Day trip

Cantabria: El Castillo Caves & Pasiego Valleys Day Trip

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: EXPLORING CANTABRIA

Cantabria: El Castillo Caves & Pasiego Valleys Day Trip

Activity provider: EXPLORING CANTABRIA

From US$ 93.87 per person

Visit the caves of El Castillo & Las Monedas. Enjoy a drive along the Pasiego fields with the mountain landscapes of Cantabria on a 9-hour tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the meeting time. Departure time is calculated from Santander.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas with a guide
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of Puente Viesgo and Vega de Pas
  • Explore the stunning landscape of valleys & rivers of the Pasiegos fields
  • See the waterfall that gives rise to the Yera river
  • Visit the Ethnographic Museum of Cantabria
Full description
Discover the jewels of Cantabria with a visit to the fascinating caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas. Drive through the picturesque villages and rivers of the Pasiegos Valleys. Learn about the region's history at the ethnographic Museum of Vega de Pas. Explore the famous Caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas, both World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 2008 for their cave paintings. Visit an authentic cave with paintings from the Paleolithic era. Marvel at the legacy our ancestors left us thousands of years ago. Next, take a walk through the town of Puente Viesgo, enjoying views over the Pas river. Make the most of your time in the area by eating at a local restaurant. Then, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive around the Pasiego Valleys crossing valleys, rivers, and mountains until you reach the Mountain Pass of Estacas de Trueba. The landscape on the way is spectacular and will leave you enchanted. Conclude the drive at the waterfall that forms the source of the Yera River. Make your way to Vega de Pas, a small town nestled between mountains, known for being one of the authentic Pasiego villages. Visit the Ethnographic Museum of the Tres Villas Pasiegas. Understand how the Pasiegos used to live from your guide. On the back to Santander, make a stop to soak in the magnificent views over the Cantabrian Mountains offered by the Mirador de la Braguía.
  • Tour guide & driver
  • Pickup & drop-off from a hotel in Santander, Torrelavega or Puente Viesgo
  • Private transportation in minivan
  • Entrance fee to El Castillo cave
  • Entrance fee to Las Monedas cave
  • Entrance fee to the Ethnological Museum of the Pasiego Villas
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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It is a luxury to know the interior of Cantabria and discover the beauty of the Valles Pasiegos. I have never seen such a bright green in such a unique landscape. The waterfall of the Yera river and the panoramic route to get there is amazing. Looks like New Zealand. Gotta go!

August 20, 2021

September 18, 2022


Una magnifica experiencia, fantastico.

August 23, 2021


Product ID: 397181