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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Tea Kettle Village, Belize
625-6976
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Cayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: This remote cave is filled with relics left over from the Mayans.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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herts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
57 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

As another reviewer commented you would never be allowed to do this a home, that said it is a great experience and one that will probably be watered down over the years, they are already preventing you from taking cameras in allegedly because some clumsy tourist dropped one on one of the irreplaceable skulls. Get there soon! My partner and... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My wife commented many times "they would never let us do this back home... too many rules at home". That being said - you get to swim into the cave - climb over rocks - see pottery and skeletons up close - enjoy the history while exploring areas that are simply amazing. I'm so thankful that my wife and I... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an amazing trip and a one that most of us have not experienced before. I agree with most people here, it is a must see, as well as once-in-your-lifetime adventure. We went from San Ignacio with PACZ tours, we had a great trip with them, but from talking to some of the many other tourists at the site,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This cave was a definite highlight of our time in Central America. Unlike anything you will see anywhere else. Use Carlos Panti, he was an amazing guide, supremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the preservation of the area, wildlife and site itself. Great guy!

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family (kids 8 and 10) took a total of 7 trips on our 10 days in San Pedro. This is the one they deemed their favorite. It's vigorous but breathtaking. Carlos and his guides were friendly, knowledgable and willing to work with us when we had to reschedule. Truly amazing and a highlight of our return to San Pedro!

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Havre, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In a word- fantastic. The best tour in the Cayo district, no question. Normally the smell of caves nauseates us, but this cave is filled w water and I didn't see any bats, thus no smell. The combo of hiking, swimming, climbing, and viewing artifacts in their original location is experience unheard of today. No way this tour would happen... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a small group, led by the knowledgeable guide Patrick Bradley, who trekked to and through the unique ATM cave. As we passed through the Tapir Mountain reserve (crossing a small river three times) Patrick pointed out all sorts of flora and fauna (we saw tapir tracks but no tapir). Once we reached the cave itself we were in... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the best tours you could possibly book in Belize. I have been on the tour about 5 times and it truly never gets old. It can truly be of those defining moments of a vacation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I decided to do a day trip to ATM cave while my friend, who is claustrophobic did another adventure. For someone whose past cave experiences have been limited to upright, dry walking tours, this was a very different adventure. First of all, you have to commit to doing this trip. From San Ignacio our group of 8 drove to the... More

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Los Alamitos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We read about this tour in the books we purchased and were excited to go. We were not let down at all. It was very exciting, and even a little scary at times. Wear clothing you can get wet in and shoes you don't mind getting wet either. At the end you need to remove your shoes and walk on... More

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