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Caves of Drach Tours (Half & Full-Day Majorca Excursions) 2022

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The Caves of Drach are a series of four massive caverns found in the island of Mallorca (Known as Majorca locally). This island is a part of the Balearic Island chain close to the Spanish city of Valencia. These caverns are well known to attract adventure seekers from around the world year round.

The caves were discovered hundreds of years ago and are mentioned as early as the 14th century. The traditional Spanish name for the caves are Cuevas Del Drach, The Dragon Caves.

We’ve compiled a list of information and fun activities to take part in while visiting this gorgeous destination.

Highlights:

  • Have the opportunity to visit the well known Mallorca pearl shop
  • Learn more about this natural wonder and the island’s history
  • Explore and experience the vast Caves of Drach


Know before you book:

  • Be sure to eat beforehand as lunch is not included on the tour
  • The Caves of Drach are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup and transport to the caves is included

The Drach Caves are famous for their beautiful rock formations and unique look. The cave networks contain Europe’s largest underground lake. This lake, known as the Martel Lake, has slowly formed into what it is today over thousands of years.

The four main caves that make up the Caves of Drach are known as the Black, White, Luis Salvador and French Cave.

The island of Mallorca itself is found in the warm Mediterranean Sea close to Spain’s mainland. It’s well known for its sheltered coves, ancient Moorish landmarks and unique landscape.

The tours offered for the Caves of Drach see many tourists annually. They usually last either full day or half day and approach the caves from one of the separate entrances.

Caves of Drach Tour Prices 2021

The Caves of Drach prices usually start at around €38 ($42) upwards to €44 ($49). This depends on if the tour is full day or half day and what is included within the package itself.

The prices are also affected by whether the tours are booked in the busy summer season or in the off winter season.

Times

The Caves of Drach are open from as early as 9AM on weekdays and close at around 5PM. During winter the caves only open later at 10:30AM and close earlier at 3:30PM.

It should also be noted that the caves remain closed for the entire day on the 1st of January and the 25th of December.

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Best Time to Go

The best time to go to the Caves of Drach if you’re travelling on a budget is during the winter and autumn months when prices are cheaper. Flights to the island of Mallorca are usually cheaper during this time as well.

Crowds are also much smaller during this period of time. However the best season to travel to Mallorca is debatable. In summer the scenery of Mallorca is beautiful and it’s the perfect time to explore the island and its rich history.

The Porto Cristo Caves

The town of Porto Cristo located on the eastern coast of Mallorca has some of the highest concentration of caves on the island itself. The Porto Cristo caves are comprised mainly of the four main Drach Caves as well as the impressive Coves Dels Hams.

This region is well known for its natural beauty. Many tourists flock to this island during the summer months to enjoy the warm Mediterranean ocean waters and the laid-back lifestyle of the town itself. There are also many hiking trails throughout the island to enjoy at your convenience.

The Caves of Drach Options

There are many different options available to tourists when it comes to tours in the Mallorca Caves of Drach. Most of the tours available are either half day or full day.

The Caves of Drach Half Day Tour From The South

The Caves of Drach half day tour from the South is a great option for those staying in Porto Cristo for their holiday. The average duration of this tour is around 4 hours long. You’ll learn lots of interesting facts and local stories about the caves from your enthusiastic local guide. Pickups from your accommodation are also included, making it a convenient trip.

The tour slowly takes you through each atrium until eventually bringing you to the main attraction, a live classical concert at Martel Lake. This is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the acoustics in the caves elevating the music to something otherworldly.

What we liked: This particular tour is fantastic for a relatively quick trip through the caves.

INCLUDES:
  • A live tour guide
  • Pickup from accommodation
  • Entrance fee to the Caves of Drach

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunch during the course of the trip
  • Gratuities

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Caves of Drach Full Day Tour From The North

This full day tour allows you to experience the caves to their fullest. It begins in the northern entrance to the cave networks and takes you through beautiful areas filled with stalactites and stalagmites.

The northern entrance to the caves is easily accessible from the small town of Porto Cristo. It does however provide a significant change in scenery when compared to the other entrances.

Light shows bounce off the cave walls throughout this trip, illuminating the spectacular interior of the caves. This tour is best suited for someone looking to spend more time experiencing the Drach Caves.

There are also parts of the cave where you can cross the Martel Lake by boat. This creates a truly surreal experience having to use a boat to travel across a lake underground.

What we liked: This tour allows you to experience the cave for a longer period of time.

INCLUDES:
  • Prepaid entry into the caves
  • Allows you to skip the ticket line
  • A live tour guide to lead you through the caves

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunch is not included in the trip
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • Gratuities

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8.2Expert Score
The Caves of Drach are spectacular sights to see. The Martel Lake in the centre of the caves is truly the crown jewel of the experience.
Location
9
Value for money
8
Convenience
7.5
PROS
  • Short travel distance from the town of Porto Cristo
  • Pickups are arranged from your accommodation
  • Entry fee is included in the price of the tour
CONS
  • Very limited wheelchair access
  • Lunch is not included within most of the tours
  • The duration of the tours can be a bit long

Specification: Caves of Drach Tours (Half & Full-Day Majorca Excursions) 2022

Accessible

Not wheelchair accessible

Duration

2.5 – 4 hours

Includes

Entrance fees, Professional guide, Skip the Line, Transportation (if specified)

Excludes

Gratuity (optional), Lunch

Pickup

Pick-up and Drop-off is included in some tours

Suitable For

Active travellers, Adventurous Personalities, Children, Not suitable for disabled persons

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  1. Jesse_D

    On a payé 120€ pour 2 personne pour la journée pour visiter les grottes rdv a 9h le bus arrive a 30 on commence par aller dans la boutique des perles qui n’est pas en rapport avec les grottes puisque c’est n’est pas au même endroit on nous raconte rien sur les perles on vient juste pour acheter ensuite on dépose les gens qui vont a la grotte du hams bien sûr ce n’est pas compris dans les 120€ donc tout le reste on nous dépose de 11h45 a 13h50 sur une plage banal de palma et ensuite on va au grottes du drash pour 14h sur place vous voyez que le billet est a 15 par adulte… vous visiter vous même la grotte pas de tour en barque sur le lac sa dure 40min max avec le petit concert mais la grotte reste quand même une belle chose avoir mais allez y de vous même gains d’argent !

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  2. Sara_M

    it was a struggle to find the bus and we didn't have a boat trip as planned (no one mentioned that as well). besides that we really enjoyed the trip!

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  3. NUK

    I wished the tour had a visit to a real Pearl factory not just a shop But otherwise the tour was well planned

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  4. codranica

    We’ll organized tour, beautiful caves. No boat trip due to Covid-19. Strongly recommended Caves of Hams even if is shortening the beach time at Porto Cristo.

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  5. Montse_V

    El lugar precioso y el guia perfecto y muy educado. El viaje con autobus fue pefecto, con varias paradas para ver mas cosas

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  6. Excursion13996794203

    The caves are great and definitely worth seeing but the tour company needs to work on their schedule and staff. We made two supplemental stops before getting to the caves which only left us an hour to do the walk-through concert and boat ride at the end. Our tour guide was extremely rude and said we were making everyone late because we came out right when he said we were meeting. If we hadn't made the last stop at the Port for 20 minutes of nothing we would have had more time to enjoy the actual attraction. Definitely a detraction but the cave itself is amazing.

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  7. Robert_H

    This was a really good trip, from start to finish. Well organised pick up in Palma with a stop off at the Pearl factory and Porto Christo. The caves are great and whilst there’s no boat trip at the moment or covid reasons, we didn’t feel as though we’d missed out. The concert at the end was excellent

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  8. Lena_P

    Drach Caves are amazing! You must see it. The pearl factory is a wast of time. We did not stop at Portocristo (unless the Pearl Factory is in Portocristo). I would recommend this tour.

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  9. lopezgarri

    dommage que le tour en bateau ne dure que 1 min et qu'il y a trop de monde pour le prendre. On n'a donc pas le temps d'en profiter quand on est avec un guide.

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  10. Excursion13996794203

    The caves are great and definitely worth seeing but the tour company needs to work on their schedule and staff. We made two supplemental stops before getting to the caves which only left us an hour to do the walk-through concert and boat ride at the end. Our tour guide was extremely rude and said we were making everyone late because we came out right when he said we were meeting. If we hadn't made the last stop at the Port for 20 minutes of nothing we would have had more time to enjoy the actual attraction. Definitely a detraction but the cave itself is amazing.

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