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Grutas de Calcehtok

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

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Very accessible without loosing the ruggedness

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Damascus, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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