Lanquin Caves, Lanquin

(3.9/5 based on 180+ 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.
Create a full Lanquin itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Lanquin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Lanquin by other users

20 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • À notre arrivé on nous a proposé le service d'un jeune guide qui nous a offert la ballade moyennant qu'un pourboire, donc 10% ou 15 % du prix de notre entrée pour quatre personnes. Nous avons accepté ...  more »
  • Llegamos y nuevamente se ofrecen "guías" que si son necesarios por una propina para el recorrido dentro de la cueva. Había luz al llegar y recorrimos varios metros y con linterna además, avanzando y c...  more »
  • This is a one of a kind experience. At the base of the caves you are given a plain wax candle. No head lamp or torch. It feels intimidating at first but once you are in the complete darkness with noth...  more »