Area Protegida - Cerro Tres Cerros, Cavernas 14 de Julio y Santa Caverna.
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Caverna 14 de Julio
Franartour, Tel: +595-351-230-052, Tel: +595-971-929-556, Tel: +595-984-817-664.
Arvatur, Tel: +595-351-230-657, Tel: +595-985-170-952, Tel: +595-976-815-062.
Ikatu Adventure Tourism, Tel: +595-986-363-324, Tel: +595-984-473-199.
Vallemí Tour, Tel: +595-971-856-680.
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The Caverna 14 de Julio (Cave 14th of July) is on one of three important caves at the small reserve Area Protegida - Cerro Tres Cerros, Cavernas 14 de Julio y Santa Caverna. The Tres Cerros (Tree Hills) are three limestone hills, after which the village Tres Cerros at the Rio Paraguay was named. From the village a single lane gravel leads to the middle hill, where numerous abandoned quarries are located. The area has numerous caves, and is today a nature preserve and limestone mining is abandoned. As a result the road is not maintained any more and only the first part is accessible by 4WD to the last farm. From here it's a 1.5 km walk with an elevation gain of about 90 m.
It was named after the day of its discovery, by the French cavers Laurent Poulet and Dominique Oully. This is the cave which is easiest to visit in the area. There is only a single ladder at the entrance drop which is 6 m long. The rest of the cave is level and more or less spacious. This is also the one with the most tours for this reason, and considered a newbie cave.