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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...more
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What a great adventure! We did the tour through CAT Belize Mayaland Tours. Our driver Raf was excellent. Obviously he is doing what he loves and it shows in the quality of the experience. We felt like we were taking a tour with a great...More
The ATM cave tour was unreal. I still can't believe we were allowed to go inside a place so full of history and walk beside the skeletal remains. It felt like a crazy adventure. You hike for about 30-45 minutes and cross three rivers to...More
I ighly recommend adding this to your list if you’re visiting Belize! One of the most adventurous things you can do in Central America. You start of on a hike through the jungle where you’ll cross three rivers. Upon completion you arrive at the cave...More
My husband and I went on the ATM Cave Tour on our honeymoon and it was so overwhelming awesome. Beyond the cave itself the hike through the beautiful forest and through the raging river was lovely. We saw a jaguar print and you would have...More
All of the reviews about the physical challenge in getting to the cave and navigating the cave are true. However it has taken me two weeks to truly process the ATM cave. I would not consider entering this cave with anyone but our phenomenal guide,...More
A group of 6 mid 50's scientists went to see the ATM Cave with Emil Gamez of and it was simply captivating! Emil is like the Steve Irwin of Central Belize. He is educated as an Environmental Scientist and MesoAmerican Culturalist.
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Certainly a NOT MISS experience. Many companies have guided tours to the cave. Expect to spend a full day. Unfortunately the government who controls the park, no longer allows cameras of any kind to be taken into the cave. You will have to shimmy your...More
As it was written up about in National Geographic I found I had to see it. All in all it was an experience, you literally swim through water to enter into the cave and remain submerged in water for the time in the cave. (Unless...More
This is a no-joke tour! You hike, swim across rivers and then have about an hour trek INTO the cave where you swim and climb through rock! It is a once in a lifetime experience like no other. Expect to see skeletal remains from mayan...More
Went on the ATM cave tour and had a great time with Luis from Kawiil tours - an extremely knowledgeable guide! He really knows every inch of the cave and is full of great stories. The cave tour in itself is a bit challenging -...More
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Yes. At the ranger station and parking lot, there are changing rooms (on the side of the bathroom facilities building). Bring a plastics bag for your wet clothes, they will be very wet. Your guide should provide a towel... More
Yes. At the ranger station and parking lot, there are changing rooms (on the side of the bathroom facilities building). Bring a plastics bag for your wet clothes, they will be very wet. Your guide should provide a towel, but confirm with your guide.
As for valuables, you can either leave it in your tour guide’s van or for small items (wallets), you can give it to your guide to put into his dry bag (only guides are allowed to carry a bag inside the cave). No cameras or phones are allowed inside, so you’ll have to leave them in the car/van. They are very strict about the no phone/camera thing. If you’re concerned about your stuff, just bring some cash in a ziplock bag to put in your pocket to buy snacks and water. That’s all you’re going to need there. Hope this helps and have fun!
There isn’t any restrictions on height or weight. I think I read reviews before we went that kids could go on it. I wouldn’t say that it’s incredibly physically demanding but you should have a good pair of walking shoes with... More
There isn’t any restrictions on height or weight. I think I read reviews before we went that kids could go on it. I wouldn’t say that it’s incredibly physically demanding but you should have a good pair of walking shoes with good grip for walking over wet rocks. There were some tight spaces inside the cave that may be more difficult for a larger person. But the tour guides put 100’s of people through these caves a day in all shapes and sizes you shouldn’t run into any issues unless you have a fear of tight spaces. You basically play telephone all the way through the cave. The guide tells the first person in line where to step and how and then that person tells the next person in line and so on. If you have reservations you can likely ask the tour guy at the resort you stay in what he thinks.