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With the hills, rivers, waterfalls, rain forest, and caves of Belize’s Cayo District all just a short hop away, San Ignacio town makes an ideal base for adrenaline addicts searching for adventure. From ziplining over the jungle canopy to spelunking through subterranean caves, here are a few of the outdoor activities on offer. 

Caving
Beneath the thick jungles of the Cayo District is a network of underground cave systems, many of which were used by the ancient Maya people for ceremonial purposes. Different caves offer different types of adventures. Some can be explored on cave tubing tours, allowing visitors to float through the hidden watery chambers. Others, such as Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), require more strenuous activities, such as swimming through watery channels, climbing up rocky ledges, squeezing through narrow passageways, and scrambling through chambers still strewn with Maya artifacts. 

Ziplining
There are few more exhilarating ways to take in the jungle scenery than hurtling over the forest canopy on a zipline. Swing from treetop platform to treetop platform on wires suspended high above the forest floor, admiring views of the rain forest normally available only to birds and high-climbing monkeys. 

Horseback Riding
The foothills, jungles, and riversides near San Ignacio are best explored by eco-friendly means, such as horseback riding. Hit the saddle for jungle treks that lead to caves, waterfalls, sinkholes, ancient burial chambers and temples, and elevated lookouts with panoramic views of the Maya ruin–dotted landscapes.

Canoeing and Kayaking
With waterways providing access to dense jungle areas that are otherwise difficult to reach, canoeing and kayaking simply make sense here. Paddle down the Macal, Belize, or Mopan River and look out for animals such as howler monkeys, toucans, and iguanas along the shoreline. Some paddling excursions venture inside Barton Creek Cave. During these adventure tours, participants navigate watery cave passages by the light of a headlamp, passing by crystal formations and remnants of old Maya sites. 

Exploring Maya Sites
The Maya civilization, which extended throughout much of Central America and reached its peak in the first millennium AD, was particularly concentrated in the Cayo District. Explore ancient archaeological sites, such as Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, and Caracol, where you can climb up old stone temples, wander across ancient plazas, and visit old tomb sites. 
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

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Explore the cave of the crystal sepulcher on a full-day tour to Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio, and discover a spiritual site that was sacred to the ancient Maya. Learn about the traditions and rites that took place in the cave system and visit the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim as you hike deep into the cave with a professional guide. Swim through a spring-fed pool, and follow tunnels, passageways and yawning chambers lined with stalactites, stalagmites, ancient ceramics and stoneware.
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  • 9 hours
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$125.00
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

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Journey into the heart of the Mayan underworld at the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave. Departing from San Ignacio, this guided, action-packed 9-hour tour kicks off with a 45-minute, physically intense jungle hike through the Tapir Nature Reserve to the entrance of the cave. Swim, climb, and spelunk your way through astonishing caverns into the depths of the cave, where you’ll get an up-close look at artifacts and offerings used in ancient Mayan ceremonies. Round-trip transport and riverside lunch are included. Please note this tour isn't recommended for those with a fear of enclosed spaces or heights.
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  • 9 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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$135.00
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Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining Through Belize

Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining Through Belize

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Float through a flooded cave system then soar through the jungle canopy on a full-day combination tubing and ziplining adventure from San Ignacio with a small group. Hike through a lush forest to reach the Caves Branch River, then float alongside your guide as you explore the natural formations, glittering crystals and stalactites inside a spacious series of caverns. Swap your inner tube for a harness, then strap in to a series of exciting ziplines that take you from tree to tree with a bird’s-eye view of the forest floor. 
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  • 8 hours
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$153.85
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Xunantunich Riding tour

Xunantunich Riding tour

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Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 4 hours
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$90.00
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San Ignacio to Belize City International Airport

San Ignacio to Belize City International Airport

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Belize Ground Shuttle is a professional shuttle company operating daily shared shuttle service for travelers between San Ignacio and the Belize International Airport (BZE). Ride in style and comfort in our brand new vans. We offer regularly scheduled shuttle runs to and from the airport for all international travelers. Spaces are limited on each shuttle run, so book early. All shuttles feature free WiFi, water, air conditioning, and a professional driver. You should be at the airport at least two hour prior to your flight departure. Please select the shuttle departure time that fits your schedule. *Drop off at the Belize City water taxi terminal and municipal airstrip available upon request. Additional fees may apply. Please inquire
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  • 2 hours
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$90.00
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Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

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Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this day trip from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide takes you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and leads you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$145.00
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Private Transfer San Ignacio Hotel to Belize International Airport or water taxi

Private Transfer San Ignacio Hotel to Belize International Airport or water taxi

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Enjoy an easy, economical exit from Belize with this shared departure transfer from your San Ignacio hotel to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). This prompt, door-to-door shuttle service will pick you up at your hotel and take you directly to the international airport near Belize City, approximately a 1.5-hour ride.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$70.00
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Caracol Day Trip & Mountain Pine Ridge from San Ignacio

Caracol Day Trip & Mountain Pine Ridge from San Ignacio

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Awaken your inner archaeologist as you explore the sprawling Mayan ruins of Caracol. Departing from San Ignacio, you’ll journey deep into the jungles of Belize to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve — home to one of the largest Mayan sites in the country. Your expert guide will illuminate the fascinating history of Caracol, which was once a mighty city and a rival of neighboring Tikal in Guatemala. Explore magnificent plazas, temples, palaces, and an observatory while learning about the social and religious practices of the ancient Mayans. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included on this full-day tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Full-Day Cave Tubing, Including a Picnic

Full-Day Cave Tubing, Including a Picnic

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Float down a pristine river in the heart of the jungle with a full-day tubing and caving trip from San Ignacio. Strap on a helmet equipped with a waterproof headlamp, and hike into a cave entrance surrounded by lush foliage. Follow a gentle stream through a series of cavern passages, learn about the rich Maya history of the region, then enjoy a cool swim in the clear water. Visit a final cave to see a thriving bat colony and fantastic rock formations before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 7 hours
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$96.16
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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

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Explore the ancient Maya city of Caracol with a full-day tour from San Ignacio that includes the Río On pools and the Río Frio caves. Follow your guide through the vast archaeological site, stand in the field of the ball court, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the peak of the sky temple pyramid. Follow the history of Caracol in the glyphs, stelae, and carvings throughout the site, and then finish your day swimming in natural pools and visiting a vast limestone cave system in Pine Ridge.
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  • 8 hours
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$125.00
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Actun Tunichil Muknal with Local Tour guide & Belizean Lunch

Actun Tunichil Muknal with Local Tour guide & Belizean Lunch

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See for yourself why Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave is named one of the top caves in the world on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After a hike through the jungle, swim across the flooded cave entrance to enter a complex system of underground caverns and tunnels that are only accessible with a licensed guide. Inside, with only a headlamp for light, walk among ancient Mayan artifacts and crystallized human remains.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$115.00
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Belize Cave Tubing Adventure from San Ignacio

Belize Cave Tubing Adventure from San Ignacio

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Take a relaxing ride down a river to explore magnificent limestone formations on this 3-hour Belize cave-tubing adventure. A short hike along a jungle trail will lead you to the refreshing waters, where you’ll enjoy a swim, and then hop aboard your inner tube. Accompanied by an expert guide, float through an underground cave system used by the ancient Mayans to access their mythological underworld, Xibalba. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included.
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  • 7 hours
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$90.00
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Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

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Step back in time to the powerful peak of the ancient Mayan civilization with this guided 3-hour tour of the Xunantunich ruins. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the temples, plazas, and royal palaces of the famed archaeological site by foot. From the top of the imposing El Castillo pyramid, take in panoramic views of the surrounding Belize River Valley and the ancient city below. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included.
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  • 3 hours
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$75.00
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Full-Day Caracol Maya Temple and Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Full-Day Caracol Maya Temple and Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

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Follow the footsteps of the ancient Maya on a full-day trip to Caracol from San Ignacio, and go deep into the jungle to discover a remarkable archeological site. Watch for bright tropical birds and howler monkeys as you explore the sprawling ruined city, and take in views of rolling forest canopy from the top of the Caana pyramid. Trace the history of the site in a vivid series of carved stelae and stone altars, then visit a natural swimming pool in the Mountain Pine Ridge before returning to the city.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$150.00
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Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure Tour

Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure Tour

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Feel like a jungle explorer as you cruise through the wild forests of Belize’s Cayo district on a pontoon boat. Float down a river that winds through the mystical Maya Mountains, stopping to swim and cliff jump at three different tropical waterfalls buried deep in the rain forest. A fresh Belizean lunch cooked right on board the pontoon completes this fantastic full-day adventure.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Paradise Expeditions

Paradise Expeditions

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Explore San Ignacio’s ancient history and natural wonders on this combo tour that takes you from the heights of a massive Mayan temple to the depths of the Rio Frio Cave. Learn about the history of the Caracol ruins, Belize's largest archaeological site and one that's best visited on a guided tour. There's also time to enjoy the natural swimming holes at the Rio On Pools and plunge into waterfall pools at the Big Rock Falls.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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Caves-Kayaking & Ziplines deals for Cruisers

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Caves-Kayaking & Ziplines deals for Cruisers

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Kayak through ancient cave systems and soar through the Belizean rain forest on this combo outdoor adventure from Belize City. Travel deep into the heart of the Maya Mountains, where you kayak through mysterious caverns tucked along the Caves Branch River, using a headlamp to explore fantastical rock formations. Back in the light of day, gear up for an adrenaline-pumping flight through the jungle canopy on a 7-cable zip line course that crosses the river for an extra thrill.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio

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Discover pristine forests, limestone caves and scenic waterfalls on a full-day trip to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio. Visit the hidden source of the Rio Frio river, then slip into the water at a series of natural pools and rock slides. Pause for a picnic lunch before continuing to Big Rock Falls, a 150-foot (46-meter) waterfall that gives off a cooling spray of mist as it tumbles into a clear, deep swimming hole, then return to San Ignacio through the rugged mountain terrain.
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  • 7 hours
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$96.16
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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins

Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins

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Journey to the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich atop a trusty steed on a half-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Ride along the Mopan River and through a private organic farm for a unique way to reach the fascinating archaeological site, where you can explore the remains of royal palaces and one of Belize’s largest ceremonial temples with a guide. A typical Belizean lunch caps off the morning tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.16
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Farm Horseriding, Xunantunich & Cave Tubing from San Ignacio

Farm Horseriding, Xunantunich & Cave Tubing from San Ignacio

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Experience the unspoiled wonders of Belize's countryside and jungle on this combo adventure from San Ignacio. First, explore the open savannah and wildlife-rich wooded trails on a horseback riding tour, then hike through the lush lowland forest to reach the Caves Branch River for a classic cave tubing float. It's a great way to explore the best of the Cayo, complete with a delicious Belizean lunch in between activities.
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  • 1 day
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$180.00
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Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

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Climb one of Belize's tallest temples and learn the history of the ancient Mayan civilization on a tour of Xunantunich, a hilltop archaeological site near San Ignacio. After walking among the ruins of ball courts and royal palaces, head to a tucked-away forest reserve for a jungle pontoon cruise. It's an eco-friendly way to explore the Belizean rain forest, complete with waterfalls, tubing, and cliff jumping for the adventurous. 
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$165.35
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Full-Day Barton Creek Cave with Optional Zipline, Butterfly Farm Or Big Rock Falls

Full-Day Barton Creek Cave with Optional Zipline, Butterfly Farm Or Big Rock Falls

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Canoe to the remote Barton Creek Cave on a full-day trip from San Ignacio with an optional zipline adventure, butterfly farm visit or jungle hike to Big Rock Falls.  Glide into a hidden cave entrance that’s surrounded by water, and explore a deep series of passages that were sacred to the ancient Maya. Use your headlight to illuminate crystal formations and dangling stalactites, and learn about the cave’s ceremonial history. Slip into the water for a cool swim, then finish your day with the adventure of your choice.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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ATM Cave Tour from San Ignacio
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ATM Cave Tour from San Ignacio

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Journey to the heart of ‘Xibalba,’ the ancient Mayan underworld, inside the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave). Named one of the top caves in the world by National Geographic, ATM is only accessible with an expert guide to lead you through a labyrinth of flooded passageways, tight squeezes, and steep climbs. It's all worth it to walk through glittering caverns strewn with 1,000-year old pottery and the chilling remains of human sacrifice victims.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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