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Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
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+501 625-6976

This remote cave is filled with relics left over from the Mayans.

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I can't believe they let tourists into this place. Words don't begin to describe how awesome this place is. The caving all by itself would be awesome, and then you get to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Needham, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I can't believe they let tourists into this place. Words don't begin to describe how awesome this place is. The caving all by itself would be awesome, and then you get to the Maya ceremonial site, and then you see the bones and skeletons. This is a must do activity if you're in Belize.

Thank kruddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you're lucky enough to partake in this experience, it is a highly adventurous, strenuous, exciting journey into and out of the cave, all the time wading in the river, navigating the stalagmites, until you get to the climax-- the 1000 year old ritual area with actual intact skeletons and pottery.

1 Thank Brian C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I wrote a longer review on Mayawalks' (tour company) page, but just came here to say, DO IT! I am scared of everything - the cold, caves, the dark, bats, skeletons, but just do it! It really wasn't scary at all. When you are with you're group of 6-8 people, it isn't scary. Would recommend leggings for girls if you... More 

1 Thank Kelly K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our (just about adult) kids came out saying that this was possibly one of the best adventures that they have ever had. The water was extremely high when we went (the cave had been closed the day before b/c the water was so high), which added to both the fun and the challenge. Pushing through the water was sometimes hard... More 

2 Thank Kate3717
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just went on a tour here. It was great. Only downside is that you are not allowed to bring a camera with you on the trip. All belongings need to stay behind in the vehicles (which are safe). A tourist 4 years back dropped their camera on one of the skeletons artifacts and it broke the... More 

Thank Charlene R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our family of 5 (ages 12-49) did the ATM Cave tour during our recent visit to Belize. It was incredible and a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend it for the adventure, the viewing of artifacts, stalagmites and stalactites, bats, colorful rock formations, and learning about the history of the cave. I usually experience claustrophobia and was worried about that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went her with family 14 and up. Amazing experience and so interesting. This is a challenging cave experience with swimming, climbing and exploring. I brought a powerful dive light and that was very useful. The calcified skeletal remains were very cool and the kids loved the overall experience. Our guide was an archeologist that came home from University in Albuquerque... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to book this tour based on the recommendation of another couple and we're so glad that we did because the experience was truly amazing! This tour combines hiking, swimming, and rock climbing inside a cave. Had we known how extensive the workout would be, we probably would've skipped it. Luckily we had no idea. Both of us were... More 

1 Thank Jackie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is an amazing experience. You have to work a little for it though. It is cold and a very minimal amount of climbing and swimming. Plan on getting dirty. Seeing the relics was humbling o realize someone else's religious beliefs. You can't take pictures due others causing problems so no printable memories but I would still recommend it.

Thank cynthia s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We did the Acrun Tunichi Muknal caved with Mayawalk. It was an awesome experience. The caves are absolutely amazing and it was fun climbing and swimming through the cave to get to the artefacts. The pinnacle of the tour was definitely the 1000 year old artefacts from the Mayans. People of all levels of fitness were able to complete all... More 

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