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ATM Cave Excursion in Belize

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If you’re looking for adventure on your next holiday, the ATM Cave Excursion should be at the top of your list. This magnificent cave is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Located in the Belizean jungle, the cave is home to a large number of Maya artifacts and is a popular spot for spelunking and cave exploration. During your tour of the ATM cave, you'll have the opportunity to see some of the most amazing rock formations in the world and learn about the history of the cave and the Maya people who once called it home.

This ATM cave in Belize is located on 455 acres of a nature reserve in the village of Teakettle. Once you arrive at the visitor’s entrance, you’ll get briefed and prepared for a 45-minute mostly-flat hike to the cave with three river crossings along the way. On your hike, you’ll learn about the eye-catching flora and fauna you’ll see from your knowledgeable guide.

The real adventure begins once you’re at the mouth of the cave, starting with a swim across a small spring-fed pool into the dark underworld of the cave. Over the next three hours, you’ll traverse the extensive underground maze of tunnels climaxing in the ceremonial chamber housing stoneware, ceramics, and the famous “Crystal Maiden,” a crystallized skeleton.

What's Included

Roundtrip Transport
Bilingual, Certified Guide
Cave Excursion
Entrance Fees to Park
Water and Soda
Optional Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

What does ATM stand for in Belize's ATM Cave?
ATM is an abbreviation in Mayan which stands for Actun Tunichil Muknal. It means “The Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre"
What should I bring on the tour?
For this adventure tour, you should bring an extra set of dry clothes, a towel, sunscreen, extra socks, sunscreen, bug repellent, a hat and sunglasses, as you'll spend a lot of time exploring the jungle and inside a cave. Snacks, water, lunch and extra fees will be provided, but you should still consider bringing some extra cash for tips and personal expenses. 
Am I physically capable of doing this tour?
You’ll need to have a moderate level of fitness and not be afraid to get wet or dirty on your adventure. If you have claustrophobia, we suggest looking at one of our other cave tours or tubing trips.

Quick Facts

San Ignacio

6h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 4 years old.

Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.