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Adventurous but physically challenging

Though this is a very unique experience , it is also a very challenging one - Be sure that you are... read more

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Martina M
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Its a unique experience. Swim into a cave then hike 1 km upstream in and out of water to 1200... read more

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Arizona
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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

Though this is a very unique experience , it is also a very challenging one - Be sure that you are fir enough to scale up rock walls in a dark cave, climb up ladders etc.. before you sign on ...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a unique experience. Swim into a cave then hike 1 km upstream in and out of water to 1200 year old artifcats and skeletons. This isn't disney. I thought it was really cool. Would recommend to those who are not claustrophobic and with a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids absolutely loved this! It was the 2nd time for my husband and I! If you are on the fence, jump over it and just do it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family LOVED this tour. You were swimming and climbing and squeezing through tight spaces and watching bats fly over head. It was 1000000% worth every penny. We travel a lot and this immediately went to the top of our “coolest things we’ve done” list!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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

1  Thank Twigie
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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surrealbox
June 13, 2018|
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Response from LuvtoSafari | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing near the cave, just a grocery store. But if you’re staying in Belmopan or San Ignacio, the two closest towns, you should be able to buy them there. You don’t necessarily need a swimsuit, just something... More
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LuvtoSafari
June 9, 2018|
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Response from KG006 | Reviewed this property |
You have to drive in a tour guide's van to the site. We left our wallets and such in the van, which they locked and brought the key with. (We didn't have our passports with us.)
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Kathee D
May 19, 2018|
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Response from LuvtoSafari | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Cabo Inland Adventures. Note that many tour companies and hotels offer this tour, but keep in mind that there are only 20 licensed guide for ATM, so most tour companies outsource the booking to one of the... More
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