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Semuc Champey

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Address: 10 kilometers from Lanquin, Lanquin, Guatemala
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+502 5166 3484
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Day Trip: Kanba Cave and Semuc Champey Natural Pools from San Agustín Lanquín
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From the town of Lanquin, the national park of Semuc Champey is a bumpy and winding 30 minute pickup-truck ride into the jungle. Standing in the back of the truck, you get a great... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

So this Holy week i decided to go with some friend to Semuc Champey, we stayed in Coban and left for Semuc early on Thursday, it took us about 4 hours and a half to get there, i took my car (Jetta 2.5)... Big Mistake, last 11 Km to Lanquin took us almost an hour since it is all gravel,... More 

1 Thank Pochigt
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

From the town of Lanquin, the national park of Semuc Champey is a bumpy and winding 30 minute pickup-truck ride into the jungle. Standing in the back of the truck, you get a great view of the scenery around you. After entering the park, a short but steep 45 minute hike will put you high up in the cliffs where... More 

Thank Jennyguate
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you do nothing else in Guatemala, go to Semuc. It is literally worth the plane ticket and shuttle ride across the country just to do this one thing. It's one of the most stunning places I've ever seen.

Thank Lindsey D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Wow! One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to! Semuc Champey is a beautiful river flowing through the middle of the jungle, together with great bright blue natural pools. Before entering the nature park you are able to buy homemade chocolate or enjoy a BBQ hosted by locals. After entering the park you can do a hike, which... More 

Thank Sascha W
Vaasa, Finland
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

For anyone who is backpacking thru central america this is a must. Check out the view of the pools. wade into the caves, jump from the bridge and swim in the nautral pools. I really recommend staying at the Hostel Utopia if you want something bit different than the other places around.

Thank Daniel N
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I took a tour at the hostel I was staying at. It was Q.350 but was definitely worth the pay. This was the tour: First, the bus picks you up at 7am, takes 2.5 hours to get to Laquin, then you take a 45min pick-up truck ride to semuc, and then you trek to this lookout where you get to... More 

1 Thank petmooney
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

its been said before, this place is amazing! my recommendation for the tour is to see Adolfo in town, operating out of a little green building on the road that leads to el retiro, but still in town. at 150q it was cheaper than the hostels and his tour seemed to go for much longer than all the groups around... More 

Thank jamesepstein
Iserlohn, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Many better places than Semuc! Since the goverment lost control over the place, you shouldn't go anymore. The people are not friendly at all. I'm really sorry, but 10 hours travelling to see people like this? We were really afraid as they people were drunk and not friendly. Why there is no police around? If you really want to go... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Most beautiful place i have ever been! If you visit the area this is a must go, just make sure you book a good 4 hours at the venue as you'll want to spend some time in the pools.

1 Thank pdawg62
Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This place is like heaven! We loved it so much! The nature in this place is amazing and super green! It is hard to explain that beauty! We totally recommend it!!

1 Thank henriquegeaquinto

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