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ATM Cave Tour

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Not for the weak of heart

This is a difficult tour in terms of physical exertion: expect to be climbing through a water... read more

Reviewed yesterday
WhaleShark2017
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Winnipeg, Canada
A must do trip in San Ignacio

We attempted the cave tour on day 2 of trip to San Ignacio. There had been heavy rain in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wildlife4me2018
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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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 yesterday

This is a difficult tour in terms of physical exertion: expect to be climbing through a water filled and muddy cave, and to get wet and dirty. This is an historical tour, for people interested in ancient civilizations, such as the Mayan. There are easier...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We attempted the cave tour on day 2 of trip to San Ignacio. There had been heavy rain in the jungle and the river had risen a foot with fairly fast moving water. Our group was the first to attempt the 1st of 3 river...More

Thank wildlife4me2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back story: We drove 2 1/2 hours from Placencia, but tour was cancelled due to flash flooding, so we drove back again. We reschedule to leave early next day because they were going to have to double up the number of folks visiting the cave....More

1  Thank Sally C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason this is the most sought after adventure in Belize! We booked our tour through Upside Down tours, and were not disappointed. It was pouring the entire day, but it certainly did not dampen our spirits. Glis was our guide, and was...More

Thank steve0o0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fun adventure. Here’s a few tips: - wear socks for the furthest in part of the cave - have confidence in yourself and your guide. The one climb up the rock to the main cathedral seems much worse than it appears. - not always...More

1  Thank jmb_co
Reviewed 1 week ago

An experience of a life time. We were not aware of the challenge before starting the trek but quickly learned on the first swim across the river. The cave was all that advertised including the climbs,swim and rocks to navigate to reach the sacred Mayan...More

Thank fieldingp1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our CEO, Hugo Mayen was fantastic. Our side trip to the ATM cave was an adventure would would not have missed! Expect to get wet, wear shoes with non-slip soles and socks for the sacred area. It is a sacred area, so don't show up...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd read tons of reviews and blogs about this cave in advance of my trip. I obviously wanted to experience it (or else I wouldn't be in position to write this review!) but I had concerns if it was suitable for me- a somewhat awkward...More

Thank SisiBelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a younger person activity but we did see some "seasoned" individuals attempting to make all 3 levels of the cave. My friend at 65 managed two levels. Definitely glad I did this but the tour company, Maximum adventures, did not prepare us with the...More

Thank godzillah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was all about let's all but run through it from the moment we got out of the van because he had another tour after ours finished. Pacz tours left a dad and his daughter who got sick behind, I was dumbfounded seeing...More

1  Thank Kevin G
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kjk113
13 November 2017|
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Thanks Eric for your quick, very thorough and helpful response! I'm glad to hear you recommend Carlos as he was on my radar and I've reached out to him regarding a tour for the week we're there (January). Hopefully he'll... More
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Barbara H
9 October 2017|
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Response from citypals | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no, as far as we know no shots are required prior to entering the cave.
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larrymcmahan71
29 September 2017|
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Response from lesnoriel | Reviewed this property |
If I remember, they picked us up at 8:30am in our hotel lobby. Once we were out of the cave, we were served lunch then the trip back to the hotel. We were back around 3:30-4:00pm. Tikal was an all day excursion into... More
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