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Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre) in the Cayo district of Belize is a popular excursion destination, just outside of San Ignacio. Visitors experience an Indiana Jones-type adventure where they wade through the cave’s tunnels and passageways lined with stalactites and stalagmites.

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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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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locals and trained Tour guides conduct the tour and share their local knowledge. experience authentic Belizean Lunch while being on a small group. enjoy the ride on Air-condition vehicle.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

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Let our guides take you back in time, explore the impressive underworld of the ATM Cave and enjoy one of the most enlightening experiences of your life. When you venture into the hour glass shaped entrance you will be welcomed by clear blue waters from the perennial stream that flows throughout the cave. Along the way you will see ancient tools, pots and pieces and learn the history of the Mayan Civilization. As you travel deeper into the cave you will meet sacred burials and the Crystal Maiden complete and intact female remains covered in sparkling mineral deposits. Her death is sacrificial ritual for agricultural fertility.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Full Day Tour to ATM Caves from Placencia with Hotel Pick up

Full Day Tour to ATM Caves from Placencia with Hotel Pick up

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ATM is the crown jewel of all of Belize’s archaeological treasure. This is one of the most unforgettable and adventurous underground tours you can make in Belize. The guided trip into ATM takes you deep into the underworld that the ancient Maya knew as Xibalba. We’ll start with a 2 hours drive to the village of Teakettle. From there, we’ll turn off into the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and pass through mahogany groves and orchards. The tour requires climbing and swimming as well as crawling through small spaces. The cave is extensively decorated with cave formations in the upper passages, dry chambers which lead to the cathedral-like main hall, a towering chamber 350 meters in length and 50 meters wide and filled with artifacts and sacrificial remains. Visitors remove shoes and explore the cave in socks only, to protect the artifacts on the cave floor. After this, another climb takes you to the stone sepulchre (after which the cave is named) where the Crystal Maiden lies.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)

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Taking a journey into the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre”, will be one of the most enlightening, epic, and unique experiences of your life! Recently deemed the #1 Sacred Cave destination in the world by National Geographic, the ATM cave is not only beautiful geologically, with its crystalline stalactites and stalagmites, but also historically, as is a natural museum of ancient Mayan artifacts, as well as a sacred burial place. This is the final resting place of the “Crystal Maiden”, an ancient Mayan ceremonial victim.
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  • 9 hours
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$213.34
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Mayan Sacrifice Ritual Cave Experience at ATM Cave

Mayan Sacrifice Ritual Cave Experience at ATM Cave

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A visit to the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is a must when you’re in Belize. This full-day small-group tour to the Stone Sepulcher Cave, as its known in Mayan, involves caving and swimming through chambers in order to observe various rock formations and ancient Mayan artifacts used in ceremonies. This tour is a great way to learn about Mayan history and spend a day in the great outdoors.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$350.00
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Adventure

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Adventure

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) is one of the most popular and impressive Maya ceremonial caves ever found. ATM was in use during the early classic period, which dates to around 300-600AD. The caving part of the tour, takes you through a subterranean river, over (and under) more than a few rocks and into the main chamber. The ATM Cave is a wet cave – you swim into the mouth and then wade through ankle to chest high water before climbing to a intricate passageways of dry chambers which lead to the cathedral-like main hall, a towering chamber 350 metres in length and 50mteres wide and filled with artefacts and sacrificial remains. After this another climb takes you to the stone chamber where the Crystal Maiden lies, this is the skeleton of a teenage girl who was sacrificed and left in the cave. Over thousands of years her remains have been covered by a layer of diamond like limestone. The Mayas sacrificed humans in the hopes of appeasing the gods and bringing fertility to the land.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Belize: See & Do it ALL in 10 Days, 1st Class Traveling

Belize: See & Do it ALL in 10 Days, 1st Class Traveling

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You absolutely will not find another tour out there as packed with activities and attractions as this one, provided by CharlieTheTraveler. You will also not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year-and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price and substance. Below are just some examples of what you will see and do on this tour: ► Great Blue Hole Flight-Seeing Tour (optional) ► Swimming with Sharks & Sting Rays ► Snorkeling in the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef ► Visiting Impressive Archaeological Sites ► Coming in Contact with Black Howler Monkeys ► Seeing a Wildlife Sanctuary ► Tubing & Canoeing Inside Caves ► And Much Much More...
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  • 10 days
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$2,376.54
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

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The ATM Cave is one of the most historical sights in the world. It is an incredibly beautiful underground world filled with glittering stalactites and stalagmites.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.90
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Best Activities in San Ignacio

Best Activities in San Ignacio

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No need to spend hours reserching the top activities to do during your visit to San Ignacio Belize. We offer them all hear in one package. Travel from Belize City to San Ignacio,  a renowned adventure travel destination. There, you'll spend four days visiting archeological sites like the Tikal Mayan Ruins, Actun Tunichil Muknal ( ATM) and go cave tubing and zip lining. If you have any other activity to add to this package we will be happy to accommodate your demands.
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  • 4 days
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$600.00
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave)From Belize City

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave)From Belize City

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Strap on a headlamp for Belize’s most exhilarating caving adventure at Actun Tunichil Muknal, better known as the ATM Cave. Hidden deep in a natural reserve, the ancient cave system can only be explored with a guide, so let an expert lead you safely through narrow passageways, glittering chambers, and up steep ladders. Come within inches of ancient pottery and human remains, remnants of mysterious Mayan ceremonies held here more than a thousand years ago.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.00
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A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from San Pedro

A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from San Pedro

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre) dubbed by National Geography as the top sacred cave to explore in the world; should be on your bucket list! Your journey starts from La Isla Bonita San Pedro by sea on San Pedro Belize Express water ferry or by air on Maya Island Air; the choice is yours. Our guides will meet you upon mainland arrival in Belize City. From here, it’s a 90-minute drive in air-conditioned comfort until your arrival at the ranger outpost. Here, our guides will provide you with a helmet, headlamp, and life jacket if needed. When geared up, it’s now time to hike, wade and swim the sacrificial Mayan underworld of the ATM. There’s 3 river crossing and a 30-minute hike, which will bring you to an hourglass entrance. From here, the cave system spans approximately 3 miles with stalactites, stalagmites, jarring boulders and fresh water streams from ankle to waist deep. When in the cave its time for exploration!!!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$340.67
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Private Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio

Private Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio

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Experience more than a cave! Imagine a world alive and imbued with sacred power divided into three domains: the starry arch of heaven; the stony middle world of earth made to flower and bear fruits; and, the dark waters of the underworld below, Xibalba. A short swim through the crystal blue water will lead you into this amazing realm.  Then working your way through a breakdown leads you in to the main water passage, were you get to enjoy amazing geological formation like sparkling stalactites, stalagmites, and flow stones.  This hidden chamber promises to reveal ancient secrets and geological processes that have helped to shape the Mayan Underworld known as Xibalba.   We are referring back in time when our ancestors believed that only priests could have ventured in and communicate with their Gods or ancestors through ritual and ceremonies. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from Hopkins

A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from Hopkins

Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulcher) dubbed by National Geography as the top sacred cave to explore in the world; should be on your bucket list! Here, our guides will provide you with a helmet, headlamp, and life jacket if needed. When geared up, it’s now time to hike, wade and swim the sacrificial Mayan underworld of the ATM. There’s 3 river crossing and a 30-minute hike, which will bring you to an hourglass entrance. From here, the cave system spans approximately 3 miles with stalactites, stalagmites, jarring boulders and freshwater streams from ankle to waist deep. Walking bare feet, deeper into the underground surrender will unearth untainted Mayan history dating back 1-1000 AD. Pottery, ranging from intact to completely shattered; tools, ceremonial items, and the skeletal remains of 14 bodies on display, from finger bones to skulls, among other skeletal remains, fused to the bare ground within a few feet steps.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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Single Activity Limo Tour -- ATM Mayan Cave Adventure

Single Activity Limo Tour -- ATM Mayan Cave Adventure

We are the first -- and only -- provider of super stretch, 20 passenger, SUV limousines in the country of Belize. When you go on one of Belize's amazing day tours, learn about our culture, visit our fabulous ruins and caves, and explore our wildlife adventures, why do so bouncing around in a circa-1980 panel van with a distracted driver/guide yelling over his shoulder at you? Instead, ride with a professional limo driver dedicated to only one thing -- your safety. Take a deep and meaningful dive into our culture with a top-flight guide, who accompanies you inside the limo, faces you, eye to eye, answering all your questions and catering to all your needs. Breakfast, lunch, spirits, all included. In truth, you spend more time getting to these sites than enjoying them, so why not make the transportation part of the experience? this tour is perfect for a group that wants a private tour experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.34
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10 Nights Bucket List Belize - Do it All - See it All - Luxury Travel

10 Nights Bucket List Belize - Do it All - See it All - Luxury Travel

More Tours - More Adventures - More Inclusions than any other package! Packed with amazing must-do adventures; luxurious accommodations (optional) in the jungle and right on the beach; cultural experiences; nature conservation efforts! This is quite possibly your absolutely best Belize experience! Quality-Price-Substance. With over 10 years of experience - we are your first choice for everything awesome! + Eco-friendly immersions at the Green Iguana Conservatory, Cockscomb Nature Preserve, Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, + Cultural Experiences including Maya and Mennonite + Archaeological immersions in the ancient Maya heritage and beliefs, including impressive Archaeological temples and caves + Experiencing untouched jungle and marine reserves + Off the couch thrilling adventures including Caving, Canoeing, Tubing + Snorkeling and Fishing on the second largest Barrier Reef in the World! + ohhh, and so much more!
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  • 11 days
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$2,346.62
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A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from Caye caulker

A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from Caye caulker

Your journey starts from the island (Caye Caulker) by sea on San Pedro Belize Express water ferry or by air on Maya Island Air; the choice is yours. . Our guides will meet you upon mainland arrival in Belize City. From here, it’s a 90-minute drive in air-conditioned comfort until your arrival at the ranger outpost. Here, our guides will provide you with a helmet, headlamp, and life jacket if needed. When geared up, it’s now time to hike, wade and swim the sacrificial Mayan underworld of the ATM. There’s 3 river crossing and a 30-minute hike, which will bring you to an hourglass entrance. From here, the cave system spans approximately 3 miles with stalactites, stalagmites, jarring boulders and fresh water streams from ankle to waist deep. The cavern ends with the main chamber where the calcified to sparkling crystallized remains of the “Crystal Maiden” lays, believed to be the skeleton frame of a young woman who was sacrificed in a bloodletting ceremony to the “gods”.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
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$300.00
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Private Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) tour

Private Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) tour

Classed as National Geographic's "Number one sacred cave in the world;" this cave was only discovered in 1989. However, it has quickly grew a name for itself as one of the top destinations in the world for its rich Mayan culture and heritage. You can look forward to witnessing 14 skeletal remains, pottery, stone tools and even Mayan hieroglyphs which date back to 700-900 A.D.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.00
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$240.00
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A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from San Ignacio

A.T.M Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) from San Ignacio

Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre) dubbed by National Geography as the top sacred cave to explore in the world; should be on your bucket list! Your journey starts from San Ignacio in air-conditioned comfort with a 45-minute drive until your arrival at the ranger outpost. Here, our guides will provide you with a helmet, headlamp, and life jacket if needed. When geared up, it’s now time to hike, wade and swim the sacrificial Mayan underworld of the ATM. There’s 3 river crossing and a 30-minute hike, which will bring you to an hourglass entrance. From here, the cave system spans approximately 3 miles with stalactites, stalagmites, jarring boulders and fresh water streams from ankle to waist deep.The cavern ends with the main chamber where the calcified to sparkling crystalized remains of the “Crystal Maiden” lays, believed to be the skeleton frame of a young woman who was sacrificed in a bloodletting ceremony to the “gods”.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.13
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$205.13
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Belize 3 day Mayan Experience Explore 5 Mayan Cities, Cave Tube 2 Cave Systems

Belize 3 day Mayan Experience Explore 5 Mayan Cities, Cave Tube 2 Cave Systems

An experience of a lifetime visit 4 of the most spectacular Mayan Cities in Belize...Lamanai, Altun Ha, Nohoch Che'en and Actun Tunichil Muknal; All you need is your sense of adventure! 3 Days Ultimate Mayan Experience Hike 4 Cities Tube 2 Caves a unique cave tubing tour experience and are 100% dedicated to ensuring that your time with us will be the most memorable tour on your entire vacation our experienced guides ensure that your adventure is all fun and more importantly safe. Hey don't take our word for it just check out the reviews!
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Actun Tunichil Muknal can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Actun Tunichil Muknal 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Actun Tunichil Muknal costs USD 115.00. Guided Actun Tunichil Muknal tours start around USD 115.00 per person.
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