- Location: Eastern Northern Range
- Distance: 3 miles
- Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Type of Journey: Return trip
- Degree of Difficulty: 3(fair).
The road to get to the very end is very rugged, and it is highly recommended that a four-wheeled drive vehicle is used. When we reach to a house that is situated at the corner of a sharp right turn from the straight rugged road we were on, park when you get the opportunity and gear yourself up for an interesting hike.
We trek along the gravel road and the first road on our right we take and proceed. The road will eventually narrow down into a trail and bit by bit, the forest begins to creep in. Welcome to nature once again. We trek up the gentle hill for about 45 minutes until we reach to the top. The vegetation on the top is that of grass and we are also in the open. There is a lone house that is not occupied; from here, we veer left and follow the very narrow trail downhill until we reach to the flat once again. We trek for about 30 minutes from here until at last, we approach the entrance to the popular cave, the home of a very colony of the nocturnal bird (the oilbird or guacharo in Spanish).
A flashlight is heavily recommended on this expedition as venturing inside this cave is very dark. Be also prepared to get your feet wet as well as the river runs through this cave which is very unique. Whilst trekking through, you will be serenaded by the chilly screams from the oil birds, for they do not like light nor noise. Trekking through the cave is an interesting one for you will see unique rock formations. One word of caution though; do not venture too far inside the cave, for the water can rise rapidly.
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