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Amazing Underground River

Price: $95.00
This tour is not available on Sundays.
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After a scenic 45-minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen from Cozumel, you will board your ground transportation to this awe-inspiring cave system. Be entertained along the way with fun and educational facts from your guide who will explain the specific and very interesting facts of the amazing natural wonder you are about to see.

Once in the heart of the jungle, you won't believe your eyes when you arrive to admire the incredible structures that took around 65 million years to form. This ancient, underwater cave system tour is perfect for adrenaline junkies and those who love nature.

First on your Cozumel excursion, discover these amazing caves on a walking exploration while learning all about the stalagmites and stalactites that have formed over a vast period of time. Then, jump into the fresh crystalline water and swim through the chambers connected by long, incredibly beautiful, low ceiling caves.

This is a true work of art courtesy of Mother Nature and was considered by the ancient Mayan civilization as a sacred place used by priests and warriors for important rituals.

After this unforgettable excursion in Cozumel, you will return to your transportation where you will enjoy a delicious light snack while traveling back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry for the return ride to Cozumel.

If you enjoy exploring places that are off the beaten path, then this Cozumel tour is a must-do! Reserve your spot now and get ready to experience a side of Mexico that very few people are fortunate to visit.

Please Note: Water shoes, wetsuit, helmets, lights and life jackets are provided on this tour. There are no lockers or storage areas on this tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Downtown Ferry Pier.A taxi ride (approximately 10-15 minutes and $12 US each way, not included) is required. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Water and light snack
Recommended Dress
Guests should wear a swimsuit under clothing; bring bio-degradable sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Don't forget your beach towel from the ship and a bag with a change of clothing is appropriate as well. Water shoes, wetsuit, helmets, lights and life jackets are provided on this tour.
Minimum age to participate is 8 years old. This excursion is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or guests with walking difficulties. Ferry ride might be difficult for those prone to motion sickness. Guests who are pregnant or have asthma, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, respiratory conditions, blood pressure conditions, back/neck injuries, medicated/taking antidepressants, lithium, beta-blockers or base (vein) constrictors or mobile limitations are prohibited from the tour. The maximum weight that can be accommodated on this tour is 245 pounds per person. Guests under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Life vests and biodegradable sunblock are mandatory.
5 Stars5Based On 29 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsCan’t recommend highly enough October 26, 2018

Reviewer: Nicole
Great time! Depending on where your ship is docked, can be an $8 taxi ride to meeting spot. While it’s a commuter ferry to Playa, it’s bumpy! I would take heed for those with sensitive tummies- it’s fast. Our guides were friendly & organized, & had lunch waiting for us after our adventure. You go down a little dirt road to get to the entrance & a building to change into a provided wetsuit (I used my swimsuit & the water was around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, too cold for some); water shoes, life jackets, waterproof flashlight & helmets (surprisingly necessary). The cave system is amazing & Paco (my group guide) was wonderful. He’s been preserving and mapping those caves himself for years. You can’t take in your own photo equipment or cell phones, but they take pics inside which they then offer to you for sale after the trip. They also give you shots of tequila. Unforgettable. I’d definitely say to do it. It’s beautiful. I loved every minute.

5 StarsBeautiful small group experience August 27, 2018

Reviewer: Jean young
This tour was excellent. I was very private with no one else around. We had a tour guide who explained everything and was easy to understand. This was an educational tour as well as relaxing. The colors in the cave were incredible. They allowed free time to explore and swim around in the cave. The only thing I would have liked is an actual meal not a small snack. We were starving when we returned to the ship. Overall well worth it.

5 StarsWell worth the time!August 20, 2018

Reviewer: Marey Richins
Great time, very educational and fun. Some pre-teen kids on our tour were bored and just wanted to swim so probably not the best tour for little ones. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Taxi from port to meet guide. Then Ferry to van and travel through jungle to caves. Bring small U.S. bills for food on ferry as they do not have change for larger bills.

5 StarsThe bonus cave was even better than the first!August 13, 2018

Reviewer: Bryce Assink
Everyone else on our boat went to suffer the crowds and heat at Tulum, while our family enjoyed a mesmerizing swim in a 75F cave! The guide was a lot of fun, knowledgeable, and you could tell he really enjoyed what he was doing. He showed us fresh jaguar tracks inside the cave (we didn't see any jaguars though), and took the time to show us many fascinating details (fossilized coral, the hollow sounds of the formations, etc.). Our group was small, so he took us to a second cave where we saw a fossilized turtle and got some great pictures! Heads up: a photographer will accompany you at different parts and take some truly remarkable pictures, but they will also cost you a pretty penny if you want any. Bring a waterproof case and your own camera!

4 StarsHad a great time!August 06, 2018

Reviewer: Pieng Lee
It was very exciting since it was our first time swimming in a cave and cenote. The guide was great! Only thing was meeting time says it’s 8:30 and directions says it’s a 10 minute walk from Puerta Langosta. We got off the ship as soon as it docked at 8 and walked as fast as we could/rushes to the meeting point. We got there right at 8:30 to find out that we had to wait for 20 minutes. It would’ve been nice to have an extra 10 minutes considering it was probably more than a 10 minute walk.

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