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Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
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+501 625-6976
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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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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour from San Ignacio
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

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This was the experience of a lifetime. You get to cross a river three times during your 45 minute hike in to the cave entrance and immediately you swim inside to behold the... read more

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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This was the experience of a lifetime. You get to cross a river three times during your 45 minute hike in to the cave entrance and immediately you swim inside to behold the beauty of this underground cavern. Our guide, Ben, was so knowledgeable and helped us each step of the way by helping us know where we can/can't step,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week in Belize. We spent our first 3 nights at the Dream Valley Lodge in Tea Kettle Villlage right across the street from the entrance to ATM. I highly recommend staying there! To be honest, I don't know why anyone would go to Belize without going to ATM caves. We went with kids ages 10, 13, 14,... More 

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Calgary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: - very cool - adventurous - not too commercialized or touristy (yet!) - exhilarating Cons: - You might not like this if you can't swim, are claustrophobic, don't like being wet most of the time, or can't climb rocks/ladders/boulders, or are afraid of getting hurt - no cameras (though is that really a bad thing?) Remember: - bring water... More 

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Thank kcyho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ATM was an awesome tour through beautiful caverns. It was far beyond what I expected to experience. It's challenging in some areas as some parts are narrow and there's some climbing but it's an experience like no other. Be prepared to get wet and bring socks to wear in the cathedral area of the cavern. I wouldn't recommend this for... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was THE MOST EXHILARATING Experience I have ever done in my simple life. It was more physical than I could imagine, but the adrenaline overcomes everything and the guides are very patient and helpful. You can do this and you'll be so glad you did. It's the only place in the world and a chance of a lifetime. Like... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could not have been more helpful. A knowledgable tour guide, relatable to both my 7 year old daughter and 77 year old dad. The tour itself is not to be missed for any first timers to Belize. Current is strong at a couple of points but M daughter was able to hang on to Juan Carlos' backpack as a water... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting San Ignacio we took Actun Tunichil Muknal cave tour and tour to Lamanai Archeological Zone. ATM cave is amazing and fascinating. First walking in crystal water in underground corridors. Then visiting upper chamber with Mayan artefacts where you can see skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. And finally "The Crystal Maiden", the skeleton of a teenage boy, possibly a sacrifice victim,... More 

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South Colton, New York
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had no real idea of what we were going to experience at ATM. Wear comfortable clothes, socks and sneakers for hiking to and climbing inside the cave. You don't really need a swimsuit but most people had one on underneath there clothes. Have dry clothes when you are done - there are bathrooms available to change. It was a... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The best thing I have done in Belize. Be an archeologist and visit this living museum! It starts with an adventurous swim into a cave and ends with a typical Belizian lunch, rice and beans (and rum). Oh yeah, and there are crystal coated Mayan sacrificed skeletons in between!!!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Please note that it is a very vigorous excursion. I would recommend shoes with great tread for you will be climbing and scaling large rock formations as well as trekking/ swimming through water. Expect a few bumps and possible bruises.

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