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Actun Tunichil Muknal
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave from San Ignacio
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Cayo
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Owner description: This remote cave is filled with relics left over from the Mayans.
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had a fantastic tour with Carlos Panti. He is clearly passionate about the cave and the entire area, and that makes for both an exciting and very informative experience. The hike to the cave and the caving itself are at a slow enough pace that Carlos has a chance to cover every aspect – archaeology, geology, biology, etc. Can't recommend him highly enough. His email is carlos.caveguide@yahoo.com, and you can call him at 501/669-7619 or 501/668-5552.

2  Thank ajabroad
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you are in the area and want the experience of a lifetime, this is for you. Being 58 and in fair shape, I was apprehensive about this tour. Thanks to Carlos Panti and his great lead, I was able to conquer this challenging and exciting tour. This tour is rated #1 for good reason and you will not be disappointed. You will swim, crawl and climb your way deep within the cave and experience incredible Myan artifacts and remains up close and personal. Carlos is an incredible guide and we were totally entertained from start to finish. This experience is over the top. Thank you Carlos for an adventure of a lifetime. The Cave Queen.

1  Thank Mary Helen C
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Our tour guide Danny was awesome! He works with Mayan heart world a small what looks like a mom and pop tour guide service. Which cost us around $80. And was worth every penny! After a 45min hike through the jungle we jumped in the water and swam into the cave. Once in the cave the adventure starts! Danny knew everything about the cave and gave us so much information. Artifacts date back around 700Ad. No need to say any more... If u have the opportunity make sure to do it!!!

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

While in Belize last week my cousin and I had done every possible activity/tour. The ATM tour was by far our favorite. With Goonies being my all time favorite movie, this was a real life Goonies experience, with the main attraction being in an ancient spiritual place of the Mayans. Be prepared to get wet and muddy, crawl and swim and just be amazed and in awe of the sights. I would suggest wearing water shoes (& socks) with tread, board shorts and a t-shirt. Gonzo was our tour guide and was quite entertaining while teaching us interesting facts about the Mayans. If there was only one activity/tour you can do while in Belize, this by far is the one I would suggest.

1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The ATM cave tour is one of the most amazing adventures my wife and I have ever been on....I left feeling completely humbled, and lucky to have been a witness to such a mystical/spiritual place...I kept wondering how it was possible for me to gain access to priceless national treasure with minimal interference......Carlos is incredibly knowledgeable about the local flora/fauna, as well as the Mayan culture. I truly feel that we were given a far superior tour with Carlos. This tour is not as difficult as most would have you believe. If you are reasonably fit, and coordinated you will have no problems.....Expect to get wet! The water is amazingly clear, and warm...Do not hesitate! This tour is a once in a lifetime privilege...

5  Thank bobertslobert
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