Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave)

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Aquatic, Cave Expedition, Inland
Departs From
Placencia
Intensity Level
Moderate
Attraction(s)
ATM Cave
$
350
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Ralph C
Response rate: 
94%
Response time:
several hours
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Location Details
Departure:
Splash Dive Center
About Listing
Features:
Ancient Artifacts
Archaeological Reserve
Cave System
Nature Trails
Subterranean River
Highlights
  • Cave
  • Hike
  • Artifacts
Description
ATM Cave is about 7 miles south of the village of Teakettle in the beautiful Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve in the Cayo district. Hike 2 miles through the pristine jungle crossing Roaring Creek three times to reach the cave entrance with your specially licensed guide. Put on your helmet and headlamp and get ready to swim and clamber into the ancient Maya ritual world.

The first part of the adventure is swimming and wading through the awesome array of stalagmites and stalactites and other limestone feature before reaching the Stella Chamber and the Main Chamber. The Main Chamber is about one kilometer from the cave entrance. To enter these chambers, you need to remove your shoes but wear socks. Your guide will show you and explain the amazing number of valuable artifacts used in Mayan rites. These artifacts include the Skeletal Remains of 14 individuals, 150 ceramic pots, stingray spines and obsidian blades used for bloodletting, grinding stones, whistles and dried remains of corn and other plant remains. These remain in place just as they were when they were discovered about 25 years ago. At the far end of the Main Chamber, you will find the Chrystal Maiden, a young girl who was sacrificed as part of agricultural fertility rites.
 
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Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Tour
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Park Fees
  • Beverage
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Extra Clothes
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
15 people
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
350
Itinerary
Activity
Time
Duration
ATM Cave6:30 AM14 Hrs
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
We offer complimentary Pick-Up and Drop Off in Placencia Village. Picks Ups are usually 30-45 minutes before the tour departs.
Splash Dive Center can also arrange Pick Up and Drop Off round trip up the peninsula for US$ 10.00 per person.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily6:30 AM14 hrs
Provider
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Splash Dive Center is an established and reputable tour company offering Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, and Fishing Tours throughout Belize. It was founded in 2000 by Course Director, Mrs. ... morePatricia Ramirez. In addition to providing their guests with premier service, they aim to make trips safe, educational, fun!

Splash Dive Center has been involved in the Placencia and Seine Bight Community. Additionally in local and international environmental projects to promote their love and protection for the oceans and the sustainable growth of Belize.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Yes
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Rentals/Charters
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
I am aware that if I or anyone in my group present symptoms of covid-19, I may be subject to testing and possible quarantining and that I am liable for all related testing and/or quarantine costs. I am also of the inherent risk on inland adventure tours, road transport and water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, boat travel, fishing and visiting the cayes. By signing this agreement, I release Splash Dive Center Ltd and related persons including guides, drivers, boat captains, crew, owners, and all related persons from all liabilities whatsoever for personal injury, property loss of wrongful death. I agree that I am giving up my right to sue the released parties but also any rights my heirs, assigns or beneficiaries may have to sue the released parties. I am fully aware of this document and releases, and sign it being conscious of its importance.
 
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