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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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This was one of my favorite excursions. Caves and their history about how they were formed and how they were used is so interesting . The current was strong the day we went so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Crowley, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite excursions. Caves and their history about how they were formed and how they were used is so interesting . The current was strong the day we went so we had to work hard to get into the cave but after that it was all just walking and climbing. A must do excursion.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

1: I don't think there any other place on this planet where you climb through a river in a cave, climb rocks and have archaeological features. 2: Must go in the cave with a registered guide. 3: You should be physically fit for this tour. 4: Walk in the cave and in the river. 5: Need hiking shoes, water shoes... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the remarkable tours of my life. My wife and I are not exactly outdoor adventure types -- we are 57 year old writers from the wilds of NYC -- but the rigors of swimming, walking, climbing, swimming some more and crossing a river with a slippery base were thrilling. Brainard was a perfect guide; knowledgeable, patient,... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Treking through rain forest, wading through rivers, swimming in cave rivers, climbing through chambers... all to reach mayan remains, 1000s of years old. Totally amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wow, what an amazing experience. Martin from discovery expeditions was our tour guide today and he did a fantastic job. He was very friendly and well educated about the area. Bring a spare change of clothes for afterwards, you will get wet walking through a river and even swimming through parts of the cave. Also bring a good pair of... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was an extraordinary experience--very adventurous and yes...very Indiana Jones. To get to Actun we had to take a flight in a small plane, a van ride into the jungle, then hike into the jungle to the mouth of the Actun caves. To enter the cave we had to jump in and swim. The water was warm and the cave... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Unique is a word that is bandied about freely, but this experience really was like nothing else I have ever done before or since. Delving into a jungle cave, paddling, wading and swimming through water, scrambling over rocks and finally discovering beautiful rock formations and the haunting vision of a crystallised skeleton...if you are in (or even near) San Ignacio... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was an intense experience. I went crazy trying to find as much information about this as I could beforehand. This attraction is one of the best known and amazing in Belize. DO NOT SKIP THIS! Absolutely incredible. I can't believe the general public is allowed to experience this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went to ATM cave in April 2010 with my classmates on a school trip to Belize. We hiked about 1 1/2 hours through rivers and jungle, where I saw leaf cuter ants, wild pineapple and huge trees! We reached the cave and I was in awe! We explored the cave with our guide and we wore head lamps because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Not only archeaologically amazing but geologically fantastic-there was every kind of formation you could hope to see in a cave...my favorite was the formation of blue sparkles...it's approximately a 7k journey of walking, climbing, swimming, crawling & squeezing, and after reading many reviews I was afraid I wasn't in good enough physical shape for it (overweight, no stamina). And although... More 

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Address: Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo

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