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Semuc Champey

10 kilometers from Lanquin, Lanquin, Guatemala
+502 5166 3484
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Day Trip: Kanba Cave and Semuc Champey Natural Pools from San Agustín Lanquín
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10 kilometers from Lanquin, Lanquin, Guatemala
+502 5166 3484

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Magnificent place, crystal clear waters hopping from pool to pool and even with a bit of a body manicure from the little fish that eat the dead skin (they don't hurt at all).

Thank Benjamin R
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the place; the pools are amazing with colorful ecosphere. Also the surroundings (viewpoint, cave and river) are top! Definitely worth the effort to get there.

Thank Sjaak L
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have traveled all over the world and Semuc Champey ranks among the most beautiful places I've ever been. One unexpected experience which I believe will stick with me even longer than visiting the pools was the ride to Lanquin in the back of the...More

Thank rbortner
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The place itself is beautiful, with incredible pools goot for swimming and taking photos. We enjoyed the place a lot and we stayed in Lanquin, a good choice. BEWARE. Inside the park, when you go swimming, you will leave your stuff with the guy from...More

Thank DNI587
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had a day visit, started with a visit into the cave, a really unique trip with candles, then we did over for some of us to jump and later did swim in the river, finally we went up to the view point and more...More

Thank GabiZodik
Reviewed 3 May 2016

After a long and arduous bus journey to get to Lanquin,the trip to Semuc Champey was more than worth it. You make it across the dodgy bridge to go to start our trek up the hills and eventually to the fabulous pools. The clear azure...More

Thank Sineadqu
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The last part of the trip to Semuc Champey is on trucks on a dirt bumpy road, so you feel you are at the "end of the world". The view from the Mirador is fantastic. The pools are a great place to swim. A few...More

Thank Nir1703
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Semuc is basically a series of beautifully clear, azure pools that cascade across the top of a limestone shelf under which the river has carved its way. So, an interesting bit of geology. And swimming there was beautiful. But it does take a big investment...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

As most of the travellers would have has experienced, having a guided tour of the attraction might be too much of a dampening experience. The natural volcanic swimming pools hidden amidst, shows of its beauty with the trek up a moderately tough trail up the...More

Thank syed a
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We stayed at the hostel El Portal, just outside the gate to Semuc Champey. The hostel was OK, but they provided a guide, who did not tell anything about the park, history or useful information. He was more interested in telling everybody he spoke 6...More

Thank Geir A
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10 March 2017|
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Response from Karl B | Reviewed this property |
About 10 hours.
3 February 2017|
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Response from Kubilaikhan | Reviewed this property |
If you are a very experienced driver (with a good insurance policy), I suppose you could drive on Guatemala's main roads during the day time. Traffic however can be heavy and... unpredictable (our car was once forced into a... More
24 November 2016|
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Response from Daryl S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delayed answer, traveling without internet. Yes, the hotels in Lanquin are the nearest place to stay for Champey. Park hotel would be a long travel day. There are a few places that are closer than Lanquin that are... More