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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. With our online itinerary creator, Cayo attractions like Actun Tunichil Muknal can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • ATM was an awesome tour through beautiful caverns. It was far beyond what I expected to experience. It's challenging in some areas as some parts are narrow and there's some climbing but it's an experi...  more »
  • This was THE MOST EXHILARATING Experience I have ever done in my simple life. It was more physical than I could imagine, but the adrenaline overcomes everything and the guides are very patient and hel...  more »
  • Could not have been more helpful. A knowledgable tour guide, relatable to both my 7 year old daughter and 77 year old dad. The tour itself is not to be missed for any first timers to Belize. Current i...  more »