As you venture deeper, the skulls and skeletons of sacrificial victims compete for space with more artifacts and stalagmites while beautiful, multi hued stalactites adorn cathedral like ceilings.
The highlight of the tour is the famous Crystal Maiden, from which this Belize cave gets one of its nicknames. The intact skeleton of a young sacrificial victim has over the years been coated with a sparkling crystal carbonate, giving her an eerie sparkle that shimmers in the torchlight.
With its combination of natural beauty and the wealth of relics left behind from mysterious Maya ceremonies, a visit to Actun Tunichil Muknal is an experience guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories and a rare, in-depth look into the life of Belize?s ancient Maya.
Belize/Guatemala tours has been helping visitors discover Actun Tunichil Muknal since it was first opened to the public, and we are committed to ensuring that it remains preserved in its pristine state for the enjoyment of future guests. The Actun Tunichil Muknal tour requires a reasonable level of fitness, and you will be given headlamps and necessary equipment as well as the help of licenced naturalist guides who will assist you throughout this amazing journey into the fascinating underworld of the ancient Maya.
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Sub-tropical broadleaf forest and wet cave river system
Short or long pants and sturdy protective footwear – sleeve lengths optional
What to bring Along
Socks*, Hat, extra clothes, water, and insect repellant.
Note Children under 10 are not allowed to do this tour.