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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 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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 that you visit the ATM while you still can as it is almost guaranteed to... More 

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Canton, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 hike, climb, swim, squeeze, shimmy, crawl, pull & step your way up to the Mayan... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 need..1.wear water shoes. If you can, also take water socks. In the dry chambers, you... More 

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Mogadore, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 is above water), and climbed a tall section to stand within inches of sacrificed skeletons... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in many caves and that is why my review is not excellent. The caves are very nice. The tour it self is good, simple food.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really not for faint of heart but what an incredible experience. Mostly spelunking but awesome chambers, cool formations, bats, spiders, Mayan pottery and skeletons. Not an easy trek but so worth it! Big shout out to Francisco our guide. 18 years experience which pays off in a big way. Fun guy, knows the caves inside and out and makes it... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour of the ATM cave with Carlos the Caveman. Fernando was our guide, & gave an incredible oral history about the cave, Mayan people, & artifacts in the cave. Our group was the last to go in the cave for the day, which was brilliant of Fernando because we had the main chamber completely to ourselves. This... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even know where to start to describe this experience. You have to experience it for yourself to understand. It's huge. Amazing. Scary at times. Challenging. Rewarding. Breathtaking. Be ready to cross rivers, sometimes so deep you have to swim with your clothes on. Be prepared to squeeze through tight spaces between rocks in dark cave tunnels. Eat well... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A culture and individuals whom I admire and deserve great respect for the times they lived in. Everything else has been stated in the 5 * reviews. If you are hesitant, challenge yourself!

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This is a great cave with medium difficulty. My husband, myself and my young adult kids loved it. It's not for young kids but inside the cave is amazing. I highly recommend it!

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