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Hall of The White Giant

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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364 reviews 364 reviews
91 attraction reviews
417 helpful votes 417 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Santa Monica, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

The Hall of the White Giant Ranger-led Tour was awesome - tons of fun! One of the coolest things I've ever done. But first let me just say that this tour is definitely NOT for everyone. It is very strenuous and sure to leave you bruised and battered. The surfaces in the cave where you have to find a toehold... More

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