Kartchner Caverns Tour near Tucson

Tour Number

Activity Level

370780


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Not recommended for infants or children under the age of 3.

Due to weight and space limitations the maximum weight allowed is 250 lbs.

Friendly: No.
You'll need to be able to walk 3/4 of a mile up and down well lit walkways and ramps with railings on both sides.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

* 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.

What’s Extra

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.

Restrictions

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.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Ron M.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/TucsonPrivateKartchnerCavernsTour

Tours by Ron M.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Tucson Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

 unrated

Float over the Sonoran Desert in a hot air balloon with an FAA Certified,...

4350 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more

Tucson Luxury Four Wheeling Tour

 unrated

Luxury four wheeling in a Mercedes GL450 SUV up a mountain near Tucson,...

938 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours 30 min.

learn more

Tucson Sky Island Science Tour

 unrated

Travel 7000 vertical feet skyward and 64 miles on an American Scenic,...

1850 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more

Private Wine Tasting near Tucson

 unrated

Enjoy a visit to three wineries in the high desert of Sonoita with,...

2490 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours 30 min.

learn more

Kartchner Caverns Tour near Tucson

 unrated

Tour a virgin cavern that USA Today readers voted "Best Attraction,...

1850 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more

Tucson Trails Horseback Breakfast Ride

 unrated

Cowboy up and enjoy a breakfast trail ride at an authentic western,...

2200 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more

Tucson Private Zipline EcoTour

 unrated

Soar high above the Sonoran Desert near Tucson on an escorted zip line,...

2490 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more

Tucson Hot Tub Balloon Ride

 unrated

Enjoy a weightless soak in 104F hot water while you fly in a hot air,...

6250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

learn more