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Grutas de Calcehtok

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Address: Highway 184 | La carreretera de Merida a Uxmal, Maxcanu, Mexico
Phone Number: 9992627292
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Feel like your in Jurassic park

This place was pretty amazing. One of the most impressive caves I have been in anywhere. Guide really spoke no English but we got along alright. The sheer size of this is what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This place was pretty amazing. One of the most impressive caves I have been in anywhere. Guide really spoke no English but we got along alright. The sheer size of this is what makes this so unique. We did the simple family tour. Parts were slippery so wear good shoes. They provide headlamps. Our guide pointed out parts of the... More 

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a great experience the guide was extremely knowledgeable and turned a great visual and sensory experience into an enjoyable learning opportunity. Would highly recommend.

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1 Thank Glynn P
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

One of the cenotes there is seems like an island under the ground, very genuine not that full of tourist and surrounded by local country life.

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3 Thank Carolina S
Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Now this is one cool attraction, going into the bowels of the earth, seeing where water and geological shifts changed the rocks, seeing where indigenous peoples lived, prayed, hid and died was awesome Tip, take a large powerful flashlight with you, the headlights the guides issue are ok but a little dim for long range sighting

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Maplewood, NJ
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I don't know what else I can say that hasn't been written. We went today with 2 twelve year olds for the 2 hour adventure tour. Thank you to all who have posted that it was now referred to as X'Pikil. I put "Oxkintok" into google maps. I followed the directions mostly to Oxkintok, when we turned onto a lonely... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Grutas de Calcehtok are located at the end of a dusty road about 60km SW of Merida, on a not very well signed turning South off the road between Maxcanu and Muna. When we arrived we were not even sure if they were the correct caves, as there were only two other cars there, and a few local men... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Family of four, two adults, two teens - enjoyed this excursion. 2 hour tour includes sliding down rock faces, army style crawling through several narrow passages (some on your stomach - some on your back), and stages of stand up walking. Be prepared to come out covered in mud from head to toe. Guides are spanish only, but you can... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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