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2-Day Tour to Chichen Itza and Mayaland Resort from Merida
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Deep within this cave, stalactites and stalagmites have formed a giant sacred tree of the Maya, which is surrounded by ritual offerings left by these ancient people over a thousand years ago.
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Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

From Chichen Itza take taxi from the entrance car park. Pesos 120. English tour is every 2 hours, we took the 1pm. The caves are a local religious zone, they have beed commercialized and are easy to negotiate. They decend slowly under grond perhaps 35m...More

1  Thank dennisjames
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

The timing of the tours are not well explained. We drove out here to take a tour to find out to find this little sign saying when certain tours were being offered. Had to go back.... Do some research in advance. There are signs posted...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

They do tours on the hour, alternating languages. 6 Persons min for a tour. We waited an hour in hopes that someone would show up to join us. No one showed up. We never saw the cave...

Thank DonRoute66
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We visited the cave a number of years ago after visiting chichen itza. The sacred tree of the Maya at the end of the walk in the cave was the highlight of our visit.

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

It is rare to find a site exactly as the ancient Maya left it. The Cave of Balankanche, a few miles south of the ruins of Maya city of Chichen Itza, is such a find. The Maya considered the Underworld as a place of beginnings....More

1  Thank siliobarber
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This was our 1st cave experience so I can't make any comparisons but we really enjoyed it. it was humid and the air felt thick but it's not very long so it was fine for my kids (14 & 10) and I. I really recommend...More

Thank Rosa h
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

We arrived at 11 o'clock for the English tour. The government guides were busy eating chips and drinking soda. They did not even greet us. We asked for the tour and they said NO, they wanted 4 people, and there were just 2 of us....More

Thank Alfredo J
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Maybe I was expecting too much as I have seen a lot of other caves around the world. These are good but not as impressive as I was hoping for. Also incredibly hot - I was expecting them to be a bit cooler as they're...More

Thank fionawlk
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

Las grutas de balan ka'anche (Balankanche cave) is about 3km from Chichen Itza on the old road from Piste to Valladolid. A few hundred yards up a dirt track from the main road brings you to a large car park, from where it is a...More

2  Thank IanAberdeen
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This amazing ecological and archaeological site is a must if you are staying around Chichén Itzá. I will preface my review by saying that I am a budding archaeologist and (mostly) fluent Spanish speaker, so my experience may have been affected by these factors. My...More

2  Thank morganemilyrussell
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