Actun Tunichil Muknal
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Overall rating
5 / 5
based on 30 reviews

This was with Belize Caving Expeditions and they did a great job guiding and explaining the history of the Mayan culture/religious practice during the tour. Life jackets included. Eat and drink before you go because food is only offered after the tour. Water bottle given for the hike to the caves but cannot be brought into the caves. Pit stop at a market maybe a couple of miles before the entrance to hike to the caves for snacks/bathroom/shoes you need to buy because you forgot watershoes. Essentially an easy, flat walk (or running because of mosquitoes, depending on time of year) to the caves. They ask you don't wear sun screen or repellent because you wade/swim across rivers and it washes off anyway, so youd be harming the ecosystem for no reason. They also say you can wear repellent if you absolutely need to because you're being attacked by mosquitoes during wet season (I went during dry season). FYI, my host could have gotten me a better deal than buying tickets online ;)

The tour itself is one of the best tours I have ever been on. It is a shame the governing control group does not allow you to bring cameras, but it is understandable. You start off by trekking through the jungle, having to cross three rivers of varying depths. You have to actually swim through the entrance of the cave. And then your journey through the cake it was a combination of wading water and climbing rocks. You’ll have to leave your shoes in the part of the cave just before the Mayan artifacts. I recommend this excursion to anyone who is physically able and searching for a bit of adventure.

What an adventure! We loved the nature and cultural aspects of the tour. It was fun crossing the rivers and squeezing into crevices in the cave. The Mayan artifacts and sacrificial ruins were surreal. So much more interesting seeing these pieces of history where they existed instead of in a museum. We were exhausted at the end of the day but it was so worth it. Five star rating from me and my two teenage kids. Highly recommend for those that are active and adventurous. The only room for improvement was the van was very noisy and rattling because of some missing screws on the interior coverings.

Such an incredible experience! Our driver Jeremy and our tour guide Gliss were both amazing. They both did a great job at making us feel comfortable and secure. The tour itself is like nothing we have ever done before. It was very raw and felt like a real adventure. It involved swimming, climbing, and squeezing through small crevices. This is not something I would suggest for people who are afraid of heights, the dark, or small/ enclosed spaces. However, if you are adventurous and looking for an unforgettable experience I would highly recommend this tour.

This is a MUST DO experience if you are in Belize. I can't even begin to explain how incredible this experience was. The cave while you're in the water is just beautiful and then the Mayan artifacts/skeletons in the dry portion of the cave are unlike anything you'll see anywhere else. We were originally worried about the "swimming" requirement, but your head will never go below water and life vests are provided if you are not a strong swimmer.