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Semuc Champey

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Address: 10 kilometers from Lanquin, Lanquin, Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 5166 3484
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Day Trip: Kanba Cave and Semuc Champey Natural Pools from San Agustín Lanquín
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This is honestly such a picturesque place to visit. We didn't book on a tour, we hitch hiked down from lanquin, paid a small amount each, we avoided the crowds this way. We hiked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is honestly such a picturesque place to visit. We didn't book on a tour, we hitch hiked down from lanquin, paid a small amount each, we avoided the crowds this way. We hiked to the view point at the top, it didn't take too long, remember water though. Once in the pools, we keep leaped off into the next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove our tiny economy rental car out to semuc champey, despite everyone saying that it would not be possible. Honestly, we have had worse turbulence on major roads with giant holes and topes. The hike to the canyon rim is a bit steep but worth the walk and the cascades are amazing to see and swim in.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very adventurous, It is a beautiful place in the middle of the jungle. The water in the pools was so clear, crystal clear. The temperature of the water was perfect. The people were very friendly but you will be more secure if you don't walk alone in the trails. Very inexpensive place to visit with breathtaking views and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, definitely do not miss! We went on a tour that combined with the caves, and it was well worth it. One of the most memorable parts of our trip.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The difficult road is nothing compared with the views and the experience of being in this miracle of nature, be careful inside the water, rocks are slippery! And be prepared to a sweaty walk to enjoy the views from el mirador.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so beautiful place!! Be ready to swim, and just enjoy being in middle of rainforest, mountains in so nice limestone pools. Small fishes nibbles your skin if you dont move. Preferable to wear some sneakers which holds to your feet very good, so you can climb and swim with them as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pools are why you go here. The trail up and down from the viewpoint was scary. It was super slippery the day we did it. It was fun to swim in the pools and have the little fish nibble on your feet. I enjoyed the ride in an inner tube back to our hostel, but afterward discovered how bag... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place to swim and enjoy the life. Great natural limestone basins, there the river runs throw. Hard to get there. But I say, must to thing in Guatemala.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the tour operator 20 meters of the right side of Shalom Restaurant. DON'T book with ZEPHYR LODGE. Ripp off!!! Adolfo offered us a tour with a small group including cave fee, fee for tubing, semuc champey fee, bridge jumping and much more for 140 Q. Nice people and a really nice guide. We were one of the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour with a guide from Lanquin called Adolfo and it was 160Q each and we got so much for it. You get to tour the caves, rope swing, bridge jump, trek to the viewpoint, tube down the river and swim in the pools all for that price. There is also a buffet available for lunch at 50Q... More 

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