Lanquin Caves, Lanquin

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#2 of 13 in Nature in Alta Verapaz Department
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.
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  • Use your imagination for the various named formations as hardly stunning. The bats exiting at sundown was hard to see due to all the shadows cast by the overhanging trees and the bat numbers are in hu...  more »
  • Greengos tour of the Caves was excellent - smaller groups and earlier start as were walking distance to them  more »
  • What we read these caves here seem to be the bat cave about a 5min ride from Lanquin and not the caves ‘Grutas Las Marias’!?! These caves has several interesting rock formations like turtle, eagle, mo...  more »
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