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Oxkintok and Calcehtok Caves

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 9 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Caving   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 120 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 195 US Dollar (USD)

Today, on our way, we soon find ourselves climbing the only hills found in the peninsula, jokingly nicknamed the "Yucatecan Alps". Once over the top we head directly for the impressive site of Oxkintok, nestled in the Puuc hills and recently restored by a team of Spanish archaeologists who found ample evidence during their four year project to confirm Oxkintok as an important ceremonial center. A fine example of early Puuc-style architecture, its name means "Three Flint Suns" or "Three Day Flint".

The second half of our adventure will lead us to the imposing Calcehtok Caves. They served as shelter for the Mayan people during the ‘Caste War’. You will find ample evidence of their dwelling there, besides stalactites and stalagmites whose weird formations remind us of familiar patterns of animals and plants.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: After breakfast we leave from the hotel towards Chunchucmil - Maxcanú to explore the Oxkintok ruins and its unique labyrinth. We enter the kingdom of Shivalba in the near by Calcehtok Caves, drive towards Uman and make a left turn to Chocholá where we have lunch and a dive in the cenote. Includes: (L).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Van
- Specialized guide
- Entrance fees and lunch.

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