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ATM (Crystal Maiden Cave; Underground Expedition)
The underground exploration of the Tomb of the Crystal Maiden at Aktun Tunichil Muknal is arguably not for the faint-hearted; but many people have said it was the best thing about their trip to Belize.
As long as the tour vehicle doesn't break down under the strain, you will stop only at a farm which is doubling as an archaeological station. To get to the mouth of the cave you walk for about 40 minutes You swim in - it's about thirty feet; non-swimmers can make it around the edge clinging to the guide's backpack - It is an awesome experience that we have seen seven year olds and seventy year olds relish: but you need to be fairly confident in water, not to mind tight squeezes in small places, and to have fairly good knees for the climbing bits. Oh yes, and not to be afraid of the dark.