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These limestone caves are part of a national park system, with many of the caverns lit by lanterns for visitors to explore.
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Lanquin, Guatemala
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

great caves next to the lanquin river. We use large candles to find our way in caves with waist and sometimes neck deep water. here are ropes to help go along. Catch the rope with one hand, the candle with the other hand and pull...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rstp99
Reviewed 18 July 2019

We have done caving before, so this wasn't the best caving experience we've had, but it was still worth the price. If you don't like climbing, swimming, or tight spaces, this may not be an experience for you.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

This was my favorite part of our trip. Watching the bats leave at sun down is an experience I will never forget.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

I have done many caves in my life but I have never done one with candles! What a great way to see a cave!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

This is a gigantic system of caves in a beautiful natural setting. At sunset, thousands of bats fly out as they go looking for food. Bring a flashlight, and be careful inside because it is damp and slippery. It is not as cold as many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James A
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The cave complex that I visited had electric lighting, which is not what a few reviewers report. I was traveling with a group, with only a couple of hours to visit the cave. It was beautiful. There are electric lights, which are there only to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

It was our first ever cave experience. The guide gave everyone a candle. There is a rope that goes to the cave, so we don't get lost. The cave had everything, jumping from a waterfall, climbing a waterfall inside the cave, swim in the dark...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aph1985
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

But so very worth it! We did this caving tour as part of our Semuc Champey day tour, which went: caving, tubing, rope swinging, cliff jumping, hiking, swimming, grotto-ing. Just awesome. Trust your guide, and tip them well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carlito106
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited here in 2008 and was blown away by the incredible cave systems. We took a guided tour and in a group of about 6 of us explored the underground cave network for some hours. We were often wading through water or swimming. I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Use your imagination for the various named formations as hardly stunning. The bats exiting at sundown was hard to see due to all the shadows cast by the overhanging trees and the bat numbers are in hundreds rather than thousands. Can go on your own...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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29 May 2019|
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Response from marcain | Reviewed this property |
Please don't do this in one day. The drive is a good 7 hours each way. The roads are ok, but rough in spots. There are large, slow, trucks in several spots along the way. There are a couple of markets and food stops along... More
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Response from marcain | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it depends on the 5-year old. I was there in February 2019, you can see quite a lot of the cave without swimming in the dark. There are bare bulbs lighting the way for a good bit of exploring the cave... More