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Actun Tunichil Muknal

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

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USD 108.99*
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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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Incredible! The highlight of our trip.

Wow, just wow! Definitely worth a trip to the Cayo district to experience this incredible natural wonder (along with other Mayan ruins). Only 25 people in the entire country of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, just wow! Definitely worth a trip to the Cayo district to experience this incredible natural wonder (along with other Mayan ruins). Only 25 people in the entire country of Belize are permitted to take people into the cave, to protect it from extreme wear and tear caused by tourism. We were fortunate to tour with Patrick from Belize Nature... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ATM day trip is a must-do for anyone traveling in Belize! It is definitely strenuous (crossing rivers, scaling boulders, climbing tall ladders, wading through water, etc) so older folks & small kids might need to pass. But for everyone else, this is definitely a must-do; it's easily one of the coolest things I've ever done in all my travels!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There aren't enough words to describe the wonder of this trip. You swim across a river about a minute into the trip (there's a rope to help if you need it) and walk for the next 45 minute through the jungle. You climb down rocks and swim into the entrance of the cave. From there, you walk, climb, and contort... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 problem getting across. The first creek crossing was the longest, and had a rope to help you swim to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 a limited number of licensed guides so book in advance. We had Patrick from Belize Nature Travel and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 make reservations in advance. There are only about 20 or so guides leading trips in this cave and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cave is everything you read and still more! Took the kids and husband and each of us was amazed, challenged and so glad we did this. It takes some athletic ability, but more an embracing of the new and adventurous. You have to swim, climb, squirm, walk barefooted in the complete dark and be constantly amazed to get through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Completely unique experience. Do not miss this!! It is not easy, but everyone in our group was able to complete the entire hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's probably the best attraction Belize has to offer. It made our trip memorable. This tour will definitely be the highlight of your Better Belize It experience and such a tour will be illegal or banned in NA or Europe because of the liability involved. Truly unique experience. We took Mayawalk (the more expensive one) - take the tour from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Belize you MUST do this. This cave tour was the highlight of my trip and is honestly one of the coolest things I've ever done. The mix of active adventure and archaeology is incredibly unique. For the young and/or fit: Don't read the detailed reviews - it will spoil the sense of adventure. Just do it!!! For... More 

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