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9 Best Cenote Tours from Valladolid, Mexico [2023]

Looking for the best cenote tours in Valladolid? Look no further as I’ve done all the research for you!

It might be hard to believe that although there are so many incredible cenotes near Valladolid, there aren’t many Mexico cenote tours available that actually depart from Valladolid. And of the Valladolid cenote tours that do exist, many don’t have great reviews!

So I’ve done the research for you, and selected the Valladolid tours that offer the best quality/price ratio and that come with great reviews from previous travelers. Let’s check them out!

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Best Cenote Tours from Valladolid

➤ Check out the beautiful cenotes that surround Valladolid by this affordable and super fun Cenote Tour by Bike. You’ll get to swim at 3 of my favorite cenotes that are unique but not as crowded as some of the most famous one: Cenote Oxman, Cenote Xkeken, and Cenote Samula.

Your guide will also show you the market of Valladolid and bring you to a traditional Mayan village. Even better, the local tour operator donates 3% of your tour price to a local charity project.

This tour also includes: lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The All Inclusive Cenotes Tour is a full-day trip that takes you to three different and very beautiful cenotes: Suytun, Hacienda, and Chichikan.

You’ll get to swim in the cenotes and be introduced to the fascinating Mayan culture at the Ecoturism Park that surrounds Cenote Chichkan. You’ll visit a Mayan village and experience firsthand their traditions and rituals.

This Valladolid cenote tour also includes: Lunch, bottled water, lockers, private transportation, and a life vest. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Best Private Cenote Tours from Valladolid, Mexico

➤ Looking instead for a private cenote tour from Valladolid? Check out this Private Tour to Valladolid that’ll let you tick off several Yucatan highlights in just one day.

You’ll swim at Cenote Zaci and Cenote Suytun, two of the most famous in the area and very different from each other, then your guide will show you the colonial town of Valladolid (which is totally underrated!)

This tour also includes: round-trip private transportation from your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Yucatan Peninsula Tour lasts close to 10 hours, and accommodates up to 4 people. You’ll travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned car and visit astounding locations along the way, including Rio Lagartos, the pink lagoons, and the ruins of Ek Balam.

You’ll also have the chance to include various activities for an extra fee, like taking a boat trip or adding lunch and drinks to your tour package.

This tour also includes: Snacks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The 4 Cenotes in One Day Tour offers private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle for up to 5 people. You’ll get to visit four gorgeous cenotes and immerse in the Mayan traditions as you learn the importance that sinkholes had in their culture, considered portals to the underworld.

This tour also includes: Light breakfast and travel insurance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Quick Cenote Tour

Have little time during your Yucatan roadtrip but you can’t leave without visiting at least one beautiful cenote? Smart choice! Make the most of your limited time by choosing this 2-hour Experience to the Mayan Underworld that combines swimming at a unique cenote with dinner and an ancient Mayan ceremony.

This tour also includes: dinner. Please note: no transport included. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cenote Maya Native Park: Best Adventure Experience

If you’re looking for some adrenaline, then the Cenote Maya in Valladolid is right for you.

In this Native Park you’ll not only get to swim in the biggest vaulted Cenote in the Yucatan peninsula but to rappel into it. Plus, you’ll zipline over the trees, slackline with Tarzan vines, and participate in a traditional Mayan ceremony. You’ll finish with lunch. Doesn’t it sound fun? Plus it’s a highly affordable tour!

At this time, this experience does NOT include transportation; you’ll need to make your way to the Cenote Maya park on your own. You can either take a taxi or drive your rental car (it’s around a 40 minutes drive).

This tour also includes: A traditional meal, locker, safety equipment, and fees. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Mayan Ruins + Cenote

If you’re based in Valladolid, you’ve got around you some of the most incredible Mayan ruins in all of Mexico, so going on a day trip that combines them with some beautiful cenotes is definitely a good idea!

➤ This Chichen Itza tour from Valladolid starts early in the morning and takes you to explore the pyramids of Chichen Itza, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

You’ll wander at your own pace with little crowds, before cooling off in probably the most famous cenote in all of Mexico, Cenote Ik Kil. Finish off your tour with a buffet lunch where you’ll get to experience the typical dishes of the region such as cochinita pibil.

This tour of Chichen Itza + Valladolid cenote also includes: round-trip private transportation from your hotel, water, and lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ If you’ve already visited Chichen Itza, or you simply want to visit a less crowded Mayan site, this Half-Day Tour to Ek Balam + Cenote is for you.

Ek Balam is one of the few ruins where you can still climb the pyramids! You’ll then deserve a refreshing dip at Cenote X’Canche, an open-air cenote, and on your way back you can stop at a tequila distillery (optional).

This tour also includes: round-trip transportation from your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

And this is it! I hope that with this list of the best Yucatan cenote tours from Valladolid, Mexico I made your life just a little bit easier. Enjoy!

Valladolid Cenote Tours FAQ

What’s the best tour of cenotes in Valladolid?

In our opinion, these are the best cenote tours in Valladolid:
Cenote Tour by Bike
All-Inclusive Cenotes Tour

How do you get to cenotes in Valladolid?

You can drive from the town, plan your own bike tour from Valladolid (you’ll find plenty of rental shops!), or join a tour such as the All-Inclusive Cenotes Tour.


7 Best Things to Do in Valladolid (and Around!)
A Guide to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes
Cenote Zaci, Valladolid: A Complete Guide
Why You Should Visit Cenote Oxman
Visiting Cenote Xkeken: All You Need to Know
Cenote Samula: A Magical Spot near Valladolid

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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