Situated in the middle of a lush jungle, the Actun Tunichil Muknal or the ATM cave is one of the most magnificent sights in Belize and the world. In fact, National Geographic ranked the cave as one of the planet’s top sacred caves.
Many tourists are drawn to the ATM cave because of its history, beauty, and mystical appeal.
One thing is for sure: After participants explore the ATM cave, they will be truly amazed by this lost underworld in Belize.
ATM Cave Is Led By A Licensed Guide
To tour this exceptional cave, you must be led by a licensed and certified guide. These guides can definitely be trusted as they all have undergone extensive training. The training is pretty rigorous, so there are only a limited amount of qualified guides who lead these tours. As a result, space is limited. Most tour companies also limit the number of people on these tours to persevere the cave. The group size will probably be less than eight people.
ATM Cave Tour Begins At The Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve
The tour starts at the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve in the Cayo District, and then tourists must hike through the jungle to reach the next destination. The jungle hike is roughly 45 minutes, and participants will cross a few jungle streams.
As soon as you approach the mouth of the cave, you must use a rope to cross a spring-fed pool. Soon afterward, you will eventually come to the sacred chamber used by ancient Maya priests.
Explore The Sacred Chambers of The ATM Cave
The sacred chamber contains many interesting sights such as ancient Maya pottery. Most importantly, during this part of the tour, you will get to view the remains of a young woman named Crystal Maiden. She was sacrificed hundreds of years ago. Since her bones have been fused with several minerals, the remains often glisten in the cave. There are also many other remains in the cave, including those of extremely young children.
Most participants will spend roughly three hours exploring everything in the cave.
Trust Untame Belize Tours For A Remarkable ATM Cave Tour
As a top-notch tour provider, Untame Belize Tours is one of the few companies in the country that offers guided excursions to the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave.
We pride ourselves on providing tourists with an unforgettable journey into the mystical underworld of the Maya.
Make sure that you book an ATM tour with Untame Belize Tours today. It truly is an epic and mesmerizing adventure.
Always remember that cameras are not allowed on this tour.