Actun Tunichil Muknal: Placencia
The adventure to Actun Tunichil Muknal is best done by those that are physically fit. It starts with a three mile hike through rugged rain-forest. From there, it’s a short swim across a small pool into the dark entrance that invites you to enter a time long passed. As the darkness is navigated, you’ll be led through a maze of chambers, passageways and tunnels until you reach the inevitable climax of the tour – the cathedral-like ceremonial chamber. Within this hallowed space, you’ll come face to face with ceramics, stoneware and the Crystal Maiden herself.
However, even these remnants of the ancient culture don’t tell the entire story. In truth, it’s the famed Crystal Maiden that draws the most attention. A human sacrifice, her bones have since calcified, now sparkling when hit with light.
- Time : 7:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m
- Per Person Price : $195.00
- Minimum : 3 persons
- What's Included : Pick up/drop off at hotel, entrance fee, lunch, waters, equipment and guide