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Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
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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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Just not for the faint heart

Oh boy this place is so scary. Just not for the weak or faint heart. Its a high endurance activity walking around the river, navigating neck deep water, swimming, rock, boulder... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh boy this place is so scary. Just not for the weak or faint heart. Its a high endurance activity walking around the river, navigating neck deep water, swimming, rock, boulder climbing. At the end of it you get to encounter untouched mayan ruins, artifacts and all. Definitely a once in lifetime experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have to choose ONE thing to do in Belize, this is it!! We took Pacz Tours to get here, which was well worth it. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. The tour starts at the changing station/bathrooms. Make sure you go, as there is nothing else for the rest of the day, until you get back. We... More 

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Cristo Rey, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an adventure just getting there - with a 45 min walk through the canopied jungle, crossing the river three times and then finally swimming into the cave! Once in the cave you are transported back to a time of human sacrifices and Mayan culture. Be sure to take a change of clothes and a towel so you can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would put this cave in the top 20 travel experiences I've ever had. It was so unbelievably cool. It was a challenge to get though - but not super difficult. I'm of average fitness and was fine. We were our teva sandals which were great. We went with Gonzo from River Rats and I'd highly recommend him.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do you want to feel like Indiana jones! I did This is seriously a once in a life time experience. The most epic journey into the underworld! Where the ultimate sacrifices were made and remain preserved. This journey has everything you need to feel alive and I promise you will not be let down. It is something I will take... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We went here as a recommendation from our host in San Ignacio. It was quite the adventure... a small hike, wading through water then we get to the cave! Inside the cave since it was just my boyfriend and I we got a great tour and we able to do more since we were more capable of climbing. Amazing, have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Unlike anything you have ever done. After a 45 minute hike with 3 (shallow) water crossings, you'll end up at the most beautiful cave entrance you have ever seen. Climb and swim your way in and see the Crystallized Mayan male skeleton (previously mistaken for a Crystal Maiden) inside. Really great, worth your time and money. Only downside: you can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This was one of our group's favorite experiences in Belize, and it truly is incomparable. Rather than extol its virtues though, since the other reviews already do that, here are some tips and explanations for the trip that aren't easily discernible from online information: The "hike" to ATM is not much of a hike at all. It's probably the most... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing. Do it while you still can. It feels like something where unfortunately someone will probably once again do some damage and it will be closed for good to the public. So see it while you can, respect it, tread carefully, and enjoy. It is a once in a lifetime adventure. Try to get there as early as possible.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I know we have all done things that are pretty special. This is something no one call show you, no photography allowed. It is by far the most amazing activity we did while visiting Belize. Never before have we embarked on a walk, swim, scamper, shimmy and enjoy such much history. Absolutely amazing.

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