The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens and Natural Caverns

Tour Number

Activity Level

417313


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Explore the Historic Japanese Tea Gardens and have fun at the Natural Caverns theme park


The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens were constructed on land donated in 1899 by George Breckenridge. In 1918 Ray Lambert, San Antonio Parks Commissioner at the time shaped the quarry into a complex with stone arches, walkways a Japanese pagoda and a lake complete with waterfall. The next year Japanese artist Kimi Eizo Jingu was invited to move to the site where he and his family maintained the Gardens. Later they built a small cafe called the Bamboo Room where lunch is served. After lunch we will take a short trip out of town to the Natural Caverns where you can stand in awe at mother natures stalagmites and columns which took millions of years to make. We will walk down easy to navigate cement walkways 180 feet below the surface of the earth to see some of the most amazing Natural Caverns in the world! Ride the zip line, shop for gifts or mine for gold. There are plenty of fun activities for children and adults at the Caverns. Tours and special pricing available for up to 55 persons.

Itinerary

I will pick you up at your hotel lobby and drive you in a van to the Japanese Gardens. We will spend about an hour there, maybe more if you would like to eat something. There is a 45 minute drive out to the Natural Caverns. The Caverns is a theme park with a wide variety of activities for the the whole family. Afterwards, we will drive back to your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel lobby in San Antonio Texas.

End location: Your hotel lobby in San Antonio Texas.

Duration: 8 hours

The Japanese Gardens are close to downtown San Antonio. The natural caverns are a short 45 minute drive out of town.

Transportation

I will pick you up in a newer passenger van. Use comfortable shoes for walking on sidewalks at the Japanese Gardens and Natural Caverns.

What’s Included

Transportation, tour guide and entrance fees are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 US dollars - You may want to eat or drink something while on the tour.

What’s Extra

You may want to eat or drink something at the Japanese Gardens or at the Natural Caverns. Basic entrance fees for the Natural Caverns are included. Options such as gold mining or the zip line are not included. There are gift shops at both locations.

Private tour guide John Alden

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