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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Plunge into four shimmering cenotes nestled in the Yucatan jungle on a full-day cenote adventure from Playa del Carmen. Snorkel in, zip line over, kayak around and rappel down to these incredible natural formations on an action-packed adventure amid the spectacular scenery of the Mexican rainforest. Gain insight into the physical attributes and ancient formation of these stunning sinkholes with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Feast upon cookies, chocolate and a delicious picnic lunch during day, which also includes round-trip transportation from your Playa del Carmen hotel.
  • Visit four types of cenotes at Xenotes Oasis Maya park on the Yucatan Peninsula
  • Kayak and float in an inner tube in an open cenote, and admire exotic vegetation
  • Fly high and zipline over an ancient cenote, and swim in its gentle waters
  • Rappel down rock walls in a semi-open cenote, and snorkel in a cavern cenote to spot aquatic flora and fish
  • Enjoy snacks throughout the day and a picnic lunch with a variety of cheeses, deli meats, rustic breads and fresh salads
  • Snorkel gear, rappel equipment and life vest provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Playa del Carmen included
Depart from your Playa del Carmen hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan to begin your exhilarating expedition. Sit back and admire the picturesque scenery as you nibble on pastries and sip aromatic coffee, then listen as your guide offers insight into the geology and ecology of the Yucatan peninsula. 

Arrive at the atmospheric Xenotes Oasis Maya, a new park operated by Experiencias Xcaret, and commence your journey to the four stunning cenotes, each one of which represents a different element. Engross yourself in your guide’s fascinating explanation of how the cenotes were used by Mayans for sacrificial and spiritual purposes as you admire the luscious greenery and unique sounds of the jungle. 

Approach the first ‘fire’ cenote and jump into a comfortable kayak to explore the mysterious waters. Paddle around the perimeter to enjoy the gorgeous surrounding scenery and the mystical ambience within the sinkhole. Re-energize after each cenote with an indulgent champurrado, a traditional chocolate-based drink, and cookies for a revitalizing snack. 

Next, don your protective gear and clip yourself in to enjoy the ride of your life over the second ‘wind’ cenote. Soar over the sparkling pool on your high velocity zip line before plunging into the clear water surrounded by crumpling limestone walls for an invigorating dip. 

Listen to the powerful rush of fast flowing rivers as you rappel down the walls of the third ‘earth’ cenote to the inviting waters below; watch streams meander through the twisting tunnels and deep caves as you descend to the subterranean depths. 

See, too, the final ‘water’ cenote, a fascinating formation complete with rugged rock formations and diverse wildlife. Don your snorkel and submerge yourself in the refreshing waters to discover water-lily gardens and colorful fish in this harmonious underwater wonderland. 

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch during a stop on the return journey to your hotel; treat your taste buds to fusilli-vegetable soup, a premium selection of cheeses and deli meats, and rustic breads and fresh salads. Sip complimentary drinks such as coffee, wine, beer and water throughout your lunch then settle in for the short trip back to your Playa del Carmen hotel.

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Underwhelmed with the experience
, Jul 2019
I did not feel that is was a very personable experience. The guide was friendly however, hardly ever spoke unless spoken too. I love history and so would have loved to learn about the different Cenotes that we visited and the history behind them. The lunch although decent was not what I had expected. It would have been nice to be served something from the Mexican culture and not just coldcuts. I have been on several tours over the years and this by far was my least favorite. It definitely was not worth the money that I paid.
Best tour ever !! Rapelled into one...
Sandra C
, Mar 2018
Best tour ever !! Rapelled into one cenote, ziplined into another, kayaked in another, swam in another. Was a fantastic day.
Everything was so beautiful and...
, Feb 2018
Everything was so beautiful and pleasant. We really enjoyed our small group and all the different activities. This isn't a lazy excursion - lots of swimming and other physical activity. It's also a wonderful way to experience the cenotes.
Really fun tour. Zipped lined...
Mark P
, Jan 2018
Really fun tour. Zipped lined, snorkeled,repelled, and swam all in the different cenotes we saw that day. Plus some other activities. We also saw many different aged cenotes which was really interesting. Eduardo was our guide, Andy was our photographer ,and they were great. They really made sure everyone had a lot of fun. Definitely ask for them. Overall, a fun day for my whole family. I would definitely recommend this activity/tour.
We absolutely loved this tour! Most...
Nathan S
, Aug 2017
We absolutely loved this tour! Most favorite part of our trip. Something fun for any adventure seeker. They provide, water, bio-degradable sunscreen, showers, towels, snacks/lunch, drinks etc. We loved repelling, kayaking, zip lining, cliff jumping optional, swimming under water falls. It was beautiful. We saw so much wild life on the tour to. Beautiful pictures. The only thing I would change is the photographer that they have help with the tour charges kind of a lot for the pictures. We would have bought them had they had been a little cheaper. Lunch was good and simple. Bathrooms and showers were nice at all the Cenotes. We recommend water shoes or closed sandels because of the frequent change of cenotes and land. The bus was air conditioned and picked up/dropped off at our hotel. Our guide was wonderful and made us feel like family! Cant wait to go again. Highly recommend for couples and families with children over 6.
Vladimir was a wonderful tour guide...
Greg O
, Jul 2017
Vladimir was a wonderful tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through the five cenotes and highly recommend it to anyone who loves adventure!
We had a wonderful time. I would...
, May 2017
We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this excursion. The one thing I was not happy with was the photographer, Jamie that traveled with the group and took pictures throughout the day. Be careful of this. He is very good and did take great photos, but as he tells you the photos will cost 50.00 to access them on the internet. He doesn't tell you that it will cost another 79.00 to upload them without the Xenotes logo plastered on the photo. This I thought was a total rip off.
Yoshua was our tour guide and he was...
Karen H
, May 2017
Yoshua was our tour guide and he was not only very knowledgeable about the jungle and cenotes but super funny! Snorkeling, kayaking, cave descent and just viewing everything around was amazing. The snacks and refreshments were after every stop! They really catered to the group and it was so much fun. It is well worth the money and the time! With transportation provided it was super convenient. I really recommend this trip!!!!
My 9 year old daughter and I went on...
, Apr 2017
My 9 year old daughter and I went on this tour last month. It was a really fun day. There was ziplining, kayaking, swimming, and even jumping off cliffs if you were so inclined. I was initially nervous about signing up because of all the activities but none of them were too strenuous and if you really didn't feel comfortable doing something, you could easily opt out. There were many activities throughout the day which kept the day interesting and you were able to see many different types of cenotes as well as learn a little about them and how they were formed. The lunch was very good and the tour guide spoke both English and Spanish so no one felt left out.
It was great tour. Lots of...
, Feb 2017
It was great tour. Lots of adventure. Be prepared to jump into lakes and such. There isn't a long zip line. Its really only 1 zip line at the end of which you jump into the lake.

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