Cueva Ventana And Arecibo Observatory From San Juan

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All Ocean Park/Santurce Area are been picked up at Kasalta Bakery, Mccleary Street
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns at approximately 4:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Window Cave Adventure, better known as The Cueva Ventana Tour is a unique ecologically oriented experience. After a 20 minute hike will take you to discover a live cave that will lead you to witness the most exhilarating and beautiful breathtaking panoramic view of Puerto Rico and The Caribbean. If that's not enough, wait until you see the Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radar/radio telescope, nestled in the tropical mountains of northern Puerto Rico.

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This tour takes you from San Juan to Northwestern Puerto Rico,The Cueva Ventana is a unique ecologically oriented experience. The Cave Guide will provide Helmets and Headlights .You will start with a 20 minute hike to the entrance of the Cave while your Guide introduces you to the pre Columian Taino Culture.At the end of the Cave is this amazing opening with a breathtaking view of the Valley.You'll enjoy a safe, guided tour of the marvels. Be sure to wear comfortable, non-slippery shoes! This tour also takes you to where you'll see the largest radar/radio telescope. Operated by Cornell University, the telescope probes the ionosphere, examines planets and monitors natural radio emissions from distant galaxies, pulsars and quasars.

The Cueva Ventana better know in english as the Window Cave is a live Cave with our resident bat population and non poisonous giant spider very typical for this Cave. You will see the geological formations of Karst Cave and discover the Taino Culture Petroglyphs and stone engravings.

The Arecibo Observatory is nestled in the mountains of northern Puerto Rico, about 30 minutes from Arecibo and is the world's largest radar/radio telescope. Here, scientists from all over the world use a giant 1000 foot (305 meter) diameter dish to listen to the universe. You may view the huge telescope from an observation platform, where its austere metallic symmetry shimmers in dramatic contrast with the dense, green, tropical landscape.

Please note that this tour does include lunch or entrance fees at the attractions.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Local taxes

Helmet and head lights

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entrance fees for Window Caves (USD $19)

Entrance fee for Arecibo Observatory (USD $12)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Pick up is not provided from San Juan Cruiseship (port/dock). The closest hotel is the Sheraton.

Pickup is not provided from Wyndham El Conqistador Resort, Golden Door Spa Gran Melia, St. Regis, Sheraton Old San Juan Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino or Riomar resorts because the tour operates out of San Juan.

Person have to be fit, without any back/leg or knee problems,able to do a 20 minute hike and can not be afraid of darkness.

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our Caves/Observatory tour on Saturday had to be cancelled due to there not being enough people to do it, so we were given the option to rebook just the Cave tour the next day, which was fine with us (the entrance fee was included in the Cave tour). Our tour driver, Carlos, was a real nice guy and offered interesting information about Puerto Rico history to us Nuyoricans on the drive there. He had lived in NYC when younger so we talked about living there too. When we got there, he decided to go see if a nearby roadside food joint sold morcillas, which my mom and sis had been craving. Lo and behold, he found some. We were very grateful about his going above and beyond for us. My mom insisted on paying for his lunch. The Cave itself was cool to walk through. There were about 30 of us in that tour and besides a few folks who kept yapping after the guide told us to be quiet so the bats wouldn't be disturbed, it was fun. I would definitely recommend this tour, especially since the nearby, and larger Camuy cave is closed indefinitely since Hurricane Maria apparently caused damage there.

  • 01-Sep-2017

    Wow.

  • 06-Jul-2017

    The Camuy Caves are really spectacular and definitely worth the visit if you have extra time while visiting Puerto Rico. The tour essential is more transportation than a tour. They will pick you come from a major location, such a hotel and take you to the town of to theCamuy Caves and the Arecibo Observatory is. So basically, understand that the tour is more transportation from point A, B, C. Please note, when arriving to the Camuy Caves, expect at least 1 hour wait before being able to take the tour. And you will need to pay your own admission fee. Admission fees are not included in the tour. After visiting the Camuy Caves, the tour will take you to a small roadside restaurant for lunch. From there it's off to the Arecibo Observatory. The Arecibo Observatory is great for kids, lots of cool, educational displays. I would not necessarily put the Arecibo Observatory on the must see list unless you are doing this tour and it's included and you have extra time for your visit to PR. I will say the actual telescope structure is pretty magnificent! So even though you'll only need a few minutes to take in the radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory, it's pretty awesome to see this magnificent feat. Again, you will have to pay your own admission fee to the Arecibo Observatory.

  • 02-Jul-2017

    First of all, let me start by saying that both attractions are very nice and interesting and I enjoyed them both.

    However, you should know that when you book this tour, you are only paying for the transportation for these two attractions and nothing more. The guide/driver was very nice with interesting commentary, however, the price of this tour is kind of ridiculous considering you still have to pay to get into both attractions and then the guides for each attraction will take over anyway.
    So indeed you are only paying for the transportation. It would be cheaper if you're a small group or family to just rent a car and drive there yourself.

    I don't see any added value for this tour. Better do it on your own.

  • 17-Jun-2017

    This tour was interesting. The cave was amazing and the observatory was interesting, although the short hike up the mountain was a little more than we expected. The countryside was also really interesting.

  • 18-Mar-2017

    Operator was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The Camuy cave park was impressive we went early in the day so it was not at all crowded. The Arecibo observatory's museum is geared towards a younger audience middle schoolers so we did not get as much out of the experience. Still nice to an impressive engineering feat.

  • 01-Mar-2017

    Excellent, knowledgable, friendly guide. Great fellow travelers. The caves are majestic and awe-inspiring inside Arecibo is a also awe-inspiring for nerds and regular folks alike. Transportation exceeded expectations, and the day flew by.

  • 05-Jan-2017

    Arecibo Observatory was a hike up the mountain to watch a movie to hear about the observatory.
    Rio Camuy was fun walking inside the cave was fun. Ricky Ricardo our driver was informative and fun.

  • 26-Oct-2016

    It wasn't till I looked back at my reservation that I saw the sites they drive you to are extra. I think you need to RENAME this tour as Transportation to Rio Camuy Cave Park and Arecibo Observatory from San Juan

  • 11-Sep-2016

    amazing

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