Travel back in time to explore the indigenous history of the island through the ancient pictoral images (petroglyphs) they engraved on the walls of their caves. You will explore their archaic ceremonial spots, and learn about the cultural value of the caves to the indigenous people, as they believed that the world and all its life originated from a cave.
|Number of Travelers||Price Per Person|
|1 - 2||USD $460.00|
Travel back in time and go on this caving adventure Puerto Rico to explore the indigenous history of the island through the ancient, engraved pictoral images (petroglyphs). You will explore their archaic ceremonial spots, and learn about the cultural value of the caves to the indigenous, Taino people, as they believed that the world and all its life originated from a cave.
Your day tour will commence when you are picked up from your accommodation at 08:00 am. A short transfer will take you through the vibrant city of Arecibo before you arrive at the Cueva del Indio. A brief hike will lead you to the beach, where magnificent cliffs atop it; these cliffs lay home to the Cueva del Indio, a cave which was formed underwater millions of years ago and used by the indigenous communities of the island as a unique ceremonial location. Your guide will advise you through the cave and teach you about the culture, art and religion of the Tainos, which led to the hundreds of petroglyphs carved on the walls of this cave.
Next stop on this whist-stop history tour of Puerto Rico, is Cueva Ventana. To reach this cave, you will take a short hike through the forest where your guide will teach you all about the flora and fauna that surround you, alongside the geological properties of the region, which make Puerto Rico’s karstic region so unique. On the way to Cueva Ventana, you will also pause to explore a further 3 caves where the petroglyphs date back to more than 500 years ago. When you ultimately arrive at Cueva Ventana, you will admire the picturesque window (to which the cave gives its name) view of the Arecibo River Valley.
On your way to the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park, you will take a break for lunch at La Familia restaurant; this is a locally-run restaurant, which specializes in mofongo, a traditional recipe with fried plantains as its main ingredient, usually accompanied with fried meat and chicken-broth soup.
At the Ceremonial Park, you will have time to visit the museum and learn about the importance of the park and how it was discovered, before concluding the excursion by heading outside into the archaeological site to see the rectangular bateyes or plazas that were used to play the ball game, batu (a game fairly synonymous with the modern day volleyball, but without a net or use of their hands) and various public ceremonies such as Areyto (an act to honor the heroic actions of Taino ancestors and chiefs).
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