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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)

By UpClose Belize
Taking a journey into the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre”, will be one of the most enlightening, epic, and unique experiences of your life! Recently deemed the #1 Sacred Cave destination in the world by National Geographic, the ATM cave is not only beautiful geologically, with its crystalline stalactites and stalagmites, but also historically, as is a natural museum of ancient Mayan artifacts, as well as a sacred burial place. This is the final resting place of the “Crystal Maiden”, an ancient Mayan ceremonial victim.
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€219.41
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€219.41
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Ages 7-85, max of 100 per group
Duration: 9h
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English, Spanish


  • helmet, headlamp, life jacket
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Please advise if any dietary restrictions
What's not included
  • Park Entry Fee, payable in cash at tour site
  • Your transfers between the islands (Caye Caulker or San Pedro) and Belize City are not included
  • Entry/Admission - Actun Tunichil Muknal


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Fort Street Cruise Terminal, Belize City
  • San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi, Belize City
  • Ocean Ferry Water Taxi, Belize City
  • Municipal Airstrip, Belize City
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57336P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for children under 7 years of age
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)?
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) price starts from €215.99. Discover and book Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) on Tripadvisor
What is the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) cancellation policy?
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)?
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) is hosted by UpClose Belize. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact UpClose Belize on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro) on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave (Caye Caulker / San Pedro)?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57336P12

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Actun Tunichil Muknal
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    A must do "bucket list" tour of Belize!! An amazing cave exploration tour featuring skeletal remains, pottery and fascinating Maya history. Includes a jungle hike, and river crossings!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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WanderinAndrea
Memphis, TN91 contributions
May 2022
This experience is the perfect combination of active outdoor adventure and amazing history and culture. UpClose Belize guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly--and passionate about sharing their history and culture with us. Francisco was one of the best guides I've had anywhere in the world. The customer service was also great. We had a few hiccups in our schedule and they helped us arrange this trip to meet our needs. Highly recommend UpClose Belize for this adventure!
Written 31 May 2022
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Whitney
1 contribution
Dec 2019
We made a day trip from Caye Caulker to the mainland to do the ATM Cave. UpClose Belize handled everything from the water taxi, to the ride to the cave, provided lunch, and an awesome guide that was so nice and kept us safe. We will definitely use them again when we return to Belize! Easy and worth every penny.
Written 6 January 2020
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Brooke B
2 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing experience at the ATM with the knowledgeable Danny as our guide. He knew the place inside and out and his passion for the place rang true. Props to Joey too for being a great and friendly driver! I would definitely recommend this tour! Thanks!
Written 24 May 2021
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Kwahi J
14 contributions
Dec 2022
We had an opportunity to see Chichen Itza before coming to Belize. On that trip, we learned about the Mayan calendar and their architectural prowess.

But doing this Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) tour through a cave with moving water led by an experienced guide and learning about the Mayan's view of the three worlds and how their spiritual leaders helped the Mayan people make sense of the world around them was absolutely amazing.

Francisco Reymundo of Ancient Cultural Tours managed our tour. They verified our dietary preferences and hotel location soon after we made the reservation. The team included a driver who had a sign with our names on it at the Belize City ferry terminal so we were able to jump right into his car. Once we got closer to ATM, we switched cars and picked up our guide (Bernard, a guide who has been doing cave tours across the country for 18 years) and headed out to the trailhead. We got our gear and started hiking. Bernard pointed out some flora and fauna along the way.

Bernard took the four of us and two others through the cave and explained the geological changes within the cave, the Mayans' relationship with the cave, the geopolitical implications of ATM in relation to the other population centers in the region, and the Mayan artifacts and human remains. He was savvy about timing (if your group is too slow, you can get backed up behind a bunch of other tour groups and spend a lot of time waiting to see some of the artifacts), conscious about the needs of the different members of our party and was able to make the experience meaningful for all of us.

After we returned to the trailhead, Francisco and his team fed us a home-cooked meal. They provided the kids with soft drinks and water and gave the adults a beer. Acknowledging the reality that cameras are no longer allowed at ATM, they provided us a few pictures of the experience that were taken before the camera ban was instituted. I've attached two of those pictures to this review.

I was concerned about mosquitos given the fact that you are deep in the jungle during this tour. Within the first 100 yards of the trail, you have to use a rope to pull yourself through a slow-moving river, so any mosquito repellent you might have applied would have washed away. Once the drivers described that to me, I decided against wearing insect repellant. I did receive a few mosquito bites on the tour, but much fewer than I had originally feared.

Disclaimer: We booked this trip from San Pedro. The journey included 90 minutes in a ferry to Belize City, two hours in a private car from the Belize City boat terminal that included a transfer to a different car once we were seven miles from ATM, and a 20-minute hike through three segments of a river before reaching the cave mouth with a flowing river. Then, it took us two hours to get to the end of the cave through moving water and some climbing. One you have seen the artifacts and human remains, you do the entire thing in reverse to get home. We needed a day of without any planned activities to recover.
Written 1 January 2023
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KimBelize
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. It is very much appreciated. We will be sure to share with Mr.Francisco, Bernard, and the others how much you enjoyed the tour. We hope you are in for another adventure sometime in the near future, as we would be more than happy to welcome you again. Thank you for choosing Upclose Belize. Warm Regards, Mr.Francisco and the team at Upclose Belize.
Written 14 January 2023
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pmearsinpa
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Trip was amazing! Please know that there is climbing, walking in water, and overall it is physical but totally worth every minute to see the pottery, remains and cave carvings.
Written 25 August 2022
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KimBelize
Hi Pam, Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time on the ATM tour. We look forward to seeing you and the family for another Belize Adventure in the near future. Thank you for choosing UpClose Belize.
Written 2 September 2022
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Larry T
Houston, TX40 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
This was my favorite experience in Belize and ranks as one of my favorite of all my travel experiences.

Cameras are not allowed in the cave, so prepare yourself mentally.
Written 24 July 2022
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KimBelize
Hey Larry, glad to hear that you had an amazing time in Belize. We are even more delighted to know you had a wonderful experience on your tour. Thank you for choosing UpClose Tours. We hope to see you again!
Written 27 July 2022
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Joyce Lynn
Bronx, NY5 contributions
Great time, great experience, must do while in Belize! I’m so happy I selected this adventure. My dad had a great time too.
Written 13 August 2021
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