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Zazil Tunich

Carretera Yalcoba-Xtut KM 6, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
+52 985 808 5827
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A Must-Visit Near Valladolid!

This was one of our favorite experiences from our week in the Yucatan. Even before visiting, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarahkoehler11
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Nashville, Tennessee
One of the best Cenotes

We took a group of 8 and all agreed it was spectacular. We have been to many Cenotes in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LVG122
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Portland, Oregon
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AN EXPERIENCE IN THE MAYAN UNDERWORLD Over millions of years, nature has sculpted works of art in Zazil Tunich Cave that the world can marvel at today. Twenty meters underground, a passage leads for 200 meters into the depths of the cave. Along 80 meters of the path, you’ll see stunning stalactites and stalagmites then you’ll enter XIBALBA where there is a sacred cenote with shallow, crystal-clear waters. Before you reach the pool, you’ll pass through the Crossing of the BESO MAYA (Mayan Kiss) formed by the capricious tilt of a giant stalagmite and the CUEVA DEL ALUX (Guardian of the Caves), next to the platform of the LORDS OF XIBALBA, the Mayan Underworld. You are embarking on a journey, an unforgettable experience in the Maya Underworld that is full of tranquility, mysticism and awe at nature’s creation. Caves and cenotes were holy places in Mayan mythology and considered gateways to the home of the gods.
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Hours Today: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carretera Yalcoba-Xtut KM 6, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite experiences from our week in the Yucatan. Even before visiting, we were so impressed with the personal communication we had with Armando. He was great about responding to our questions over email. We decided to pay for the all-inclusive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a group of 8 and all agreed it was spectacular. We have been to many Cenotes in the Yucatan and this Cenote is one of the best. Huge cave, excellent wood paths and platforms (no slippery rocks), beautiful lighting, excellent guide. Even a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This underground cenote is superb and we were the only ones there so had the whole place to ourselves. The guide Pedro is very passionate about the place and gave us detailed explanation. WE also had wonderful Mayan dinner ( chicken cooked cocina pibil style...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Booked an evening visit for our family of four and were joined with one other family, eight people total. The tour was nice if a bit long (Armando is terrific but a talker!) and the swim a bit short. But -- gorgeous, large cavern cenote...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

As all but one of the reviews have stated, this is a lovely cenote. Off the beaten track, but a stunning single chamber cave, thoughtfully made accessible to the public. They had to tunnel down into it to make the entrance and exit, by hand....More

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Armando G, Propietario at Zazil Tunich, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario y recomendación , es para mi familia un honor poder darles a conocer nuestra cultura...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

We could not believe our eyes when we first walked down the tunneled stone stairway down into this cenote...just WOW! Giant wooded walkway around the entire edge of cavern with the largest stalachtites we have ever seen. The lighting is totally cool, including the blue,...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

We booked the trip through the website, and chose the 6 pm tour with a meal, 1400 pesos for four, there didn’t seem to be children prices. This was one of the highlights of our fourth trip to Yucatán, and both 4.5 and 6 y...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

After having visited the Chichen Itza, our TUI guide brought us to this cenote. First we got a local lunch which tasted alright and after that it was time to visit the cenote which is basically a water well under the ground. It’s not very...More

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Armando G, Propietario at Zazil Tunich, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, en los grupos que vienen con TUI ,el recorrido es muy diferente a nuestras NOCHES...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Not sure which we liked more, visiting Zazil Tunich or interacting with the family that owns and runs it. I arranged a tour with the owner via Whattsap. His English is not the best, but we managed and when there's any difficulties, his daughter helps...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Top clear a few questions first. There is an English and Spanish speaking guid. Since the cenote is in a cave it does not matter if it is dark outside. We went there at night because we thought that will be even better for the...More

Thank Hawi N
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kelly9902
March 17, 2018|
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Si , no hay nada de nueces y lácteos en nuestra comida . Para cuando desean vivir la Experiencia ?
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Colin B
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Armando G | Property representative |
Mi WhatsApp es +52 1 985 808 5827
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