ATM Maya Cave

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Tour Type
Cave Expedition
Jungle Trek
Mayan Ruins
Main Activity
Cave Exploration
Departs From
Start Point
Belize City
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Upclose Belize K
Avg. Response:
2 hours
About Listing
ATM Cave, Archaeological Reserve
  • Mayan History - Amazing Cave System - Tropical Jungle experience!
Belize Gold Standard Compliant -

The ATM Cave is a "must do" tour experience- and it's easily accessible!! The tour starts with a 45-minute 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. 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:
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • tour transfers in air condtioned van
  • Tour Gear
  • delicious local lunch with beverage
  • Purified water
  • professional guided tour of site
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Cash payment of USD$35 pp - payable to your guide on pickup
  • small bottle to carry on jungle walk comes in handy to stay hydrated
  • bag with towel and change of clothes
NOT Included
  • Park fee of US$15 pp
  • GST [government tax} of US$20 pp
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
16 people
4 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
based on 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
ATMDeparts Belize City7:30 AMapprox 9 hrs
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Air Conditioned Van
Start Time
Daily7:30 AM
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Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Service Types:
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Frequently Asked Questions
All Belize City guests are picked up at your hotel. For guests coming in on their own from the island - we'll pick you up at your terminal on arrival.
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
The issuing of tickets, vouchers, and /or participation in the tour shall be deemed to be consent to the terms & conditions of Upclose Belize.
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Most exciting cave I have ever been to!
I booked an ATM Cave Tour for my husband and I. From communications to the actual excursion, everything was executed professionally. Freddy Itza was our driver from Belize City to the drop off location to transfer to another vehicle to go to ATM cave. From there, Basilio was our driver and tour guide. Both genuinely love what they do and you can tell they enjoy it as well. Freddy was a great conversationalist ... more and driver. Basilio was hilarious and informative. I felt like Indiana Jones the entire time. The company does an excellent job listing the required clothing for maximum enjoyment and comfort. Follow their suggestions and you will have the greatest time of your life. I will be back in Belize for sure and will keep this company in mind. Stellar job! Thank you for the extraordinary experience!