Caving in Budapest
Only a few people are aware of the fact that hot water rushing up from deep underground has created not only thermal baths but something else too. The capital is built on a limestone basis, in which the heated water formes a huge cave system, thought to be more than 120 km long. The spas and caves of Budapest are planned to be a declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Among the numerous caves of Budapest only two can be visited without previous caving experience. The museum-like Szemlo-hegyi cave has a concrete path accessable even by wheelchair, and it is lit by artificial light. There is a 35-minutes long guided tour in the cave.
The other cave is the 30.1 km long Pal-Volgyi cave system – the longest in Hungary. The cave is a real multi-level labyrinth system with most of its chambers under the residental districts of Budapest.
This cave system offers two types of tours:
The 45–minutes long easy walk, built with artificial footway and lighting.
And the adventurous climbing-crawling tour for the most courageous since this section of the cave system is left in its natural state with regularly scheduled cave tours which are guided by qualified caving guides. During the 2.5-3 hrs long tours you will often have to climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages so you have to be prepared for adventure. You will be provided with caving equipment (overall, helmet and light).
We are organising private caving tours from your hotel with private driver and guide.
Price of adventurous caving with guide: 19 €/person
Price of easy caving: 5 €/person
Price of transport to and from your Budapest Hotel: 98 €/car for 1-4 people.
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