|Hiking through the jungle on the way to Actun Tunichil Muknal.|
|The hike hasn't even started and we're getting wet. |
This adventure involves hiking, swimming, and caving.
|Cave Entrance - Our Guide Rolando of Mayawalk Tours - Fish in the Clear Water|
|Examples of what is involved trekking through the ATM caves.|
These pictures were kindly provided to us by another couple from our tour.
|A beautiful example of pottery in the Main Chamber.|
|Crystal Maiden and Other Bones and Skulls in the Main Chamber|
Speaking of respectful visitors, I’d like to share a story from our day of just the opposite. Have you ever been on a group tour that had that one guy? You know the one I’m talking about. Everyone in our small group was fantastic except one person. He was traveling alone and could not stop bragging about how awesome he was and all of the amazing skydiving things he had done. First he was supposed to meet our group at a certain time but was late, making us all wait. He was picked up by a guide at the airport, late, and insisted on being taken to a rental car place immediately for no apparent reason. Then he needed a food break and later a bathroom break. Then when he finally met up with us he was yelling at the man who had picked him up. At the beginning of the trail he needed to use the bathroom again, and then took his sweet time getting ready for the hike. He talked about himself so much he even wore out this nice Canadian couple in our group. He also had absolutely no respect. As we walked carefully through the cave, Rolando requested we all be watchful and follow his footsteps and not roam around the cave. This man would not listen, even after being politely reminded repeatedly. He disregarded Rolando and hopped around the cave over precious artifacts. Don’t be that guy.
|It's so sparkly in the Main Chamber!|