Cueva del Guácharo

Cueva del Guácharo information

Prices
admission US$0.20
Opening hours
tours every 20min btwn 8am & 2pm Tue-Sun, daily Jul & Aug
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Venezuela’s longest and most magnificent cave is 12km from Caripe on the road toward the coast. Alexander von Humboldt, the eminent scientist, penetrated 472m into the grotto in September 1799, and it was he who first classified its namesake inhabitant, the guácharo, or oilbird. To visit the cave you must join a guided tour, given in Spanish only (though some guides do speak English).