Grutas Las Marias, Lanquin

3.9
#3 of 13 in Nature in Alta Verapaz Department
Take a guided tour to explore Grutas Las Marias, a network of deep caves featuring unusual rock formations and stalactites. Tours are conducted using the light of homemade candles, which add to the eerie atmosphere and your overall experience. Make sure you wear a swimsuit and rubber shoes, as this cave features several natural pools and a very slippery floor. Not recommended for claustrophobia sufferers. Before you head to Lanquin, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lanquin online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Lanquin has to offer, including Grutas Las Marias.
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  • We're taking you in a cave with only equipment a candle. You must then explain using this candle but also swim at the same time! (The strings are here to help you). Inside we can jump from a rock and move into a hole where flows the river that takes you to another room. If you come to see geological formations is not held, here it's more adventure a tour.
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  • The "Champey portal" Hotel is a 5-minute walk. You must go in suit of bath or mesh, since you must swim inside the caves, going with a guide, you get a candle that you take care not to go out you all the way. Recommended!
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  • The place is extremely interesting, if you never visited a cave, you'll be really surprised. It is not environmentally care, already that the entrance to deliver pure paraffin candle, and inside it is lighted in the same way, water is not stagnant, it runs constantly, but even so, fat from the paraffin contaminating the water you can see. It is quiet, if not knowing how to swim with a vest you'll be safe, is not extreme, and is all guided by a system of ropes that you will keep safe.
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