Caving Tours & Trips 2020

4 trips to Caving tours from 40 tour companies. 94 reviews. 4.9/5 avg rating.

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Southern Spirit

14 days
$ 208 / day
$ 2,911
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Tour through Christchurch to witness the incredible rebuild of the city
  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo
  • Explore New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle
  • Spend the night cruising on magical Milford Sound
  • Explore the glow worm caves at Te Anau by boat
  • Let loose in the adventure capital, Queenstown
  • Gondola ride and dinner at Skyline Restaurant on Bob’s Peak
  • See awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier
  • Watch artisans carving native greenstone (jade) in Hokitika
  • Punakaiki, home to Pancake Rocks and Blowholes
  • Set sail on Queen Charlotte sound
  • Explore the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa
  • Discover New Zealand’s capital Wellington on a city tour
Visits:
Christchurch, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Unesco Discovery

Audley Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
16 days
$ 298 / day
$ 4,765
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Journey through the beautiful Ninh Binh region with its dramatic limestone karsts.
  • Explore some of the world's largest caves at Phong Nha National Park and camp overnight inside.
  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.
  • Stray off the beaten track and visit one of Vietnam's forgotten minority tribes.
  • Explore the charming streets of Hoi An's UNESCO recognised Old Town or simply relax on one of the many nearby beaches.
Visits:
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An , Vietnam
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China Sampler

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 150 / day
$ 1,499
From : $ 4,097
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the Tiananmen Square (Beijing)
  • Explore the Great Wall (Beijing)
  • See the Terra Cotta Soldiers (Xian)
  • Embark on a guided orientation drive and stroll down the Bund (Shanghai)
  • Enjoy Suzhou Excursion (Shanghai)
Visits:
Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Terra Cotta Warriors, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Xian, China
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Cuba Voyage

10 days
$ 490 / day
$ 4,899
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Visit the  Guanahacabibes National Park
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Cienfuegos’ city center,  the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Government Palace (City Hall), San Lorenzo School, the Bishopric, Ferrer Palace and the former lyceum
  • See the limestone, boasts white-sand beaches, Mangrove and salt pans
  • Enjoy the Pinar Del Rio to the famed Viñales Valley.
Visits:
Miami, Cuba
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Top Caving Experiences

    Exploring the incredible bright blue translucent Skaftafell ice caves in Iceland

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    Relaxing in the fairyland atmosphere of the naturally formed Škocjan caves in Slovenia

    Visiting Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand and exploring the mysterious open cave chamber with Kuha Karuhas pavilion, where sunlight filters through and creates an eerie and other worldly feel

    Learning about one of nature's most fascinating creatures, the bioluminescent glow worm during a walk through the famous Waitomo Glowworm cave in New Zealand

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    Learning about the unique plant and animal life that survive and thrive in these often harsh environments

    Taking amazing low light photographs on a guided photography tour and learning the best technique to capture cave atmosphere

94 Caving Tour Reviews - Summary 98% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 89
Great 5
Average 0
Disappointing 0
Terrible 0
Value
4.9
Guide
4.9
Activities
4.9
Lodging
4.9
Transportation
4.9
Meals
4.9

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The China sampler tour

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The China sampler was a wonderful trip. We had never ventured to the orient and the China Sampler was a good introduction to Chinese culture. We liked all the places we visited in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai,and Sozhou. The hotels were very nice and comfortable. Out guides Hou and Lilly were very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. All the extra excursions were well worth the time and expense. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone.

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Operator SmarTours

Amazing Tour of China

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I have just returned from the China Sampler tour jet-lagged and happy, and I can’t stop talking about how incredible it was. Thanks to tour guide Michael (and a number of excellent local guides who joined him), our wonderful group of travelers saw the biggest sights in China: the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Army, and Shanghai’s breathtaking Bund waterfront. I highly recommend the optional excursions. Almost everyone in the group did most (or all!) of the excursions, which kept us very busy but ended up being some of the most memorable highlights of the trip. While the hotel in Beijing was pretty good, the ones in Xian and Shanghai were outstanding. Michael kept things running smoothly and efficiently. Word to the wise if you book this trip: I hope you like Chinese food! This was my first trip with SmarTours, and it won’t be my last.

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Operator SmarTours

China Sampler

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This is my 2nd trip with Smartours. I went with eight of my friends and family and we truly enjoyed our trip. Oscar our tour guide was the best. He was patient and extremely knowlegable. The sites were great and also the additional excursions. I must say we were tired , but it was well worth it. I am so glad that I was able to share some great moments with my group, especially climbing the Great Wall, my 1st visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the world. The hotels were awesome, but the 1st hotel in Beijing could have been better. I am getting ready to plan my second trip next year with Smartours. I cant stop telling my friends about my trip and your company.

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Operator SmarTours

Wonderful Trip to China

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I recently returned from the China Sampler and had a great trip. From the beginning of planning my trip to the end, the staff was helpful. Veronica helped a great deal with some issues I had with the trip and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Initially, I was hesitant to go on a tour as a single person. The tour guide, Oscar (Li Bo), made everyone feel welcomed and was very attentive to everyone's needs. He went out of his way to make everyone on the tour happy. The hotels were very nice and the destinations were interesting. Everything on my tour ran smoothly and I got to see everything that was on the tour. The group of people on the tour were friendly and I never felt like I was traveling alone. Thanks smarTours for a wonderful experience. I am already thinking of where to go to next!

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Operator SmarTours

Almost Perfect

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

We enjoyed the trip. We were in a group that had used SmarTours several times and were happy with the results. We were made aware before the trip of all that needed to be done ahead of time. The tour guides were friendly and informative. We were always made to feel comfortable and saw many interesting sites in China. Air China is an awesome airlines - friendly and well-dressed.

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Operator SmarTours

Fabulous

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Hao was a fabulous Tour Director! Fun, informative, easy to be with. He had a great team of city-specific guides and drivers too. It was a good mix of historical sites, shows, restaurants, shopping. Just the right amount of walking each day. Every day was jam-packed with amazing history lessons!

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Operator SmarTours

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4 trips from 40 tour companies with 94 reviews

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Southern Spirit tour

Southern Spirit

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