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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Only the truly adventurous ( and fit ) should consider this four-hour...
Only the truly adventurous ( and fit ) should consider this four-hour guided tour of one of Carlsbad Caverns' most captivating caves. Involves crawling through tight spaces, walking on slippery surfaces and getting dirty.
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You MUST do this! Intense but very memorable!

Full Disclosure: I have been to caves before but I am not a spelunker/caver. I don't know how to climb a rope and I am not that physically fit. I am a couch potato on most days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Jaidjen
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Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Full Disclosure: I have been to caves before but I am not a spelunker/caver. I don't know how to climb a rope and I am not that physically fit. I am a couch potato on most days. With that being said, I was able to do this. I must say, I signed up for this tour but I had anxiety... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It is what it is... Great White Giant. as part of the road trip we came to see this and we were in no way disappointed.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is probably one of the most intense guided cave tours available, so be prepared for it. That being said, my 60 year old mother made it through just fine.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My ranger Walter was right. He said when we finished this tour we would feel like we accomplished something and he was right! I was anxious when my boyfriend picked a tour labeled very strenuous but I mastered it. It is strenuous, there ate very tight spaces and pulling yourself using ropes but nothing you cannot master with a little... More 

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Lakeway, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you've walked caves as a tourist, this gives you a chance to see what it's like to visit one that's off the beaten trail. It requires crawling, sliding, climbing, and squirming your way through a few tight spots. Lots of places to actually stand and walk as well. It is a small tour, 8 folk plus a couple of... More 

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Littlefield, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This tour is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you are claustrophobic, scared if heights or the dark this is not for you. You will be doing a lot of crawling and squeezing through tight spaces. Also includes a 20' to 25' vertical rope climb up slippery rocks, having to use all body parts for leverage. Also a... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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415 reviews 415 reviews
95 attraction reviews
702 helpful votes 702 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It was too scary for us. After finding out about it, I knew that both of us could not handle it neither physically or emotionally. You got to be in excellent health & excellent shape in order to do it. And it is just not us. However, people, who use to all this climbing, told us how much they enjoyed... More 

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Portales, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a really great tour, especially if you are looking to add a little adventure to you trip into the caverns. Although the trail is pretty strenuous, most people should be able to complete it (at least physically). The guides and other participants did a very good job in helping others out, good communication is key. The cost is... More 

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NYC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

the tour of the Hall of the White Giant is superb. Not for those who are not in good shape, as there is a LOT of climbing, crawling, shimmying, squeezing, heights to be conquered, and dirt to be smudged. It IS for those who love adventure and are physically able to do so. Tour is 4 hours and price is... More 

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Chicago
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118 reviews 118 reviews
20 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

They tell you it's 'Extremely Strenuous' and for a change, it really is!!!! I've climbed mountains, kayaked, canoed, hiked, trekked, caved and this was the most challenging (and probably the BEST) undertaking of my life - and I'm in great shape in my 50's. After one of my pals washed out in the first 20 feet (too big to fit... More 

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