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Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour

Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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About Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour
LAYLA GUESTHOUSE MAYAN EXPERIENCE CENOTE TOUR THURSDAYS ( on any other day with 4 or more on a Private Tour for just $10USD additional per person ) 8:30am-5:30pm. Other days on request (min 4 people) Includes: Transport, Guide, Entrances, & a delicious Yucatecan Lunch prepared by a charming Maya family. A sensational million-year old stalactite-laden Cave Cenote Snorkel/Swim. A guided Jungle Walk highlighting Mayan medicinal plants. A "Raiders of the Lost Arc" Dry Cave Exploration, Your $100 USD fee also supports the Cenote Green Development fund: Solar panels recently installed ! A 5-year dream come true !! !!
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Sonny V wrote a review Mar 2020
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Discover where natural chewing gum came from, the chicle tree. The tour included medicinal plant education, a family of wood carvers and their work areas. Followed by a cave hike and then a cenote swim. Absolutely breath taking. To end the tour we were treated to an authentic Mayan lunch made by a local family. Grandma even teaches you to make your tortillas. The Children present you with beautiful art work for sale. I would do again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from robintraveler1, Owner at Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your recommendation ! I know what you mean about doing it again...I have gone several hundred times and I am thrilled each and every time !! There is anew tour as well...the Jade Maya Adventure Tour - a slightly more challenging tour including a Caste War era cave and cenote accessed by a tall ladder ! Lunch is still a taste treat ! I hope you can make it to this one too !
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Trisha I wrote a review Mar 2020
Mendon, New York26 contributions12 helpful votes
From start to finish this was an amazing day. We took our 10-year old granddaughter away from the pool and beach to experience some true Mayan culture and she was awestruck with it all. The woodcarver visit and tales of the Chicla industry were very educational, the cenote was the most awesome one we have seen and we have visited several others previously and the tortilla making and lunch at the mayan house were wonderful. Robin and Paz were such gracious hosts and made it a fun day for us all. Cannot recommend this enough!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from robintraveler1, Owner at Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Many thanks Trisha for taking the time to share your experience here for others to read. I hope it will inspire them to follow your path into this warm wonder-filler Maya world...!! It was a pleasure to share this with your granddaughter. I hope it becomes a formative experience and childhood memory for her.
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Ulrike M wrote a review Feb 2020
Buchanan, Michigan1 contribution
The tour is guided by the very enthusiastic and knowledgable guide/tour company owner Robin.The tour is worth every penny ! its actually worth more than the fee charged ....This is a true gem in all the tours offered around the area.The knowledge on history, culture ,language Robin exhibits is remarkable and the excitement he has sharing his knowledge makes this experience superb. The transportation is comfortable, plenty of stops for clean rest areas:) always a plus in my book ! The stop at the wood carver was so interesting and his work is amazing. The walk to the dry cave was such a wonderful lesson on plant and tree species and their medicinal qualities.The dry cave was gorgeous and offered a greta adventure.Who doesn't like caves ,right? The cenotes is a breathtaking site:) Absolutely gorgeous, an underground palace.What a hidden gem.The dinner experience with the Mayan family was delicious and the visit with them was humbling.Thank you Robin for a tour we won't forget anytime soon !!!!!!!!!! Keep up the great work you do :)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from robintraveler1, Owner at Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for your very thorough review of our tour. You make ME want to go on it !! Sharing this day in the modern Maya world has become the highlight of my week ! Thank you for joining and for recommending it to others as you have.....Hurry on back for the new tour, the Jade Maya Adventure Tour with 2 new caves and a charming little museum !
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Pat K wrote a review Feb 2020
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This full day tour was most comfortable, enjoyable and informative! Robin and Paz were wonderful tour guides and we had many diverse experiences. For me, coming from a background of working on social justice issues I was most touched by Robin's (and Layla's) commitment to doing what they can to enhance the lives of the people that they have some to know and love by being the "silent partners" on a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. I loved that "asking for pesos" was NOT okay - making pictures and offering to sell them WAS okay - a huge difference! I hope that the Swim Club becomes everything that you have envisioned. Thank you Robin and Paz, I won't forget this day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from robintraveler1, Owner at Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Many thanks for sharing your thoughts here for others to read....you are helping spread the word, and the love ! We are starting work on the parking lot at the Swim Club " Balneario Jade Maya " in Xcan, Yucatan. There were over 30 kids swimming and cooling their heels in the pool yesterday, and with work starting on the parking lot this week, we hope to see a lot more to0urs stopping by !! Thank you for caring, and sharing your thoughts !
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eaglelake20 wrote a review Feb 2020
Crown Point, New York66 contributions26 helpful votes
Impressed by all the great reviews that this tour got on Tripadvisor, my siblings and I booked a private all-day tour with Robin as our guide and it turned out to be one of the best tours any of us has ever been on. We visited a family-run wood carving business and learned all about the history of man's interaction with the jungle in the area. From there, we went to a small town where a mineralogy museum is being created by a local teacher, and then to another town where Robin is helping to create a community swimming pool. We learned all about Mayan culture, both ancient and contemporary, and even learned how to say certain Mayan phrases. We then headed to a privately-owned cenote where first hiked to a dry cave, learning about the flora and fauna we saw along the way. We hiked back to our starting point and swam in the cenote, which has the clearest water I have ever seen. One bonus is that the only other people there were locals, not tourists. And to end the day, we were treated to a homemade meal (that we helped prepare) on the patio of a local family. Robin is so deeply embedded in the community that it felt like his friends were our friends- it felt like he knew everybody we ran into. It felt great to have an experience that was so personal. What a find!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from robintraveler1, Owner at Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your experience here for others to read.....it helps spread the word about the wonderful experiences possible that await in the town of Xcan, Yucatan. Layla Guesthouse offers two tours now to the area to accommodate varying interests and Adventure Quotients !!! We hope to provide an intimate and authentic experience for visitors looking to see more deeply into the current Mayan lifestyle and recent history - and enjoy breathtaking natural beauty.... Bax ka wa lik !!!
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