ATM Cave Belize – Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour


ATM Cave Belize – Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour

Take a walk off the beaten path

The ATM Cave in Belize or Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is a must do while in Belize. We depart from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Every Day. The ATM Cave is the most popular Cave Tour in Belize. Tourist visitors from all over the world come to Belize just to explore the ATM Cave.

ATM Cave in Belize was first explored in 1989 and National Geographic produced a documentary about ATM Cave in 1992 called Journey Through the Underworld. ATM Cave is one of the most impressive Maya ceremonial caves containing bloodletting altars used in sacrifices and over 1400 artifacts as well as human skeletal remains.

The ATM Cave is a wet Cave Tour, where you swim into the entrance and then trek through ankle to chest water levels before climbing to a dry chamber which leads to the cathedral or main hall. This towering chamber is 350 metres in length and 50 metres wide and filled with artifacts and the skeletal remains of 14 bodies, about half of them children.  All of the skeletal remains are male except one completely intact female skeleton covered in sparkling mineral deposits, the Crystal Maiden. Other artifacts include large pots and jars, flute-like instruments and ground stones used for grinding corn and grains, suggesting agricultural rituals.

ATM Cave is considered the best Cave Tour in Belize to explore.  It is an extraordinary and rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were thousands of years ago, virtually untouched. Read More.

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 Choose to take the Plane or Boat from Ambergris Caye to Belize City

starting at $265US pp

What is included

  • Resort pick up/drop off

  • Round trip boat or flight transfer to Belize City

  • Air conditioned transportation

  • Light breakfast

  • Local lunch

  • Personal Tour Guides

  • Necessary equipment

  • Park fees/Entrance fees

  • Bottled water

Departure Location: Most resorts on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Departure Time: 7am from Hotel or Resort

Tour Duration: 7am-6pm

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Minimum Age: 8 yrs old

ATM Cave Belize – Actun Tunichil Muknal Tour Itinerary

  • 6am – Pick up by Taxi from Front Desk area at your Resort.

  • 6:30am – Boat transfer from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye to Belize City. (If you choose).

  • 7am – Flight transfer from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye to Belize City.(If you choose).

  • 7:30am – Meet your Tour Guides at the San Pedro Belize Express Boat Terminal or Maya Island Air Municipal Airport in Belize City. (Look out for your names on a sign your Tour Guide will be holding).

  • 7:30am – 9am – Drive from Belize City to Teakettle Village where you will switch transportation and continue off the main highway into the jungle to the ATM Cave site.

  • 9am – 10am – Off road drive to the ATM Cave site passing through local farm land and shallow creeks.

  • 10am – 10:30am – Leave the parking area at the ATM Cave site and start your trek through the jungle. You will be crossing the shallow river three times as you make your way to the entrance to the ATM Cave, where you will grab lunch before entering inside.

  • 10:30am – 11am – Enjoy a short rest, then grab lunch which we pack and take along. After a quick bite and a drink of water, you get a tour briefing about what to expect then we continue inside.

  • 11am – 2pm – We take a short swim to get inside where we continue walking through ankle to waste deep water levels. As we make our way through the dark cave, our headlights reveals the beauty of the ATM Cave. You will get a guided tour inside to see the many pottery artifacts and human skeletal remains and learn about the Mayas who used these dark sacred places for religious purposes.

  • 2pm – 2:30pm – Exit the ATM Cave and trek back through the jungle to the parking area where we change into dry clothes and continue to Teakettle Village.

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Drive from the parking area at the ATM Cave through local farm land and shallow creeks back to Teakettle Village where you will switch back transportation.

  • 3:30pm – 5pm – Drive to Belize City so you can take the boat or plane back to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

  • 5:30pm – Take the boat or plane back to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. When you arrive back on the island, our Taxi cab driver will pick you up at either the boat dock or Maya Island Air Airport in San Pedro and take you back to your resort.

Reserve early! Spaces fill fast and only a few people can visit the ATM Cave in a day. 

Choose to take the Plane or Boat from Ambergris Caye to Belize City

starting at $265US pp

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  • All our Staff are fun License Tour Guides trained by the Belize Tourism Board.

  • We use Clean, Updated AC Transportation.

  • Small Groups; avoid the crowd!

  • Our Equipment we use are up to Standards certified by the National Institute of Culture and History.

  • Our tours are Safe, with proper Strategic Emergency Plan in place.

  • Our Prices are Affordable and Unbeatable. Group Rates Available.

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