Moravian Karst – dripstone caves
The Czech Republic and it’s state of Moravia has one of the most beautiful karst regions in the world. The area north of Brno, the capital of Moravia, is studded with caves full of impressive stalactites and stalagmites – dripstones carved out by rivers and time into the subterranean limestone. These limestone sediments date back to some 350 million years ago – give or take a day. 🙂
The most visited caves are situated along the mostly subterranean Punkva river and Sloup creek. These caves have been discovered only in the beginning of the 20th century!
After you are picked up by your professional, English speaking guide and your vehicle with driver, you are driven to Moravia, about a 2-3 hour drive from Prague, depending on traffic. There you visit as many caves as possible with priority being the Punkva Cave with it’s Macocha(stepmother abyss), Sloup and Sosov Caves and the KatherineCave. The Macocha abyss is 138.5 meters / 415.5 feet deep! Your guided walking tour through the caves shows you these awesome formations. At the Punkva cave, you also take a boat ride into the cave as well as a cable car ride to the top of the area. The Sloup Cave is another gem not to be missed. The Sosov Cave is especially interesting since it was not discovered until after the area became a natural preserve, so the dripstone robbers could not do any harm here. These caves are well preserved to show you what nature created over the millenniums. Balcarka Cave will also be visited, should time allow.
A great tour for anyone interested in geology or speleology as well as see more of the Czech and Moravian countryside. For more details on the caves, please visit http://www.cavemk.cz/ for the official, cave website.
Duration: approximately 12-13 hours
Note of caution: although the caves are well accessible on foot, there are many stairs. Therefore, you should be in good, general health with no walking restrictions. Unfortunately, this tour is not accessible for the handicapped.
The caves are closed in the winter. Therefore, this tour runs from April to October.
Prices are in EUROS
|Guide only||Driver/guide with car
+ up to 3 guests
|Guide, driver, car
+ up to 2 people
|Guide, driver, van
+ up to 6 people
|Approximate entrance fees
||EUR 395||EUR 415