Scattered all over the world, some natural caves are really worth a visit and perfect to be a holiday destination.25 November 2015 16:00
Brilio.net - Nature presentsnatural beauty in many forms and that includes caves. Geological activity of the earth has caused the formation of caves, some of which show the irresistible charm that amazes everyone who sees it.
Scattered all over the world, some natural caves are really worth a visitand perfect to be a holiday destination.There are at least five amazing caves which are ready to please your eyes. Hence, here are 5 extraordinary caves that offers unparalleled natural beauty.
1. Langjökull (Iceland)
Langjökull is Icelandic for long glacier and it is about 50 km long and 15 to 20 km wide. The cave shows a slight quantity of water flow on the surface, on the opposite, the sub-surface flow streams to Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland.
Traveling to the ice cave, you would be presented with a view of the ice tunnel that extends as far as 200 to 300 meters to the actual glacier. At the end of the tunnel, the atmosphere of the beautiful blue glaciers located in the heart of the cave is ready to welcome you. Inside, you are able to discover a bridge that was built visitors who wants to spend their time enjoying the beauty of this cave.
2. Benagil Sea Cave (Algarve Coast, Portugal)
Benagil Sea Cave is a part of the cave located on the coastline of Southern Portugal, precisely in the Algarve Coast area. The cave, which appears to be one of the icons of the Algarve, is situated on the edge of a small town called Benagil. The Algarve Beach which is pretty popular in Portugal extends as far as 150 km. The waves, cliffs, and of course the cave are the main attraction of this place capable of attracting many tourists, especially in the summer.
Plenty of lodging options would accommodate your travel, including captivating traditional inns where its unique charm could not be found anywhere but this place.
3. Marble Cave (Chile)
Marble cave is placed at Lake Carrera, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Chile. It is the group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in bluish and grayish monolith marble established by sea wave activity over the last 6000 years,makingthis place called a marble cave.
The cave consists of multiple tunnels in which three are most famous: the Marble Chapel (El Chapel), Marble Cathedral (El Catedral), and the cave (La Cueva). To visit this cave, you are required to use a small boat and only if the weather is friendly.
4. Mendenhall Glacier (Alaska)
There are only a few places in this world where you could witness each stage of the water cycle while enjoying the ‘magic’ of nature; the Mendenhall Ice Cave in Alaska is one of them. In this cave, are able to enjoy the views of water running over the rocks and under a perforated blue ceiling inside the glacier.
The Madenhall Glacier is a cave that extends as far as 12 miles and is located in the Maddenhall Valley, only 12 miles from downtown Juneau in Southeast Alaska. The glacier was originally known as Sitaantaagu (Glacier Behind the Town) or Aak’wtaaksit (Glacier Behind the Little Lake). Interestingly, there is an ice cave in the glacier which could only be accessed using a small boat.
5. Waitomo Glowworm Caves (New Zealand)
Positioned on the North Island of New Zealand, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves is part of the Waitomo Cave including the Ruakuri and Aranui Cave. At the entrance, you are going to be welcomed by a tourist information center where you are able to schedule a tour using a boat under the glowworms.
The geology and volcanic activities have created around 300 limestone caves composed of fossilized corals, seashells, fish skeletons, and many other small organisms known in the Waitomo region for 30 million years. The cave began to form when the earth’s movement caused the hard limestone to bend and buckle under the ocean and rise above the sea floor.