”The caves of Aktun Chen are considered by the National Geographic Society as the third most impressive underground walkIng path in the world, according
to their Top Ten”
Discover the longest dry cave in the state.
Equipment, guide and lockers included.
Tour duration 1 hour 15 minutes approximately.
Admire the spectacular cavern over. It is more than 5 million years old. Walk through its ancient columns composed by stalactites and stalagmites, the result of the work
of Mother Earth and the water that has worked on them for thousands of years.
Being 650 meters long, this cave is formed by magnificent illuminated vaults to highlight its beauty and illuminate the path that facilitates access and the entire
route, without affecting the environment and its natural state.
The caving tour will show you around this wonderful geological formation with a spectacular entrance, three vents to the jungle and a different exit.
The cave quest is very fresh and ventilated. It is accessible to people of all ages who can move on their own and in someone's arms.
During the tour you will also pass aside of two small cenotes, admiring and enjoying one of the most important customs that the ancient Maya did in the caves of the Yucatan
In the last cavern, there is the impressive cenote of Aktun Сhen with its depth of 12 meters. It is illuminated by a beautiful set of lights that highlight its crystal
clear waters and the beauty of its formation.
If you wish to visit this space, and practice some caving sport like swimming in the underground river, the tour lasts an hour and fifteen minutes. A specialized guide
will explain the origins and the formation of the caverns, as well as the customs and attitude of the ancient Mayan civilization concerning the caves.
There are more than 12 species of reptiles in the region.
We also have a breeding area for mammals and wild birds.
Here you can also find the White-Tailed Deer, Spider Monkeys, Peccaries, Agoutis, Martuchas, Parrots, Toucans and Turkeys.
There are other species that make part of the Program for Reproduction of Species in danger of extinction of Aktun Chen and can be observed while walking around this place.
Here you can take a short break and rest while enjoying snacks from our small but delicious menu to alleviate hunger or thirst with delicious refreshing drinks after activities at really low prices.
Man always wanted to get into the most unexplored corners of our planet, which are the caves. If you consider yourself to be a real traveler, you like extreme
rest and are not averse to discovering something new, this cave is exactly for you. Being one of the most popular locations of the park the caves represent a bizarre
underworld. For many people this is just an entertainment, but some find genuine excitement in caving. For them, this is a real sport. Like any other sport,caving sport
requires certain skills, training and special equipment. Those who love to climb in the caves can spend several days in a cave without seeing the sun. For people who
have never been to a cave this cave quest can seem pretty weird. But nevertheless, caves also have its own flora and fauna,albeit not so rich as on the surface. This is
why it is more interesting to meet new life forms and to learn how living organisms can adapt to life in the absence of sunlight.The cave world is still very little studied
and scientists are discovering some new organisms that adapted to life in these conditions. Since the caves of Aktun Chen are located in a warm climate they are completely
adapted for life. The temperature in the cave is comfortable all year round. Besides there are many holes in the ceiling, through which sunlight penetrates. And in these
places the flora is especially rich. Every cave tour begins with an entrance that is very spectacular as well as the exit which is located right in the jungle. The cave tour
will give you only pleasant emotions because the atmosphere in the cave is very comfortable – since the voids are always ventilated the air in them is fresh besides during
the day the cave is illuminated by natural lights.
People always wanted to know what was before us on Earth, how it looked many years ago, and caves give answers to these questions. It is there that the oldest rocks on Earth
have been preserved. In addition, the ancient people used them as a shelter from the inclement weather, they conducted various cults there. Therefore, they are so interesting
from the archaeological and historical points of view. Just Imagine that these caves appear long before the first man walked on the earth. And our park is truly proud of its caves.
They are truly unique. According to experts, the cave in the Park Aktun Chen is 5 million years old. It is believed that before it was a coral reef. When the sea level fell this
place got covered with rainforest. Then due to acidity the wood decomposed. The acids also penetrated to a great depth, destroyed the rock resulting in the voids which were then
filled with water.
The cave is a whole underground complex which extends 700 yards in depth. But it is fully equipped for tourists. Firstly, warning signs that are installed throughout the cave will
warn you about dangerous places where there is a possibility of rock collapse. And also you can always take a guide who will tell you a lot of interesting information about the
cave. Be sure in the cave you can make amazing photos.
Of course, stalactitesand stalagmites deserve special attention. Stalactites are fancy icicles hanging from the ceiling formed by the minerals dissolved in water. Stalagmites
on the contrary stick out of the bottom. Often you can see a pair of stalactites and stalagmites opposite each other. It sometimes happens that they grow together forming a single
column. In the cave, you can also find cascades of various shapes and sizes.
It is no wonder that Maya chose this place to worship their Gods. When you talk in the cave, a strange echo is heard, so the Indians thought they were talking to spirits.
After visiting the cave, you can relax in our restaurant and wildlife zoo at the exit of the cave.