Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM)

Actun Tunichil Muknal – This tour is a long and challenging adventure, a good level of physical fitness is required and the ability to swim is a plus. A thirty minute hike through jungle trails and river crossings will bring you to the entrance of the cave.  A short swim, approximately 15 feet allows access to “Xibalba” the Maya underworld. From here you will be guided by your headlamp, navigating your way through the cave to the main plaza, where burial chambers can be found. Along the way you will learn about the sacrificial ceremonies that took place in this sacred place thousands of years ago.  Intact calcified remains, ancient artifacts and altars where Maya leaders would make blood offerings, tell the story of what once took place. You will return to your hotel or resort late in the afternoon with stories to tell of your adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

Highlights

One of the most popular cave adventures in this area.

Featured in the National Geographic Magazine Cover.

Route

  1. San Ignacio