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ATM Cave Tour

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Address: Belize
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Actun Tunichil Muknal “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher” or ATM Cave as it is...

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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The ATM Cave Tour has to be one of my top lifetime adventures. You can only go with a tour guide. You can't bring anything in with you. So no cameras, no phones ... nothing! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ATM Cave Tour has to be one of my top lifetime adventures. You can only go with a tour guide. You can't bring anything in with you. So no cameras, no phones ... nothing! The guides are very knowledgeable and must be certified. Obviously, depending on who you get for a guide, the experience will be uniquely different. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This trip challenges and is enthralling at the same time. The journey into the cave involves swimming and climbing to see the Mayan pottery and sacrificial remains which are thousands of years old. The story of the Mayans and their beliefs comes alive on this trip, it is just absolutely fascinating. Unfortunately, no cameras are allowed due to damage to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic! My 11 & 14 year old and my wife say it was their best part of Belize. The water is crystal clear. The jungle you walk through is filled with flowers and beauty. The skeletons, smoke filled ceilings and pottery makes you feel like these caves were used just yesterday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an physically and psychologically challenging experience. Being in water and closed spaces for most of the 3.5 hours of the caving trip. It was also one of the most spiritual- breath taking sights I have ever seen. It took my breath away more times than being in the 16th chapel or on Great wall of China. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Activities in Belize are pretty expensive and the ATM Cave was no exception. However, it was definiitley worth the money! The caves are stunning inside with some sections that are wide open, others that are more enclosed and some sections you have to squeeze through or swim across. The swimming is never very difficult and there were only a couple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ATM is an incredible. In almost every way it is indescribable because unless you experience the spiritual transformation of navigating through this sanctuary you just wouldn't be able to appreciate its totality. I feel blessed to have been guided by the very best Carlos the Caveman. He is patient, strong, empowering and his knowledge of the Mayan and how he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I was one of those people who almost gave up and didn't visit ATM because I thought it was too much for me. Well, I am so happy I went instead! But... ATM is definitely not for everyone. Here are my two cents after my experience: - It does get narrow and tight at times, yes. But if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cave tour is so great. There are a lot of old Mayan artifacts to see and even skeletons! The stalactites and stalagmites are cool too. Be prepared to swim or walk in the water a lot of the 2-3 hours spent in the caves. It is not a super strenuous tour, but you have to be able to climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour from Chaa Creek. The brochure provided by the hotel described it as "difficult" which we expected to be overrated. Nope. The initial river crossings are pretty tame--if you can swim--but the ropes provided make crossing easy for those less comfortable in the water. But you do need to be in reasonable shape for the scrambling over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ATM tour is the most incredible experience delivered by expert guides from MayaWalk. Our guide, Hugh, led us safely through the cave where we swam, climbed and walked. He also gave a thorough explanation of the history of this amazing Mayan site. It is certainly an adventure not to be missed!!

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