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Arecibo Observatory and Cueva Ventana Tour

by Bespoke
per adult Price is $165
Duration: 7h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Day trip to the Northern Karst area of Puerto Rico

  • Enjoy breath taking views of the Arecibo Valley

  • Visit the world's largest single dish radar/radio telescope

  • Complimentary transportation from selected San Juan areas

  • Entrance fee to attractions incldued

Highlights

  • Day trip to the Northern Karst area of Puerto Rico

  • Enjoy breath taking views of the Arecibo Valley

  • Visit the world's largest single dish radar/radio telescope

  • Complimentary transportation from selected San Juan areas

  • Entrance fee to attractions incldued

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8:30 AM, Rio Camuy and Arecibo Observatory Tour

Duration 7h 30m
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Total price is $165, taxes included

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Arecibo Observatory and Cueva Ventana Tour

Activity Location

Cavernas de Camuy

San Juan

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel El Convento

    Calle del Cristo

    San Juan

  • Condado Hotels

    Ashford Avenue

    San Juan 00907

  • Isla Verde Hotels

    Isla Verde Avenue Roundabout

    Carolina 00979


Description

Post hurricane Maria notice: The Camuy Caves will remain closed until further notice. In the meantime we will substitute this attraction with a visit to Cueva Ventana

This 8 hour adventure begins with a tour of Cueva Ventana also known as the Window Cave, a large cave situated atop a limestone cliff in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, overlooking the magnificent Río Grande de Arecibo valley. This hidden treasure has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

On this tour you will take a 45-minute walk with a guide to experience this natural beauty! After walking a short distance and passing thru some stalagmite and stalactite formations at “Cueva Ventana” you will then witness “The Window”. This one of a kind view will leave you speechless, and is a must for pictures.

After the Caves, we will go to the Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory. Built in 1963, it is a very important part of investigations of interspatial communications in the US. The radio telescope's dish measures an amazing 20 acres. Once we get to the observatory, we'll walk up a fairly steep hill to get to the observatory itself. The walkway is a combination of steps and an inclined sidewalk. Guests will have an opportunity to see more than 25 various exhibits and see the dish! In addition, you will get to:

  • Learn about the Earth and our solar system.
  • Learn about our neighboring stars and galaxies
  • Learn about tools and technology used in studying these natural sciences.
  • See meteors on display
  • Watch a short movie called A Day at the Telescope

Inclusions

  • All entrance Fees to the Camuy Caves and Observatory are included (only company that include them:)

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from San Juan hotels

  • Led by a Informative, friendly and professional Certified Tour Guide

  • Live narration in English or Spanish


Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but greatly appreciated.


Know Before You Book

  • All tours leave from San Juan Area. To account for transportation, guests should allow up to 8 hours for the entire experience.

  • Transportation available for those staying outside of San Juan for an additional fee; please call the local tour operator for a quote

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.


Arecibo Observatory and Cueva Ventana Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Oct 10, 2019

The tour was properly organised and carried out according to the itinerary. All the guides were knowledgeable and good communicators. It was safe and pleasant.

Anzhelika I

United States

5/5 Jun 9, 2019

This was an amazing tour. Francisco was very knowledgeable, friendly, and took care of all the details (arranging our tickets, keeping us apprised of the schedule, dropping us off at our AirBnB, etc.) The cave was really interesting and fun. Be aware there are some steep steps and some hiking involved. Arecibo Observatory was fascinating, and also involved a bit of a hike to get up to the visitors center and the observatory itself. Highly recommend this tour when you're in Puerto Rico!