Actun Tunichil Muknal

Actun Tunichil Muknal, Cayo: Address, Actun Tunichil Muknal Reviews: 5/5

Actun Tunichil Muknal
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This remote cave is filled with relics left over from the Mayans.
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nicole
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Exhilarating and stenosis adventure. This trip was one of the most memorable experiences I have had. You really need to wear shoes that you can walk in water with and swim in. You will be climbing rocks, traversing a river 3 times and basically totally wet all day. Just be prepared and you will love it. If you were going to walk upstream in a river for a mile and climb a bunch of rocks; what would you wear? Wear that.
Written June 17, 2022
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Amanda S
3 contributions
Mar 2022
Visiting this cave a was once in a lifetime experience. Swimming, climbing, and viewing Mayan artifacts proved to be a unique adventure. Some amount of physical fitness is required to climb over the large boulders, but if you can swim, climb a ladder, have some flexibility, and are over 40", you will do just fine.

I highly recommend visiting this exceptional sacred Mayan cave.
Written April 5, 2022
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DCJP
Washington DC, DC70 contributions
Mar 2022
ATM is a not to be missed experience. Our guide Juan Carlos of MayaWalk Tours was very informative, fun, full of energy, and could answer any questions. Very highly recommend. Indeed it's difficult to think about the great exerience we had without thinking about our great guide.
Written April 2, 2022
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Aleksandra M
16 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We're traveling on a backpacking budget so this activity was quite a splurge for us but I promise you it's worth every penny! We went with Belize Nature Travel and loved it: the guide was excellent, safety was on point and we got there before most groups so we could enjoy the cave all to ourselves and spend as much time as we want at points of interest (we left san ignacio at 7.30AM). By the time we were heading out, there were many big groups and it was getting crowded in there.

I wore hiking sandals (chacos) and my bf wore water shoes and they both worked perfectly. You have to wear shorts and t-shirt, just swimsuit is not allowed. Everything you wear will get wet so bring a change of clothes and towel.
Written March 2, 2022
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Neal M
Hanover, MD19 contributions
Jan 2022
We went with Patrick Bradley (Limpkin Tours) and it was outstanding. The cave itself is incredible in relation to other famous caves, with many amazing formations that are clearly still growing. It feels like an authentic experience as you need to swim into the cave and trek through waters within the cave. This is all aside from the archaeology of the cave which is well beyond anything you will see in any other cave tour.
Written January 27, 2022
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Aero3926
Midwest271 contributions
Jan 2022
The Mayan artifacts in the cave are in situ, never excavated. A really unique experience that shouldn’t be missed if you have the financial means and are physically capable of going.

Visiting this site requires an approved guide, and your guide will make a difference in your experience. Most guides seem to be about $240-250 Belize per person as of January 2022. If you can start a little earlier in the day, you will be in the cave when it is less crowded. You need to have a decent level of fitness to do this tour - multiple river crossings, going through portions of the cave in water up to the neck, climbing on slippery surfaces. Tours usually include lunch (but not a terribly filling one). There are toilets and separate shower/changing rooms at the start/finish parking lot. Closed toed shoes are a must. Not suitable for younger children.
Written January 18, 2022
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TMH
Colorado3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
First, if you are a family, a couple or an individual that enjoys an adventure, this is a special one. The walk to the cave entrance crosses the river three times allowing multiple opportunities for birding, and appreciating the jungle flora and fauna. All while keeping cool from multiple river crossings.
Geologically the cave itself something special to behold. Historically, it does not get much better than this being at the site where the Maya child sacrifices were made and the vessels and skeletons remain .
Adventure seekers - this has plenty, if you’ve never explored a cave this is a great introduction. If a Member of your party suffers from fear of heights, claustrophobia, or is not a strong swimmer or panics easily Leave them at home. This is not a tour for them.
Our guide, Dr. Rafael also Known as “Doc” was fantastic. Incredible knowledge of not only the case but of Maya history. Literally a walking Maya wikipedia. He is one of the original guides and his passion is infectious! A full day trip that is a living museum with a great adventure to boot.
Written December 30, 2021
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Lisa S
Missoula, MT69 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Wanna channel your inner Indiana Jones? If so, this trip is for you. Scale sparkling carbonate cave walls, clamber over rushing boulders, squeeze through watery crevices and tiptoe around pottery shards and preserved skeletons. Eddie inspired confidence in our group, ages 28-78, to make this physically demanding journey. The mammoth chambers covered with glistening formations led to an archaeologically rich site. This is the caliber of a World Heritage venue. if you only have time for one activity - this is it!
Written December 29, 2021
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Demosthenes88
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
Nov 2021
Unbelievable tour. You get a jungle hike, cave spelunking, and an untouched archeological site all in one. This is an absolute MUST if you have a sense of adventure and enjoy exploring. Everything about it was magical.
Written December 6, 2021
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cassowaryfri
6 contributions
Nov 2021
The experience is fantastic, everything written about it is true. It's physically taxing, some passage way is very narrow, and you do need to swim a couple of times and climb up some high steps. Also, for the last part, wearing socks is for the protection of your own feet. Our tour guide said it's optional (he went bare feet) so we chose to go bare feet too, mistake. The ground is rough.
Written November 28, 2021
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