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Address: Vinales, Vinales, Cuba
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Good fun but no must

We took a taxi for a day to drive there and then on to some island. You need your passport to enter the cave! Or some ID. WE had forgotten ours but they ended up letting us in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Amstetten, Austria
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Amstetten, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took a taxi for a day to drive there and then on to some island. You need your passport to enter the cave! Or some ID. WE had forgotten ours but they ended up letting us in anyway. So you wait for a group to be gathered, you get a helmet with a head lamp and then you walk... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A lovely stroll and boat trip through some ancient rock formations. Surrounded by exotic gardens and reenactments of ancient civilizations. This was also a very welcome break from the sunshine.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

While we were waiting for the next visiting group we visited the nice hospital facilities of this small village. You need good shoes and no suffering of vertigo as you have to climb before entering the cave and visit this beauty with the helmets with light they give you at the start. I was advised by locals NOT to go... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful cave, very far from everything I've done before. Need some hiking skills and shoes are going to be dirty at the end, but I would do it again for sure. Probably best after 7/15 as the water ponds are full and it's apparently possible to swin in there. Wish I had done this!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I liked that it wasn't at all built up with walkways or lights, and you could wonder around even if one had to have a guide. Very cool formations and neat seeing out to the valley below.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice attraction but beware of long delays for the boat trip - we had to wait over an hour. If we'd known how long it was going to take prior to entering the cave, we wouldn't have bothered.

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

you have to climb up the mogote to get to the cave entrance. there are no stairs, just rocks and at the time it had rained so mud was slippery. the climb up was steep but worth it. the cave itself was really cool and the view from there was nice. the guide spoke good English. our casa recommended this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A short taxi ride from Vinales, you need a tour guide who provides a helmet with lamp. There are official guides from an 'office' on the side of the main hall near the round about. Another 'local' tried to take some friends along 'unofficially', so watch out for that. The caves are 47km long, however the walk tour is probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A visit to Cubas largest and Americas second largest cave-system is recommended. Although I have been to many caves in different part of the world, I find this impressive, especially because there is nothing artificial about it - no electricity, no signs, no fences.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A nice trip out, doesn´t take up too much time to walk through the cave and it culminates in a short, pleasant boat ride.

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