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One of the other excursions we opted to do at Scape Park was a cave expedition. We have done a cave expedition previously, at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, so we weren’t sure if we would enjoy this one. Surprisingly, we both enjoyed the cave expedition! While Iguabonita Cave was much smaller than Mammoth Cave, it was more authentic. Unlike Mammoth Cave, no lights are lining the walking path inside of the cave; we had to wear a headlamp on our trek through Iguabonita Cave. Iguabonita Cave also has more (visible) wildlife than Mammoth Cave- bats flew overhead, and I was terrified one would poop on us! Thankfully, they did not.
We were told not to take our cell phones on the cave tour since there were supposed to be photographers inside. What we didn’t realize is that in the Dominican, “rules” are just suggestions; every other family had their cell phones with them. Sure enough, there were no park photographers on this excursion either. Thankfully, a very kind lady took photos of Andy and me on her cell phones and emailed them to us!
After lunch and before our next excursion, we had a chance to experience some wildlife up close. We even were able to take photos with a few parrots and a monkey.
Andy did not want to pose with the monkey (as a kid, he was bitten by a monkey and has hated them ever since!) but the photographer put her on his shoulder without asking. He may be smiling in these photos, but he was faking it!
Andy preferred holding the parrots. I wasn’t a fan of holding either parrots or the monkey, but we were on vacation, after all!
Although this excursion wasn’t the highlight of our time at Scape Park Cap Cana, we both enjoyed it. Stay tuned for my next blog post about the #1 recommended activity you must do if you visit Punta Cana!
Have you ever done a cave tour?
Would you hold a monkey or a parrot?