ATM Cave Tour From San Ignacio

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the loca.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Cayo Welcome Center, San Ignacio Town.
  • Return Details :
    Cayo Welcome Center, San Ignacio Town.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Here you will find Maya artifacts just the way they were left by the Mayas hundreds of years ago. The cave is ranked as one of the Top Ten Caves Of The World by the National Geographic Society. National Geographic and the Discovery Channels and History have done documentaries on this spectacular cave. Allow us to unveil the secrets of Xibalba the Mayan underworld to you.

Know More about this tour

FYI:
Pick ups begin as early as 7:00AM for hotels within San Ignacio Town.
Additional fees apply for hotels outside of Town.
The tour schedule is flexible depending on cruise ship groups, traffic on roads, and your guide's attention to details, including off-the beaten path extras he may occasionally throw in (adding value to your tour).

Getting There:
Your adventure begins at 8:00 AM with a 45 minutes drive on the George Price Highway withanother 30 minutes off-road to the parking lot.

From the parking lot, we have a 45 minutes jungle hike toward the cave entrance, crossing a knees-deep river 3 times along the way- enjoy the scenery.

At the cave entrance:
Upon reaching the mouth of the ATM cave, your guide briefs you on the caves historical facts while you gear up with helmets and head lamps. The hike inside the cave entails a very short swim of about 30 feet across at the very entrance of the cave. For non-swimmers, there is a by-pass around the corner of the caves entrance through which you are assisted by the guide. For the rest of the cave length, its mostly wading through the water no deeper than chest-height (at average height) at most. Admire the myriad cave formations along the way until reaching the hidden dry chamber where amazement awaits you.

In the main chamber:
To get to the main chamber, you'll climb over some rocks providing a staircase to the chamber. Once in the chamber, youll be asked by your guide to take off your shoes, and walk with only your socks on your feet. Here your guide explains the Maya rituals while you awe at the magnificence of this ancient tomb and its grandeur.

Youll be amazed by all the Mayan artifacts and remains freely scattered throughout the cave as your guide explains how they got their and what lead to this shocking massacre in such a remote location. Walking farther into the cave, well reach a higher but smaller chamber accessible only through the use of a man-made ladder. This is where the prized, intact, crystalized skeletal remains of the Crystal Maiden lay. Take your time, to sink in the reality of what lies before you.

Departure:
After being saturated to capacity with astonishment, we make our way back out of the chambers and the cave. (the way back out always seems so much shorter than the way in). We then hike back onto the parking lot, where the guide will provide you with your lunch as you discuss the reality of what youve just witnessed inside. You may choose to change into your dry clothes before or after lunch (your choice). After lunch, we board our vehicle and head back to San Ignacio arriving around 3:30- 4:00 PM.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Packedlunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

A minimum of 2 adults is required to book this tour

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not recommended for pregnant women

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking

Please dress appropriately

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