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Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
Phone Number: +501 625-6976
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This remote cave is filled with relics left over from the Mayans.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Caves from San Ignacio
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour from San Ignacio
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

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Before traveling to Belize, we read how physically challenging the ATM would be. Both of us are in decent shape, but we just were not sure. If you love a challenge, hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before traveling to Belize, we read how physically challenging the ATM would be. Both of us are in decent shape, but we just were not sure. If you love a challenge, hike regularly, are flexible, swim, and can climb...go for it! Put it this way, if you are healthy, work our regularly, climb ladders easily at home, tend a garden,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I booked the tour through Xplore Inland Tours in San Ignacio (can be found inside Eva's Restaurant, 22 Burns Avenue). I don't usually go on such pricey tours (it cost $85 USD per person) but I can say that it was definitely worth the money. The tour includes all transportation, food and a guide to take you through the cave.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was without a doubt the most amazing adventure we had the good fortune of taking in Belize, if not my entire adult life. We used MayaWalk, and I'd recommend them. The first day we had scheduled this trip, it was cancelled due to high water levels. The cave was open again the following day, but water levels were still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swimming into the underworld is something unforgettable. Being able to swim and climb in the steps of people centuries deceased is remarkable. The remains are touching

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ATM cave is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is one of the highlights of Belize. It's not for the faint of heart or those in poor physical fitness as it starts with a 45-minute walk through the jungle that requires 3 river crossings just to get to the entrance of the cave (2 of those crossings are just knee-deep, but the... More 

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2nd time on this tour and still great. Has a hike through the jungle, 3 creek crossings (one of which is now a swim due to the hurricane), a swim into the cave, wading up to shoulder deep for a 1/2 mile into the cave, great cave formations, Mayan pottery ruins adjacent to the dry part of the cave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured into ATM this week while visiting the Cayo District and it was worth the trip. The ATM has ~20 certified guides and 16 of those work full time. We were lucky to get Patrick and we strongly suggest anyone use him. He is an incredible outdoorsman and gave us all the confidence to proceed without concern. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike through the jungle while fording three streams, swim underground rivers, clamber over steep rocks, squeeze through narrow passages - getting to the magnificent Mayan relics is great, if challenging, fun. Just do it. Bring heavy socks as shoes are no longer allowed in the main chamber with the relics - they will get wet and dirty. Plan to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great day, swim a river, swim a cave, climbing on rocks... NOT for the frail, not for those afraid of dark! You need to swim! There are some small passage ways! Our guide from Chaa Creek was named Alexi. He was awesome! Great story telling! The cave is a top 3 adventure in a life time! My daughter,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so much fun. I highly recommend it. It is a bit challenging if you are over 50, but if you even if you are in moderate health, you can do it! Just be smart, take your time and plan appropriately. I sit at a desk most of my life, when I'm not pretending to be an explorer, and... More 

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