Learn about our ATM Cave Tour
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) is one of the most popular and impressive Maya ceremonial caves ever found.
ATM was in use during the early classic period, which dates to around 300-600AD. The caving part of the tour, takes you through a subterranean river, over (and under) more than a few rocks and into the main chamber.
The ATM Cave is a wet cave – you swim into the mouth and then wade through ankle to chest high water before climbing to a intricate passageways of dry chambers which lead to the cathedral-like main hall, a towering chamber 350 metres in length and 50mteres wide and filled with artefacts and sacrificial remains.
After this another climb takes you to the stone chamber where the Crystal Maiden lies, this is the skeleton of a teenage girl who was sacrificed and left in the cave. Over thousands of years her remains have been covered by a layer of diamond like limestone. The Mayas sacrificed humans in the hopes of appeasing the gods and bringing fertility to the land.
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Our Tour Pricing
- 2 PAX: $200 USD Per Person
- 3 PAX & More : $180.00 USD Per Person
What to bring?
Pair of socks, Hat, Extra clothes
Towels, Insect repellant, and Sunscreen
Dress: Short or long pants and comfortable sturdy footwear — sleeve lengths are optional
What does the tour include?
Transportation, license tour guide, gears, park fees, lunch and bottled water
Our tour duration:
Departs: 7:00 am
Returns: 5:00 pm
Intensity: Very Challenging
This is an excellent small family owned tour company. I booked 6 days worth of tours with them. It was way cheaper than doing all inclusive through a resort.
Photos of the most famous tour in Belize!
This is an extraordinary Belize adventure and a rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were and virtually untouched for centuries
Frequently Asked Questions
Why don’t we have an automated booking system?
We have found through experience that the old-fashioned way of interacting and discussing specific adventures with each potential guest enables us to best deliver you the adventures of a lifetime! It is very difficult to implement an automated system that can navigate through all the variables, but our friendly staff will be happy to walk you through creating the best itinerary for you.