Actun Tunichil Muknal

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San Ignacio: Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave Full-Day Tour

1. San Ignacio: Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave Full-Day Tour

Depart from San Ignacio and head to the starting point for your hike. Make your first river crossing band hike to the cave entrance for a safety demonstration. Make your way into the cave, swimming and then walking through the main water passage until you reach the boulder and head to the dry chamber. To enter the chamber, you will be required to slip off your shoes in order to protect the cave. Marvel at the cave's artifacts, most of which have been calcified into the ground, unmoved even by archaeologists. Hear your guides talk about the rituals and ceremonies, bloodletting offerings, food offerings and human offerings, including the 15 human remains uncovered by archaeologists. To access the last chamber, you will climb up a ladder to see a full skeletal remains before exiting the cave in the same way you came in. You will hike back to the parking lot before replenishing yourself with lunch and returning to San Ignacio.

Belize City: Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Full Day Tour

2. Belize City: Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Full Day Tour

Embrace your adventurous spirit and enter the Mayan underworld at ATM Cave. See Mayan artifacts and swim in the blue waters in Actun Tunichil Mukna Cave. Your day trip includes hotel pickup, as well as lunch and snacks. Departing from Belize City hotels, head to the starting point for your hike. Make your first river crossing and hike 30 minutes to the cave entrance for a safety demonstration and explanation of what to expect on your ATM Cave tour. Enter the cave by swimming and then walking through the main water passage until you reach the dry chamber. To enter the chamber, you will be required to remove your shoes to protect the cave from damage and erosion. Marvel at the cave's Mayan artifacts, most of which are calcified into the ground, unmoved even by archaeologists. Listen to your guide talk about the rituals and ceremonies, bloodletting offerings, food offerings, and human offerings, including the 15 human remains uncovered by archaeologists. Climb a ladder to access the last chamber to see full skeletal remains before exiting the cave the same way you came in. Hike back to the parking lot before replenishing yourself with lunch and returning to your Belize City hotel.

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What people are saying about Actun Tunichil Muknal

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Even though we started a bit later because we waited for another group and since we also were understanding english the language was changed to English to make it more confortable for the guide, we had a great experience and we were happy with the tour, explanations and food. Thanks!

Excellent! Our driver and tour guide, Eddy, was outstanding. He was friendly, knowledgeable and came with extensive experience. The ATM cave is a must do excursion. The lunch that followed was very good and very well organized. Highly recommend this tour and company.

Loved climbing over rocks and swimming through the caves. The Mayan history is very interesting. Edward was a great guide, showing me the way at each stage, friendly and helpful.

We had such an amazing time! Francisco was the best guide ever! We will never forget this adventure and would highly recommend!

Our guide was Rafael and he was excellent! The whole experience was a once in a lifetime experience.