We'll start the tour showing the local market where you can buy 'tamales' or fresh fruit to take with you on the trip.
At 6km – 3.5 miles from Valladolid
Entrance: 59 pesos/cenote
Here we'll see two of the most beautiful cenotes in the Yucatán Península: X'Kekén and Samulá.
At 4km – 2.5 miles from Valladolid
On the way to Xocén we'll visit this ex convent (16th century) in the little village of Chichimilá, where the Mayan Caste War began in 1847.
At 7km – 4 miles from Valladolid
The highlight of the trip is the integration with the Mayan people of the village of Xocén, known as the middle of the world. We'll visit the church, local theatre, cenote and the holy church of the three croces.
The Mayan Family
At about noon, we go back to basics. We'll show you how Mayas used to live like they did hundreds years ago and still keep alive their original identity. We'll see how tortillas are made by hand, by yourself and we'll taste them.
At 5km – 3 miles from Xocén
Entrance: 20 pesos
At the end, we'll visit this remote open cenote with its viewpoint and small zoo. There you can make a rewarding dip in the fresh water, before heading back to Valladolid.
|08:15am - 08:30am||Welcome. Preparing equipment. Security instructions.|
|08:30am - 09:15am||Visit to the market|
|09:15pm - 10:00pm||To Dzitnup|
|10:00am - 11:15am||Visit of the cenotes Samulá and X-kekén|
|11:15am – 11:45am||To Chichimilá|
|11:45am - 12:00am||Visit of the exconvent|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||To Xocén|
|12:45pm - 01:15pm||Visit of the 1st Mayan family (donation)|
|01:15pm - 01:45pm||Visit of the churches, cenote and the Maya theater|
|01:45pm – 03:15pm||Visit of the 2nd family (tortillas)|
|03:15pm - 03:45pm||Trip to X'La'Kaj|
|03:45pm – 04:30pm||Visit of the cenote, mirador and animals.|
|04:30pm - 05:15pm||Back to Valladolid|
Price: 35 usd or 490 pesos by bike - 49 usd or 690 pesos by car.
Includes: Trilingual guideservice, bike rent with helmet, donation first mayan family, mayan tortilla snack made by hand.
Not included: Entrances to the 3 cenotes (148 pesos).
Tips for our service providers are optional.
Minimum: 2 people.
We recommend you to make a reservation by sending us an e-mail. The first one who books a tour on a certain day, that day will be the tour for all customers.
Payment (only cash: pesos, usd or euro. 4 banks in Valladolid) is here in Valladolid, the day(s) before the trip.
We don't get commissions in the places we visit!! We don't bother you with stopping at shops to let you buy souvenirs. So you will pay a correct price.
Age recommended: 8+ years
We recommend you to bring:
- Comfortable clothes
- Sport shoes or sandals
- Bug repellent
- Rain jacket
- Bottle of water
- Toilet paper
- Cash to pay the entrances
- Good humor
*We recommend you not to apply insect repellent or sunscreen before entering the cenotes