Discover the fascinating culture of the ancient Mayan culture when you take you this brilliant trip to the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. You will travel back in time to experience macabre traditions and come face to face with scary skeletons.
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Trip
We will pick you up at 8 a.m from your hotel in San Ignacio before setting off for Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, about an hour and a half away. This is one of the most visited Mayan archaeological sites in all of Belize.
Inside the cave, we will discover how the Mayans understood and worshipped death. You will encounter human skeletons over a thousand years old. All of them were victims of sacrifices in honor of the god Chaac.
During the walk through the different parts of the cave, we will see up to 14 sets of human remains. You will hear all about why they were buried in Actun Tunichil Muknal. You will also learn about the history of the iconic Crystal Maiden and find out why people were buried next to pieces of pottery and clay.
After this amazing three hour tour, we will head back outside and enjoy a lunch consisting of rice, beans, chicken and fried plantain. Finally, we return to San Ignacio and accompany you back to your accommodation where the excursion finishes at 5 pm.
Who can take part in the activity?
The minimum height is 1 meter (3.2 feet tall). You must also be able to swim.
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.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).