Cost of 3 hour cenotes tour?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Aug 9, 2013 8:16 PM Last Post By: metsmets
Aug 4, 2013 9:22 PM
Cost of 3 hour cenotes tour?Greetings all!
I'm in Tulum and wanted to know average/general price for tour of cenotes and what it might include - e.g. snorkeling "equipment" transportation, meal, etc.
while asking for directions, I met this guy who is a part time tour guide. He is actually going to be Involved in a conference in Tulum on tourism and the effect on the town. Long story short, he seems legit and we spoke for an hour and I asked him about tours at the end. He said he no longer does cenote tours but may have time to do something informal. Via email he quoted me the price of $600 pesos for 3 hour tour.
Does this sound accurate or overpriced?
Aug 4, 2013 10:11 PM
1I don't remember how much cenote tours cost. Because I'm sitting in a little room in the USA, it's not easy for me to find out. But you, you're in Tulum and can get an accurate, up-to-the-minute answer within minutes, by merely asking almost anyone you meet: the desk clerk at your lodging, the waiter who serves you dinner, or the tour agents who line the streets. Why are you asking here? All the legit agents will charge similar prices for the same product--different prices for different products.
FWIW, you're being conned. Maybe it's a low-impact con, in which you pay a bit too much for inferior service, equipment, location or guiding. Maybe you'd never know the difference. But if you spend enough time in Tulum you're going to meet a lot of ex-tourguides who "seem legit," and who'll manage to find the time to do something very special, just for you, because they like you.
Aug 5, 2013 5:11 AM
Aug 5, 2013 6:42 AM
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Aug 5, 2013 12:07 PM
5....." snorkeling "equipment" transportation, meal, etc"........... . Will the OP respond please.
I mean, who would or could afford to do this for a loss, the meal for two would be up to a couple hundred,, if it is a meal, plus transportation, etc..
I await for the OP to give some insight. It has scam written all over the post.
Edited by: tepetapan
Aug 5, 2013 2:51 PM
6Here's a couple of offerings to compare:
Aug 6, 2013 6:45 AM
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Aug 6, 2013 12:36 PM
9it all depends on what kind of cenotes he is going to take you to... we have visited some that only cost us 10 Pesos in other parts of Yucatan, meanwhile others charge 150 Pesos a person or, if visiting a place like 'hidden worlds park' easily cost you 60US$... also, there are so many different kinds of cenotes, in some, you can actually explore some caves, some are completely underground and artificially lit, some have a small hole for the light to enter, some are commercial, some private...etc. etc.
Close to Tulum I would suggest the white cave (Sac Actun), Gran Cenote (be there when they open because the ground is partly sandy and when people swim or walk around, the water gets cloudy) and if you dive: Calvera, which has mayan artifacts. These are 3 very different cenotes in the area for example.
Aug 9, 2013 8:16 PM
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