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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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  • My wife and I were guided by Ben from the Mystic River Resort into this amazing cave. We had to swim across 3 creeks before getting to the cave entrance. My wife is not a strong swimmer and had no pro...  more »
  • Really this is a 6 star review! My wife and I have traveled around the world and this was one of the most amazing adventures we have ever had. Note you can ONLY do this with a tour guide and there are...  more »
  • I visited this with a group of 13 this past week. The maximum group size is actually 8 so they split us up between two guides. In order to explore this cave you have to use one the trained guides and ...  more »
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  • Stunning site. Artifacts very well preserved! Swimming into a Mayan cave is easily top 5 experience
  • Absolutely amazing experience exploring the caves underground here. 1/3 of a mile splashing into the system, then climbed to drier ground. Many broken pots, skeletons, and natural formations.
  • Great spelunking experience! Some swimming, lots of climbing and wading- great archeological site with relics and skeletal remains!
  • LOVED this place and this activity. I've done many adventurous things, seen amazing things and the ATM caves rates near the top of all. Aaron from MayaWalks was an excellent tour guide. I just wish I could stay a few days in there. Really special and fun.
  • These caves are Beautiful Beyond Belief! Natural formations, human remains, and tribal sacrifices.