Get down and dirty in a number of local caves. You’re supplied with headtorch and taken by local guides through the caving network.
10 minutes from San Gil on the road to Barichara is the Antigua caves. These caves feature a number of large saloons as well as the path of bats and spiders. Depending on how adventurous you feel, crawl through small tunnels of mud and water to underground waterfalls. These caves have a number of tight sections but always open up again into larger caves. Depending on how adventurous you are the trip takes between 1 and 2.5 hours.
Based in the town of Paramo 20 minutes from San Gil, Cueva del Indio is the most famous of the caves in the area. Slide down a zip line (flying fox) into the mouth of the Cave of the Indians. The Indian cave is more open than the Antigua cave and filled with clean water. Here you’ll see bats before following a path through waste deep water. Learn about the stalagmites and staligtites before reaching a 5m dive into a pitch black pool below. The exploration of this cave takes around 2 hours.