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Grutas de Calcehtok

La carreretera de Merida a Uxmal, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 44 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Belgium
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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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Durham, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There is a reason this place has an average of 5/5 amongst reviewers. It is spectacular. We started with the Easy tour which was quite easy. Most average people could totally do this tour fine, assuming you do not have injuries or other significant physical limitations. Still, it was extremely informative (our guide only spoke Spanish but spoke extremely simply... More

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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgable about the area and showed us some great places with fun background stories. We had the tour in spanish, I don't know if they have them in English. Be careful though! It can be dangerous! I wouldn't take a camera. I took the shorter tour that was 4 hours. There is a longer 8... More

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Merida, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

There are two tours 1- mini 1 hour and full tour 6 hrs.Great place to explore when the temperature outside gets too much for you.10- 15 Degrees cooler in the caves.

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Honduras
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14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was one of the most exciting adventures I've been on in Central America and I'd love to give it 5 stars. In terms of the overall experience, though, I have to leave a 4 star rating due to some safety issues. We didn't go on a tour; rather, on a road trip, we pulled in and the guides seemed... More

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