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“Awesome Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aktun Chen

Aktun Chen
Highway 307 between Akumal and Xel-Ha | Km 107, Akumal, Mexico
984-884-0444
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Akumal
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: An underground cave with spectacular rock formations.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Westlock, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Awesome Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This trip was very well organized and we had such a great time. Never been on a zip line before and the staff were super, they were so friendly and helpful and made us laugh lots. Our tour guide for the cave was so knowledgeable and friendly this authentic cave was so interesting. They also had snorkelling in the cenote which was so good and the staff made sure we were all comfortable and well taken care of. The restaurant was the best we have been in on one of these trips and the food excellent. Also want to mention all washrooms were very clean and well maintained. We have already recommended this trip to friends of ours who will be in the area.

Visited January 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A MUST Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Most beautiful and unique cave I have ever seen!
We went with Jungle Jim's ATV Tours from Akumal and had an awesome time!

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice cenote”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We visited this park but only the cenote part. Since it was our first experience in a cenote, we can not rate how it was against others. We felt it was pretty cool and a nice size to snorkel in.
Our only complaint was the pathetic wildlife area. There was this cute monkey on a chain and a few other wild animals (mostly snakes) that were captured in the wild and were now being held captive for us to see. What a pathetic existence. This wildlife area should be demolished and gotten rid of totally. We were not encouraged to see the animals while there and I can see why. It was embarrassing and sad.
The park should be focusing on the natural aspects that they have and get rid of the wild side by sending these poor animals to other parks where they can be taken care of more humanely.

Visited January 2013
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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a well organized and professional venue that provides you with 3 different tours or activities that are fun and out of the ordinary. They have a small "zoo" area with some reptiles that are indigenous to the area along with some jungle cats. Then they have a tour of their caves which are FANTASTIC. Well lighted and guided (for our visit we had Victor who speaks 3 languages) and you travel underground maybe 1200 yards.
Costs are very reasonable at about $40USD per person for the cave and zoo exhibit. They also have a zipline adventure which would be fun but the day we visited it was raining too hard.

Visited February 2013
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Calgary
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“We had a blast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My son and I had a really great time on a our "Indiana Joe's" Aktun Chen day trip. We did the dry cave tour first, which was very interesting and scenic. The guide was fantastic and very knowledgable. Next we took an early Iunch break and had a nice meal with chips and salsa and chicken tacos. Then we got ready to zipline... neither my son or I had tried it before and I was pretty nervous. The guys totally put me at ease with their professionalism, attention to safety and sense of humour. By the time we climbing those first steps I was ready to go. It was SO fun, the guys were awesome and everything was very safe. I wanted to keep going! We finished off the day snorkeling in the cave cenote, it was refreshing and clear, really cool.

Don't feel pressured to buy the photos at the end, i didn't feel a hard sell at all, but I'm glad that we did get them because it will be a great way to remember this day. I highly recommend visiting aktun chen over some of the large disney style parks...

Visited January 2013
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