San Ignacio: Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave Full-Day Tour
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 8 hours
The tour itself is one of the best tours I have ever been on. It is a shame the governing control group does not allow you to bring cameras, but it is understandable. You start off by trekking through the jungle, having to cross three rivers of varying depths. You have to actually swim through the entrance of the cave. And then your journey through the cake it was a combination of wading water and climbing rocks. You’ll have to leave your shoes in the part of the cave just before the Mayan artifacts. I recommend this excursion to anyone who is physically able and searching for a bit of adventure.
What an adventure! We loved the nature and cultural aspects of the tour. It was fun crossing the rivers and squeezing into crevices in the cave. The Mayan artifacts and sacrificial ruins were surreal. So much more interesting seeing these pieces of history where they existed instead of in a museum. We were exhausted at the end of the day but it was so worth it. Five star rating from me and my two teenage kids. Highly recommend for those that are active and adventurous. The only room for improvement was the van was very noisy and rattling because of some missing screws on the interior coverings.
Such an incredible experience! Our driver Jeremy and our tour guide Gliss were both amazing. They both did a great job at making us feel comfortable and secure. The tour itself is like nothing we have ever done before. It was very raw and felt like a real adventure. It involved swimming, climbing, and squeezing through small crevices. This is not something I would suggest for people who are afraid of heights, the dark, or small/ enclosed spaces. However, if you are adventurous and looking for an unforgettable experience I would highly recommend this tour.
This is a MUST DO experience if you are in Belize. I can't even begin to explain how incredible this experience was. The cave while you're in the water is just beautiful and then the Mayan artifacts/skeletons in the dry portion of the cave are unlike anything you'll see anywhere else. We were originally worried about the "swimming" requirement, but your head will never go below water and life vests are provided if you are not a strong swimmer.
Well organized, knowledgeable and friendly guides, well kept/clean area, very interesting tour. Was not physically difficult. Some areas were tight, but several full-sized people were on the tour and seemed to be fine. Overall a highlight of my trip to Belize and highly recommend to others.