Belize ATM Cave Tour
The ATM cave is now a national park co-managed by the Institute of Archaeology and is one of the top tourist attractions (Adventures) in the country.
The guided trip into the famous Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave takes you deep into the underworld that the ancient Maya called "Xibalba".
The ATM Cave Tour starts with a scenic 45-minute hike through Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, wading across crystal clear rivers and hiking under the jungle canopy.
Upon reaching the natural, hourglass-shaped opening you'll know that you have arrived at the entrance of the cave. Here you’ll gear up with a helmet, headlamp, and life jacket provided by your licensed tour guide.
With a cool swim across a beautiful turquoise pool (about 15ft across), you will enter the cave.
From that point, follow your tour guide, hiking, climbing, twisting, and turning your way through the darkness of the cave for about an hour. Don't fear, you're in safe hands with Luis as he points out every possible area of injury and instructs on how to avoid them.
Witness Giant shimmering flowstone rock formations surrounded by thick, calcium-carbonate stalactites dripping from the ceiling and stalagmites growing from the cave floor.
ATM Cave Tips and Advisory
- We do complimentary pickup and drop-off to places in San Ignacio and the immediate surrounding hotels and resorts.
- We do provide a yummy lunch as some of our past guests name it.
- Take a personal bottle of water.
- You will also need a change of clothes for after the tour because you will get wet.
- Kindly let us know if you have any dietary restriction and if you are taking any medication, please bring it along.
- Cameras are not allowed.
Once you enter the inner chamber, your shoes must be removed and socks are required to avoid any traces being left behind.
Please take note that The ATM Cave experience is moderately strenuous. Be sure to have a large healthy breakfast before you leave because the tour could last for a few hours.
The ATM Cave is without a doubt the best tour to do in San Ignacio. We have had visitors travel from Ambergris Caye, Belize City, and even from Placencia to do this amazing tour. Our second most recommend tour is Caracol, the largest Archaeological Site. If you would like a more relaxing tour, perhaps a day spent on the river visiting 3 gorgeous waterfalls is just what you need.
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Belize ATM Cave Experience with Luis
Luis is patient in providing a fact-filled tour, a one-of-a-kind Adventure in Belize, you will never forget. His knowledge and passion for the Maya people and the cave are obvious. Looking for affordable tours to the famous skeleton cave? You've hit the jackpot with Luis and KaWiil Tour Company boasting 21 years’ experience and research in Maya history.
Actun Tunichil Muknal Belize National Geographic documentary is difficult to find on the internet, so we included the best video we could find to offer a glimpse of the famous ATM Cave.