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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) is one of the most popular and impressive Maya ceremonial caves ever found. ATM was in use during the early classic period, which dates to around 300-600AD. The caving part of the tour, takes you through a subterranean river, over (and under) more than a few rocks and into the main chamber. The ATM Cave is a wet cave – you swim into the mouth and then wade through ankle to chest high water before climbing to a intricate passageways of dry chambers which lead to the cathedral-like main hall, a towering chamber 350 metres in length and 50mteres wide and filled with artefacts and sacrificial remains. After this another climb takes you to the stone chamber where the Crystal Maiden lies, this is the skeleton of a teenage girl who was sacrificed and left in the cave. Over thousands of years her remains have been covered by a layer of diamond like limestone. The Mayas sacrificed humans in the hopes of appeasing the gods and bringing fertility to the land.
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- 1Actun Tunichil MuknalStop: 5 hours - Admission includedTake a journey into the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre”, will be one of the most enlightening, epic, and unique experiences of your life. Leave the world of the living behind as you venture into the heart of the ATM Cave with your licensed guide.Read more
- Air-conditioned vehicle
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- Bottled water
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Actun Tunichil Muknal
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Literally crawling through tight spaces in a dark cave, often in water, sometimes up to your neck! Be aware of how intense this tour is, as it's definitely not for everyone. We had a group of very adventurous young adults, plus two teens and two older adults, and they all said…
Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Get To Know Belize Adventures
So much fun
We were originally supposed to do the ATM cave... they had been flooded from rains so We saw the Altun Ha Ruins and…
Amazing place, great tour!
My wife and I booked a tour of the Xunantunich ruins and Get To Know Belize is a great outfit! The tour was very o…
Unforgettable and perfect!
How do I start? We booked one tour for my birthday to go fishing and snorkeling. Josie was extremely helpful and re…
Not for the inexperienced.
Guides offered minimal instruction to new folks. About 20% came in early. Not an easy swim. Not for kids. Water w…
The Medz and Jeff Show
We booked this trip through Josie who was exceedingly helpful in matching what we wanted to do with one of their tr…
There was a nice easy hike to the cave and our guide was very knowledgeable of the history and fauna
Excellent tour. Staff was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Josephine helped book our tour was gre…
Cindy’s 65th birthday
We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend Ella Cool Spot when visiting Belize. Ella, her husband and oth…
Adventuring at its best!
Had a great time visiting this cave. Its extraordinary!! The guide was knowledgeable and made the experience enjoy…
Amazing coral reefs and fish
Mets and Jeff were great. Jeff got in the water with us and pointed out things we might have missed. Saw two beau…
Excellent Staff - responsive to needs
we actually only used this service for a ride from the Muy'Ono resort to the Degringa airport (the hotel wanted $75…
Highly recommend this tour company!!
Captain Medz and first mate Jeff made the tour a fantastic one! From the moment they picked us up they were polite,…
Great time, with very good guides that know the cave systems and surrounding areas. Bring bug spray and good water …
Even on a cloudy day
Mez and his cousin really made this trip a very memorable experience. He was full of fun facts and history of Beliz…
Beaches & Dreams 1/2 Day Snorkel outing
Service was good - we went out with Steven and Kirk - Steven was the captain - Kirk was the snorkel guide. Both wer…
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