Actun Tunichil Muknal

The ATM is truly a sensational, riveting and unparalleled experience. It is the quintessential activity to do in Belize. The tour departs from the office at 7:30am with one hour drive and forty minutes flat jungle hike. You will spend about three hours in the cave viewing spectacular formations. The tour will culminate in the dry chamber as you will witness legit Mayan artifacts that are “untouched” and “undisturbed”. Non swimmers and those who are claustrophobic have done this tour with ease. We do emphasize it is a wet tour and there is agility and physicality involved, but the youngest that has done this amazing tour is a 4 year old, and the eldest being an 85 year old woman. You will get back to town around 4:30pm and the cost is $75 US dollars pp all inclusive

Detailed Notes: At Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, you will be amazed by the natural museum of Mayan relics left just as it was by the Maya 1400 years ago. Ceramic pots, skulls, and calcified skeletons will enthrall even the most experienced speleologist. Actun Tunichil Muknal “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher” is one of the most impressive caves in the Maya lowland. This cave is located in the heart of the Belizean rainforest, this cave was a sacred place to the prehistoric Maya of Belize, who first began to use the entrance during the early classic period (300-600 A.D.). It was not until the late terminal classic period (700-900 A.D.) that the Mayas traveled deeper into the cave to conduct their ceremonies. The cave system consists of a series of chambers, ending in a 300 by 50 meter cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place. Here you will be exposed to the individuals sacrificed to the gods of the underworld. Visitors to this cave have the unique opportunity to travel into the Maya past and witness a living museum where the human sacrifices and artifacts can be viewed in their original context. This is premier, world-class caving!