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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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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Caves from San Ignacio
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Best Cave ever

Do not miss this. It is quite the adventure well worth the trip especially of you like history and a bit of danger. Its a long day but well worth it. Particularly good for rowdy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this. It is quite the adventure well worth the trip especially of you like history and a bit of danger. Its a long day but well worth it. Particularly good for rowdy teens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This cave is not only a cave! Entering this cave, swiming, walking, climbing, being refreshed with water at your waist or very refreshed with water at you chest is such an incredible experience! Sometimes it was hard for me as I'm 50 years but it was great seeing mayas' life and sacrifice. It was an emotion seeing human bones and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Walking in a heavy dense forest, crossing rivers and then you enter the cave into the cool water. Immediately you have to swim until you reach the ground and you are climbing into the dark and into the labyrinth of tunnels and you are constantly in the water until you reach you the destination - sacrifice area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The ATM cave is a highlight of our Belize experience! We really didn't know what to expect and were we shocked (in a good way)!! It was such a great adventure to experience with my husband and kids (9&7). I agree with one other reviewer that an active/mature 7 years is the youngest I'd take there. Our guide Jamir was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We took our 7 and 9-year-old boys and our 12-year-old daughter on the ATM Cave Tour. Wow!! This was seriously one of the most amazing adventures we've ever been on. Hopefully this review will help people considering taking their children. The swim across and do you need life jackets for kids: Prior to arriving in Belize, we made our children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After 9 years in Belize we finally had visitors suitable to take to ATM. We should have gone ourselves back in 2005 but regardless this tour is fantastic! The cave itself is incredible and the ability to see Maya artifacts in a natural setting is an experience unavailable to most people and not to be missed. If you are even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This cave and river hike are just amazing. It is hard to explain the experience of following the river and scrambling over rocks as you climb further and further into the cave. Our guide Francisco was amazing and instrumental in getting us through this adventure. Seeing the relics of the past as they were found is surreal. I really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Several years later and this is still fresh in my mind and heart. I thoroughly enjoyed touring this cave, I loved the hike in, swimming beforehand, swimming into the cave, the amazing natural features of the cave, the huge caverns and natural formations as well the ancient Mayan artifacts and remains. Our guide Gonzo though occasionally condescending was very knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wow where does one start about this authentic and fantastic experience. Our guide Orlando was superb, the jokes and stories he told were an excellent addition to the experience. The trekking up to he cave through the rainforest is breath taking, and navigating through the caves was so unbelievable. If you come to Belize you have to have to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Firstly let me just say this cave diving experience was one of a kind. Not only because of the ancient Mayan ritual grounds we discovered, but our tour guide Lewis was exceptional. He not only drove us from the hotel to the site but he was delightfully patient and humourous. he was obviously more knowledgeable than the other guides as... More 

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Address: Tea Kettle Village, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo

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