GeoExperience

GeoEsxperience is the newest, multisensorial and explorative trail of the Caves of Castelcivita! It is open to the public and available to all those hardy folks who want to experience the wonders of an underground world on a higher and deeper level, just like the first explorers did one century ago. Come and venture in “Branch N” and awaken your natural desire to discover.

THE NORTH BRANCH IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER 100 YEARS!
The “North Branch” was an unexplored, never-before-seen extension of the Caves of Castelcivita, now open to the public for the first time in more than a century. Come and see for yourself. With experienced guides and wearing helmets, a limited number will walk through a trap door and go down a 10 metered slope to see an intact area of the cave, just like the first explorers did long ago.

ADVENTUROUS AND ASTONISHING
The “North Branch” is a new way to visit the Caves of Castelcivita. See untouched formations and climb ancient rocks. Follow the path of water that streamed through the caves. Get in touch with a new world and experience beauty in its natural form, on a three-dimensional level. GeoExperience is a unique adventure that you and your group will remember forever.

GEOLOGY AND BEYOND
Two experts in geology and environment will lead each group through the “North Branch”. This new trail offers an opportunity to discover unique speleological and biological views that are typical of an underground world — naturally formed layers of brilliant rock that take your breath away. Discover and learn scientific details in a way that respects life and protects the environment.

ADDITIONAL “EXPLORER” INFORMATION:

  • “North Branch” tours are conducted daily by reservation only.
  • Each group will be a minimum of 8 people; an opportunity to meet new people if your group is less than 8.
  • All explorers, from teenagers to adults only, should be physically flexible.
  • Secure shoes or rubber-soled boots are required
  • Warm clothes or sweaters are suggested, as underground temperatures can reach 18 degrees centigrade [65 degrees farenheit]. The sand is moist and may dampen clothes. Bring a change to stay clean and dry.
  • One-price tickets for all ages include helmets, lights, and a professional guide.
  • Save 30% on a regular, tourist, cave-admission ticket if a GeoExperience ticket is purchased on the same day.
  • Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Grotte di Castelcivita
Grotte di Castelcivita

RESERVATIONS:

It is also possible to have lunch at the Grotte restaurant

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