Tour a virgin cavern that USA Today readers voted "Best Attraction in Arizona"
THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOM QUOTED FOR AS FEW AS FOUR PASSENGERS. In 1974 two cavers were in the Whetstone Mountains near Tucson. They were looking "for a cave no one had ever found" - and found it. The two kept the cave a secret until February 1978 when they told the property owners, James and Lois Kartchner, about their awesome discovery. We'll tour the Throne Room/Rotunda. This tour is a half of a mile in length and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete, 50 minutes of which is underground. Discover the role that water plays in creating the caverns. You will see the discoverers' original trail, 45 000-year-old bat guano, delicate formations and "Kubla Khan", the largest column formation in Arizona. We'll also have access to the Discovery Center. Caves are mysterious and unfamiliar to humans. These dark caverns peak our curiosity and lead us to seek answers for our many questions.
9:00 Depart your hotel/resort for Kartchner Caverns near Benson, Arizona.
10. 00 Arrive at Kartchner Caverns and check in for 11:00 cave tour. Take time to wander the Discovery Center and use the restrooms prior to entering the cave.
11:00 Begin cave tour
12:30 End cave tour, take 30 minutes to grab a snack, visit the gift shop or use the restrooms.
1:00 depart for your hotel/resort in Tucson.
2:00 Arrive at your hotel/resort in Tucson.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel/resort in the greater Tucson area.
End location: Your hotel/resort in the greater Tucson area.
Duration: 5 hours
2017 high roof Transit XLT touring van. The exceptionally large picture windows, powerful and quiet twin turbo engine and excellent ventilation system make for a calm and smooth first class ride. This van scores four out of five stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for total side crash safety. The difference between this vehicle and older models is like the difference between a flip phone and an I-phone.
* My services as a Professional driver and private tour guide
* Round trip transportation from your hotel/resort in the greater Tucson area
* Admission to the State Park and 1.5 hour cave tour
* Up to 6 bottles per person of Dasani water
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 US Dollars - For food and beverage located on site at the Bat Cave Cafe.
Price is for 10 people. For groups more or less than 10 please inquire for rates and a custom quote
In the event we are unable to secure cavern tour tickets at the time of your booking an alternative date will be proposed.
My GL 450 luxury SUV 4 wheel drive accomodates 6. My Transit XLT touring van 14. For smaller or larger groups please inquire. Due to physical space limitations on vehicles the maximum weight per passenger is 250 lbs. On aircraft 200 lbs.