San Juan Day Trip To Cueva Ventana And Arecibo Observatory

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Between 7-8am (depending on your hotel)
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from San Juan area hotels
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Important Notice: Due tothedamages caused by hurricane Maria (2017) the Camuy Caveswill remain closed until further notice.We havetemporarily substituted this portion of the tour with a visit to Cueva Ventana, located also in thiszone. Explore two of the most popular attractions in Arecibo, located on the North of Puerto Rico. Head on a fun journey suitable for the entire family to Cueva Ventana, and finish thewalk with a must see breath-taking view of the valley. Then visit the world's largest single dish radiotelescope, a 20 acre dish used to observe the universe, exploring a range of natural attractions and scientific exhibits on site. Your trip includes entrance fees, bottled water and roundtrip hotel transportation from your San Juan location.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your hotel we will embark on a drive towards the Northern Karst zone of Puerto Rico.

Put on your helmet, grab your flash light (provided on tour) and head to Cueva Ventana. Window cave, as it is also known, is a series of caves located on top of a limestone cliff that leads to a panoramic, jaw-dropping view of the Rio Grande de Arecibo Valley. Originally a spot discovered and visited by locals, now accessible to everyone since 2012. During this moderate walk you will learn about its fauna, stalagmite and stalactite formations, and much more! The visit cannot end without the fabulous picture opportunities this natural cave opening offers.

After exploring Cueva Ventana, we'll go to the Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory. Built in 1963, it is a very important part of investigations of inter-spatial communications in the US. Nestled in the mountains, the observatory is home to the world's largest single dish radar/radio telescope.Scientists from around the world make use of the giant 1,000 foot-diameter dish to listen to the universe. Once we get to the observatory, we'll walk up a fairly steep hill to get to the observatory itself. The walkway is a combination of steps and an inclined sidewalk, but the observatory offers a free ride to the entrance for elderly & handicapped guests. You will have views of the huge telescope from an observation platform, where its austere metallic symmetry shimmers in dramatic contrast to the dense, green, tropical landscape. You will also have an opportunity to see more than 25 various exhibits and see the dish!

Note:All tours leave from San Juan. To account for transportation, guests shouldallow up to 9hoursfor the entire experience.

Inclusions

  • Cueva VentanaEntrance Fee
  • Arecibo Observatory Entrance Fee
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off within the San Juan area
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Pick up fees for locations outside San Juan hotel district
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Complimentary car seats and booster seats available, must notify with anticipation

Pick up outside of San Juan/ hotel district will have an additional fee each way of: $55.00 Rio Grande, $75.00 Dorado or Fajardo

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

Minimum number of 4 persons for this tour to take place. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour, date or full refund.