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Cenotes Sac Actún

Cenotes Sac Actún: Our most recommended tours and activities

Riviera Maya and Cancun: Jungle Maya Adventure with Cenotes

1. Riviera Maya and Cancun: Jungle Maya Adventure with Cenotes

Discover the pristine Yaxmuul cenote, where you strap on rappelling gear and take the plunge into its glass-like underground pool on this guided tour from Riviera Maya and Cancun. Complete a thrilling zip line course that sends you hurtling above the verdant forests.  Be picked from the meeting point in Tulum, Cancun or Riviera May and relax on the transfer to the Yaxmuul cenote. Put on your gear and experience the excitement of rappelling and swimming in its waters. Next, fly over the trees on a series of zip lines with one of the lines ending with a splash.  Enter the Nohoch Nah Chich cave, which marks the entrance to the sprawling underground river system (spanning nearly 217 miles) known as Sac Actún. Be surrounded by incredible stalactites and stalagmites, pull on your snorkel mask and fins and dive into the cave's crystal-clear waters. After exploring this incredible aquatic world, your guides lead you to a mysterious dry cave. Here, you meet a local shaman, who introduces you to Mayan traditions by inviting you to witness a time-honored purification ceremony with copal incense and performed by a Mayan shaman from the community.  End the tour with a tasty lunch. Savor the flavors of a delicious traditional meal from the region, including “chayitas” and fresh flavored water drinks in different flavors.

Tulum: Snorkeling Adventure in Cenote and Reef

2. Tulum: Snorkeling Adventure in Cenote and Reef

First natural ecosystem you'll visit in this adventure is the Tulum Reef Bay, which promises stunning views of the Tulum Ruins. Get up close and personal from the boat, with plenty of time to take photos. Then, get ready to immerse yourself in the beautiful Caribbean Reef and experience the marine life first hand, by snorkeling through it. Next spot is a spectacular underground cenote, a type of sinkhole, full of rock formations and of history. Its stalagmites and stalactites are sure to impress. You'll use a lifejacket during this part of the experience to ensure safety and enjoyment. Head back to the meeting point after an amazing day in and on the water.

Tulum: Native Park Entrance Ticket with Rappel & Cenotes

3. Tulum: Native Park Entrance Ticket with Rappel & Cenotes

Explore the Yucatán Peninsula with an entry ticket to Jungla Maya Native Park and a bilingual guide. Rappel down to the Yaxmuul Cenote and see the entrance to the Sac Actún underwater river system. Take part in a Mayan ceremony performed by a shaman. Eat a traditional lunch after the activity. Arrive at Jungla Maya Native Park (also called Jungla Maya Native Park). Enjoy nature while you glide speedily over jungle trees by zipline, and splash into the water below. Rappel into the Yaxmuul Cenote, a natural underground pool. Enjoy a swim in the water and admire the geological formations. Snorkel in the Nohoch Nah Chich Cenote. Swim past stalactites and stalagmites while exploring this underground world. Stand at the entrance to the longest underground river in the world, the Sac-Actun system, which is 217 miles long and recommended by National Geographic Snorkeler. Follow your guides to a dry cave and meet a local Mayan shaman. Participate in a blessing ceremony as you inhale the fragrant scent of incense. End your day and satisfy your appetite with a traditional Mayan lunch of chayitas (Yucatan snacks) and fresh-flavored drinks.

Tulum and the Mayan Jungle: Full-Day Tour

4. Tulum and the Mayan Jungle: Full-Day Tour

Pair your passion for history with your thirst for adventure during a guided tour to the archeological zone of Tulum and the Native Park. Tulum. An experienced guide escorts you to the ancient ruins, and then whisks you away to a jungle theme park, where an array of adrenaline-racing activities beckon. Have a guided visit in the archeological zone of Tulum. Here, a refreshing sea breeze wafts in from the Caribbean, and you can spend ample time surrounded by the dazzling beauty of the Maya ruins. After enjoying this incredible site, and only a few minutes away from Tulum, discover the wondrous Sac-Actun System, the longest underground river in the world, explored and recommended by specialized divers from National Geographic Snorkeler. Snorkel while surrounded by ancient rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites, among others). Wonder in the majestic Maya jungle. Rappel down into and swim in the beautiful Yaaxmul cenote. Enjoy nature while flying on exciting zip lines. Be a part of an authentic Maya blessing ceremony. Wrap up this fun-filled day savoring delicious regional food, including our famous “chayitas” and freshly flavored water drinks

Cancun: Mayan Jungle Tour with Underground River Snorkeling

5. Cancun: Mayan Jungle Tour with Underground River Snorkeling

A unique experience where you’ll be surrounded by ancient rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites, among others), as well as live one of the most singular snorkel experiences that you’ll find, here, in the crystal clear waters of Sac-Actun cave system, being able to live strange phenomena such as “halocline” among many other things in this exciting dip into the world's longest underground river. But, before we introduce us to the Sac-Actun system, we’ll cross the Mayan jungle, learning all about this sacred land, while we do Rapel, swim in the beautiful Yaxmuul cenote and enjoy the amazing natural views as we fly over it on ziplines through the jungle, among many other exciting activities. Ideal for those who look for a real adventure in nature, you can’t miss the opportunity to know this beautiful ancient land in the most thrilling way. Reserve your place now!

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What people are saying about Cenotes Sac Actún

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

This was absolutely amazing. Our driver Darmin prince Charming, was awesome. He was funny and kept us updated between traffic and activities. Our guide Eric was beyond perfect. He was knowledgeable about the Mayan culture, had constant respect for the indigenous people in the area, He was so funny and provided us with the best experience we could have hoped for. 100% will recommend to everyone. Thanks guys!!!!

The tour was great!

We had a great day mixed with culture, adventure and lots of fun! It was also perfect that the tour took place in a small group. Our tour guide Euri Hernández was simply fantastic, she took a lot of time to answer questions. There were no unexpected costs. The lunch was great

Awesome experience! Our tour guide Cesar was amazing! Cannot day enough good about the tour and our guide. Highly recommended!

Amazing tour guide, the denotes were beautiful. Our guide gave us the best experience ever!

Much better than expected. Fun and safe, the awesome cave.