What an amazing experience! Bucket list crossed off and I am happy I used MayaWalk Tours for this. They are absolutely fun and extremely knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and ruins.
The Caracol tour was awesome. Ben was our driver and Julio was our guide. When we arrived in SI, it rained a couple of days ago, so the road was still a little wet. Ben was such an expert driver. The drive is an adventure in itself. It was a 2.5 hours (I think) drive on a bumpy road and at times slippery due to the rain. Ben would expertly maneuver and slide along the red clay road. Once you get to Caracol, it is totally worth it. The history and the views once you make it to the top is priceless. We did a stop at Big Rock Falls and that was great too.
The ATM cave tour, we went on Christmas Day, so it was super busy. The drive to ATM was shorter so it was manageable. It is a bumpy road to get to the ruins. There is a tour guide for every 8 people. Our guide was Eric, and he was awesome. Another super knowledgeable guide. I am usually the slow one. He was patient with me and said I can take my time. It felt like I was Indiana Jones, crossing through rivers, swimming, climbing rocks, seeing artifacts and bones, bats, beautiful carved rocks, stalactites and stalagmites...it was just amazing. This is the ultimate must do activity in Belize. No cameras allowed due to previous idiots, but in my opinion, it may be better so you can be immersed in the mystical cave.
After our tour, they served us lunch and drinks. Make sure you have a good pair of water shoes. Very important there is good grip on the bottom.
Eric is so dedicated and hard core, he guided another tour after ours. If there are two tours available, I would recommend doing the morning one so you would be the first ones out there.
I definitely recommend MayaWalk tours for all your activities! They are fantastic!