Offered Tours

Cave Tour

Winding along the 100+ ft. tall cliff-line or through the tranquil jungles of Ritidian (Litekyan), these interpretive tours are a great way to see what are truly pieces of Guam's ancient history. 


About the Cave Tour

The Cave Tour explores roughly a quarter mile of Guam’s majestic limestone cliff line, including two historically significant caves currently closed to unaccompanied visitors. The tour includes three main stops where visitors may explore the Ritidian Beach Cave, a latte stone site, and the Ritidian Pictograph Cave, also known as the Star Cave.    

About the Songsong Latˈte LitekyanTour

The Songsong Latˈte Litekyan Tour is a three mile guided hike along a shoreline and jungle path where visitors will be able to experience an ancient Chamorro village untouched since the late seventeenth century, including the remnants of 15 homes and other areas of cultural interest. The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours, and covers rocky terrain that some may find difficult.   

Current Schedule:

Cave Tours are offered every Tuesday and Saturday from 9~11 am. 

Songsong Latˈte Litekyan Tours are offered every other Saturday, from 9~11:30 am.

If there is an active High Surf Advisory that results in the closure of the refuge, tours will still be conducted; however, all other activities will be prohibited.

How to Schedule a Tour:

Cave Tours are limited to a maximum of 20 individuals (this may vary depending on age and/or visitor needs); Songsong Latˈte Litekyan Tours are limited to 15 individuals. Both tours are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

To make reservations, call the refuge at 355-5096 with the following information: 

  1. Type of requested tour
  2. Name of requesting party 
  3. Number of individuals in your party, including the age of individuals under 18
  4. Date of requested tour  
  5. Contact information (email and/or phone number)  
  6. Any other pertinent information, including mobility issues, interests you would like to focus on (e.g. cultural, biological, geological), questions and/or concerns, etc.  

 

Note: All school tour inquiries should be directed to our Outreach and Education Coordinator, or to the Refuge Manager in the event that the coordinator is unavailable. 

Recommendations:

While the terrain is relatively flat, the ground is rather rocky; therefore, closed toed shoes are highly recommended.

What to bring:

  • Water 
  • Mosquito repellent 
  • Sunscreen  
  • Flashlight (for the Cave Tour) 
  • Camera  
  • Respect for nature and cultural artifacts 
  • A curious and inquisitive mind