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Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) Tours

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Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams)

Though not the most impressive caves on an island famed for its immense underground system of limestone caverns, the Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) are nonetheless a popular stop for multi-destination guided day trips. Built along an underground river called the Sea of Venice, they are most notable for their spiral and hook-shaped "stalactites," very different from those seen in most other Mallorca caves.

The tour takes about 45 minutes, and includes a softly lit medley of Mozart tunes, played on the slowly flowing sea. 

There are more than 200 caves beneath the Island of Mallorca, riddled with underground rivers, and dripping with stalactites and much more exotic formations. The most famous are the Cuevas del Drac and Cuevas del Ham, both located close to Porto Cristo. These are typically visited on the same all-inclusive guided tour, which may also include a trip to nearby Manacor's faux pearl factories. 

It's certainly possible to visit the Cuevas del Ham on your own, particularly if you are staying in Porto Cristo. This low-key resort town is quiet, with a small but splendid white beach and several comfortable, if not luxurious, hotels. The caves are located .8km (1/2mi) northeast of the city, on the road to Manacor. Tours leave every 15 minutes throughout the day. Infrequent bus service connects Porto Cristo to La Palma, or book a taxi from anywhere on the island. 

Address: Carretera Manacor-Porto Cristo, S/N, Porto Cristo, Spain
Hours: Open March to November
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Mallorca Full-Day Tour with Porto Cristo and Pearl Shop

Mallorca Full-Day Tour with Porto Cristo and Pearl Shop

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Experience the natural beauty and beautiful pearls of Mallorca on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the stunning scenery of Hams and Drach cave systems. Marvel at their stalactites and beautiful waters, then stop by the picturesque fishing village of Porto Cristo and and a historic pearl shop.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Journey to a world of shimmering pearls, pristine beaches and crystalline caverns on this half-day tour of eastern Mallorcan highlights. Visit a local pearl factory to see how the perfect white orbs are produced, and enjoy some time to browse pearls at bargain prices. Then, explore the fairytale underground world of the Caves of Hams. Admire magnificent stalactite formations and experience the natural acoustics during a short classical concert inside one of the caverns. You’ll also stop at the lovely beach resort town of Porto Cristo for photos.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Full day tour to the Caves of Drach and Caves of Hams in Mallorca

Full day tour to the Caves of Drach and Caves of Hams in Mallorca

Discover two of the main highlights of Mallorca, both located in the area of Porto Cristo. The Caves of Drach and the Caves of Hams in one day with transport and guide.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Hams Caves with Porto Cristo and Pearl Shop Mallorca Half Day Tour

Hams Caves with Porto Cristo and Pearl Shop Mallorca Half Day Tour

The Hams Caves are over 10 million years old, but people has only been able to enjoy their beauty since they were discovered back in 1905 by the speleologist Pedro Caldentey Santandreu (1886-1950) while he was digging for onyx, a precious stone abundant in the region. In 1910 he managed to produce electricity to illuminate the cave even before electric power had reached the village of Porto Cristo. Using a water mill, a dynamo and a water tank, he generated 16 hours of electric current to enable visits to the caves. In the Blue cave, with its spectacular new blue lighting using led technology, you can enjoy the educational documentary “Discovering the past” about the history of Majorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams caves and their discovery.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) hours of operation?
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Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) hours of operation: Open March to November. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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