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'll pick you up at 8 am from your hotel in Belize City before setting off for the Montaña del Tapir Nature Reserve, about a 1 hour 40 minutes drive away. There you'll 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 honour of the God Chaac.
We'll spend 3 hours exploring the different areas around Actun Tunichil Muknal. In one of them, we'll find the remains of the iconic Crystal Maiden. You'll also hear all about why she was buried next to ceramic pieces.
Back outside, we'll go to a local restaurant to enjoy a lunch consisting of rice, beans, chicken, and fried plantain. With our strength fully recharged, we'll 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 age for this activity is 12 years old and the minimum height is one metre. It's also compulsory to know how to swim.
Alternative departure points
If you prefer we also offer a trip to the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave from San Ignacio.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 125
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done 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?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.