Delve deep into the darkness of Lanquin Caves, a vast underground network of caves, some of which have still yet to be explored. Used for hundreds of years as a site for ceremonial rituals by the Maya people, large, naturally formed stone altars and magnificent dripping stalactites feel make you feel as if you’re in a cathedral. Indeed, it's hardly surprising that many refer to this place as the “Heart of Heaven.” Head deeper into the pitch black, winding caverns and you'll begin to hear the inhabitants of the caves--bats--nestled in the glittering rock formations overhead. Guides are available to take you through the known paths of the caves and provide candles, or you can go it alone. If you do go solo, be sure to take a source of light and don’t take flash photography of the bats. Use our Lanquin online tour itinerary planner to visit Lanquin Caves on your trip to Lanquin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to Lanquin Caves
Semuc Champey 3 Days BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $164
Duration: 3 days
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Did this tour with my husband and our 19 and 12 year old daughters! It was fantastic! We were there in early July 2019 and were lucky enough to have a day her and at Semuc Chamoey that was almost... more »
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... more »
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