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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  • August 16, 2017
    We were in Belize for 2 weeks and while we did many things, if we had only done this ATM tour it would not have been a wasted trip. Patrick our guide was excellent and a wealth of interesting knowledg...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    I'm sure you've read other reviews about how amazing it is, and they are all 100% accurate. Follow all the advice, like plan to be wet etc. I want to shout out to all the scared people out there, sinc...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    My family and I recently did the ATM Cave adventure and it was really cool! You will be wet most of the trip so wear a swimsuit, exercise clothes or something ok to get wet. If you stay at Hamanasi it...  more »

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