Lanquin Caves, Lanquin
(3.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Lanquin Caves on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lanquin travel itinerary planner.
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  • I adore caves. I have been on several road trips in the states that involved simply going from one cave system to the next. The Lanquin caves are just an entirely different experience. The formations ...  more »
  • This is a review for the "bat caves" near Lanquin, not the cave system near Semuc (candle light water adventure which I highly recommend). The bat caves is a tour to see the bats at dusk, the cave sys...  more »
  • Part of your Semuc Champey day trip. Surreal experience swimming, climbing and walking through the caves with a little candle to guide you the way.