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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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  • We spent 4 nights on the mainland and 5 nights on Ambergris Caye and the ATM Cave was the unanimous favorite activity for our family of 7 adults. That's saying alot since we snorkeled 6 different loca...  more »
  • This was one of the most fascinating things we ever did. It is a miracle that tourists are allowed to visit this underground natural museum with original Mayan artefacts and remains of human sacrifice...  more »
  • This is an absolute MUST! Though I have to set one thing straight, we were concerned about doing this because a lot of reviews mentioned a "difficult hike" with lots of rivers crossings. It really isn...  more »