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ATM Cave Tour

Address: Belize
Phone Number: 011 (501) 824-3740
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Ranked #1 of 50 Activities in Cayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Carlos the Caveman is the best guide!! I generally avoid guided tours preferring to explore more freely. With that said I went into Carlos's tour expecting the standard move through the site. Carlos is different in that he really cares about this place and is an expert in caving and is very knowledgeable about local plants, etc. In fact I... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There is no better guide than Carlos the Caveman! He is enthusiastic, has over 20 years of caving experience (including rapid water rescue certifications from the US), and is absolutely obsessed with caving and teaching about the Mayan culture and what the caves meant to them. This all created a truly spiritual experience in the caves. Carlos made sure to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Booked this one day tour through our travel agent. We had Patrick as a guide and he was great. We were fortunate to only have us two (a young couple) on the tour, so we could ask Patrick lots of questions and go at our own pace. We arrived at the cave early which was good because it got quite... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We initially weren't sure if we'd venture out to the ATM Caves but based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided we would and booked in with Carlos the Caveman (http://www.carloscaveman.com/); man were we pleased we did! Carlos was friendly, professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He checked in with us throughout the cave to ensure everyone was happy and moved... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our trip to ATM was unforgettable, in large part due to Carlos and his unequalled expertise and knowledge. For almost 20-years, he has been visiting the cave and is familiar with its every nook and cranny. As you’ve likely read, this trip inside the cave can last almost 5-hours and involves swimming, scrambling over slippery submerged rocks, and climbing. Carlos... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Good review below (by campkis). Excellent activity and day! Many good reviews below, so I won't recap.. but will add helpful hints: 1) Being fit isn't as big a deal as they make it seem. There are a couple of areas, but overall if you are in decent shape, you should be fine. You don't need to be a marathon... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I did this tour with my two sisters and a group of 6 other people that we didn't know. We all loved it. Our guide was very knowledgable and patient. He kept checking to make sure that everyone was ok and to see if we needed anything. When you go through the caves, it is pitch black if not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Carlos the caveman is a very intelligent guide with extensive knowledge of the jungle, caves, and the history of Belize and its people. He has great respect for the earth and has such positive energy. He will not just race you threw the tour as he respects the fact that there is much to see and learn . He runs... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I have to say I was a bit worried before doing this tour. However, there was nothing to be worried about! It was fantastic. If you think you're up to it and are fit (I'm 26) I think go for it! There were lots of people of all ahes doing it. Things I was concerned about were: 1. The mention... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I came to San Ignacio for two main attractions; to visit Tikal and ATM. I was blown away by the cave! It lives up to the positive comments in the other reviews. I'm shocked at how close and interactive you are allowed to get to the artifacts and I'm very grateful that this remains open and is shared with the... More 

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