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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
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Description: This remote cave is filled with relics left over from the Mayans.
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Historically important and an adventure all rolled into one. This is not for the faint of heart or those who are claustrophobic, but is worth the time and expense.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Historically important and an adventure all rolled into one. This is not for the faint of heart or those who are claustrophobic, but is worth the time and expense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading many reviews on Trip Advisor and through a few other sources, my husband and I decided to book our ATM excursion with the infamous "Carlos the Caveman"...after meeting him, and witnessing his interactions with so many other tour guides and locals, we knew we were extremely lucky to have been guided by such a well respected and esteemed... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Long way there, but what an exciting cave crawl, swimming through water, edging through crevices you had to twist your neck to get through, passing through cave walls sparkling with minerals, and, in culmination, ascending to natural cathedral-like space where artifacts and actual skulls of ancient Mayans, including the famed "crystal maiden" skeleton have all been left as found.

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Bergton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this cave in March 2015. An amazing experience that can not be duplicated. You need to be escorted by a certified guide, though that is easy enough to book, Expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $200 per person US$. You hike about 1/2 mile along an easy trail, though will have to wade thru a knee high... More 

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Armstrong, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

First you get to hike in through a river 3 times. Then swim in to the cave and walk through water, or squeeze through tight places in the rock. Then you get to climb the rocks. Makes you feel like you are on an Indiana Jones type adventure. And of course there are the artifacts as well. What more could... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The walk from the park entrance( where the bathrooms are located) to the cave entrance is flat and crosses the same river thrice and takes about 40 mins. The river crossings are atleast chest deep. The caves access is closed during rains- so time your trip right. We had to wait for 2 days in San Ignacio before the skies... More 

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Veracruz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are in San Ignacio - go. Truly special, even though many tourist groups will be there. I have seen many ruins, but these caves are truly special. I am glad I could enjoy it without cameras flashing everythere, however, I hope the government will start protecting the artefacts better. Sad to see how careless tourists damage things, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

By far the best adventure I've had while backpacking through Belize. Sadly no camera was allowed but the memories will last a lifetime. the water was chilly, the rocks slippery but the guide was excellent and patient. Don't keave Belize without doing this trip. There are some dangerous tights slipper spaces but if you go with a good guide you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

ATM is a must see if you are interested in history, archaeology or just different experiences. Our tour guide was Manuel from PACZ, and while I was not impressed with PACZ (see separate review), I was impressed with Manuel. He spoke clear English, knew his subject matter, and had a great sense of humour. The tour company will provide you... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Book it through Pooks Hill Lodge, you will not regret. Since they are closest to the cave, you will be the first guests to see it.

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