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Cuevas de Santo Tomas

Vinales, Vinales, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Vinales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice trip in the cave but not too much to see and they cannot value this nice naturalistic value. In some parts it was also a bit dangerous due to its slipperiness (it rained the day before).

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Castricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
73 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Be warned, this cave is not for young children! And bring good shoes with you. A really adventurous cave with only at a few places stairs, no fences to protect. You get a helm with light with you, it is nice. We think it's the best place to visit in the valley.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We all enjoyed the visit to the cuevas de St Tomas. You really have the feeling you are discovering something that has never been seen before. Jesus was the perfect guide - he showed us exceptional formations, played some organ music and chose the right track for the group I was traveling with (Joker, Belgium). I would recommend a visit!

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Heidelberg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One has to be sportive to do this trip. First we went up a hill to even reach the beginning of the cave and within the cave there were some rather hiking paths than walking. I would recommend to take an extra torch with you because the ones on the helmets are not that bright. Sometimes I felt a little... More

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Zilina, Slovakia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There are 2 possibilities - short and long tour (8/10CUC). You have to have a headlamp to go in there. There are very nice formations there and some can even make sounds when you knock on it. There is one plant able to grow in a complete dark. It is worth seeing, but our caves in Slovakia are bigger and... More

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Bergen, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I am not sure, but I think some people confuses this cave with Cueva del Indo (the latter with a boat ride and paved ground to walk on). Cueva Santo Thomas, the level open for "ordinary tourists" like me, have a steep stair climb to its entrance. If I had used a towel when I reached the entrance, it would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We took a day trip to the valley, stopping off at a cigar factory on the way. The rocks next to the Indian cave are painted to show the history of the country. The mural is not that old and I believe that it was commissioned by Fidel Castro. The vista to the cave was ok. We only walked in... More

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Ontario, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our guide Floyd was knowledgeable, funny and high energy. The caves were accessible for those with even moderate athletic stamina. Fascinating to be so close to stalagmites and stalactites. A definite must see.

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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you've been to caves before, this cave is nothing special. we didn't see anything remarkable: no lakes in there, no cave art, no special rocks, just stamped out paths. the tour took about 50 min (one way, including the hike up to the cave) and then you go back the same way. i had hoped for much more. btw:... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Large cave on many levels. Helmets and lights are provided and a guide takes you through the various areas. Amazing sights and sounds and not spoilt by overly commercialised surroundings. Our guide - Michael - was superb and an agency in Vinales central even organised for them to wait for us - slightly beyond usual opening hours.

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