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Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
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Description: 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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Amazing top class experience

Visiting the ATM caves richly deserves its top billing as one of the best experiences in Belize.It was worth staying at Pook's Hill Lodge to get into this attraction first.We had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visiting the ATM caves richly deserves its top billing as one of the best experiences in Belize.It was worth staying at Pook's Hill Lodge to get into this attraction first.We had the caves to ourselves with just another couple and didn't meet any other visitors until we were 3/4 out of the caves when we passed 10 groups of 6... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Loved this tour, although my thighs now hate me! Jam Jam from Carlos the Caveman tours a is a legend. The Mayan sacrifices are very unique and interesting, but really it's all about clambering over rocks and swimming through caves. Not for the faint hearted, but awesome if you like an adventure. You can't take drinking water into the caves,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our grown children (20's and 30's) thought it was exciting, challenging and historical. Definitely for those who are fit and not fearful of enclosed spaces. Not for young children.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lewis (or Luis) was our guide for the day. Luis picked us up from town and an hour later, we were “in the jungle.” You park at the main entrance slash picnic area (there are covered benches with tables and two buildings that have bathrooms and showers). From the main entrance, it’s about a 30-45 min slow walk to the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

NOTE: wear closed-toed water shoes, quick dry clothes - swim suites under your clothes are ok but not by themselves; MUST BRING a pair of socks if you don't wear them with your shoes because you take your shoes off to explore the dry cave/burial grounds in the back of the cave; bring a small snack and ask your guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

With 2 boys aged 9 and 11 and a mildly clastrophobic wife I was slightly nervous signing up for ATM. In the event, we had a fantastic time and we all emerged buzzing at the caving and cultural experience. Much of this was down to the guides at Mayawalk who were hugely informative about the flora and fauna of the... More 

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Leslie, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

After visiting this site before going to Belize and "ATM", my daughter and I were a bit intimidated in regards to the "claustrophobia" and "bat" comments, both of which we have rather extreme fears of. And, as an active, middle-aged woman in need of a hip replacement, the "hike" sounded daunting. Well, I can tell you, I did not see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A spectacular cave. Walking to the sacred chamber was lots of fun. You will need to be somewhat fit and flexible. Bring some good foot gear for walking in the cave. You will be walking in water most of the way.

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Inverness
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was a truly awesome experience. The trip took pretty much a full day, from being picked up at Casa Sofia, driven to the starting point, the three quarters of a mile hike to the cave, the cave experience and then back to the hotel. There are a few 'must knows'. You have to be able to swim 10 /... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Impossible to describe the ATM! Let me just say that a trip to Belize is not complete if you miss it!!!

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