This spectacular tour takes you to 2 most iconic tourist attractions in Grand Cayman – The Cayman Crystal Caves and Pedro St James OR Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens.
These Cayman Crystal Caves were recently discovered in the 1990’s and the family that owned this land have now actively converted this to a tourist attraction after restoring and working on these caves for about 2 decades. You will venture into amazing caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Amongst the forest and caves are captivating tropical plant and animal life, including strangler balsam trees, air plants, parrots, and bats. All visitors receive guided walking tours. Tours are approximately 1 ½ hours and take you through the surrounding tropical forest area and 3 caves spectacular.
Moving on, we either take you to the Pedro St James Castle OR the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens (you choose any one). Pedro St James Castle is the oldest standing building in Grand Cayman. Built in 1801, at a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labor from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James. Here you can explore the main building, the castle gardens and gazebo and also experience a multi-sensory 3D presentation at the Pedro Theatre.
If you choose to visit the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, the tour continues with a guided tour guide at the Botanic Park to view the colorful Caymanian flora. The now endangered Cayman parrots are a part of the variety of native and migratory aquatic birds and animals you will find while strolling the nature walk and national wetland. While you are there don’t forget to see one of the main features of the park which is the endangered Cayman Blue Iguana.