Location of the tour:Akumal, Riviera Maya
Duration of the tour:Approx. 10 hrs.
Transport included?Round trip transportation.
Many underground rivers connected to cenotes „ts’ono’ot” (which means sinkhole) where used by the Maya for these purposes and one of them is located 107 km southeast from Cancun, 4 km south of Akumal and 14 km before Tulum, this place is called Aktun Chen which translates to “A cave with a sinkhole inside”. Aktun Chen is one of the most well-known cenote – sink hole at Riviera Maya. This tour will take you to another sink hole right next to Aktun Chen – to Yalku Lagoon, where you can discover the magican flora and fauna of this tropical “lake”.
Come and enjoy an unforgettable day of snorkel where we’ll take you to travel across the Yalku Lagoon, and visit two beautiful “cenotes” in the Riviera Maya. Cenotes are natural sinkholes formed by dissolution of rock, which may or may not be linked to an active cave system, and the subsequent collapse of the rock ceiling of the void. The Mayan considered these systems as sacred, existing open waters ones or sheltered sites. This amazing expedition will take you to explore the sacred Mayan places where you’ll be in touch with the rich local flora and fauna. Our first stop in this trip is a small lovely cenote called El Sueño, similar to a lake, its waters are extraordinary crystalline and you’ll observe there beautiful and colorful fish. From there we’ll go to a cenote of singular beauty and the most visited: the Mayan Blue, this system is composed by two incredible caves with stalactites and stalagmites in natural environs that will fascinate you where the water is agreeably fresh and transparent. Once we arrived to Akumal we’ll go to the Yalku lagoon where you’ll snorkel and swim with colorful tropical fish, rays and sea turtles. At this lagoon fresh and cold waters, from the underground rivers, meet with the Caribbean Sea creating an ideal spot for enjoying to the utmost your experience. At the end of so much activity nothing likes a succulent lunch for getting the strength back. Don’t miss the opportunity of enjoying this adventure that will take to explore the heart of Mayan sacred places.
RECOMMENDATION: We suggest you to bring a bathing suit, biodegradable sunscreen, a towel and a clothe change.
INCLUDED: This activity includes round trip transportation in air-conditioned van and bilingual guides. Also lunch, soft drinks, beers and purified water. Entrance fee to the cenotes and lagoon, snorkel gear and life vest are also included.