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Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) Tours and Activities

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The Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) are limestone caves near the city of Cobán that were once considered sacred to the Mayan people, believed to be the "heart of heaven." The Mayans believed the "secret of the ages" was hidden deep inside the caves. Today, they are a popular tourist destination, although some locals still utilize the caves in the manner of their ancestors. Travelers, on the other hand, come to explore the caves’ beauty, learn about their historyand come face to face with some of their most notable residents: the thousands of bats that leave the caves nightly.

Take the time to wander the various chambers and limestone formations. Rooms of importance include the Altar of the Pillory, where Mayans performed rites and burned incense, and the Bridge of the Fall of the King, a name given after King Leopold of Belgium visited the caves and a wooden bridge collapsed under his weight. When the bridge was rebuilt, it was named after the incident.

Visitors to Lanquin Caves can also float down the Lanquin River during the day, giving them a chance to explore the interesting rock formations and minerals lining the cave walls.

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3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Antigua

3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Antigua

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Take in the highlights of central Guatemala over three memorable days on this action-packed tour from Antigua, including accommodation. Experience village life in the alpine town of Cobán, then spot quetzal and rare orchids on a 3-hour hike through the El Biotopto del Quetzal forest. Venture underground to explore the Lanquin Caves; marvel over the stalagmites and stalactites of the Rey Marcos Caves; and plunge into the rock pools of Semuc Champey.
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  • 3 days
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$409.99
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3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Guatemala City

3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Guatemala City

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Soak up the scenery of central Guatemala over three memorable days with this action-packed tour from Guatemala City. Enjoy two nights accommodation in the alpine town of Cobán, with ample opportunities to discover the surrounding countryside. Follow your guide on a 3-hour hike through the El Biotopto del Quetzal forest; cool off in the rock pools of Semuc Champey; and explore the Lanquin and Rey Marcos caves.
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  • 3 days
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Semuc Champey 3 Days

Semuc Champey 3 Days

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Using public transportation in Guatemala can be confusing and time-consuming. Ensure that your visit to Semuc Champey is comfortable and efficient on a 3-day small-group tour. After a full-day journey to Lanquin, rest in provided accommodation. On the second day, enjoy a leisurely visit to the iconic turquoise pools and Kamba Caves. Spend a second night in Lanquin, then relax during the return ride to Guatemala City, Antigua or Flores
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.11
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9-Day Trip in Guatemala: All Around

9-Day Trip in Guatemala: All Around

OVERVIEW One of the most colorful countries in Central America, the center of the Mayan civilization covered by tropical rain forests - all this is amazing Guatemala. In this 9-day "Guatemala: All-Around Tour", you can enjoy the beauty of local nature and ancient monuments, see by yourself the villages in which the descendants of legendary Mayans still live nowadays, dive headlong into local customs and visit amazing architectural structures, the likes of which cannot be found on the entire planet. Highlights Visit UNESCO-listed Quirigua, one of the most ancient Mayan cities that contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments and impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars. Relax in unique natural hot waterfalls of Finca el Paraiso. Enjoy the quietness and beauty of Flores - a picturesque town on the island on Lago Petén Itzá. Swim in Semuc Champey - a magnificently beautiful stepped series of limestone pools with cool, flowing river water.
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  • 9 days
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Semuc Champey + Lanquin Caves, Private Full-Day Tour from Coban

Semuc Champey + Lanquin Caves, Private Full-Day Tour from Coban

Semuc Champey is one of the most popular places to visit when you come to Guatemala, located in Las Verapaces, in the highlands of the country. When you go to Semuc Champey is common not to see a lot of people unlike when you visit other natural attractions in different countries. You will be able to go up to the viewpoint of Semuc Champey and have a bird-eye view of the natural turquoise pools and when you get down drench in its freshwaters. After your visit to this Paradise, we´ll explore the Lanquin Caves. These caves are close to Semuc Champey so the road trip won´t last long. Once getting to the Lanquin Caves it will take us around 45 minutes to explore the entire location. In the past, the Mayas used to believe that caves were the entrance to the infraworld and even nowadays some Mayan Ceremonies take place in the caves of the region. The Mayan Q´eqchi´communities of the area give their services and protect these places so next generations can enjoy them.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$220.00
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Natural Park Hun-Nal-Ye + Cenote Experience, Private 2-Day Tour from Coban

Natural Park Hun-Nal-Ye + Cenote Experience, Private 2-Day Tour from Coban

The Natural Park of Hun-Nal-Ye is one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. From taking small walks in the middle of nature to swimming in the natural turquoise pools, do tubing in the relaxing rivers, this place has it all! Hun-Nal-Ye is an ecological park with centuries of history in it. Besides enjoying different exciting activities, be amazed by a Sacred Cenote used by the old Mayans since the 400 b.C. to venerate the Moon Goddess. The name of the park: Hun-Nal-Ye, means “The House of the Moon Goddess” in the Mayan language. This 2-Day Tour will be full of relaxation, adventure, and discovery. At the end of the first day enjoy the comfort of your colonial cabin-style room, listen to the sound of nature, and watch a sky full of stars. We can tell that it will be a day hard to forget and will make you want to return to Guatemala and discover all the other hidden jewels we have in this wonderful country.
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  • 2 days
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$480.00
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4-Day Coban Underground Adventure From Antigua, Guatemala

4-Day Coban Underground Adventure From Antigua, Guatemala

This is the best opportunity to get down and dirty in the depths of the underworld in the Alta Verapaz! This trip will explore the best of what the highlands of Coban have to offer: beautiful rivers & magnificent caverns. We will don headlamps and a spirit of adventure in investigating three local grottoes. We will also enjoy the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey’s limestone pools or perhaps take a float down the Lanquin River on inner tubes. This four-day excursion is not one to be missed by the true adventurer!
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  • 4 days
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LANQUIN CAVES, Private Full-Day Tour from Cobán

LANQUIN CAVES, Private Full-Day Tour from Cobán

Are you one of those who think “You Only Live Once” and want to experience different things in the short time we´re given? The wonderfulness of this tour starts from the moment we pick you up in your hotel lobby in Coban. Our professional team will take you safe and sound to the Lanquin Caves and our certified tour guide will tell you all the marvelous history of Mayans, their beliefs, the animals and plants of the region, and much more. Once we get to the National Park, we can start appreciating the birds and plants. Then, we start our 45-minute journey inside the caves where bats, rocks, a river, and many other things can be appreciated. After that, you´re free to enjoy the river, walk around, take pictures and relax. You´ll be given a country-style box-breakfast and box-lunch so you can enjoy breakfast on the road and lunch while in the National Park. This experience will be hard to forget and we´re sure you´ll want to return with your friends and family.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$180.00
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What are Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) hours of operation?
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Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) costs USD 164.11. Guided Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) tours start around USD 164.11 per person. See all 8 Lanquín Caves (Grutas de Lanquín) tickets and tours on Viator.
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