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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  • A group of us did this excursion last week, it was amazing! We all rated it highly & recommend anyone travelling to Belize to do this tour. As everyone else recommends, eat breakfast first thing; wear...  more »
  • Probably the most interesting and challenging thing I'll ever do. Possible danger is involved, so be prepared. Swimming, climbing, descending and scaling are all involved. If you are not in good shape...  more »
  • Booked a tour through the San Ignacio Resort Hotel that included the drive, packed lunch, towels, water, gear and guided tour. Our tour guide Renand(?) was fantastic. This is for the adventurous in re...  more »
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