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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Tea Kettle Village, Belize
625-6976
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Ranked #1 of 38 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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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great cave trip, need to swim to the start, tour provided helmet and headlamp, had to climb over, under and through rocks, lots of water and wet, stalactites, stalagmites, and then the payoff all the way in are ceremonial mayan pottery and bones/remains/skulls of ancient mayans. Definitely cool and different

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

when we first entered the cave, there was continuously water at least up to our knees. there are lots of slippery rocks to climb over. at first I was so terrified I almost had a panic attack but I powered through it and it ended up being a life changing experience. seeing the remnants of ancient mayan rituals still in... More

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New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Exploring the ATM cave with guide Carlos "The Caveman" Panti is an experience not to be missed. His business card says: "Welcome to my world" and that's exactly what you get. In a word, Carlos is passionate: passionate about the ATM, passionate about the rain forest, passionate about Belize … all of which is completely infectious. We traveled to Belize... More

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Seattle, WA
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This tour is amazing. We loved getting deep into the culture and having to get wet to do it. I highly recommend this tour for anyone and bring a waterproof camera.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Strongly recommended to everyone!! Once you arrive in Belize, you'll find plenty of activities to undertake, all of them priced similarly. The tour of these caves represents nothing but the best you can decide to do in this country. While the other activities are excessively expensive for what they offer (more or less 90 USD is the minimum price you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This cave tour was like something straight out of Lost. a 2 hour drive to reach the jungle, a 45 minute hike through dense jungle to reach the mouth of the cave, which had a river running right into it. Starting the tour by leaping into the river and swimming into the dark was pretty exhilirating! The guide was great,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I cannot express to you how amazing this trip is. You hike 45 minutes across flat terrain through the brush forest until you come up on the most beautiful lagoon cave entrance you've ever seen. You diver into said lagoon, and proceed through a pitch black cave (you have headlamps). You end up swimming in cool cave waters and walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went to ATM with Aaron from MayaWalk Tours - would highly recommend. The full day tour completely exceeded the expectations of our group of five. With an incredibly knowledgable guide in Aaron who truly showcased the incredible history of the unique Mayan site - and a great lunch, money well spent.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A once in a life time experience. If it is the only thing you do in Belize you will be satisfied. A full day adventure packed tour that leads you into 'Xibalba' the underworld of the Mayas. Hike the jungles, traverse trails across rivers, swim inside the cavern and make your way among stalactites and stalagmite until you reach the... More

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herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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