In 1985, Steve Knutson (editor of American Caving Accidents) made the following distinction:
"...Note that I ( Steve Knutson ) use the term 'spelunker' to denote someone untrained and unknowledgeable in current exploration techniques, and 'caver' for those who are."
What is Caving Anyway?
Caving or spelunking as non-cavers call it, is many things. The reasons why people go include adventure, sport, scientific study, companionship, fun, and other things as varied as the individual cavers. It is one of the few sports in which you can go places no one has ever been before.
The most commonly asked question is probably "What do you find down there?" The answers are as varied as the caves themselves: mud; beautiful rock formations and rubble; water and dust; vast rooms and tight crawlways; awesome rivers and puddles; strange and fragile animals; deep pits and waterfalls; cold and warm water; and, of course, strange people. One finds, eventually, whatever one is looking for.
With no previous experience required, caving is suitable for just about anyone. Many people wonder if they'll become claustrophobic in a cave. This is very unlikely. People who are claustrophobic wouldn't even entertain the idea of caving, let alone think about giving it a go. There are some tight places you have to wriggle through but they are generally very short and not unlike crawling under a bed. It is quite a physical activity but lots of fun and a truly unique experience.
Why do Caving with
We're a bunch of Cavers who take caving very seriously. we're the people who run your Caving Activities professionally, who show you around and know Caves better than anyone. In other words, Professional Cavers from MMadventure.com who have more than 20 years of caving experience and can show you a good time and educate and enlighten you about caves at the same time.
Day Tour / Self Drive - ( transfer from Ipoh or Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya can be arrange )
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to weather conditions
0900 ~ 0915 hours, Meet and greet by MMAdventure guide at Tempurung cave car park. (Meeting Point Map )
0930 hours, change into your caving attire and walk to the mouth of Gua Tempurung, safety briefing, dos and don'ts while caving and etc., than commence caving for minimum 4 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the group. This tour is different from what you can get at the counter in Tempurung Cave.
1400 hours, tour ends (estimate only)
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to weather conditions. Please note that while we operate successful trips in this part of the world throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.
Prices and Booking
Prices for Year 2016 / 17
Per Child (age 5 ~ 12)
prices shown above are based on per person in Ringgit Malaysia
Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing
for student from local universities or collage or school, please do not call our hotline number for special rate (we do not entertain such calls), please write in with your respective letter head for discounted rate / speacial rate.
Deposit (RM30.00 per person is required), is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, the deposit paid is for us to use your deposit to allocate a seat/s, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid by Credit Card / Debit Card via PayPal) and the balance payment can be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit.
In the worst case scenario, after your booking & deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minitues to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.
What to Bring
Change of clothes (for changing after Caving) and not to forget to bring your camera and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!
Take Note (fine print),
Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route and itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour.
What to Wear for Caving
Spare torchlight. Use good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt or long sleeve shirt and long or short pant.
(we need a minimum 5 working days to purchase it on behalf of your group
Full Name (as in Passport), Age, Nationality, Address, Gender, Identity Card or Passport No & D.O.B
for Pick Up from Kuala Lumpur / Petaling Jaya
40 pax (Maximum) per coach at RM1100.00 per coach (Sit in Guide required for coach and additional cost RM250.00 for guide per coach)
Pick up from Ipoh Hotel / Bus or Train Station will cost RM110.00 per Mini-Van / per way (seats maximum 7 pax)
What's includes in this Trip
What's excluded in this Trip
Any Additional Tour/s
Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.