Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Going deep into the insides of the earth is possible with this tour. Underground trails will lead us through grottoes and chambers exploring a world indifferent to light.


What's Included

Bottled water

Exploration equipment (lanterns, flashlights, mask, helmet, rubber boots)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Photo package

Professional guide

Snacks

Towels

Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 55

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Venado Caves
With flashlights to light our way and all the gear for the adventure, we will enter into this labyrinth of ancient underground rivers and seabeds, exposed now after thousands of millions of years. We will visit rock formations with names like, “the birthing canal”, “the papaya”, “the coral”, “the altar”. Rock formations of stalactites and stalagmites are very common inside the caves, some hanging from the rocks overhead, and others surging up from the ground. A great colony of bats inhabits the caves, as well as spiders and crabs.

After the tour we will enjoy a buffet of fresh fruit. Reserve this unique experience in Costa Rica and get ready to get wet, dirty and see this different world that will astound you with a variety of emotions.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Amazing experience and company!
Ewisakalison, 10-11-2021
The underground Venado cave tour was honestly amazing to me. I am a person who loves the mountains and mysterious things and this adventure called to me more than anything else. I wish it could have been hours longer-I would explore all day! My guide and driver picked me up from my hostel and immediately I felt welcomed, safe, and super comfortable. The shuttle was very clean and spacious, and the guide (I am so sorry for forgetting his name) was very informative and liked to chat if you wanted to learn things along the way. One of the things I respected most abut this tour was Ecoterra’s respect for the cave. They were very careful to explain that we come in and come out without damaging or taking anything from the cave and not leaving a footprint so to speak. I can appreciate this very much. I felt very safe during the experience, even when crawling through tight spaces and going down steep caverns. Do not doubt your ability to do any of the tunnels because the guide will instruct you and support you 100% of the way. I recommend this tour for families with kids who have a desire to explore and who aren’t afraid of being claustrophobic or bats. You will see bats and some creepy crawlies and many calcium deposits that feel magical. Don’t be afraid of being attacked by a bat or any bugs- this will not happen in this environment. After the tour, Ecoterra also provided a very clean towel to wash up with and the facilities that you are at are clean and don’t feel gross at all. Very well kept area and they served us fruit snacks and water afterwards- which was delicious and abundant! Please book this adventure through Ecoterra, you will not forget it.
Unforgettable experience 150m into the ground!
chelseas729, 01-04-2019
My husband and I went on a tour to the Venado Caves Underground with our tour guide Mainor. We booked with our hotel and were lucky to be able to embark on the experience just two days later, leaving at 7:20 in the morning.

Ecoterra provided us with water shoes which ended up being very useful for this tour! It is also useful to bring a change of clothes. You should expect to get very wet and to have to get on your knees and crawl through small spaces. If neither of these activities sounds appealing to you, I recommend that you pass on this experience.

In the dark, 150m underground into a privately owned land with a large cave, your tour guide will take you through crevices large and small and talk to you about the wonders of this cave. Mainor was excellent in setting our expectations and picking a route that was appropriate for our ability level and desires. The tour could be relatively strenuous or relatively comfortable depending on your group's fitness level and desires.

We ended up going into relatively uncharted territory, climbing down some passageways and through some challenging spaces. If you are lucky, you will get to go through the "birth canal" passage which is exactly as it sounds!

Along the way, Mainor got into details about the stalactites and stalagmite formations all around, and the geologic history of the cave. There was much wildlife to see, including 7 species of bats, quite a few species of spiders (several tarantulas and tailless whip scorpions), a large crab, a lizard, several catfish, the most massive cockroach I have ever laid my eyes on, and a bunch of cool looking crickets. For every sight that we saw and question we had, Mainor was prepared with much more information than I'd ever expect. He was absolutely outstanding!

Throughout the tour, Mainor provided very detailed instructions on how to pass through every difficult passageway, whether that was a climb, descent, or a crawl. Unfortunately we had an incident where Mainor was "spotting" my husband as he descended through a relatively steep passageway, and my husband thought he was slipping (he wasn't) and donkey kicked Mainor in the jaw :(. Everyone was fine and we feel terribly about the donkey kick to the jaw, but Mainor dusted it off and kept pushing onwards with the tour. Sorry again, Mainor!

The tour ended and there were showers for us to use as well as towels provided by the tour company. We also got a nice treat of fresh fruit, cookies, and water at the end. Mainor also took photos of us with his waterproof camera throughout the tour, and was able to send us the photos immediately through a wifi connection enabled on the bus. Thanks again for the incredible experience, Ecoterra and Mainor! I would do this tour again 10 times!




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