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Grutas de Calcehtok

La carreretera de Merida a Uxmal, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I don't think I can overstate how much I loved this experience. I've spent a great deal of time in Yucatán, and this is possibly my favorite experience there, if not my favorite experience anywhere. I was traveling alone and there was no one else waiting to enter the caves, so I gladly paid a guide (Alejandro) for a solo... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We came with a tour offered by Hostal Zocalo from Mérida. There´s more to explore than we first thought. The Family who discovered the caverns many generations ago leads you down there in 2 different routes (Beginners and Expert). Their explanations of mayan history are very detailed and interesting. It´s amazing to see the guides jumping through the wet and... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

So glad we took the time to find our way to this off the beaten path gem. On our last day in Merida, we made out way to Parque de San Juan to find a bus to Calcehtok (final destination Opichen). Had to wait for 30 - 45 minutes for the van to fill, but then we were off and... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Easy reachable by publ. transport : first by bus to Maxcanu (from TAME), then colectivo to Calcehtok, then walk 45 minutes (very safe) or trici-taxi. Huge cave without light, guide will give torch and good explanations. 3 paths : familiar, adventurous or extreme. Maya ceramics founds and aluxes statues.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We chose the family tour (1 hour) as we were pushed for time driving between Merida and Campeche. We were so glad we took the detour. Watch for the big holes in the road from the 180 to the Grutas! The caves are beautiful, a bit slippy in parts and once you have managed to climb backwards down the ladder... More

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