Gruta dos Jesuítas

Jesuit's Cave


Useful Information

Location: At the Parque Estadual de Campinhos BR-476, turn west at Cempestre.
(-25.0376952, -49.0895477)
Open: All year Tue-Fri 9-16.
Last tour 14:30.
[2020]
Fee:  
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=1,400m, T=16-18°C, H=95-100%.
Guided tours: L=550m, D=80min, Trail: D=50min. Min age: 12. Max persons: 50.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Parque Estadual de Campinhos, Unnamed Rd, 83480-000 Tunas do Paraná - PR, Tel: +55-41-3659-1428, Tel: +55-41-3213-3407. E-mail: E-mail:
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History


Description

Gruta dos Jesuítas (Jesuit Cave) is the fifth largest cave in the state of Paraná.

The cave is not developed, but mostly horizontal with a sort of trail. But there are some muddy crawls and it is necessary to walk through the cave river and get wet. For the visit you must bring your equipment, helmet, headlamp, reserve lamp, batteries, walking shoes or gum boots. For afterwards we recommend strongly a second set of clothes, a big plastic bag for the dirty stuff, and a towel. A helmet is provided by the park if you forget yours, but without closed shoes or a monitor ambiental you are not allowed to enter the cave. For the trail bring sunscreen, repellent and a cap or hat. Also you should bring snacks and water, as there is no possibility to purchase food or drinks in the park.