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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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This place is insane! I am still blown away that tourists can enter and explore this cave with all the pots, skeletal remains and beautiful crystallised formations. If you are... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2015
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

This place is insane! I am still blown away that tourists can enter and explore this cave with all the pots, skeletal remains and beautiful crystallised formations. If you are looking for a single tour to do while around San Ignacio I would highly recommend that you do this. We completed our tour through Mayawalks Tours and the entire experience... More 

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2 Thank Justin T
Crowley, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This was one of my favorite excursions. Caves and their history about how they were formed and how they were used is so interesting . The current was strong the day we went so we had to work hard to get into the cave but after that it was all just walking and climbing. A must do excursion.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

1: I don't think there any other place on this planet where you climb through a river in a cave, climb rocks and have archaeological features. 2: Must go in the cave with a registered guide. 3: You should be physically fit for this tour. 4: Walk in the cave and in the river. 5: Need hiking shoes, water shoes... More 

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2 Thank RichardPangea
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This was one of the remarkable tours of my life. My wife and I are not exactly outdoor adventure types -- we are 57 year old writers from the wilds of NYC -- but the rigors of swimming, walking, climbing, swimming some more and crossing a river with a slippery base were thrilling. Brainard was a perfect guide; knowledgeable, patient,... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Treking through rain forest, wading through rivers, swimming in cave rivers, climbing through chambers... all to reach mayan remains, 1000s of years old. Totally amazing!

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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing experience. Martin from discovery expeditions was our tour guide today and he did a fantastic job. He was very friendly and well educated about the area. Bring a spare change of clothes for afterwards, you will get wet walking through a river and even swimming through parts of the cave. Also bring a good pair of... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This was an extraordinary experience--very adventurous and yes...very Indiana Jones. To get to Actun we had to take a flight in a small plane, a van ride into the jungle, then hike into the jungle to the mouth of the Actun caves. To enter the cave we had to jump in and swim. The water was warm and the cave... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Unique is a word that is bandied about freely, but this experience really was like nothing else I have ever done before or since. Delving into a jungle cave, paddling, wading and swimming through water, scrambling over rocks and finally discovering beautiful rock formations and the haunting vision of a crystallised skeleton...if you are in (or even near) San Ignacio... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

This was an intense experience. I went crazy trying to find as much information about this as I could beforehand. This attraction is one of the best known and amazing in Belize. DO NOT SKIP THIS! Absolutely incredible. I can't believe the general public is allowed to experience this.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I went to ATM cave in April 2010 with my classmates on a school trip to Belize. We hiked about 1 1/2 hours through rivers and jungle, where I saw leaf cuter ants, wild pineapple and huge trees! We reached the cave and I was in awe! We explored the cave with our guide and we wore head lamps because... More 

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