Translates to “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher”This Ultimate Belize Cave Adventure was featured on Discovery Channel & National Geographic. Discover, Xibalba, the underworld of the ancient Maya as you pass through the hourglass-shaped opening of the beautiful ActunTunichil Muknal cave located in the karstic limestone terrain of Roaring Creek Valley.
The tour starts with a hike through the rainforest and includes three stream crossings that leads you to the entrance of the cave. The trail is manicured, clean, and shaded. At the end of the hike you arrive at the “Base Camp”, where you will have a picnic lunch before entering the cave.
When you enter the cave you will be required to do some swimming and climbing. This is a predominantly wet cave with water levels ranging from ankle to chest height. The cave river system leads you through a labyrinth of dry chambers culminating at the cathedral-like main chamber. In this area you will spend about an hour to an hour and a half, admiring with great care, the many skeletal remains and over 1,400 artifacts discovered; both pottery and stone tools.
Toward the back of this chamber you will climb a ladder of about 15 feet to get to the chamber of the Stone Sepulcher where you will see the skeletal remains of the famed crystallized maiden.