go towards Uxmal, and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

we were not expecting to have so much fun, we didn't even have that planed but a family staying at the same hotel as us recommend the activity so we decided to try and we were happy we did, those 2 hours and a half were interesting, fun and challenging because after a while walking, temperature changing in the chambers,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I'm sure that for a lot of people this is a great think to do. But I have trouble seeing in the dark. This was SO not a fun experience for me!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I are wondering when, if ever, we will top the experience of Grutas Calcehtok. Due to the reviews here, it was with some trepidation that we chose the extreme course, as opposed to the adventure or family options. Our guide, nicknamed Chava, said family would be one hour, adventure two hours, and extreme five hours. As these... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We hired a guide (Victor) at Oxkintok, he took us to this cave. the entire experience was amazing! The cave is a recent discovery, if the guide was to believed, it was one year ago, but I seriously doubt that. We were blessed by the water ceremony and climbed around to the tombs and fertility room. The tour took around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Just visited Calcehtok and had an amazing time. Our tour guide Alejandro was so helpful and patient, we were really able to take our time through this experience. We went through the intermediate tour, and although it was a tight fit and rough in some areas I was able to get through just fine. I completely recommend this for anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Yucatan has a lot of caves. The best known are Loltún - beautiful and highly recommended, but also very touristy. Calcehtok instead doesn't have illumination, so that you go into the caves with the flashlight of your guide - quite an experience! It has huge vaults, interesting formations and a lot of history arround the Caste War. Besides, don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did the intermediate (about 4 hours). I think the rest of the reviews sum up this experience nicely. Was one of the best things I have done on my travels this year, but it is very physical, very tight and quite tiring. If you're on the fence, just do it. If you suffer from claustrophobia don't bother. Also the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After a bit of a hike with buses and collectivos, and then an accidental detour for an hour, this tour changed the day for the better. Such a good time with history lessons and a physical challenge, we came out ridicously muddy and with big goofy appreciative smiles on our faces. Yes there are lots of caves in Mexico to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Climbing, darkness, bats, crystals and Maya history. I was there with 2 friends and we had a great experience. We were accompanied by one local guide and he knows the grutas by heart. There were maybe a few other people but once inside the cave we didn't meet anyone else. Easy - medium or hard routes around the caves are... More 

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