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San Ignacio, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Explore the cave of the crystal sepulcher on a full-day tour to Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio, and discover a spiritual site that was sacred to the ancient Maya. Learn about the traditions and rites that took place in the cave system and visit the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim as you hike deep into the cave with a professional guide. Swim through a spring-fed pool, and follow tunnels, passageways and yawning chambers lined with stalactites, stalagmites, ancient ceramics and stoneware.
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Explore the cave with an expert, specially licensed guide
Includes transportation to and from our office in San Ignacio
All necessary equipment
Lunch with a drink
Rum punch
3-hour walking tour of cave system
Hotel pickup and drop-off only if requested

Departure Point

19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize

Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cancellations only due to severe rain or flooding
  • Guests must wear appropriate shoes for walking through jungle and water
  • Guests must bring a pair of socks for the dry chamber in the cave
  • Minimum height requirement is 40inches
  • Vegetarian meal option available upon request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MayaWalk Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Highlight of our trip
, Aug 2021
Our tour of ATM cave with Eric was the highlight of our trip! Eric was very educational and made sure that we had fun the entire time. Also, lunch was delicious!
An experience you will not forget!
, Jul 2021
You MUST book a tour of the ATM Caves with Juan Carlos (AKA Dos Carlos) you will not regret it! The experience exceeded my expectations, Juan Carlos is hilarious sweet and extremely knowledgeable, and the lunch is PHENOMENAL (especially the rum punch!)
Unforgetable Experience-A must do!
, Jul 2021
Be sure to bring water shoes or sneakers if you do not mind getting them wet, a pair of socks, shorts or tights that you do no mind getting damaged. I wore water shoes, shorts and a tee shirt. Side Note: you cannot bring anything else because of dumb tourist who damaged precious artifacts in the cave. ATM Caves is a MUST DO IF YOU ARE IN BELIZE!!! It requires you to swim (they do provide you with life jackets), hike, cave/rock climb but you learn so much about the ceremonial practices and see so much history. TRULY AN AMAZING AND UNFORGETABLE EXPEREINCE. Some say that it gets cold in the cave but I did not experience that and I’m always cold. Additionally, our tour guide Hue was so patient and knowledgeable about everything. We also traveled with another tour guide on our bus, Hector, who was so funny and was entertaining us with his ‘dad jokes’. A perfect end to a perfect day. Lunch was provided by the tour with stewed chicken, rice and beans, coleslaw, plantain, water and with rum punch. Also, special shout out to Ben our driver!
, Jul 2021
100% recommend this company we arranged to get picked up for most our tours and I’m glad because we were located up a huge hill. Our guide was Juan Carlos and was full of information. I previously was recovering from an accident i had a few years ago so I knew I had limitations in terms of mobility and energy. I bought the keen sandals and I’m so glad I did. I also took a five hour energy drink before we started. Def not recommended for people who don’t like small spaces at times and can’t climb up and down rocks. I took my time making sure I didn’t lose my balance and successfully had a wonderful time and was in awe by all the stories and surprises in there. I was worried I’d see spiders and snakes I don’t know why I thought the worst but nothing but little fishes swimming and minding their business as you get through the cave. By far my favorite thing I did besides the Mexico Rocks Snorkel in San Pedro
Fun day!
, Jun 2021
Had a great day with Juan Carlo! Had so so much fun exploring this cave with my friends. I hope they never change the nature of this adventurous trip! Highly recommend Mayawalk! Definitely do not miss the atm cave!
One of the coolest things I’ve done!
, Jun 2021
It was one of the best experiences! Our tour guide Eric made the experience engaging, fun, and knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour to anyone who like adventurous and able bodied as there is a lot of swimming and climbing up/down.
Amazing!! Great Guides.
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide, Hugh, was excellent on information/history and guiding us through the cave. We had an absolutely excellent experience. Thanks, Santiago, for the good driving, food and hospitality.
Worth every penny
, May 2021
Great experience and would recommend to anyone. Worth e every penny. Our guide, Hector, was great and very knowledgeable.
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Incredible Experiece w/ Juan Carlos
, Apr 2021
At first, I was a little skeptical of this adventure, as one of my friends chose this activity. This was the highlight of our time in San Ignacio. I HIGHLY recommend Juan Carlos as a tour guide. He was amazing and knew so many facts. He was patient with our group and helped us all as we had a range of swimming levels. We chatted like old friends and it made our time doing the ATM tour one to remember. The lunch post-tour was also super delicious and they provided hotel pick-up and drop-off. If you are in San Ignacio at all, I'd recommend taking an entire day to do this tour.
Enthralling tour, easily the coolest place I’ve ever been
, Dec 2020
This is easily the coolest thing I’ve ever done. The hike begins with an easy water crossing and then a chill 1 mile walk through the jungle with two other river crossings. The adventure begins at the cave entrance when you jump into the refreshing blue water. From there you are in the water for the next quarter mile. The cave is cavernous and beautiful, filled with incredible rock formations. There are some spots where you go through narrow passes but nothing is too challenging. At the quarter mile point, you climb up on the ledge and follow the path of the Mayas, entering a living museum. The cave is filled with thousands of ceramics and several human skeletons. Our guides, Eric and Hector, told us many stories about why the Maya entered the cave and about their belief systems and culture. The entire tour you are surrounded by an absolutely surreal landscape that feels like you are truly in the center of the earth. On the way out, we took some more fun routes slipping down natural rock slides and swimming in the pool outside the cave. Our tour finished with a delicious chicken and rice lunch. When you come here, please do so with extreme respect for this place. Some of the cultural remains have been destroyed by careless visitors. No other place like this exists on earth.

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