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MayaWalk Tours

San Ignacio, Belize
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About MayaWalk Tours
Mayawalk Tours is an eco-friendly, family owned, local tour operator based in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. We have been operating adventure tours since 1997, and we offer over a dozen adventure tours in Belize, with special emphasis on caving and canoeing tours. Our local guides are more than happy to share their knowledge about the archaeology and history of the sites that you will visit. Whether you are in the mood for a leisurely tour or a more rugged adventure, Mayawalk Tours can help you plan a special trip that you will remember for a lifetime.
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Ryan wrote a review Sep 24
Minneapolis, Minnesota6 contributions
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Gisele was such an amazing Tour Guide. She related to the group we were with and made the long bumpy ride very enjoyable and fun. We saw a lot of wildlife on the drive, and Caracol was one of the highlights of our entire trip. This is not one to miss if you are visiting Belize! The other tour guides were so helpful and knowledgeable. When touring in Belize you always have Stew Chicken for Lunch!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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prncssheba wrote a review Sep 24
Brooklyn, New York37 contributions4 helpful votes
Our driver James and our tour guide Hector were both incredible towards making this trip safe and fun. James drove us there safely over some pretty rough road and Hector was informative and entertaining while explaining all of the different parts of the cave. My understanding is that MayaWalk has been doing this tour since tours were allowed around 20 years ago so you know you’re in good hands. Our guide, Hector, said this was his 2,900+ tour into that cave. I also want to shout out to Chelsea for taking such good care of things on the admin side. She was lovely and well organized making planning and purchasing this excursion a breeze. I was admittedly nervous about this excursion since I’m not an outdoorsy person but everything turned out fine and I’m glad I pushed myself to do it. James and Hector were also great about quelling any fears I had and making sure I was comfortable. The cave itself is incredible and you spend most of the time wading through a crystal clear stream before climbing into the ceremonial chambers. I purchased waterproof hiking boots just for this adventure and I’m glad I did since there are tons of rocks and pebbles throughout. There is a section where socks but no shoes are required and I recommend wearing thick socks since you will be stepping on rough stones for part of it. I was nervous about the hike to the cave entrance but it’s a cleared pathway with tons of tree cover so it was probably the easiest part of the trip. The first of three times you cross the river it was neck high for me (I’m 5’ 2”) but it was still and clear so I was able to hop my way across without issue. The other two crossings the water hit my mid-calf. Something I wasn’t quite aware of beforehand is that you are expected to leave all of your belongings in the vehicle before making the 45 minute hike to the cave. The only thing you carry is your life vest (if needed) and a water bottle NO CAMERAS OR PHONES. Once you get to the cave, you leave your water bottle near the entrance, put on your helmet, then you’re off. If you have a snack or any important medications, you can give them to the tour guide who will have a dry bag with them throughout. Overall, this cave experience is exactly what you think it is in terms of being a once in a lifetime excursion you should absolutely take (if you’re physically up to it) when visiting Belize. Also, the lunch afterwards was delicious! And definitely well earned after such a strenuous adventure. In short, just do it!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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ctoth3 wrote a review Sep 21
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We had an amazing ATM cave tour with Juan Carlos. He made us feel super safe in the cave and learned SO much about the history and culture of the Mayans. As other reviewers have said, the ATM cave is a must visit in Belize! And I highly recommend Maya Walk for a fun and safe tour with extremely experienced guides. Juan Carlos has been a guide for the ATM cave since the 1990s!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Emily L wrote a review Sep 18
Colorado155 contributions28 helpful votes
We loved every minute of our experience with MayaWalk. We got to spend the day with Benjamin and Hugh. Benjamin was wonderful, picked us up from our lodge and had a great conversation with us. Hugh was an amazing guide- full of fun facts, stories, and a great enthusiasm. He was encouraging when I got a little nervous, and pushed our group to do some fun extra things together! ATM is incredible- swimming in the river, climbing into the cavern, and learning about Maya history. A truly surreal, once-in-a-lifetime experience. And the lunch after was great! Benjamin and Hugh even spotted some toucans in the distance and pointed them out to our group.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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sofia v wrote a review Sep 17
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Hugh was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of ATM and nearby Mayan sites. We learned a lot and had a nice family adventure exploring the cave
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Date of experience: September 2021
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