Formerly Glowing Adventures. We're now Down to Earth! Learn more...
Wondering what this private adventure is all about? Well, the best way to get the lowdown is by checking out the quick two-minute video at the bottom of this page.
On our Private Down to Earth glow worm tour, our expert local guides will be your exclusive escorts through the stunning native New Zealand forest and into unspoiled caves right here in Waitomo. Our Private Tours are pretty much like our standard Off the Beaten Track tour, but it's just your party and our awesome guide.
We keep things relaxed, so you can take it all in, explore, and savor every moment. You'll experience the caves just as nature intended—no handrails, no electric lights, no concrete paths. Be prepared for some climbing over boulders, tackling hills, and wading through streams, so having a moderate level of fitness is key.
We've got all your gear covered for this adventure—safety equipment, warm clothing, thermals, a fleece jumper, shorts, boots, socks, and a caving helmet. Plus, we offer shower facilities, hot drinks, and a snack once the tour wraps up.
Cameras are totally cool on our adventures, as long as they fit in your pocket because you'll need those hands free for the adventure. A small digital camera or your trusty phone does the trick. Plus, our guides snap awesome pics of you during the tour, and we'll email them to you afterward for free! If you're a serious shutterbug with some bigger equipment, consider one of our Photography Tours.
No wheels? No problem! Several companies offer transport to Down to Earth — Eco Tours from nearby spots in the Waitomo district. Check out our FIND US page for all the juicy details. Let's make this private adventure happen!