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Journey into the Mayan Underworld

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Guilhem

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French

What you'll do

After a journey of more than 8km in the middle of the jungle, we will immerse ourselves in a cave and underground rivers system for a guided exploration, crossing the most surreal rock formations.
Helmets well screwed on the head, water shoes and well-fitting neoprene suits, our lights will pierce the darkness and silence to make way for a world as ancient as magical. The visit to the cave will be punctuated by a magnificent natural swimming pool, the time for us to discover the underwater landscape with masks and snorkels.
 
We will recover from our emotions and share around a meal composed of local specialties cooked in the jungle on a fire pit.

Before taking the road towards the city, towards its lights and its incessant noise, a quick siesta in a hammock will mark the end of our experience in the Jungle of the Yucatan peninsula and the secret of its underground world.
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After a journey of more than 8km in the middle of the jungle, we will immerse ourselves in a cave and underground rivers system for a guided exploration, crossing the most surreal rock formations.
Helmets well screwed on the head, water shoes and well-fitting neoprene suits, our lights will pierce the darkness and silence to make way for a world as ancient as magical. The visit to the cave will be punctuated by a magnificent natural swimming…

Guilhem's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Local specialties
    Cooked on site and over a fire pit. Options availabl...
  • Drinks
    Water and a local non alcoholic drink
  • Transportation
    Van
    Air conditioning and modern vehicle
  • Equipment
    Caving equipment
    Helmet, light, water shoes
From $131
/person
Thu., Nov. 26
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$131 per person
$131 per person
Fri., Nov. 27
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$131 per person
$131 per person
Sat., Nov. 28
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$131 per person
$131 per person

Meet your host, Guilhem

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello everyone, I’m Guilhem. I moved to Mexico in 2013 after traveling and living in more than 13 countries. Very quickly, I fell in love with the caves, their peace, the story they tell and their incredible importance for the jungle and the Mayan civilization, which is also fabulous. I am a passionate person who did everything to work and live from his passion. I created my company "Secret Footsteps" to continue transmitting the hidden beauty of the Maya underground world, and I will never get tired of it!
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Where you'll be

Private property is located just over 8km in the jungle, in a restricted area where only people awarded with an access permit are allowed to enter. It is indeed impossible to enter this part of the jungle without this special permit, issued by the local authorities.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Jarad
November 2020
This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend. My friends and I were blown away by the experience of being in the cave, and Guilhem has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the caves. Also, the food was amazing. All around good vibes and an amazing time.
This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend. My friends and I were blown away by the experience of being in the cave, and Guilhem has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to…
Dayna
November 2020
My daughter and I went out with Guilhem for a private tour of a cenote and underground cave system. His knowledge of the caves and ecosystem were incredible and we enjoyed learning about more than just stalactites and stalagmites. He has a great personality and was fun to hang out with for the day also. We swam in the beautiful clear water and crawled through small spaces to see things not many people get to experience. We were the only ones there for several hours until we were leaving. The meal after our cave exploring was delicious and perfectly seasoned. We would highly recommend this tour and will definitely be going out with our new friend Guilhem next time we come to Riviera Maya.*****
My daughter and I went out with Guilhem for a private tour of a cenote and underground cave system. His knowledge of the caves and ecosystem were incredible and we enjoyed learning…
Zach
October 2020
Truly unique cave tour. Guilhem only works with small groups, so there is a lot of personalization, and exploration never feels rushed or crowded. His clear passion for the caves translates into great insights, and it's very important to him that guests capture great photos. As for the cave system itself, truly remarkable. Some awkward steps, but overall very spacious. The lights bouncing off the water are a sight to behold.
Truly unique cave tour. Guilhem only works with small groups, so there is a lot of personalization, and exploration never feels rushed or crowded. His clear passion for the caves t…
Gary
March 2020
Absolutely amazing experience. Guilhem is an excellent guide and even better person. His passion for the ecosystem we toured was infectious. Highly recommend.
Deborah
March 2020
This was truly the highlight of our trip! A genuine experience which deepened our appreciation for caves and their importance to the environment. Guillen was charming and so informative! Also, the simple cooked-in-the-jungle meal we shared was one of the best of our 2 week trip!!
This was truly the highlight of our trip! A genuine experience which deepened our appreciation for caves and their importance to the environment. Guillen was charming and so inform…
Mason
March 2020
This experience is something everyone should have. Guilhem has such a great personality. The way he guides you around the cave and tells you everything about it is just amazing. You can tell he put a lot of time and thought into making our experience as magical as possible. What was also amazing was the food that was served after the adventure! You Have To Go
This experience is something everyone should have. Guilhem has such a great personality. The way he guides you around the cave and tells you everything about it is just amazing. Yo…

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  • Thu., Nov. 26
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $131 per person
  • Fri., Nov. 27
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $131 per person
  • Sat., Nov. 28
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $131 per person
  • Sun., Nov. 29
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $131 per person
  • Mon., Nov. 30
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $131 per person
  • Tue., Dec. 1
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $131 per person
  • Wed., Dec. 2
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $131 per person
  • Thu., Dec. 3
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $131 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit, flip flops, Towel, Camera