Snorkeling in 2 Cenotes Private Tour
If you love snorkeling, our private cenotes tour should be on top of your bucket list for your holidays in the Riviera Maya. Are you ready for an unique experience?
Some of the most fascinating natural wonders of the Riviera Maya are its cenotes, beautiful underground caverns formed by rainwater eroding limestone over centuries. Since there are so few rivers and lakes throughout the Yucatán Peninsula, these sources of fresh water were especially important and sacred to the ancient Maya.
Our all-inclusive private cenotes tour invites you to join us in the exploration of two different cenotes, which you can pick from a list provided by your tour guide. No two cenotes are alike – some are closed caves, while others are open, and they all have different geologic features, often including breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites. No matter which two you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable experience and fun!
The best way to explore a cenote is by snorkeling in its cool, clear waters, which is just what we’ll do! We provide all of the equipment you need, including wetsuits and lights (so there’s no need to worry about additional costs). A professional certified guide will accompany you all day long. He will take everyone’s snorkeling level into account in order to ensure that you have a safe and exciting trip. This activity is also perfect for snorkelers of all skill levels since water of the cenotes is very calm, (no waves!) it makes it much easier for beginners.
Once you’ve finished exploring the first cenote, we’ll head to our next cenote to see what we can uncover in its peaceful atmosphere. Finally, we end the tour by stopping for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious meal with your party and discuss all of the wonderful things you’ve seen and experienced during your private cenotes tour.
- Duration: 6 hours
- Physicality: Easy
- Age: All ages
- Snorkeling: Basic swimming skills required. This excursion suits everyone from novices to experts.
- Which cenote will you visit? The day of your tour, you can choose 2 cenotes between Nicte Ha, Taak bi Ha, Casa cenote, Jaguar and Dos Ojos. If you want to go to Pet Cemetery there is a 10 USD extra fee per person. Your guide will be happy to help you to select the best cenote for you and your party according to your expectations and snorkeling skills.
- Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.
This is an exclusive private tour to better meet your expectations.
Discover the advantages to take a Cenote private tour.
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 – 10:00am: Snorkeling in the 1st cenote
10:00am – 10:30am: Transportation
10:30am – 12:00pm: Snorkeling in the 2nd cenote
12:00pm – 01:00pm: Lunch in a restaurant
01:00pm – 02:00pm: 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
- Rashguard or Biodegradable sunscreen. We recommend wearing a rashguard. With a rashguard, you’ll enjoy sun protection throughout the day as you won’t need to reapply sunscreen where you’re covered, also this protects natural environment, not to pollute water and species of the cenotes.
- 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!
Wow!! This tour was incredible and Alex/Rodrigo our guides were great. The cenotes we
went to were beautiful and also not crowded. This felt like a VIP experience and I can’t wait
to recommend and return.
John H –
Great adventure along with a knowledgeable and fun tour guide. Highly recommend.
Dulce (Guide) and Carlos (Driver) were great! Dulce kept us safe in the cenote’s, and engaged in great conversations! Highly recommend you take tours with them!
Had an amazing time with absolute adventure tours. My partner and I had the pleasure of having alex as our guide and Omar as our driver. We selected to do 2 cenotes, 1 cave and 1 open . They were so beautiful and alex did a great job of making sure we were safe when entering and existing cenotes. We were never rushed and had plenty of time to see everything we wanted to see. We then went to a local restaurant with great food (all included in the cost of the trip). While we were exploring Omar stayed with any of our belongings in the van. He also gave us sodas and waters. This was a great experience and next time we are in Mexico we will be booking with absolute adventures.
We had an amazing cenote tour with Alex (guide) and Carlos (driver). We got to choose which cenotes to pick and we were pretty much the only people there. It was super relaxing and lovely. The cenotes were amazing. The lunch at the end was also delicious. Highly recommended if you want to avoid big crowds
Best experience and adventure
Team was professional and friendly
Pick up drop off in brand new vans
Guide was awesome and seamless
Would highly recommend this adventure
Arturo was an incredible tour guide. Everything I always appreciate in people: intelligence, kindness and happiness is a clear mark of Arturo. He is punctual and patient, excited and eager to share his local knowledge. I would love to go back to the tour of Dos Ojos and Jaguar. Both tours are interesting, exciting and very well paced. Lovely day with amazing Arturo and Gregory.!
Christine B –
JJ was knowledgeable and personable. He timed our terms perfectly so that we had the cenotes to ourselves and virtually had the Tulum ruins to ourselves. Can’t recommend him enough.
We went on a private Cenote tour with Arturo. The quality of the experience was exceptional, and that’s thanks to our knowledgeable, personable, and clearly experienced tour guide. The “dos ojos” cenote was particularly stunning and an adventure we won’t soon forget. Don’t hesitate to book this experience!
We did a Cenotes tour with Alex as our guide and Rodrigo as our driver. We had high hopes from the positive reviews but this experience exceeded our expectations! We had a fantastic time and can personally recommend.
The Cenotes tour was a highlight of Tulum! Clear waters and we had the best guide who was patient and knowledgeable, Ask for Dulce!!!!!
The Cenotes were beautiful and zip lines was the best. Arturo was very accommodating, patient and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and safe. Gregorio was a great and safe driver as well!
Arturo was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable, connected well with each person in our group, making for a great day. Rodrigo assisted Arturo and they worked well together. We are fortunate to have found Absolute Adventures and to have Arturo and Rodrigo lead the adventue.
Arturo and crew were the best! 10/10 would recommend.
We went on the 2 cenote adventure, and it was amazing! This was our first time going on a private tour, and it was 1,000% worth it. Our tour guide, Arturo, was very knowledgeable about the cenotes and made the whole experience super enjoyable. Omar was our driver and he did an excellent job as well. If we are ever back in this area, we will definitely book a tour with them again! We also got to stop for lunch by the cenotes and it was delicious!
Our guide Arturo was very knowledgeable about the Cenotes. He was very patient and made sure everyone in our party was comfortable with snorkeling. Our visit to the batcave was extraordinary.
Booked a private cenote tour with Alex and Omar. We got to the first cenote and we’re the only people there! Went on to another cenote and had lunch at a wonderful, traditional spot. It was a spectacular experience. Omar was a safe driver and Alex was extremely knowledgeable about the history and creation of the cenotes as well as the Mayan culture. HIGHLY recommend! Thank you for a lovely experience.
We had a great time with Absolute Adventure Mexico. Our tour guide was Arturo. He was super friendly and knowledgable. We did an early morning tour and it was worth avoiding the crowds. We had the first cenote to ourselves. I feel like the price we paid was more than worth what we got. We would 100% go back to the cenotes and have him as our guide! We look forward to another visit.
Such a fun and unique experience while we were down in Mexico. Both cenotes we went to we’re beautiful and our guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend going!
James K –
Our tour of two cenotes was amazing. Arturo (our guide) and Rodrigo (our driver) were both very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The cenotes were really magical and we were very lucky to have them pretty much to ourselves-it’s definitely a good idea to get there early! I highly recommend Absolute Adventure Mexico to anyone looking to book a trip in the area!
What a fantastic tour and guide (Arturo) we had during our tour of the cenotes. My kids loved the experience of swimming in the Cenotes and jumping off the cliffs. Zip lining was an added bonus. Tour ended with a delicious lunch.
Everything about this tour was amazing. I never had an issue with communication when booking this tour and asking questions. Prompt responses all the time! Driver was on time to pick us up and we had cold drinks in our van. We didn’t have to worry about getting tickets or findings where to go because our tour guide, Arturo, took care of everything! The whole tour was amazing! We were a group of 7 girls for a bachelorette trip and everyone had nothing but excellent things to say! Arturo provided us with so much facts about the cenote and made us all feel very welcome! He was patient with our group when we asked for many pictures too! I can’t recommend this company enough! Im already having withdrawals from this tour and will recommend to everyone! Excellent excellent excellent!!
We had such an amazing time on the Cenotes tour! Arturo was an amazing guide and the lunch at Juanita’s was awesome. I would definitely recommended doing this activity during your trip to Tulum.
Great cenote tour with a great guide in Arturo! Good for people who want to only see and focus on cenotes.. The lunch was very good as well!
Best Cenote Tour! (We got engaged!)
Let me start by saying that my plan from the beginning was to propose to my girlfriend in a cenote, in the water.
I messaged Absolute Adventure. I did not book, I only asked them if they could accommodate my plan, and recommend a cenote. Claire emailed back and was friendly and told me of some suggestions. I decided to hire them, and it turned out to be the best decision!
Taak Bi Ha was beautiful. We swam for a while before I proposed in the water. I left my phone with Omar who was on the shore, and he made a video of the experience for us (she said yes). Afterwards, we climbed out and went to Nicte-Ha which is an open cenote and swam there for a while, before going lunch. The lunch was delicious and authentic. After lunch, we relaxed for a few minutes, during which Arturo snuck away and came back with a bottle of tequila and poured my fiancée and I a shot to celebrate our engagement!
During the entire tour, Arturo was so kind. He loves his job, and he knows so much about the local plant and wildlife. He explained many things about the history of the cenotes and how they’re formed. He constantly points out various birds and lizards and tells you what they are. He explains plants and trees as well. For us, we are nature-lovers so we really appreciated his sharing of knowledge. We saw bats, birds, iguanas, basilisk lizards, and lots of fish.
Everything was perfect and we could not ask for more. The tour was great and I would HAPPILY sign up with Absolute Adventure again.
Juan, our tour guide was so knowledgeable, funny, charming and quick witted. He told us a lot of the local history. He kept 13 of us women engaged, entertained, in line and laughing most of the day. The tour ended with us like we had gained a friend for life. Absolutely 5 star worthy! Book them, you will not be disappointed.
my boyfriend and I did the 2 cenotes tour and we can’t reccomend it enough!
our guide Arturo was SO wonderful and knew so much about the cenotes, all the information he was able to give us made the tour even more amazing!
we chose the nicte-ha and dos ojos cenotes and they were both unbelievable and so different from each other.
the restaurant we went to at the end of the day was hands down the best Mexican food I have ever had (I am vegetarian and they were very accommodating of that).
our driver Carlos was also wonderful and we felt very safe with him behind the wheel.
we are so glad we found this company and would absolutely use them again in the future 🙂
This was the perfect tour! Low stress with pick up and drop off, amazing cenotes, and our tour guide, Arturo, was the most patient and knowledgeable guide possible! 10/10 would recommend this half day tour for people who don’t just want to stay at their hotels and want to experience the culture and doing some sightseeing.
Book this company!!!! You will not be disappointed. I have traveled a lot over my life and experienced many tour companies but Absolute is by far the best one I have ever used. We had 13 women on our “private ” tour and had the best guide anyone would ever want to have. His name is Juan. He had to put up with all us crazy women. We did the 2 cenote tour and the entire day was filled with awe and laughter. Juan was so great! He shared the history of cenotes and many other interesting facts about the area we were in. We learned about the letter “X” and that was very interesting. You will have to book them to find out about this. All us ladies are in agreement that we had a extremely fun day that will be remembered for years to come. You will not be disappointed. We came from Cozumel and was picked up at the Playa del Carmen pier. Everything went like clockwork. The communication between us and Absolute Tours prior to the tour was spot on. We booked almost a year before we got there. The pricing was worth every penny. Our lunch was fantastic. Some of the best food we have had on our trip. We love Mexican food! We all recommend this company for any tours they offer. It will be a special day for all who book them. Gracias Absolute. Next time we are in the area we will book them again.
Had an amazing time and learned a few things too! Definitely an extraordinary experience with an awesome, patient, fun tour guide!
Absolutely loved this tour of the cenotes! We can ere a group of 10 women for a bachelorette trip and our guide was amazing. He went above and beyond providing history of each location, details on the cenotes and most importantly was very patient with a few of the ladies who were a little anxious and coached us through. Such a fun time and delicious food at the end! Definitely a must if you’re in Tulum.
Our tour with Arturo was amazing! He was very knowledgeable about the area and cenotes. He was also extremely friendly, kind and brought a good amount of humor to the trip. We felt very comfortable and confident in his guidance and one the trip. It was a great experience as we got there early and had the cenotes all to ourselves! It really allowed us to learn and experience them in a unique way. The lunch after was also awesome. They had the best tortillas and it was the most authentic meal we had! I am still craving the chicken taco. I highly suggest this private tour! It was one of the best things we did!
Best way to visit the Cenotes. Did a tour with another company the day before, this was so much better and a private experience.
Great Cenote tour. The guide and driver were both excellent. The communication and coordination was spot on. They arrived at our hotel on time and walked us through the different Cenotes we could visit base on our groups’ interests. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Tour was optimized for time and the lunch spot was great. Highly recommend this tour and Arturo as your guide if you can get him.
Enjoyed a great day visiting the Jaguar and Dos Ojos cenotes with Arturo. Beautiful experience and Arturo was a fantastic guide.
Staff is amazing, fun and knowledgeable ! Definitely made out trips to the cenotes that much more enjoyable. Totally recommend..
Thibault L –
Perfect private tour for small group!
My group of 12 went for a private tour with Absolute Adventure Mexico. First we visited the Tulum ruins. We went there early to beat the crowd. The guide was very knowledgable and shared a lot of fun facts about Mayan history. Then we went to the Jaguar Cenote. The guide advised us to go there because there wouldn’t be a lot of people, and indeed we had the Cenote almost all for ourself! We did some zipline and swam in the Cenote before going to lunch. Overall it was a perfect day, 10/10 would recommend!
Awesome trip! Best option to see multiple cenotes and get the most historical info
Booking a private tour with Absolute Adventure is like winning the lottery. We spent half of a day on a private cenote tour. Arturo was our guide and he made the experience so special for us. He was full of knowledge and taught us all about the history of the cenotes while we saw with our own eyes. Absolute Adventure even starts early in the morning so you can beat most of the crowds. Our driver, Omar was also very friendly and professional. Thank you so much to Arturo and Omar! We will definitely be booked another adventure with Absolute Adventure again in the future because of you two!
Both cenotes although different were equally beautiful and peaceful. The best part is you aren’t rush by your guides it’s on your time. Rodrigo and Arturo took amazing care of us. The jokes made it even better. Lastly, the food at Januitas was perfect end to the day.
Best experience yet on our trip to Tulum! Our trip included transportation, private guides through two cenotes, and a delicious lunch at Juanitas. Arturo and Rodrigo were extremely hospitable and informative. They had everything we needed. Out of all the guided tours we did, this was the most relaxing and personable. Thank you Arturo and Rodrigo!
Amazing! Highly recommend!
Arturo, our guide, was phenomenal! He was so patient, friendly and knowledgeable. He knew the best times to get to each cenotes, made us feel safe as we maneuvered our way through and took us to a delicious lunch at the end! Do not hesitate to take the dos ojos cenotes tour!
Tour guide was amazing and let us go at our own pace, excellent English. The meal was very sufficient and tasty. The driver was professional. Absolutely worth the cost 100% – coming back to this place next time for sure. The cenotes are beyond description in words, and the water is perfect in temperature. Just book this trip and GO!!
Well worth the extra cost for a private tour!
The trip was amazing! Having a private tour for our family of 5 was well worth it. We didn’t have to worry about other people and we had the first cenote to ourselves . The guide as kind and patient with the kids and it made the day lots of fun !
Our party of 9 had a great time. Juan and Rodrigues were amazing 🤩
We had a beautiful day with Arturo. Cenotes are just amazing! 100% recommend
Amazing cenote day trip! Our guide, Manuel, was fun and made the day enjoyable. 100% recommend!
WOW! we had an amazing time doing a 2 cenote tour with our guide Dulce! She was amazing! It was just my boyfriend & I and she matched our personalities great! she knew so many fats about the cenotes and taught us so much! she brought us to our first one a little after 9 am and we were the only ones there! that was wonderful, and then she took us to a more enclosed cenote with bats. Dulce let us go at our own pace and was great with taking pictures for us! The lunch provided after was also AMAZING! best vegetarian tacos! I will be definitely be using absolute adventures again!
he cenotes are very cool, we saw one that was open with lots of colorful flowers, water lilies, and fish. We then went to one that was totally underground and a completely different experience. Wetsuits were provided for the totally underground one as the water was cooler than the outside cenote. Lunch was great and ride back to the hotel was easy. Claire was great- we were originally scheduled to go snorkeling but the waves were too high. She suggested we could either reschedule, cancel, or do this cenote trip. As we couldn’t reschedule due to our departure date, we went with her suggestion of the cenotes, and I’m glad we did. Reef snorkeling is available many places in the world, but it’s not everywhere you can snorkel in a cenote. Trips with Absolute Adventure Mexico are really awesome, we will definitely use them again the next time we are in Playa del Carmen.
We had an amazing trip and this was the highlight. We went to 2 cenotes, one open and one cave. There weren’t many other people around due to Covid, so it was nice and quiet. The guide, driver, and the two of us wore masks in the van when we couldn’t socially distance. Our guide took several pictures for us while we were swimming. The lunch was great too! I would highly recommend this tour.
This was worth every penny! Personal private attention from the moment they pick you up at the door.
Cenotes are breathtaking! Guide and driver were friendly and informative. Msking resevations was simple. Owner is fantastic. Cant say enough. Lunch was pretty fantastic too!
Claire gave us a private tour of Cenote Sac Actun and it was amazing!! He was extremely knowledgeable, came prepared with all the gear, and helped us to pick a Cenote to explore that was perfect for the rainy day we had. Having a private tour was so much better than going with a large commercial tour company, and we were able to see parts of the Cenote that are not accessible to all tour guides. I highly recommend this group!
We had a wonderful experience with Juan and Pascual! There was a group of 10 of us. The transportation was perfect for the drive and included waters, beers, sodas etc. We had a very organized and fun day snorkeling in the cenotes and then we enjoyed the zip line and jumping into the water. We had lots of pictures taken! The lunch is really good and a fun experience! Would definitely recommend and do it again.
My wife and I are just leaving from a nine day vacation in Cancun (Hotel zone), and this excursion was the highlight of our trip. We did another snorkeling excursion through a different company as well, but it could not compete with this.
Hector, our guide, and Willie, our driver were so kind to us. And Hector was a fountain of knowledge, not just about cenotes, but also about Mayan/Mexican history and a bunch of other random things we had questions about.
We chose Sac Actun (Pet Cemetery) & Nicte Ha cenotes. Nicte Ha was like our own private underwater garden, with lily pads and colorful little fish. Sac Actun was breathtaking (the pictures online don’t even do it justice), and the cave system was big enough that any other visitors were barely noticeable. Lots of bats among the stalactites, and crystal clear blue water.
Do this tour. You won’t regret it.
We had the absolute best time on our private Cenote tour! Juan is a gem. He made the excursion such a blast! He was very knowledgeable and made us feel safe even while swimming in a bat cave!! We will definitely book with him again! Don’t hesitate to choose Absolute Adventure!
We had a blast snorkeling in 2 cenotes with Manuel. He is very knowledgeable and achieved to make us relax in the cave cenote! Amazing experience
e did a private tour to Tulum and cenote. We were met at Tulum by a park tour guide for personalized service and information about various things in the park. VERY knowledgeable. Then off to Jaguar cenote and found out we could zip line while we were there. There were only 2 other people there the whole time. The guys at the cenote were very helpful. After that we went to a local place for lunch that was included. We didn’t even know that!!! Miguel and Pascual were at our hotel to pick us up at 7 AM as stated and then took us back to the hotel after the tour. I cannot say enough about Miguel. So personable and knowledgeable. He made us all feel comfortable and joined right in with our group.
Denise R –
I booked the snorkeling tour in 2 cenotes with lunch for my husband and myself. This is our 3rd trip to Playa del Carmen but our first private tour and the best decision we made.Our guide was Juan and our driver was Ervin, they turned our holiday from great to amazing! We learnt so much more than we would on a larger group tour and had many laughs ( even down to the extra spanish lesson on the bus on the way to the cenotes ) Because the tours are planned to avoid the crowds we were the only people in the cenotes which made it extra special. Juan was very patient and helped me a lot as i am a nervous swimmer and made me feel safe the whole time. Our cenotes were followed by lunch in a local authentic restaurant which finished the day off perfectly. If you only book one trip when your in mexico then use Absolute Adventure they are Absolutely the best, only wish we discovered them on our first trip
We went to Taak bi ba and Nicte Ha cenotes. Perfect combination to see 2 amazing different places. Lunch was the best of our stay! Highly recommend
Thanks a lot to Manuel and Rodrigo. We had a beautiful day in the jungle. We had all time we want to swim in each cenote. Manuel guided us through the cave cenote, it was very interesting to learn about the formations. Thank you
Our guide Marcel took us to 2 cenotes, Pet Cemetery and NicteHa which were both great. Pet Cemetery was an underground cave that we could swim through, with interesting formations, both overhead and underwater. The water was a little chilly but the guide provided wetsuits and snorkel gear. He led us through the cave and pointed out interesting items. NicteHa was an outdoor cenote. Then we had lunch at an authentic Mayan restaurant and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this tour.
I booked this tour for myself & my 14 yr. old. I wanted her to see what the cenotes were all about. It was beyond my expectation. The guide, Juan did an excellent job telling us the history of the cenotes. Plus we enjoyed an excellent lunch & endless run & cokes, beer & soda. A half day of fun & my teenage grandaughter enjoyed our special day together.
Cenote Nic Te Ha and Cenote Tak Be Ha were both gorgeous cenotes. We loved the tour, the mayan restaurant and the kindness of the staff. These guys are the bests!
Amazing day ! We went snorkeling tour cenotes. Everything from booking to communication was easy. Organisation and guide were great and lunch was delicious. We had a lot fun, thank you!
Everything about this trip was great. Our guide was amazing! Juanjo was knowledgable and friendly and went out of his way to cater to our small children. We got to go to less traveled places at less traveled times and enjoy them without all the crowds. This trip exceeded our expectations in every way. But really the guide makes the trip and he was great!
Our guide Arturo took great care of us, we loved every moment of our tour. Cenotes exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Riviera Maya in Mexico
Beautiful places to swim and snorkel if you are in Playa del Carmen. Outstanding landcapes, great experience!
There are no words to describe the amazing cenotes. You have to go and see it for yourself. It is a truly beautiful trip, all was included. Top notch guide and driver.
My family traveled with Chris on tour of two cenotes. The tour was excellent! I have been on several excursions over the past decade and this was the most personal. Everything was so easy with this company.