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Looking for more than just sea, sun and sand on your next vacation? If so, consider diving deep into Jamaica, literally, by exploring its wealth of pristine underground caves. Don’t worry you don’t have to be a pro or have any previous “spelunking” experience to take a caving adventure tour, all you need is curiosity, excitement and a knowledgeable tour guide with any of the three tour operators below, and you’ll be sure to have an amazing time!
1. Cockpit Country Adventure Tours
Taking a caving tour with Cockpit Country Adventure is more than adventure for it also focuses on the historical and cultural significance of the area. The tour guides you through some of the most pristine and little-known about caves in the country, and allows you to experience how these caves provided refuge for the once enslaved Marron Community. You can learn more about this unique experience by visiting the STEA’s website under package tours. www.stea.net
2. Bunkers Hill Cultural Xperience and River Tour
Another unbeatable caving experience is with Bunkers Hill, where you begin with a hike through the rainforest learning about the unique flora and fauna. You continue through a dark underground cave and marvel at stories of how Maroon warriors including the infamous Cudjoe used these caves for refuge and war. After you will experience tradition Jamaican Cuisine cooked on a wood burning stove, then and finish the tour in the natural Jacuzzi in a cool river. To find more information go to: facebook.com/Bunkers-Hill-Cultural-Xperience-River-Tour-690010224462520/
3. Green Grotto Caves
A tour with Green Grotto is another suitable option to satisfy your inner caving crave. Take a small group tour with a knowledgeable guide through the sprawling limestone caves at green grotto and gawk at stalactites, stalagmites and other unique rock cave formations. Throughout your underground tour you will also learn about the fascinating history of the area. Concluding the tour you can enjoy a traditional Jamaican jerk chicken lunch and some local craft shopping. To learn more about Green Grotto head over to their website: http://greengrottocavesja.com/