Mayan Shaman Ceremony: Mayans, the native Indians of the region, consider these cenotes to be sacred places, so before entering, a genuine Mayan shaman will conduct a brief purification ceremony asking permission to use these sacred marvels. Then, you’ll ride to the second cenote for another exploration.
Snorkel Cenote Chaksinkín: In this very special cave-like cenote, sporting an array of interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations, you will have 40 minutes to explore and admire the many stunning visuals. Keep an eye out for the rare marine life found only in these crystalline waters.
Snorkel Cenote Xooch: You will move to the next cenote via a horse-drawn carriage like was used a century ago to harvest the agave leaves that grow in abundance here. This semi-open style cenote is where you will enjoy another 40 minutes of very refreshing snorkeling. Your guides will make sure you don’t miss any of the subtle, but extraordinary visuals that are going on around you in either of these unique cenotes.
Lunch Time: Enjoy a delicious authentic Mayan lunch. Authentic here means that a few authentic Mayan ladies make you a meal from scratch consisting of some hand-made tortillas, chicken and fresh vegetables collected from the local area. This lunch gets rave reviews from guests and is an unreal culinary experience to be savored before you have to head back to the reality of your ship.
Requirements & Restrictions: Minimum age – 8 years. Maximum weight – 240 lbs. For safety reasons, pregnant women and guests with knee injuries or heart and respiratory conditions may not participate on this excursion. Guests must be able to take narrow stairs.
What to Bring: Closed-toe shoes, bug repellent, sunscreen, beach towel and a swimsuit underneath your clothing.
Good to Know: You will have about 40 minutes in each cave. Entrance into the water is rocky.