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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  • If you are going to Belize you can not miss it, is an excursion that not the you can see never elsewhere, is something unique, jewelry arequeologicas who have are wonderful, this tour is not for everyone. The cost of the trip is worth it. It is necessary to have good physical, it is not for people with overweight, or advanced age. You have to walk in difficult places. Walking through the jungle, take repellent, very comfortable shoes that can get wet.
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  • I'd considered abandoning the ATM in favor of the Crystal Cave, because I was worried that it would be too touristy. I thank my lucky stars that I did not. This tour is well-known and recommended for ...  more »
  • This is a great cave for people of all ages and abilities as it is very accessible. Our guide, Magdaleno Yacab did an excellent job telling us all about the wildlife in the cave and the numerous ritua...  more »

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