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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to go with a wonderful guide Emil. We went very early and beat the crowds (definitely recommended). Not that it was that busy but it still feels more powerful with less tourists bumbling around. The place is like nowhere else I've seen. We did some cave exploring in the Yucatan and that served as merely a preparation... More

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Hamilton, null, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was epic! A must do for anyone traveling to belize. We booked through rumors hotel and received a substantial discount. We visited in the off season and pretty much had the place to ourselves I would think that in peak season it may get a bit crowded

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Don't miss out on this amazing attraction before it gets developed and Americanized! Be aware, you will have to hike, swim, and climb. After a half an hour hike (easy and flat) you reach the entrance to the cave where you have two swim in (it's about a 20mt swim, not far at all) Then it's a journey lit by... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Words cannot describe how amazing this was. I've never been caving before, but this experience left me longing to do some more subterranean exploring. Also the archaeological aspect is unlike any site I've ever seen. While other archaeological excavations won't let visitors anywhere near the more delicate artifacts, here at A.T.M. you are allowed to get within inches of millenia-old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Email Mayawalk, or better yet pop in for a visit on Burns Ave in San Ignacio. Their tour guides are the best and this tour is really something special you have to see to believe. Enter this massive cave structure and as you climb (and wade) your way deeper into the cave it opens into these massive chambers with all... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This cave was more intense than we were led to believe. It is really cool, but you WILL need to swim. It will be dark, very dark, and wet, very wet. It is completely worth it once, however. Plan for adventure! My head barely fit through one part. I don't think there is a good plan to get someone out... More

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New York
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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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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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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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