1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Granada

Caving in Granada: Nivar Cave

Product ID: 86636
Explore a stunning, cavernous underworld just outside Granada in this fun, safe guided caving experience. You'll rappel 20 meters inside the earth!
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore an amazing underground world
  • See beautiful stalactites and stalagmites
  • Learn how to rappel and cave with an experienced guide
Full description
An incredible underworld exists just outside of Granada! Rappel into an ethereal environment that few get to see. This beautiful cave is located between the ancient provinces of the Spanish Civil War, the Cubillas marsh and the Parapanda, Elvira and Sierra Nevada mountains.

You'll be picked up from the Granada city center and driven to the quaint municipality of Nivar. There, you'll meet your guide and get familiar with the equipment. There's no need for previous caving experience or technical knowledge. Your guide will help you learn everything you need to know.

You'll hike over rocky terrain to the entrance of the Nivar Cave, where you'll begin a route that includes rappelling, sliding, and navigating a few narrow passageways. Go at your own pace and feel secure knowing you'll be under the watchful guidance of an instructor throughout the trek. Marvel at views of stalactites, stalagmites and jagged rock formations along the way. This underground realm never ceases to amaze its explorers. 

After exploring the cave, you'll enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee with muffins and snacks and be returned to the city center. 
  • Guided caving experience in Nivar
  • Harness, ropes, helmet, headlamp, and security material
  • Snacks, tea, coffee, muffins
  • Water
  • Smart digital photo album that captures your amazing experience
  • Round-trip transportation from central Granada and Nivar via air-conditioned vehicle

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Neptuno Mall. Granada city center

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear hiking boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty
• If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, please carefully consider whether you should participate
• Participants must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain
• Unfortunately, people with limited mobility and pregnant women are not able to take part in this tour
• The exact pick-up point will be provided when you call to arrange transportation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We were on the caving tour with our guide Rafa. First we started in his van in Granada. The meeting point was good - with lots of parking space and we found each other straight away. Then we drove into the mountains, where we reached the cave after another 30 minutes' walk. There was a warning on the internet about cramped rooms and that was serious - at least in the cave we were in. There were 3 very narrow places where you had to squeeze through like spaghetti and the rest of the area was rather narrow. Athletic fitness was certainly not a requirement, but it certainly helped in one or the other place. Overall, you felt very well cared for at Rafa, but he also let you do a lot yourself, which I personally found good. If you got stuck he was immediately on the spot. Overall, this was certainly one of the experiences in life that one will often tell about.

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March 29, 2018

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Product ID: 86636