Actun Tunichil Muknal, popularly known in Belize as “ATM” or “The Cave of the Stone Sepulcher” is the ultimate, unique Belize Cave Tour. Consisting of a series of chambers, including a large Cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place, this is a rare opportunity to visit a living museum where artifacts can be viewed in their original context. Including the crystallized skeletons of human sacrifices made centuries ago.

The Maya called the world beneath the earth “Xibalba” and it was a place reserved for shamans and kings (and their sacrifices!). To explore this piece of the Maya underworld, you must hike about 45 minutes, wade across a river three times, and swim through a short stretch of deep water. While in the cave, sometimes you will be walking, other times swimming or climbing over rocks. The reward is a unique and unforgettable experience.

ATM Cave Tour Photos