Touring caves and Mayan ruins in Belize

Why I went: It was my honeymoon (with husband, Ryan) and we love a good adventure.

Don’t miss: The Actun Tunichil Mukal (ATM) cave tour. You swim, wade and rock-climb through this ancient cave with a headlamp. Mayans would do ceremonies and sacrifices deep in the cave. There is pottery and skeletal remains from the rituals they did 1,400 years ago.

Don’t bother: Don’t do the ATM tour or any other cave tour if you feel you might get claustrophobic. We had a couple of people panicking the whole time while we were in the cave, which was not fun for anyone.

Coolest souvenir: Homemade pineapple, papaya and mango jam from an eco-lodge we stayed at in the town of San Ignacio. The lodge was called Black Rock Lodge, it’s very off the grid and high up in the middle of the rain forest. We loved it.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Touring-caves-and-Mayan-ruins-in-Belize-5780600.php

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