ATM Maya Cave from Caye Caulker

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Mayan Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Tour Type
Cave Expedition
Mayan Ruins
Main Activity
Cave Exploration
Departs From
Start Point
Caye Caulker
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Upclose Belize K
Avg. Response:
2 hours
About Listing
ATM Cave
Archaeological Reserve
Cave System
Subterranean Cave
Subterranean River
  • Mayan History - Amazing Cave System - Tropical Jungle experience!
Belize Gold Standard Certified -

The ATM Cave is a "must do" tour experience- and it's easily accessible!! The tour starts with a 45 min hike through the jungle in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. It is a great way to soak in the majesty of the surrounding jungle. You will cross three rivers as you wind your way through the jungle to the mouth of the cave. The tour duration is approximately 3 hours. Bring along a change of clothes as you will be completely wet by the time the tour is over. Understanding why this cave was of such sacred importance to the Mayas requires an understanding of their spirituality. In the Maya religion, the gods of agriculture, rain, and fertility were believed to reside in the underworld. It would only seem natural that the ATM Cave, with its seemingly endless pits, would be seen as a potential gateway to the underworld. By making human sacrifices within the cave, they could appeal to these important gods practically at their front door.

Guests should dress as if preparing for a hike, bringing comfortable clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Also, socks are mandatory for walking inside the cave. Bear in mind that no cameras are allowed within the cave. The prohibition of cameras prevents damage to remaining skeletons and artifacts and preserves ATM for future generations.
Suitable for:
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • round trip transfer beween Caye Caulker and Bze City on the Water Taxi
  • meet & greet in Bze City with ground transfer in air conditioned van
  • Tour Gear
  • Lunch with beverage
  • Purified water
  • Guided Tour
  • An Awesome Experience!
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • cash payment of USD$37 to give your driver
  • a cap comes in handy
  • small bottle to carry on jungle walk comes in handy to stay hydrated
  • knapsack with towel and change of clothes
NOT Included
  • Park entry fee of US$15 per person
  • GST [government tax} of US$22 per person
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
100 people
4 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
per person, based on min of 4 persons
Special Instructions for Rates
Please message us:
- if you are a single wanting to join an existing tour at this low rate!
- if your group is less than 4 persons
- or if group members will be paying individually
ATM MAYA CAVEDeparts Caye Caulker6:30 AM7 hrs
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Round trip water taxi transfers are included in your rate. Please note that transfers between your hotel and the water taxi terminal are not included - usually within easy walking distance of most hotels on Caye Caulker.
Start Time
Daily6:30 AM7 hrs
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Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Vacation Packages, Cruise Excursions, Private Guides
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
You may be joined with other persons or groups on a tour - but never to exceed established guide to guest ratios
Items included on tour are specified in the tour description.

Participation on tour indicated an acceptance of Liability and Important Notes (condensed):
UpClose Belize is not responsible nor liable for acts of God or circumstances beyond our control. * The tour participant acknowledges and accepts the inherent risk of participation en-route to and/or from and during the Tour, including but not limited to the following: trips or falls; collisions or encounters with other persons or vehicles; being jostled; or otherwise shaken; subject to close contact with others; travel terrain which may be narrow, uneven and unpredictable and, in some instances, be required to walk or stand for significant periods. * Tour participants understand that any participation in the tour carry certain inherent risks and dangers which no amount of preplanning may eliminate. * UpClose Belize is not liable for any injury, death, accident, delay or loss as related directly or indirectly with tours or transfers. * UpClose Belize is not liable for any expense(s) incurred by loss or damage to the guest's personal property while participating in any tour. * The tour participant declares to be aware and informed regarding the nature and risks associated with tours and about the risks of traveling through Belize in general. UpClose Belize provides sufficient information about proper clothing and the policies in general. * The right is reserved to accept or decline any passenger should such person’s health or general deportment impede the operation of the services to the detriment of the other passengers. Refunds regarding these passengers will be handled on an individual basis. UpClose Belize reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any itinerary as may be deemed necessary for the carrying out of the tour package either before departure or en route, or withdraw any tour or package.
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