The market

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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: 85/125 pesos


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Here we'll see two of the most beautiful cenotes in the Yucatán Península: X'Kekén and Samulá.




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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


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The highlight of the trip is the integration with the Mayan people of the village of Xocén, known as the middle of the world.

The Mayan Family

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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 Valladolid

Entrance: 70 pesos


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At the end, we'll visit this remote open cenote. There you can make a rewarding dip in the fresh water, before heading back to Valladolid.

Time Activity
08:15am - 08:30am Welcome. Preparing equipment. Security instructions.
08:30am - 09:15am Visit to the market
10:00 am - 10:45 am Swimming private cenote hacienda
11:30am -12:45 pm Visit cenotes Dzitnup: Samulá and/or X-kekén (swimming)
01:00 pm- 02:15pm Making tortillas by hand - lunch
02:30 pm- 02:45pm Visit Maya family - donation
02:45 pm -03:30 pm To Chichimilá: Mayan Caste War
03:45pm-04:30 pm Back to Valladolid

Price: 42 usd by bike - 65 usd by car.


Includes: Trilingual guideservice, donation first mayan family, mayan tortilla snack made by hand.

Not included: Entrances to the 3 cenotes (155/190 pesos) and tips.


Minimum:3 people by car. 4 people by bike

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 for booking is with Paypal, up to 1 week before the tour. Only cash at arrival for due amount. More details in ‘Contact’.

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
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Rain jacket
  • Bottle of water
  • Toilet paper
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Cash to pay the entrances
  • Good humor

*We recommend you not to apply insect repellent or sunscreen before entering the cenotes