The “Mother of all Caves”, Actun Loch Tunich! Leaving Villa Verano and enjoying the hour or so drive along the Hummingbird Highway, this tour starts from Caves Branch River with a vigorous hike into the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The edge of Actun Loch Tunich sink hole (known as a cenote) sits over 300 feet above the basin below and 200 feet above the rainforest canopy that now consumes the cenote basin.
Rigorously trained caving guides rig a system of rappelling ropes for your descent to the basin below. The first ten feet descending provide adrenaline; the next 200 feet provide an unforgettable experience and sights to behold, with the last 100 feet of the descent being through the rainforest canopy. Your return hike through the jungle foothills gives you the opportunity for reflection or, more likely, the thrill of sharing your experience with others. This expedition is not for the faint of heart and all participants must be relatively fit!
Depart: 7:30 am
Length: Full day
Terrain: Dense tropical rainforest with trails and streams and caves
Recommended to Bring: Bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, cap or hat, sunglasses, long pants, t-shirt and long sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes or boots, camera, binoculars, swimsuit, beach towel and extra (dry) clothes for the end of your day.