Actun Tunichil Muknal
Your adventure begins at 11:00 A.M. where you'll depart San Ignacio for Roaring River Valley. It's about a 45min drive to the drop point. The Tour starts with a hike to the campsite. On the hike, you'll get a first hand look at an amazing jungle complete with wild animals, insects and exotic plants. You'll also be crossing a few rivers.
After you get to camp, have lunch and everything is sorted for the night; your guide will take you on a trek to Hand Print Cave. It's kind of difficult to get to. The way you'll be doing it is by repelling down a 150ft. cliff face. From there, you'll be able to see a collection of undisturbed pottery from the days of yore and you'll ask yourself, how the Mayans got to the cave in the first place.
Once you're back down on solid ground, the expedition will proceed back to camp for dinner and making all the necessary preparations for the evenings trip into Actun Tunichil Muknal.
You'll spend the next 3.5 to 4 hrs. climbing, swimming, and clambering your way through the underground passages of the Maya. Each guest will have a head lamp. The tour starts with a short swim through the mouth of the cave. From there you'll be wading until you reach the dry main chamber. In the main chamber, you'll see pottery and human remains lying just as they were left, nearly 1400 years earlier. In addition to the archaeological finds, on the Actun Tunichil Muknal tour, you'll see stunning cave formations and insects that live in the perpetual black of the cave.
After the Caving expedition, you can expect a campfire, a bit of education, a bit of merry making, and the feeling of being surrounded by the jungle.
Your second day will be spent visiting some of the less touristy sites. It all starts with an early morning hike after breakfast to several caves and an unexcavated Mayan site. At this second site there is an impressive carved monument to the Rain god Chak. While hiking through the jungle to the different sites, you'll be seeing a plethora of tropical birds. Most importantly, however, is the feeling of calm that sneaks up inside you while you're swimming in the sea of life that is the living jungle.
After the morning tour/trek, it's back to camp for lunch, packing up and heading back to town. Instead of taking the regular route on the way back, you'll be taking the scenic route. It eases you back into civilization a bit better.
|includes: Taxes, Food, Guide, Entrance fees, camping equipments.|
|Departure:||8:30 a.m.||Meet infront of Pacz Office or pick up at hotel - in or around San Ignacio Town|
|What to Bring Along|
|Must:||1 extra set of dry clothing, 1 pair of socks, bag pack for carrying lunch, towel.|
|Footware||You must wear hiking boots or tennis shoes as rocks in the creeks tend to be Slippery|
|Dress Code||Shorts & T-Shirt, dress light & comfortable - a change of clothes is necessary for the ride home|
|Camera||Our guides talk along waterproof bags to store your cameras, which will be given back to you in the dry chamber|
|Repellant||Bring your insect repellant along - we will be in the jungle|
|Effects||please leave all personal & travel documents, valuables at the lodge|
|Belize Goverment rules that they shall be only 8 person per group|
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