- Named top sacred cave in world by National Geographic
- See artefacts used in ancient Mayan ceremonies
Fancy a spot of spelunking during your vacation? During this adrenaline-packed Belize gift experience, you’ll be exploring the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, considered one of the finest caves in Central America by such illustrious names as National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Travelling with your guide from San Ignacio, you find the cave after a short hike through the Tapir Nature Reserve, a subtropical rainforest, by the bank of the Roaring River. Stop for a refreshing dip in the pool outside the cave, and a spot of lunch, before getting your safety briefing and heading within.
Once you’ve fitted your equipment and learned the basics of spelunking, you’ll enter a passage full of water, sometimes up to your neck depending on the weather, requiring you to paddle, splash and swim your way through. Leap from rocks, squeeze between giant boulders, to reach the main cavern, where over 1000 pieces of Mayan pottery, as well as the remains of human sacrifices, have been found. This living museum is full of fascinating rock formations, and was used for rituals and ceremonies many centuries ago. It’s an essential tour from San Ignacio, and sure to be one of the most memorable days of your trip.