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ATM Cave Tour

Belize
+501 664-5446
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Once in a lifetime experience

The ATM cave tour was something I will never forget. My wife and I have traveled all around the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yannick d
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Los Angeles, California
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ATM-Kawiil Tours

We had such an awesome experience with Luis and John! So professional and totally worth going with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucybeaulove
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New Iberia, Louisiana
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Actun Tunichil Muknal “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher” or ATM Cave as it is locally known is located in the heart of the Belizean Rainforest. A 45 minutes hike to the cave, You will cross the Roaring River on three occasions and the return hike on that same trail. This cave offers a unique, eerie experience as it was once use by the Ancient Maya. It hosts a variety of skeletons, the most famous is the Crystal Maiden, ceramics and stone tools. This cave offers a unique, eerie experience as it was once use by the Ancient Maya. You will learn the history of this cave and the rituals that were conducted in the cave. From bloodletting to human sacrifice, and other rituals that occurred in the cave over one thousand years ago.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ATM cave tour was something I will never forget. My wife and I have traveled all around the world and we still talk about this trip often. From the hike in, to swimming into the cave and finally making it to the caves there...More

Thank Yannick d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an awesome experience with Luis and John! So professional and totally worth going with a smaller company! Great adventure......plan for a day to relax after. Don't miss this opportunity!

Thank Lucybeaulove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights on the mainland and 5 nights on Ambergris Caye and the ATM Cave was the unanimous favorite activity for our family of 7 adults. That's saying alot since we snorkeled 6 different locations on the barrier reef, swam with tarpon and...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the top Belize attraction for a reason. Really fun hike plus super access to a Mayan historical site. Wear shoes that are good in water for walking, especially recommend closed toe sandals like Keens. Also wear entirely submergible clothing. You must wear tops...More

Thank FoodLovrr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My cousin and I booked an ATM tour through our resort, Xanadu Island Resort on San Pedro. It was Easter Saturday and we weren't sure anyone would be available to do the tour, but thankfully, all went well. (This was a BIG problem during our...More

Thank Martrese
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I weren't sure if we wanted to embark on this adventure with our kids (ages 11 and 13) in April. We were nervous about how strenuous we heard it was, but our travel advisor said it was not to be missed. We...More

1  Thank Gina J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ATM cave is spectacular, one feels in awe walking through this sacred place with ancient pottery and other Mayan history littering the path. The tour ends, appropriately enough, with a viewing of the Crystal Maiden which will take your breath away. I highly recommend...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

From start to finish this experience was amazing! The hike into the cave is easy with simple river crossings and a knowledgeable guide, Louis, that spoke thoroughly about the plants and animals we came across. Once at the cave it's a bit more challenging to...More

Thank Digitallyons
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience, but NOT for everyone. Surprisingly strenuous. Walk through forest to cave entrance easy enough, then spelunking begins. Walk 3/4 mile in the river, over rocks, through cracks. There are no handrails, stairs or other "safety" items Americans have learned to expect. Info you...More

3  Thank dianawarwick
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I read several reviews of the ATM cave tour and now realize you cannot do justice to this adventure with just words. It was absolutely awesome! Forget a walk through a cave...we swam, traversed rocky paths, squeezed through small passages (one where only your head...More

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Sharla C
Hi, We would be coming with two children, age 5. Would they be ok on this adventure? My only concern is the water part, so would we hold them as we walked through the water or would they need any life jackets? Also, do you pick up and drop off at our hotel?
20 May 2017|
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Response from susantaylormd | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Lots of swimming and climbing. No ropes or harnesses. Too dangerous for a young child.
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we8
I've booked a cruise and really want to experience this with my family. Will we have enough time?? Our time is from 8-5.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
ATM is an entire day trip. You need to be in line by 7 because they only allow so many in per day. Depending on the guide and group ability you don't finish until 4:30 or 5 easily. I would also recommend speaking with a good... More
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Kristen S
I am interested in doing this tour but I have a moderate fear of heights. Do you think I will have any issues on this tour? I read that there is some climbing on rocks inside. Many thanks.
12 April 2017|
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Response from aunovation | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other comments. If your fear is minimal then you should not have any worries. The ambience in the cave does not make it feel like heights and they are minimal. There is one place where you climb a metal ladder up... More
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