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ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) provided by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures

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ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

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Let our guides take you back in time, explore the impressive underworld of the ATM Cave and enjoy one of the most enlightening experiences of your life. When you venture into the hour glass shaped entrance you will be welcomed by clear blue waters from the perennial stream that flows throughout the cave. Along the way you will see ancient tools, pots and pieces and learn the history of the Mayan Civilization. As you travel deeper into the cave you will meet sacred burials and the Crystal Maiden complete and intact female remains covered in sparkling mineral deposits. Her death is sacrificial ritual for agricultural fertility.
  • You'll start at
    29 Burns Avenue
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    Actun Tunichil Muknal
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Actun Tunichil Muknal “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre” was first discovered in 1989. Located in the Tapir Mountain Reserve of the Cayo District near the village of Roaring Creek, this popular cave is rated as the #1 cave in Central America by National Geographic and listed as one of the top things to do in Belize. The ATM Cave is known to have been used by the Mayas for ceremonial purposes during the Classic Period. Most of the ceremonies and/or rituals were carried out at the entrance of the cave. The interior of the cave was considered to be more sacred for its proximity to the Mayan rain God, Chaak. Towards the end of the Classic Period, it is believed that the rituals moved deeper into the cave as a result of drought, thus believed to contribute to the collapse of the Mayan Civilization. The natural geological wonder of crystalline stalactites and stalagmites formations are not the only remarkable thing about the ATM. This 5-kilometer-long museum is filled with ancient Mayan artefacts and holds over 14 human skeletal remains of men, women and children.
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  • You'll end at
    29 Burns Avenue
    29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
    Our office is on the first flow of Venus Hotel in San Ignacio Town.
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Important Information
Departure Point
29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Helmet, Head light and life vest(optional)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Actun Tunichil Muknal
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please disclose honestly all pre-existing relevant medical conditions accurately and fully when booking a tour or service, which may impact your ability to participate or travel to remote areas without access to medical facilities or may adversely affect the experience of others on your tour. We will maintain your information in accordance to the company privacy policy.
  • 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 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maryna G wrote a review Feb 2020
Boca Raton, Florida10 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide Oscar was perfect. He gave us information about every detail. Took his time and made us feel very comfortable. The way to the cave and the entrance was really cool. Going over rivers. The cave itself was behind amazing. You just have to do it.
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Response from Tukantravelbelize, Public Relations Manager at ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Hi Maryna, We are happy to hear you had a great time at the ATM Cave with Oscar. :) It is indeed an amazing experience.
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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