Actun Tunichil Muknal, Cayo

4.9
#2 of 21 in Nature in Cayo
Embark on an adventurous hike through Actun Tunichil Muknal, a cave brimming with Mayan history. Be aware that traversing the cave requires a decent level of fitness, as you'll find yourself climbing, squeezing through tight spaces, and in rare cases swimming to explore the sites. The cave system spreads through about 4.8 km (3 mi) with a river flowing through it for approximately 3.2 km (2 mi). Be on the lookout for large spiders, freshwater crabs, and lots of bats. The highlight for most visitors is the undisturbed skeletal remains and pottery of Mayan origin, such as the "crystal maiden," whose calcified bones give off a crystalized, sparkly appearance. Arrange to visit Actun Tunichil Muknal and other attractions in Cayo using our Cayo trip maker site .
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  • To access the cave, you need to swim a river, wade through flooded sections, climb rockfalls, and squeeze through tight spaces between rocks while you're in neck-deep water. Wear shorts and a t-shirt ...  more »
  • Wear clothes that you can stay wet in all day! No walking around in bathing suits. It’s not permitted This was so amazing and so much fun. Challenging in some areas and you stay in water the entire ti...  more »
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