Belize ATM Cave Tour – A Trip “Into the Underworld”…

The title seems a bit odd and somewhat of an overstatement – is that what you are thinking? Using the words of Karen & Eric, they say, “Ancient Mayan ceremonies and superstitions, human remains, a virtually unpronounceable name (Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave), narrow water-filled passages and more.” So perhaps “Underworld” is a correct description – at least that is what the Mayans thought they were entering.

Another observation they made was  “All of the remains belong to male victims except for the so-called Crystal Maiden which is also the only intact skeleton found in The Cathedral…”. This female is called the Crystal Maiden not only because she’s the only female inside the cathedral area of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave but her skeleton is intact and has become covered in sparkling mineral deposits over the years. Here is a picture taken by Eric & Karen:

Skull at Belize ATM Cave

Skull at Belize ATM Cave

Click here to read and see more pictures and a video of the experience that Karen & Eric had on their ATM cave tour.

Thank you again Eric & Karen very nice article about your stay here in Belize – keep it up.


About belizetreehouses

Belize Tree houses is a boutique section of Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge. Located beside the Caves Branch River within a privately owned 50,000 acre estate, Caves Branch specializes in adventure travel and exploration of the Mayan world. Your tree house is designed to have you staying up in the canopy allowing you a unique and luxurious experience within the Belize jungle lodge.
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