Trek Katouche Trail and Cave

with Pure Anguilla

A QUEST Partnered Experience

Hike and Climb through Katouche – an 80-acre estate that comprises “one of the most diverse life experiences on Anguilla” and is often referred to as the “rainforest” of Anguilla.

It is one of the only places on the island where trees tower overhead and foliage that is typically low scrub, grows to several times their height. It is also thought that almost every plant indigenous to Anguilla can be found on that estate.

Learn about the many medicinal and household uses of plants and their many uses locally or climb into the caves “Cavannaugh” and/or “Katouche” and learn about the 300-500lbs rodent which once inhabited both caves.

Need transportation to this experience? Round trip cost per person is US$20.

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This experience is closed for bookings until 3 October 2022. You are free to book now for available dates after this date.

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Katouche Valley Hiking Tour

The estate boasts 2 incredible caves: “Cavannaugh” and “Katouche”. The hiking tour takes you to one of them, Cavannaugh. Cavannaugh cave (pronounced Gavannah) offers a walk-in experience of this huge open cavern out of which an incredibly tall fig tree grows and exits out of the top of the cave with its root system travelling almost a quarter-mile along the surface of the cave.

This cave was the only place where the approximately 20,000-year-old remains of the now-extinct rodent, the “Amblirhyza Inundata” which grew to between 300-500 lbs, were unearthed. It is now mounted at the Smithsonian. This hiking tour lasts just about 1.5 hours and ends at Katouche Bay.

Hiking Tour
$
80
/person

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Minimum Booking: 2 persons
  • Ends on Katouche Bay with refreshments
  • Optional: Transportation to this experience US$20/person round trip

Combination Tour

Enter Anguilla’s oldest known cave, Katouche Cave, in addition to Cavannaugh Cave. This cave gently winds to a depth of approximately 180ft underground (Anguilla is only 214ft above sea level!) The length of the cave stretches for about 3/4 mile.

The combination tour offers guests the opportunity to visit both caves along the way down the Katouche Valley to Kathouche Bay.

1/2 Day Pass

Upgrade your hike to the 1/2 Day Pass and enjoy a fun experience at Katouche then end at ViewFort Estate, set on the highest point on Anguilla (a 5-minute drive away), and have lunch or afternoon canapés (depending on the time of tour) and specialty cocktails! See the video below for a glimpse of the ending of the 1/2 Day Experience.

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Waiver
This experience is a very physically intensive activity. It is the sole responsibility of the guest to ensure that they are in optimal fitness and health to partake in this experience. Proper clothing and shoes are required.

By booking this experience, you freely accept and fully assume all risks, dangers, and hazards and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, or loss arising out of, associated with or relating to my participation in this experience.

Payment

Payment is required 48 hours before booked date.

Accepted payment methods.
• Debit/Credit Card (Online or In Person)
• Cash/Cheque
• Direct Bank Transfer (NCBA account holders only)

Recommended Items

• Long pants and jeans
• Long sleeved t-shirts/rashguards
• Sneakers or boots with proper traction are required. Open-toe sandals and slippers are not permitted as it could pose a hazard to the participant
• Headlamps and/flashlights provided
• Water provided
Be Aware

• You MUST be at least 8 years of age
• If over the age of 8 years but under the age of 15 years you must be accompanied by an adult
• Parent/Guardian will need to sign waivers for children under 18 years of age
• You will be crawling both on your hands and knees on occasion during the Katouche Cave tour
• Do not take anything expensive on the Katouche Hiking Tour or Katouche Cave Exploration including cameras or cell phones as they may be bumped, banged or damaged with the movement of the participant
• Caution must be used when walking, crawling etc;
• The cave should be left as you found it. Do not break, deface or steal anything from the cave.
Cave Rules

• No smoking
• No eating or drinking
• No littering
• No excessive loud talking
• No touching of stalactites or stalagmites
• No horseplay is permitted – no pushing, shoving or jumping as it can lead to injury
Refunds & Cancellations

Full payment for this Experience is required at least 48 hours before the date of this Experience to secure your spot. Any cancellation made after payment but before the start time of this Experience will be subject to a cancellation fee. 

See our Cancellation Fee Structure: 

  • 15% (if 72-48 hours before the Experience); 
  • 30% (if 25-47 hours before the Experience) or 
  • 100% (less than 24 hours before the Experience).  
Cancellations initiated by Quest Experiences will trigger a 100% refund.