Dos Ojos Cenote Snorkeling Tour

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PRIVATE TOUR: The famous Dos Ojos private tour to experience with your family and friends. Early departure to avoid crowds and get the most of your snorkeling trip.

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Dos Ojos Cenote : Get a Mesmerizing Private Snorkeling Experience

Dos Ojos Cenote tour offers you the adventure of a lifetime. You will enjoy the best snorkeling experience by swimming in a part of the longest underwater cave of Mexico. Cenote Dos Ojos is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, near the city of Tulum. There, two cenotes join to form a large underground cavern. The term Dos Ojos means “two eyes” in Spanish, referring to the shape of the cenotes viewed from the sky.

But Dos Ojos is more than just a cave!

If you are into snorkeling, our special Dos Ojos cenotes tour will fascinate and captivate you. Cenote Dos Ojos is actually the entrance of a large underground water system also named Dos Ojos systema. Since January 2018, the rivers Dos Ojos and Sac Aktun are connected, forming the largest underground river of Mexico. They form together a single long stretch of 215 miles.

What’s in the cenote?

This large network of fresh water facilitates thriving biodiversity around. Dos Ojos cenote witnessed the evolution of the Yucatan for centuries. Today, there are still evidences of first settlers in America, extinct animals and Mayan culture in the cave.

Meet Dos Ojos, the Movie Star

Not only Dos Ojos is beautiful, but it is also a movie star. IMAX first filmed the underwater cave system in 2002. The film was called “Journey Into Amazing Caves”. Few years later in 2005, various scenes “the Cave”, the Hollywood were filmed in the popular Dos Ojos cenote. Last but not least, it was also featured in Discovery Channel / BBC series “Planet Earth”, released in 2006.

Avoid crowds, get the most of your vacation

Dos Ojos cenote is a must go for scuba divers and snorkelers. The cenote is so amazing it became one of the most visited cenotes in the area! To ensure you get the most of Dos Ojos cenote we will pick you up between 7 am to 7:30 am. You will have the opportunity to explore the cenotes during the early hours with little crowd. This way, you can swim at your own pace, and use your underwater camera to take stunning pictures, without too many people in the background.

Learn More About The Tour

Dos Ojos park entrance is located between Playa Del Playa and Tulum. The trip is about 45 minutes from Playa Del Carmen, or 30 minutes from Tulum Beach hotel zone. Therefore your private guide will pick you up early at your hotel to make sure you arrive before crowds.

After a few miles in the jungle, your private van will reach the cenote area. We will explore the two eyes of the cenotes, snorkeling in the clear and cool water.

The experience starts here!

Once fully equipped, you will enter the cenote thanks to a suitable platform. Entrance and swimming are easy. In fact the cenote is quite shallow for swimming, adults and children can enjoy the experience. However, as the cenote is connected to an underground river, some hidden areas can reach 33 feet or 10m depth.

Each one of the cave has distinct geologic features. One of them includes breathtaking stalagmites and stalactites. Both will enable you to enjoy the stunning natural light. If the level of the water allows it, you will also see a bat cave. This hidden room is only accessible with a guide, via a short swim through the stalactites. A lot of bats leave in this cave, sleeping, hanging on the roof.

For sure, you will have an exhilarating and memorable experience. You will also get the time to enjoy the jungle around the cenotes. Gardens with hammocks will mesmerize you with their flowers, trees and the harmonious singing of the birds.

After the effort comes comfort..

The trip ends by a lunch included in the tour price. We bring you to a traditional Mayan restaurant in the jungle. The Mayan owners will prepare you their local cuisine while you discuss your snorkeling adventure with your friends and family.

Choose us to guaranty the best cenote experience

Our team makes sure you get the best cenote experience! Our professional guides are certified and perfectly fluent in English. They accompany you throughout the day and guide you in the caves. Your snorkeling skills and experience are taken into consideration to make sure you enjoy an exciting, fun and safe trip. Though you need to know how to swim, the activity is ideal for snorkelers with various skill and experience levels.

Travel light, no need to carry any snorkeling equipment:

You do not have to worry about carrying any snorkeling gear! We provide all the snorkeling equipment you require such as wetsuits, quality masks, life vests and flashlights. We offer the confortable life vests, fitting diving branded masks, easy breathing snorkels and diving lights. This way you can enjoy swimming in the fresh water for a long time, and observe clearly the underwater part.

What about your kids?

We know that the safety of your kids is a prime concern. Indeed, we also provide quality equipment for children. They will get small wetsuits, fitting life vests so they can swim in complete safety. To make sure they have a great time we can also provide full masks kid snorkel. No snorkeling skill is needed to observe the beauty of the cenote and enjoy the visit with the rest of the group.

You are one clic away from an amazing experience!

You are now ready to go on a snorkeling adventure with your family or friends! Book from this page and meet your Absolute Adventure private guide at your hotel lobby soon!

General info

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages
  • Snorkeling: Basic swimming skills required. This excursion suits everyone from novices to experts.
  • Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.

This is an exclusive private tour to better meet your expectations.

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide all day long
  • All entrance fees
  • High quality snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuits, life jackets)
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and one drink (water, soda or beer) per person

Price excludes

  • Tips


Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.

07:30am: Private transportation from your hotel to the jungle
08:30am – 11:30am: Snorkeling at Nicte Ha and Dos Ojos cenote
11:30pm – 12:30pm: Lunch in a restaurant
12:30pm – 01:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen.
Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Flip flops or water shoes for swimming activities
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips

You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

41 reviews for Dos Ojos Cenote Snorkeling Tour

  1. Scott

    If you are questioning a tour of any kind, don’t. The tour guide and driver to dos ojos were amazing, friendly, and made our cenote trip that much more memorable. They picked us up on time at 8 am, to our surprise, a private tour was just the two of us.
    The tour was the best and we were basically the only ones there.
    The food afterwards was delicious and the coconut drink, perfection.
    Totally recommend and would do it again. The drive there and back was not long at all and we returned around noon. The driver stayed with our belongings while we swam and ate.

  2. Loris

    Beautiful day at Cenote Dos Ojos
    Wow, just wow!! What a fantastic day we had! Arturo was a great guide, he let us enjoy the trip from start to finish. Arturo is very knowledgeable of the cenote’s history so it was really a pleasure to spend time with him today. The cenote itself is magical, an experience you can’t tell another people about… you must see it with your own “Ojos”!! Last but not least, our driver Carlos was really good too. He drives safely. Recommended.

  3. Hannah

    Amazing trip, couldn’t recommend more. Arturo was really knowledgeable about the cenotes and took us to all the corners, including the bat cave which was the best bit and can’t be accessed without a guide. The whole process was smooth from pick up to drop off at our hotel and the lunch at the end was also delicious.

  4. Travis

    Absolute highlight of our trip. Arturo was incredible. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The cenote was unbelievable…crystal clear water.

  5. Harley

    Beautiful experience! We had such an amazing afternoon with Arturo! It was so great to see the cenotes and learn history. Highly recommend this company.

  6. Tyler

    Perfect 1/2 day adventure.
    Such a great excursion for a group of friends aturou was the best guide. It was the perfect amount of time and lovely to end with some yummy local eats.

  7. Lacy

    Excellent tour! We were picked up at our place first thing in the morning and got to the cenote when there weren’t any other people. Our guide was really nice and very accommodating. He took us through the two main Cenotes and the bat caves. It’s a tight squeeze to get to bat caves but so worth it. This is my second cenote and I’m so glad I did this one! And the tour guide was great!

  8. mlm218

    This was an excellent private tour and would 100% recommend to anyone visiting the Yucatán and interested in snorkeling the cenotes. Our guide, Arturo, was superb and took extremely well care of us. I am pregnant and he was so accommodating and attentive to ensure I safely enjoyed the tour. We were picked up earlier in the morning and it was just my husband and me in our group with Arturo, so it really felt like a private tour of the cenotes with hardly anyone else in the park at the time. I was a little worried about the water temperature, so they offered a wetsuit which was really helpful although probably not even necessary. Arturo’s knowledge of the cenotes, formations and history was fascinating and he made the trip very enjoyable. Lunch at the restaurant on site was also delicious and very authentic. It was a truly wonderful experience and I can’t recommend this company and specific tour more!!

  9. Jennifer

    Arturo was an amazing guide! We had a wonderful private tour of the Dos Ojos cenote, with lunch and transportation to and from our hotel. Our guide was knowledgeable, and fun to be around. Highly recommend!

  10. Dave P

    Best private tour in my life. Amazing hosts, safe feeling, and immersion into the unexpected magical waters of Dos Ojos Cenote.

  11. Ekim

    Arturo and Rodrigo were great! Very patient with us in the waters especially since I am a little scared of water. Life vests were always on so nothing to worry about. Very fun tour with snorkeling and even visiting bat cave! Highly recommend!

  12. Detrich

    My wife and I had a wonderful experience on our tour. Claire and team were great. They picked us up at the hotel and made some great recommendations for which cenotes to visit. The tour itself was great because we got there early and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Lunch was also amazing. Overall I highly recommend this tour.

  13. Julia N

    What a FABULOUS experience. I recommend Absolute Adventure to anyone who is interested in a private and unforgettable experience. We did the Dos Ojos tour, Arturo was INCREDIBLE! So knowledgeable and friendly, he quickly became our friend! 10/10 recommend this company, this cenote, and Arturo/Rodrigo!!! See my full review on Yelp

  14. Brenda L

    I recommend booking early morning, we were the only ones there and got the cenote all to ourselves! Amazing experience! Chris, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Tulum and cenotes.

  15. Joerg D

    For being swiss, we like be everthing trustworthy and pro organized – it is our culture. Adventure tours I give you a 10. It was a GREAT experience with Daniele and Gregorio. Pick up on time, professional bus with all equipment for schnokel, having a neopren dress and all needed equipment prepared. We rent an aquacam which was totaly worth it to have some below water pictures and video.
    The experience was impressive. Need to see what nature is able to create. Together with a pro tour guide (Absolute adventure tours) it can not fail to have a good time..

  16. Gailen F

    First and foremost, Claire, our tour guide, was a gem! She spoke great English and was very inviting. Secondly, go early! We left at 8am and missed the crown altogether! We were the only ones in both eyes
    (ojos!¡) and the bat cave. Without her a guide, we wouldn’t have been allowed in many unique areas within the adventure! She was very helpful getting pictures taken for us as well. (I tried to upload our air jump picture into the clear blue water but it wouldn’t let me). The lunch after the swimming was really good and had some unique and local Mayan artisan souvenirs as well. PAY THE EXTRA FOR THIS PRIVATE TOUR- YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!! We are two female travelers and felt very comfortable at all times!!

  17. Megan O

    This was a great experience. Our tour guides were awesome. The views and water were unbelievable. The lunch included will not disappoint soooooo delicious. I was happy our tour guide had lunch with us. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

  18. Elli

    Manuel our guide and Pasquale our driver showed us such a wonderful half-day visiting three cenotes. On the drive we discussed what we were looking for, and Manuel tailored the day for us perfectly, taking us to some of the most special places with a real consciousness and respect for the history and sacredness of the cenotes, which felt educational and also correct. Manuel was knowledgeable and flexible and attentive, and we felt the real benefit of doing this kind of tour through a small company, versus the big “eco-adventure” outfits that were camped out at our resort. We laughed, we experienced awe, we learned a LOT, and we ended the morning with a lunch, including a solid off-the-menu recommendation from Manuel which was delicious. Would highly recommend.

  19. Kayla A

    Daniele and Rodrigo were fantastic! Daniele was incredibly knowledgable and had a great personality. He made sure we were safe, had a good time, and enjoyed our lunch as well. Making our way through the 2nd Eye of the cenote was my favorite part. Everything from the bat cave to how clear the water was to a nice cold Model with lunch made this experience all the more wonderful. I would do it all over again!

  20. Janinah

    This tour was magnificent! Dulcet was a great guide and I so enjoyed the beautiful cenotes and delicious lunch. Dulcet was very knowledgeable about the cenotes and very attentive! The driver guy was wonderful too and took lots of photos for us.

  21. Juli

    The Tour was Absolutely Amazing! A MUST DO IN TULUM!
    Juan the tour guide was beyond what we expected of a tour guide. Patient with us as we learned how to use the equipment and he made the experience lovely. He made us feel like family. The tour through the Bat Cave was spectacular! Pascual the driver was very attentive too. Hands down one of the best tours we have ever had.

  22. Ody

    We enjoyed our Tour Guide his name was Chris from France. WE had the whole park to ourselves and totally enjoyed a VIP Experience.

  23. Sandra

    This was incredible! Chris was our tour guide and he was so much more than a guide! My husband isn’t much on water and he had an amazing time talking to Chris! The cenotes were amazing and lunch was fabulous. We will definitely tell others this is the tour to take!

  24. Kevin M

    My wife and I went just yesterday to Dos Ojos with Claire and her driver Juan Manuel. They were super friendly, informative, and excellent at guiding us through the Cenotes. We were about to have the entire Cenote to ourselves which was extremely special and intimate. After we left, there were so many people there which wouldn’t have been nearly is great.

  25. Julia

    Amazing experience from start to finish. We were the only ones at the cenote.Thanks a lot Claire!

  26. Evan F

    Manu and our driver were very accommodating and friendly. The actual snorkeling was amazing. We had incredible views and felt at ease. Our guide explained the Cenotes and what to expect while we were snorkeling. He also took many pictures of us and gave those to us to cherish. The lunch was phenomenal! We ate authentic Mayan food, beer, and had a tequila shot too! This private tour was exactly as expected, amazing!

  27. Cortney B

    We are regular AI resort travelers, and have always been hesitant about leaving the resort because we enjoy our time there so much! This time we decided to take a chance and book a private cenote snorkeling tour. Although we had to wake up pretty early, we were glad we wouldn’t be away from the resort all day long! Juan picked us up from our resort, again we were kind of nervous because we always stay within the confines of the resort! I’m so glad we went! Juan was hilarious, very informative, and made us feel safe. We literally had both cenotes to ourselves! It was crazy swimming into this underground cave filled with bats, with a stranger! We rented their underwater camera and Juan took some great shots of us. We swam awhile and then stopped for a Mexican lunch that was delicious. We had a great time, and made memories we won’t soon forget. I’m already looking at their other tours for our return trip. Don’t hesitate to book now!

  28. Lovesto

    This was such an amazing tour and a highlight of our trip to Mexico in November. Arturo was our guide and he was so informative in regards to the cenote and many other things in Mexico! We were picked up on time and took the short journey to Dos Ojos where we were alone with no other tourist…

  29. Spray N

    I highly recommend this tour! First of all, it’s a private tour which means you’re not sitting on a crowded bus surrounded by heaps of other people. Once you’ve gone private, there’s no going back. Instead of feeling rushed, our tour guides encouraged us to take it easy and relax and move from each activity totally at our own pace. There was no set time frame for us to get home, it was whatever we wanted – it was amazing! We were picked up on time and entertained for the entire day – our guides were so awesome, my stomach hurt from laughing. Our guides set the pickup time for 7am so we could get to Cenote Dos Ojos before a million other people, and it was so worth it to have that beautiful cenote all to ourselves for a while! Our guides took amazing underwater photos for us and were happy to chase us around with our GoPro the whole time. We were determined to get one particular photo and must have dived down 10 times until we got the shot – and there was our guide, totally committed to taking the photo for us (what a legend). There are two cenotes to explore at Dos Ojos, and we even had time to squeeze in a third cenote. We jumped from high platforms into cenotes, snorkelled with the fishes, swam into the bat cave and were surrounded by a million bats (you can’t enter this cave without a guide), had an amazing lunch onsite and did shots of tequila. Dos Ojos itself is so beautiful – just google it and it’s exactly like that in real life. I can’t thank our guides enough for making this day so memorable for us. They were so personable and friendly. The company provides wetsuits, snorkels and lifejackets, if needed. I suggest just wearing your swimmers all day and bringing a towel and flip flops. Don’t forget an underwater camera or GoPro!

  30. Carrie L

    Shout out to Hector and Pasqual ! Did the private three Cenote tour. The guides made us have an amazing time and the tour was totally private! Hector took pictures and let us pick what we wanted to do. Best part was he never rushed us and let us pick where we wanted to go and leave. The Cenotes were beautiful and not crowded! Would recommend the tour and the guides!

  31. Lee B

    Juan was excellent. Very attentive to our needs. Made all of us feel comfortable and worry free. He made sure our whole group was taken care of the whole time. He’s very personable and funny. Has a good personality. We never felt rushed. I saw other guides with other groups and they did not seem to be as personable or attentive as Juan. If you can book him, recommend it. Their tour guide company is the best we’ve been with as well. They try and get you places when there are the fewest people around, so you’re never felt crowded…. very important.

  32. DRS

    Excellent trip snorkeling and Cenote excursion with Chris. The five of us had a great time, great cenotes / locations, plus great photo’s done. Thanks again.

  33. Astrid

    It was exceptional, our amazing guide Chris was knowledgeable and fun. The early start was worth it as we were one of the few people in the water.Iit was beyond beautiful with crystal clear water and amazing stalactites and stalagmites formations. We finished it all off with lunch at a local Mayan restaurant which was delicious.

  34. Leigh

    We swam through the Dos Ojos cave equipped with masks, snorkels, lights and life jackets. The guide was friendly and informative. The water is cool (part of the largest cave system in the world) and the guide takes time to show and tell so I was glad wet suits were included. The equipment was of good quality.

  35. Cristina

    Great cenotes, wonderful views inside the caves, great decoration, the bat cave not to be missed!, there is not marine life, but amazing for snorkel!

  36. Sam

    We set out for our first cenote tour with Juan as a guide and it was a wonderful experience. The booking, transportation, and overall customer service experience were great.Highly recommend.

  37. Alicia

    Totally impressed by Dos Ojos! Such a natural wonder. I went to a few Cenotes on my trips to Mexico and this was by far my favorite. The contrast between the covered and uncovered sides made this a one of a kind place. The entire trip was well planned and included a private van and driver for the day. Thank you Chris for this beautiful day.

  38. John

    We booked the Dos Ojos tour. It is well worth a visit! The cenotes were gorgeous, the water clear as a bell, and our guide Juan was fantastic! The snorkeling was great. They provided wet suites, it doesn’t feel cold but after you’ve been in a while you could definitely catch a chill. The snorkeling was fantastic, before the crowds getting in. Make sure you visit!

  39. Vicky

    I am not a strong swimmer and I did this!!! Super safe and comfortable. Our guide was great and ensured us that we will be okay! He was very patient with us. Thank you Arturo.

  40. Emma

    This was the only cenote we visited but we thought it was stunning. Definitely recommend if you’re in the area. We were happy to get there early! Thank you Absolute Adventure!

  41. Jim

    A must to visit! It’s a very pretty, crystal clear cenote that is both open and has a cave you can swim through, which is pretty cool. It was very convenient, very reasonably priced.

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