1. Malaysia: the national Park of Gunung Mulu
The most extensive cave systems in the world are located in the Gunung Mulu national Park in Malaysian Borneo, is the third-largest island. A special Highlight of the Park, which can be reached due to its location in the middle of the jungle only by plane or river boat, is the huge Sarawak chamber. The huge cave room is the home of millions of bats, and up to forty Boeing would find 747 place in it.
2. Argentina: Cueva de los Manos
“The hands cave” located in the southwest of Argentina in the province of Santa Cruz. It is one paintings due to their cave, whose age is estimated to be between 13 000 and 9500 years, to the places where the most famous prehistoric sites of South America. Since 1999, the Cueva de los Manos, on the list of Unesco world cultural heritage is to be found. For the protection of the historically-significant paintings, the cave can be visited only with an organised Tour.
3. New Zealand: Waitomo Caves
new Zealand is a Paradise for nature lovers. A very special spectacle of mother earth is hiding under the green Waitomo-hills on the North island. Underground water flows over millions of years, spectacular drip stone washed here the caves from the soft limestone. From the Ceilings drip hanging stalactites, the end of, and on the cave floor stalagmites rise up. Walk on a guided tour or boat can be admired by the thousands of fireflies that inhabit the cave.
4. USA: Antelope Canyon
The Antelope Canyon is in the classical sense, not a cave, but in the only a few meters wide gap, you will feel how deep under the earth. Especially early in the morning and in the afternoon, the Canyon impresses with its red sand stone with fantastic color and light play. The water-made gorge is located in the state of Arizona in the southwestern United States and is divided into an upper and lower Canyon. The Lower Antelope Canyon leads to a small staircase under the earth.
5. Slovenia: Postojna caves
Hidden between the Alps and the Adriatic sea, the Park of the Postojna cave, the largest dripstone cave in Europe is located. The stunning the world with their stalagmites and stalactites, is located less than an hour from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is removed. Another Highlight in the immediate vicinity is the medieval Predjama castle, embraced by the mighty rock.
6. Iceland: vatnajokull glacier cave
the Island is due to the convergence of the continental plates of America and Europe, as well as a volcanic “Hotspot” is known. Therefore, there are on the island, many so-called volcanic caves, formed over millions of years, the cooled Lava. Another Höhlenart the glacial ice caves, formed by the melting water in the summer, such as, for example, in the Vatnajökull are glacier. In the fall of a specially trained Guides on here looking for a particularly beautiful and safe caves that can be visited by tourists.
7. Mexico: Cenote Ik Kil
The underwater cave Ik Kil, in the North of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico was once a sacred place for the Mayans who have held ceremonies for the rain gods. Today, the impressive circular cave hole, which is filled by 46 feet deep with water, is a popular excursion destination. Every day hundreds of tourists take a dip into the cool water of the created by nature and beautiful Pools.
8. Lebanon: Jeita grotto
A true miracle of nature, the Jeita grotto in the Lebanon, about 20 kilometers from the capital Beirut. In her countless meters high stalactite sculptures, which are the result of water dripping for millions of years from the limestone ceiling. The cave is divided into an upper and a lower gallery, where through the bottom of the Nahr-al-Kalb river flows, which can be navigated with small boats.
9. Chile: Capillas de Mármol
The marble chapels of the glacial lake General Carrera in Chile apply niche part of Patagonia at the border to Argentina as one of the most magical sights of South America. Are created balanced, in all colors, shimmering drawings of stone walls due to the constant wave motion of the water. Be achieved by the pillars and tunnels to the Capillas de Mármol from Puerto Tranquilo by boat or kayak.