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Caves and Spelunking

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Caves are a natural wonder. The variety and vastness of caves give us a sense of adventure and draw us into the excitement of exploring. Whether the cave is owned by a park or is a local hole in the rocks we all want to know whatís inside and how far it goes into the ground.

Different parts of a cave appeal to all of us. Caves allow us to explore new and exciting rock formations since each cave is different. Some are so small that the rear of the cave is visible from the entrance. Other caves are so deep that no one has ever found the end. Several caves offer historical importance such as the caves of Native Americans. While other caves offer geological importance. Most of all, people like to see the strange and unique formations that can only be found in caves. Stalactites, stalagmites, and columns are the most well know cave formations that travelers want to see.

Different types of caves can be very exciting. If a traveler is willing to get wet, he can explore underwater caves. These can be very challenging to explore since many are not accessible without scuba diving. Volcanic caves can also be fun as they offer more unique and strange formations. The history of the volcano and how the cave was formed can be seen in this type of cave.

A traveler thatís never visited a cave before and has no rock climbing or spelunking experience should only go to a cave that is operated by a national or state park. These caves have guided tours and safety procedures in place that make exploring fun without big risks.

If a traveler is looking to explore caves on his own he should look for a destination known to have many caves rather than an actual cave itself. These caves most likely wonít have tours and guides so travelers will be free to explore with more challenge. A traveler should use caution going to a cave that isnít guided. There are many precautions that he or she should take before spelunking on their own. Never go into a cave without someone who has a lot of experience spelunking. Always travel with one or more people when exploring a cave in case someone is injured or gets stuck in a difficult area of the cave. Always bring a basic first aid kit, as well as plenty of food and water. Flashlights, lanterns, or headlamps are necessary when going to visit a dark or deep cave. If a traveler is going to visit a cave that might require rock climbing, ropes and harnesses need to be available. A rope or long ball of heavy string is also a good idea when visiting a cave that the explorer has not visited before. Tied to an entrance the rope can be followed as a way to find the entrance to the cave again.


Featured Caves

Tourist Attraction Category Tourist Attraction Type Venue Name Hours of Operation Price Range Rating Value Rating Tourist Attraction Description
Land Tourist Attractions Caves JAVA LOTUS TRAVEL, Tour Service & Tour Operator Afternoon Only $50 3 Star Rated 3 Star Rated Cerme Cave is situated in Srunggo Village, Selopamioro Village, Sub District of Imogiri, or about 15 km south east of Bantul. Yogyakarta.
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Tourist Attraction Category Tourist Attraction Type Venue Name Hours of Operation Price Range Rating Value Rating Tourist Attraction Description
Land Tourist Attractions Caves Creswell Crags Morning to Evening $10 Not Rated Not Rated Join an Ice Age or Rock Art cave tour and uncover the mystery of the Ice Age.
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Land Tourist Attractions Caves tuongvns 24 Hours a Day $10 Not Rated Not Rated In Ha Long bay
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Land Tourist Attractions Caves Experience Belize Tours Ltd Morning to Evening $150 5 Star Rated 5 Star Rated Caves like Actun tunichil muknal or cave tubing at the Caves Branch Nature Reserve. we can arrange it for you. Prices depend on group size.
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Land Tourist Attractions Caves ZIPLINE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS $90.00 Morning to Evening Free Not Rated Not Rated We offer special prices to cruisers and seniors. Group discount offered on most tours.
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Land Tourist Attractions Caves Belize Cave Tubing and ATV Jungle Tours Morning to Evening $50 Not Rated Not Rated Cave Tubing Tour includes tubing in underground river and caves. Also includes dry caves while while hiking through rain forest.
Land Tourist Attractions Caves Jaguar Paw Jungle Resort Morning to Evening $35 Not Rated Not Rated Jaguar Paw Resort has many caves over its 200 acre nature reserve. The enormous 'Crystal Cave' is a 10 minute walk from the resort and the 'River Caves' are where cave tubing trip originated. The 'Serpent's Cave' has many Mayan artifacts and is nearby.
Tourist Attraction Category Tourist Attraction Type Venue Name Hours of Operation Price Range Rating Value Rating Tourist Attraction Description
Land Tourist Attractions Caves International Zoological Expeditions. Inc. Morning to Evening Free Not Rated Not Rated Cave hikes and swims included in package price
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Land Tourist Attractions Caves Seahorse Dive Shop - Belize Diving and Snorkeling Morning to Evening $75 Not Rated Not Rated We offer the southern ruins and Caves
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Land Tourist Attractions Caves Cotton Tree Lodge Morning to Afternoon $100 Not Rated Not Rated Cotton Tree Lodge guests may visit Blue Creek Cave, an amazing wet cave where you swim to the source of the Moho River. They may also visit Tiger Cave and hike a mile into rarely visited caverns and tunnels.
Tourist Attraction Category Tourist Attraction Type Venue Name Hours of Operation Price Range Rating Value Rating Tourist Attraction Description
Land Tourist Attractions Caves Mama Noots Backabush Jungle Resort Morning to Evening $50 Not Rated Not Rated This is a guided tour and per person charge not including transport
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