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Porto Flavia and Caves of Is Zuddas Tour from Chia

Product ID: 121094
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Learn how a team of miners mined the Caves of Is Zuddas in record time. Look inside the network of caves to get a better appreciation of this feat of engineering and admire the lovely countryside of the Sulcis region of southern Sardinia.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Booklets
Spanish, German, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the interior of Sardinia and the unspoiled nature of Sulcis
  • Explore the Caves of Is Zuddas
  • Enjoy an optional lunch of food from Sardinia
  • Learn about several mining operations in the Sulcis area
  • Experience the life of the miners who mined the caves in record time
Full description
Get back to nature in the Sulcis region of southern Sardinia, and discover how a crew of miners worked in shifts to excavate the amazing Caves of Is Zuddas in record time. Located near the town of Santadi, the network of caves is a magical destination with a natural history that dates back more than 530 million years!

Be amazed by the unspoiled nature of the Mediterranean. Then, go inside the caves to hear how drilling began 37 meters above sea level and continued to create reservoirs by making holes in the basalt rock. Learn how mechanical iron hatches were installed, along with an electric railway to carry ore to the waiting ships.

Take an unforgettable journey through the history of Sardinia and the oldest rocks in Europe. Explore the traditions of the Sulcis and enjoy an optional meal at the best trattoria in the area. Benefit from the inside knowledge of your local guide, and hear interesting anecdotes such as how Porto Flavia got its name!
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at locations in Chia
  • Transportation with free on-board Wi-Fi
  • Italian, English, French and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Caves of Is Zuddas
  • Use of a helmet
  • Entrance to Porto Flavia
  • Typical lunch from Sardinia (if option booked)
  • Bottled water
  • Insurance
  • Tax
What’s Not Included
  • Optional tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pick-up possible from locations in Chia on request.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The vehicles used may differ from the description for groups of more than 8 people, at the management's discretion
• This tour operates daily from March through October. From November through February, this tour only operates on Sundays
Organized by

Bitan Daily Tours

Product ID: 121094