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Grutas de Calcehtok

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Address: La carreretera de Merida a Uxmal, Merida, Mexico

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Don't miss this. Is cheap and you get locals to guide you through, with headlamps will give you a short tour. Probably nicest cave entrance I saw. Try to wait for bats to fly out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this. Is cheap and you get locals to guide you through, with headlamps will give you a short tour. Probably nicest cave entrance I saw. Try to wait for bats to fly out at sunset.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My 12-year-old son and I had a blast exploring the cave for about 2 hours. The cave is now called X'Pukil so don't be confused by the signs on the road leading there as it is the same cave just with different management. We were offered a choice of a family tour (1 hour -- mostly just a walk down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited calcehtok today and had a great time. We did the two hour trip and did the intermediate level. It costs $600 pesos for four people. Our tour guides were Philip and Isabella a husband and wife team. They were fantastic. We spoke only a little Spanish but we could understand most of what they were saying. I really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

GPS Coordinates = N 20 33.061, W 89 54.747 You will be driving on a small paved road to the caves. The road is full of potholes and is in disrepair …. All part of the adventure. Many people refer to these caves as the “Calcehtok Caves”, as it is located in the municipality of “Calcehtok”, however the actual name... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As others have said, we had difficulty finding this cave, which is actually part of its appeal. Unlike many other attractions, there aren't busloads of tourists swarming around, which makes the experience of exploring much more authentic. When we arrived there was nobody to greet us, but luckily we happened to encounter a sole guide who was at the top... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The tour guide was excellent. He was personable, patient, an excellent coach, and great at highlighting every significant feature of the cave. I went on the intermediate tour, which took about 3 hours and involved a great deal of crawling through narrow tunnels and sliding down shoots. An adventure of this kind was an extreme bargain at the price I... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

First of all, as many have said, pretty difficult to find. It's actually like 1 mile southwest of Calcetok, and the you take a really rough (potholes) road to the cave system. If your on a rough road, your on right road. I would fully recommend getting a tour guide, as its not that expensive. We paid (2 of us)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 via mobile

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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