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scubachick858
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Epic and otherworldly

ATM cave: Go to Belize for nothing else but to do this tour. I have never experienced anything like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Twigie
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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

My husband and I are adventurous people and I want to say this is the most unique and amazing thing I have ever done/seen! You need to like water and be in good enough shape to do some minimal climbing. A long day - take...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

ATM cave: Go to Belize for nothing else but to do this tour. I have never experienced anything like this in my life. It was otherworldly and phenomenal. Bring - water socks - Cotton Socks - T-shirt - Shorts - Bathing suit - Change of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

ATM My husband and I are both 70 and had a fantastic ATM cave tour a few weeks ago. We’re not athletic, but have some strength and balance. Our guide, Danny Portillo, was wonderful. He kept us safe AND he gave us a real appreciation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just dangerous enough to require a guide, but very exciting. A skull in the cave so long the minerals in the water have encased it wonderful combination of water, rocks, stories and some effort. We recommend this one to everyone we know.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never been one to love caves, and I'm definitely not a water person so I went into this tour with a skeptical attitude. My mind was blown. It was really pretty awesome. The caves themselves were impressive, but the Mayan ruins left me awestruck....More

Thank Summer G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

National Geographic ranked the ATM cave the top scared cave in the world for good reason. Our guide Luis was top notch. His knowledge of the Mayans, general local history and natural jungle and cave information was impressive. Having a good guide is critical as...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't find this kind of experience in the USA! To get to the caves is an experience in itself. The fact that you are walking the same paths as the Myan's thousands of years ago and seeing pottery and human bones so up close...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you do any tour in Belize do this ! There is no where else in the world that you can get so close to historical artifacts, including Mayan skeletons. For now, you can be in touching range of Mayan history going back 1,100 years....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely a highlight of our 2 week Belize trip! I was reluctant to do this tour, unsure of how I would hold up to the swimming, climbing, etc. for about 5 hours - I am 65yo but moderately active. There were only 2...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ATM tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Enjoyed exploring the caves and wading through the water to see the artifacts. We had a knowledgeable guide and had so much fun. Highly recommend.

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Kathee D
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Blancaneux Lodge. Excellent tour, lunch and guide.
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8 May 2018|
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Response from Ritch I | Reviewed this property |
Cheaper to book and early flight or hop on the first ferry to Belize city then book through and agency from Belize city. If you're not into that you can book through many tour companies that will pick you up right at your... More
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Response from Carla J | Reviewed this property |
this cave is prone to flash floods - heavy rainy days, but operators reschedule your tour if on your day cave is closed due to flash floods. Flooding can be for a day, at times, rarely, more than one day.
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