ATM Cave Tour from Caye Caulker

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Main Activity
Cave Exploration
Gold Standard
Departs From
Start Point
Caye Caulker
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Belizing Experiences A
Avg. Response:
2 hours
About Listing
ATM Cave
Ancient Artifacts
Archaeological Reserve
Cave System
  • Most Sacred Cave in the World
  • Top Inland Attraction from Caye Caulker
Take a Day Trip from Caye Caulker, and experience the best Cave Tour in Belize. 

About the Tour

  • All-inclusive ATM tour from Caye Caulker. It includes all transportation, entrance fees, equipment, and lunch (meal preferences can be arranged). 
  • Choose your option for a flight or water taxi transfer to Belize City. We will take care of all the transportation logistics.
    • By Boat - Departure Time from the island is 6:30 AM
    • By Plane - Departure Time from the island is 7:10 AM  
  • Your pick-up in Belize City is scheduled for 8 AM sharp - so it is critical that you board the flight or ferry on time! 
  • Your tour will be with a certified gold-standard tour operator, with an ATM-licensed guide. 
  • Groups are limited to 8, and there is a daily cap of 125 visitors per day.
The tour is refundable (minus a small service fee) up to 24 hours before departure.  Any cancellations made within 24 hours of departure will not be refunded. However, if we are contacted at least 24 hours in advance, we can help you to reschedule the tour for a later date.

The ATM Cave has been declared the world's most sacred cave by National Geographic. Journey back in time to explore this sacred cave, previously untouched for thousands of years!

About the ATM Cave

The Belize ATM Cave is a wet cave, where you swim into the entrance and then trek through ankle to chest-high water before climbing to a dry chamber that leads to the cathedral or main hall. This towering chamber is 350 meters in length and 50 meters wide and is 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 Belize cave to explore and is declared the world's most sacred cave by National Geographic.  It is an extraordinary and rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were thousands of years ago, virtually untouched.
Suitable for:
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Boat or Flight Transfers to Belize City
  • Inland Transportation
  • Licensed Guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • Water
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Closed-toe shoes (no flip flops)
  • Pair of socks (mandatory)
  • Change of Clothes and Towel
  • Bug spray
  • No type of cameras
  • Cash for Snacks and Tips
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
16 people
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
By Plane - Min 2 pax | 7 AM
By Plane - Solo Traveler | 7 AM | Check Availability
By Plane - Solo Traveler | 7 AM | Guaranteed Tour
By Plane | Per Person | Group of 6 or more
By Boat - Min 2 pax | 7 AM
By Boat - Solo Traveler | 7 AM | Check Availability
By Boat - Solo Traveler | 7 AM | Tour Guaranteed
By Boat | Per Person | Group of 6 or more
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Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • Pay in Full upon Booking. This helps us reduce Cancellations and No Shows. 
  • Refundable (minus service fee) up to 24 hours before departure
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours of departure will not be refunded.
  • If we have to cancel the tour due to weather or any other reasons, then you will be refunded (minus the service fee).
  • If you miss your flight or boat, please email If there is availability and the tour company is able to wait, we may be able to schedule the next available flight or boat for you.
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One wild museum tour
If you're OK with an adventure that includes briefly swimming in clothes and shoes, squeezing through tight spaces, a few fruit bats, and stories of some pretty crazy sacrificial practices then this is your tour! Fernando, our guide was fantastic. He shared lots of really interesting information throughout the tour starting on the van ride in. The whole thing was just one amazing formation after another. ... more You'll be navigating through a stream for a large part of the in-the-cave portion until you get to the place that they performed the ceremonies. Once there you'll climb up a bolder onto a ledge, then a bit further up you'll leave your shoes behind (wear socks!) to see the remains, being extra cautious not to step outside the literal lines. There is nothing but a few marking between you and the pottery and remains for all but the crystal maiden. If the maiden is dry, she'll sparkle like in the internet pictures. We made the trip from Blu Zen in Caye Caulker which meant taking the 6:15 hotel boat to the south side of the split, then the 6:30 water taxi to Belize City, then a taxi down to the rendezvous point where Fernando and his driver pick you up in a van. You'll have to leave everything behind in the van before you begin the hike. You also must wear a shirt, no bikini top or sports bra only. And most importantly you'll need to take a ton of great mental pictures of the unbelievable experience along the way -- no cameras or cell phones.