Actun Tunichil Muknal, Cayo

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Embark on an adventurous hike through Actun Tunichil Muknal, a cave brimming with Mayan history. Be aware that traversing the cave requires a decent level of fitness, as you'll find yourself climbing, squeezing through tight spaces, and in rare cases swimming to explore the sites. The cave system spreads through about 4.8 km (3 mi) with a river flowing through it for approximately 3.2 km (2 mi). Be on the lookout for large spiders, freshwater crabs, and lots of bats. The highlight for most visitors is the undisturbed skeletal remains and pottery of Mayan origin, such as the "crystal maiden," whose calcified bones give off a crystalized, sparkly appearance. Arrange to visit Actun Tunichil Muknal and other attractions in Cayo using our Cayo trip maker site .
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  • We were only two of us and as the very first in the cave to be lucky! Great experience, which we don't want to Miss!
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  • There’s no question that this is a cool experience. Wading/swimming through water and tight crevices and exploring cool cave formations were the coolest parts. However, all of that lasted 15-30 minute...  more »
  • This was absolutely amazing. I have done many cool things in my life, but this one may top them all. I highly recommend you do this before the cave gets too much foot traffic. How many people can say ...  more »
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