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Semuc Champey

Kilometers From Lanquin 10, Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
+502 5166 3484
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“the river” (98 reviews)
“el mirador” (23 reviews)
“beautiful place” (33 reviews)
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Kilometers From Lanquin 10, Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
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+502 5166 3484
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"the river"
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"el mirador"
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"beautiful place"
in 33 reviews
"cave tour"
in 27 reviews
"central america"
in 18 reviews
"dead skin"
in 13 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 12 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 13 reviews
"pickup truck"
in 14 reviews
"your feet"
in 17 reviews
"zephyr lodge"
in 12 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 13 reviews
"be careful"
in 21 reviews
"flip flops"
in 20 reviews
"own pace"
in 8 reviews
"rope swing"
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"bumpy ride"
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most beautiful places in Central America this is worth the trek through Alta Verapaz. Buy some chocolate while you are here!

Thank johnodiedoyle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a longggg trek to get here from Antigua — I’m talking a 10 hour bus ride and then another hour truck ride — but it was worth it. I don’t know how to describe the experience of swimming in the water except that...More

Thank Fly A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting if you’re down here. Beautiful views and walks and great for swimming. Bring lots of water and DON’T buy anything off the kids. They are encouraged by their parents and don’t go to school so that they can sell to tourists so by...More

Thank nkotak
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. The trip up to the mirador that overlooks the pools is a bit exhausting but well worth it. Wear good sneakers or hiking shoes and then bring water shoes for you swim in the crystal clear pools as there...More

4  Thank Russellroadtrip
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

It was absolutely beautiful. The caves were a blast. The pools were warm and so much fun. I cannot recommend this enough! My boyfriend and I personally went through Greengo's Hostel for a tour. It was worth the money. The group we were with was...More

Thank Victoria F
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Absolutely stunning set of pools in the middle of the jungle. I drove there on my Moto which was a bit of a challenge, i wouldnt call the path leading there a road. You can go on the back of a pickup which is even...More

Thank ocharni
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

this was one of the best days out I have had for ages. If you do the caves take reef shoes as sandals don't cut it. The caves are for the fit and brave only. this is no picnic. The guide at the pools was...More

2  Thank monkey-face-mouse
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

As I stayed in Lanquin rather than in Semuc Champey I come on day trip with the friends arrange by our hostel for Q150. More or less it is the price you would made thr trip if done independently, entrance fee is Q50 to the...More

Thank duhoz
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is one of the most incredibly beautiful places I've been. Some tips - stay in Semuc Champey rather than Lankin so you can stay longer. After about 4 almost everyone leaves and you can enjoy the pools practically to your self. Also, bring goggle!...More

2  Thank TybaltCap
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Semuc Champey itself is absolutely incredible! I have been to 35 countries and as far as natural beauty, is one of the most amazing things I have seen in my life. I enjoyed my time here. Highlights include tubing down the river below Semuc Champey,...More

3  Thank Ctravel27
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8 March 2018|
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Response from sheryl c | Reviewed this property |
Hi there yes it rains a lot in July and it gets to slippery. When I went it had rained the night before us hiking and it was so so slippery. Good luck
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Leonor078
4 November 2017|
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Response from Todd G | Reviewed this property |
It's a really long drive, we were completely wiped out after spending the day at Semuc Champey. The hike up to El Mirador is long and tedious, but totally worth it. But it's also really tiring and the thought of having to do... More
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23 August 2017|
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Response from LisaNord1 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by shuttle to Lanquin than we were picked up by an off road vehicle to take us to semuc champey. I wouldn't stay in Lanquin if my life depended on it. Not a great place to stay. We read some bad reviews about... More
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