Discover the secrets of the ancient Mayan civilization when you take this fascinating trip to the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. You will encounter spooky human remains and hear the macabre stories behind them.
Actun Tunichil Muknal Trip
We will pick you up at 8 a.m from your hotel in Belize City before setting off for the Montaña del Tapir Nature Reserve, about a one hour and forty minutes drive away. There you will find the amazing Actun Tunichil Muknal, one of the most visited caves in the country!
Inside, among the tunnels and grottoes, we'll encounter 14 human skeletons that date back over a thousand years old. All of them were victims of one of the most deeply rooted traditions among the Mayas: the sacrifices in honor of the God Chaac.
For three hours we will explore the different areas of Actun Tunichil Muknal. In one of them, we will find the remains of the iconic Crystal Maiden. You will also hear all about why she was buried next to ceramic pieces.
Back outside, we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a lunch consisting of rice, beans, chicken, and fried plantain. With our strength fully recharged, we will return to Belize City and accompany you back to your hotel where the tour finishes at around 5 pm.
Who can take part in the activity?
The minimum height is 1 meter (3.2 feet). You must also know how to swim.
Alternative departure points
If you prefer we also offer a trip to the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave from San Ignacio.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 12 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 125
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick and drop off.
Transport by bus or minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).