Spelunkers unite! These incredible caves should be on top of your travel lists if you are into amazingly unique locations. Caverns are some of the few undiscovered places on our planet and now you can totally explore them.
Spelunking or cave exploration shouldn’t be done on your own, find an appropriate tour for your skill set and get underground. Cave exploration isn’t a new phenomenon but with advanced technology, these types of adventures are becoming more and more accessible.
Check out the most unbelievable caverns on earth and discover the great unknown that lies beneath.
Reed Flute Cave, China
Some of the oldest explored caverns known to man, the Reed Flute Cavern system in China are awaiting your next trip. These caves are full of prehistoric cave drawings that date as far back as the eighth century. These caverns were long lost for decades until refuges used them for asylum during World War II. Now these grottos are set up with an array of bright colored lights, illuminating the stalactites and stalagmites for an astonishing display. Book a trip and explore these natural wonders and see what all the hype is about.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
The biggest cave known to mankind was only discovered in 2009, meaning we have so much yet to find. Who knows if we’ll ever find a bigger cavern system? These caverns are almost 6 miles long and wide enough for a Boeing 747 to fly through! That’s insane, and I have to see this place for myself. Son Doong has been open to the public since 2013 but you must book an official expedition to see it. I recommend finding how to make this trip happen. Vietnam is one of the most affordable places to travel to in Asia, so get pt booking.
Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
This cave system in Scotland is famous for its geometrical patterns formed by ancient lava flows. The Hexagon shaped cylindrical tubes are perfectly shaped as if they were cut with tools.
The giant stone columns are an amazing site and you won’t believe that they aren’t man made. Tourists can book a boat to cruise by the entrance of the grotto and some are even allowed to venture inside the system.
Marble caves, Chile
These marble caverns were eroded over centuries by ocean waves, creating some of the most beautiful and unique caves on Earth. The average traveler will never step foot in these caves as the nearest major airport is over 500 miles away. A serious adventurer will find a way and their perseverance will certainly pay off.
Kverkfjoll Ice caves, Iceland
These ice caves are literally carved out of massive glaciers by volcanic activity beneath the surface. The ice grottos are formed by magma flows and are only reachable by guided tours. Be careful of your step, as some areas are susceptible to collapse as the temperatures rise. These ice formations are beautiful and are not likely to be around in 50 years.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
The most magical of all caves, the Waitomo Glowworm Caverns in New Zealand, illuminates an eerie blue light. These caves are home to the country’s iconic glowworms and the light they produce is enchanting. These caves are easily manageable by multiple ways including hikes and zip-line tours. If you have caves on your bucket list, make sure these caves are first on the list.
Go spelunking to discover your adventurous side.
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