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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

    Your tour will begin as you depart San Ignacio at 8:00AM, before heading to your hike starting point. You will make your first river crossing before hiking for 45 minutes to the cave entrance, where you will listen to some safety tips and learn how to use your equipment. You will then 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. Most of the cave's artifacts have been calcified into the ground, unmoved even by archaeologists, this is a living museum. You will hear your guides talk about the rituals and ceremonies, bloodletting offerings, food offerings and human offerings. The cave contains a total of 15 human remains, five of them still visible, which have been uncovered by archaeologists. To ac...

    My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour with our driver Jeremy and guide Fernando. Fernando was knowledgeable and attentive to our safety while we were in the cave. I was concerned about the river crossings and some of the physical demands required of this tour but Fernando was helpful. I know some others complain about the bumpy ride but it's nothing compared to the drive out to Caracol. The food and rum punch was a life saver after such an exhausting day! All in all, it was a great experience and a must-do adventure if you are in Belize.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 38 reviews

My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour with our driver Jeremy and guide Fernando. Fernando was knowledgeable and attentive to our safety while we were in the cave. I was concerned about the river crossings and some of the physical demands required of this tour but Fernando was helpful. I know some others complain about the bumpy ride but it's nothing compared to the drive out to Caracol. The food and rum punch was a life saver after such an exhausting day! All in all, it was a great experience and a must-do adventure if you are in Belize.

We had an amazing tour w Jeremy and Edward. Edward was so knowledgeable about every part of the tour. He gave knowledge about the jungle surroundings on the way to the cave such as medicinal plants and the insects. We ate termites for the first time! Once in the cave he was very attentive to safety and the where we where. His knowledge was the best! We will definitely get ahold of him again for a camping trip! Jeremy thank you for the ride and the awesome lunch and rum punch!

Everyone from our driver to the guides, was fantastic. They were kind, patient, interactive, and very safe. My husband (54), son (14 y.o), and myself (40) had a great time. It was physically taxing, so please take care to bring good shoes, a towel, and dry clothes to change into after your adventure.

This tour was was much more fun than we expected! Hands down the best tour we’ve gone on, and we’re well traveled. Our tour guide, Ben Cruze, was a fantastic person and knowledgeable guide. I’d recommend this in a heartbeat!

Our guide was EXCELLENT!!! Fantastic tour. The walk in the jungle was no big deal and the water was easily navigable. Highly recommended!!