Back to the Prehistory in Asturias

Asturias has a great variety of prehistoric treasures. You can find dozens of caves with unique prehistoric cave art. And along the coast between Gijon and Ribadesella, there are at least nine sites where you can discover original dinosaur fossils. This day tour brings you back to the prehistory in Asturias.

We’ll visit multiple prehistoric sites during this tour:

  • Tito Bustillo Cave, a World Heritage Site with one of the most spectacular examples of prehistoric cave art in Europe;
  • Tito Bustillo Cave Art Centre with replicates of the inaccessible parts of the Tito Bustillo Cave;
  • Ardines Cave, a geological dome of more than 40 meters in height (if time permits);
  • Dinosaur Museum of Asturias;
  • Asturias’ beautiful coast to discover gigantic prehistoric dinosaur footprints.*

If you want to go back to the prehistory in Asturias, this is the tour for you!

* The order depends on the available time slots of the guided visits for the particular day

This tour let you discover two main aspects of Asturias’ prehistory: prehistoric cave art and dinosaur fossils.

The paleolithic art discovered in the Tito Bustillo Cave in 1968 is among Europe’s most spectacular cave art. We’ll visit the most impressive “panel” with over 100 figures, among which the famous depictions of bovines, horses and deer.

Since not all of Tito Bustillo’s panels are accessible for the public, we’ll also visit the nearby Tito Bustillo Cave Art Center. The center contains replicas of the other cave art. It also gives an excellent impression of the hunter-gatherers that occupied this area between 35.000 and 10.000 years ago. They made the art, and we’ll learn everything about their lives and habits.

If time permits, we’ll also visit the Ardines Cave, which is part of the Tito Bustillo Cave complex. It’s an impressive cave of over 40 meters in height.

After lunch in nearby coastal town Ribadesella we’ll drive along Asturias’ Dinosaur Coast to Colunga. This part of the coast gets its name because of the abundant presence of original dinosaur footprints and fossil bones from dinosaurs and other Jurassic reptiles.

Here, we’ll guide you around the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) where you can learn everything about these impressive reptiles that inhabited the earth between 251 and 65 million years ago.

Finally, we’ll take a stroll along the beautiful coast to search for original dinosaur footprints. These sauropod tracks are among the largest in the world!

Note: Since the itinerary of the day depends on the availability of entrance tickets to the Tito Bustillo cave, the order of the places we’ll visit can change. However, we’ll visit all the places mentioned. We’ll inform you about the exact program after your reservation.

This tour is available using your own or private transportation. Prices depicted are based on using private transportation. Please send us a message at info@intoasturias.com to consult us about the options and prices using your own transportation. 

The trip cost includes

  • Private guide
  • Private transportation to and from Oviedo, Gijon or Aviles (for other places please contact us about the possibilities)
  • Admission to the Tito Bustillo Cave, the Tito Bustillo Art Centre and the Jurassic Museum of Asturias

The trip cost excludes

  • Lunch costs (approx. 15-30 euros pp, depending on your choice)
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, additional food etc).
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FAQs

Is this tour suitable for children?

This tour is suitable for children from 7 years (children under 7 are not allowed to enter the cave). This tour is exciting and fun for kids because of the combination of visiting a cave, beach and the dinosaur museum.

I have my own transportation. Can I still do the tour?

Yes! Please send us a message at info@intoasturias.com and we’ll inform you about the possibilities.

I am not able to join the tour on the selected dates. Is there a possibility to select another date?

Yes! Contact us at info@intoasturias.com, tell us about your preferred dates and we will do our best to meet your preferences!

How do I book this tour?

You can book this tour via the menu on the upper right side of the screen. Select a tour date and fill in the number of travelers. Then click ‘book now’. A new screen opens which indicates the final price (including group discount if applicable). You can then pay for the tour via our online payment system ‘stripe’ or via Paypal express. You will receive a confirmation email. Please check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ email box since sometimes, our confirmation email ends up there. A few days before the tour, you will receive an email with the last information (where to meet, what to bring etc.).

I am no longer able to participate in this tour. How do I cancel it?

The possibility to cancel a tour depends on the reasons and timing. For more information, please check ‘Cancellation Policy’ under the Terms and Conditions on this website.

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Back to the Prehistory in Asturias
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Trip Facts

  • 9 hours
  • 9 am- 6 pm
  • 2-4 persons
  • Private transportation
  • English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), Spanish (Conversational)
  • March-October