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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Los Angeles, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Pros: Historic Mayan ruins, up close to skeletons and offerings that were placed over 1,000 years ago, beautiful jungle hike, swimming inside caves, rock formations, etc. This place feels undiscovered--no one sells any souvenirs or food or drinks. Cons: This shouldn't deter you, but roads are unpaved, and once inside the caves, it's dark, slippery and challenging, but that's part... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was the part of the trip I was the most nervous about doing but it was great! It was strenuous but was totally doable. You are swimming, hiking, wading, climbing and experiencing over 1000 year old artifacts first hand. Wear heavy duty socks since you have to take off your shoes half way in and they do not let... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Juan Carlo of pacs tours is a wonderful guide. If anyone can get you through it's him. SEe my full review under ATM cave.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is the same as the ATM Cave...see my review there. You can use US dollars or Belize dollars interchangeably in Belize. Your fee for the cave covers park admission, lunch, and bottled water. There are restrooms at the parking lot but not at the cave entrance.

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