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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Belize
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Cayo
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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing once in a lifetime opportunity. A true Indiana Jones adventure. Very physical. Hiking, swimming, spelunking, climbing, mixed with history, Mayan artifacts, and skeletal remains. Patrick was the best guide. So knowledgeable, fun, and awesome with kids in our group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our guide Francisco was so great. This tour is not for the faint of heart. You spend most of the time in water and see magnificent cave formations and ancient Mayan ruins. This all day adventure will leave you with many memories. You cannot take a camera, and avoid putting sunscreen and bug spray on, so as to preserve the... More

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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a fantastic opportunity that should not be missed. If you are claustrophobic, please be aware that the spaces are large and wide open. You get to swim, rock climb, see skeletal remains, pottery and challenge your fear of heights or the possibility of falling. Our guide was Patrick and he is totally amazing and patient. I am sure... More

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Wasilla, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been to Actun Tunichil Muknal 3 times now. I went the last time in March, 2014 with Maya Walk. Our guide was amazing, and it was by far the most detailed tour I have taken, not only in the cave, but also on the walk into the cave. Truly a magical experience when he turned the lights out... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The trip to the ATM is challenging but well worth it. You will spend your day hiking through the jungle then swimming, climbing and squeezing through passages as you go deeper and deeper into the cave BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT! You must be physically fit, as the caving can be tough.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

History, spelunking, swimming and a jungle hike are just some of the adventure that is part of a visit to this amazing world site! Go. It's a 3 hour tour that includes hiking and walking inside a cave with only your socks on - so you don't step on any of the ancient Mayan artifacts throughout the cave floor. No... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

ATM was an incredible experience, definitely a highlight of our trip. The cave itself was incredible, and the Mayan artifacts inside make it even greater. We went with Carlos the Caveman and I would highly recommend him. He was incredibly knowledgable and a real pleasure to spend time with. There's quite a bit of water in the cave so go... More

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Wilber, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a must do if you are in Belize. I heard that the Crystal Cave is prettier with more crystals in it. But that is a dry cave where this is a wet one. They have had to stop letting cameras in here now after skulls got damaged by cameras being dropped on them. It was a great tour.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

ATM is an amazing experience on it's own and having an awesome guide makes it out of the world. The journey to the cave and within the cave will leave you awestruck from the beautiful landscape on the hike in, the clear blue waters you swim through to enter the cave, the crystallized stalactites and stalagmites hanging from the ceiling... More

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Caye Caulker, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Awesome caves. Pricey tour cost, at over US$ 100. Backpackers may find Semuc Champay in Guate quite a bit more affordable. Worth it if you have the money to spend, thouigh.

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