Getting to the ATM Cave
This caving adventure begins with approximately an hour drive from San Ignacio town through Teakettle Village on the George Price Highway, until we arrive at the nature reserve. We then embark on a jungle hike on a small trail through the broadleaf forest. There are many opportunities to experience some of Belize’s exotic flora and fauna in this protected area.. The 45 minute trek involves 3 river crossings before arriving at the hourglass shaped cave entrance of the ATM cave.
The ATM Cave Tour
The crystal clear water which flows from the cave and pools at cave entrance is your only way in. Jump in for a cool, refreshing swim before venturing deep into the underground cave system. Once inside you’ll be climbing over boulders and ledges, and wading through varying depths of water. The dark underworld then reveals its hidden secrets in several chambers which are illuminated only by our headlamps. You’ll be in the presence of ancient Maya pottery and other artifacts used in ceremonies performed by high priests. Skeletal remains litter the cave floor; believed to have been victims of sacrifices to appease the ancient Maya gods. The tour culminates with a chamber, preserving the crystallized skeleton of “the Crystal Maiden”.
Our experienced guides ensure that you get the full physical and spiritual experience from this tour while safeguarding this unique site for future generations to share the same experience.
What to wear for the ATM Cave Tour:
- Swim shorts
- Tennis Shoes w/ Socks (MUST Have Socks)
What to bring for the ATM Cave Tour:
- Extra Set of Dry Clothing
- Footwear of Choice (No Heels)
- Backpack (w/ items needed)
- NO SUNBLOCK
What’s Included in the ATM Cave Tour:
- Specialize Tour Guide
- Entrance Fees
- Lunches w/ Small Water
- Equipment (Helmets & Lights)
- All Taxes