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Semuc Champey

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Address: 10 kilometers from Lanquin, Lanquin, Guatemala
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Day Trip: Kanba Cave and Semuc Champey Natural Pools from San Agustín Lanquín
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Really worth the trip! It was even more beautiful in real life. The tour guide was friendly. The uphill climb to the view point is a challenger !

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really worth the trip! It was even more beautiful in real life. The tour guide was friendly. The uphill climb to the view point is a challenger !

Thank Hoeboer
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must do in Guatemala! no hesitation! Spectacular natural pools. We really enjoyed our day at Semuc Champed!

Thank Jun0N
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an awesome time today at Semuc Champey spent the day swimming in underwater caves with only a candle for light it was so good then hiked to these beautiful turquoise pools then had a feast of local food. The transport was an hour car ride with 30 people in the back of a truck like animals, it was hilarious.

Thank SteveMavo
Kusadasi, Turkey
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Getting to Lanquin is a rough and long bus ride, but Semuc Champai is worth the effort. Give yourself at least a couple days to relax and a couple days (or more) to explore the park. I recommend signing up for the day long tour despite the touristy aspect, as traveling around the park would be hard without a guide... More 

Thank Nepeya
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go to the viewpoint - the tough climb is worth it! Take good shoes! Go to the pools, and go tubing with a beer!

Thank Harriette R
Batemans Bay, Australia
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simply beautiful. The pools are magnificent to look at. While you're there make sure you climb the path to the top to gaze down on the pools from above. It is a challenging trek, about 30 minutes up hill, but so worth it to see the pools from above.

Thank KayleeShepheard
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

that you just can't let go of. It's beautiful. We paid for a guided tour via our hostel and it was worth the 185 Q (roughly $25 USD). You can navigate Semuc on your own if you want, however, if you want to explore Kan Ba (caves), you'll need a guide. Let's start with the caves. Wear shoes that can... More 

Thank Tiffany B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a way to spend a hot day!! We lucked out the day we went it was blue skies and hot. Beautiful place only ruined by the constant sales pitches from children. But that's how they support their families. The park police were extremely unfriendly. If little fish that nibble on you ( actually suck the dead skin cells off)... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You only need a guide if you want to visit the caves. Otherwise, you're just fine on your own. Just hop in a pickup truck in town. The fares vary, but you will pay between 10 and 25Q each way. It's about a 1h drive. It's not far, but the road is bad. To come back, just hop in one... More 

Thank Jessica B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can make your own way from Lanquín (40Q return) and pay the entrance to the park (50Q) and the caves (can't remember price) and the tubes (30Q) but I'd recommend getting one of the organized tours. I did the one through Hostal Oasis / El Portal, which included: - hike to viewpoint - plenty of time in the pools... More 

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