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Jeita Grotto, Jitta
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Fantastic rock formations and stalactites grow underground in Jeita Grotto, a set of natural underground caves visitors can explore on foot and by boat. Formed over thousands of years of dissolution of the limestone layer, the caves were discovered in the late 19th century. Evidence of prehistoric, early Bronze Age use permeates the site, which includes a lower chamber filled with a naturally occurring lake which visitors traverse on small guided rowboats, and an upper dry chamber linked by walkways. Photography isn't permitted within the grottos, but you can stash your cameras and backpacks in the lockers available near the entrance. Put Jeita Grotto into our Jitta vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I wasn't quite sure what to expect arriving here but left feeling they'd done a decent job. Jeita Grotto - 18000 / Time Required: ~1h Cable Car - 5m Upper Grotto - 30m Train Car - 1m Lower Grotto with...  more »
  • Needs a few hours to maximize the attractions and really enjoy what's around you. The nature is fabulous and the cave is gorgeous. Do not miss this! 
  • About twenty kilometers north of Beirut, is the famous caves where you can sit in a boat and view the stalactites and much more interesting! Here were tourist groups from Canada and Latvia and several other countries at the same time! All day tour groups arrive in buses and rental cars! Very interesting geological experience! This should not be missed on a visit to Lebanon. Camera Flash had naturally not be used inside the cave!
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  • Amazing cave! The ticket includes entrance into the upper cave as well as a boat ride in the lower caves. Photos are strictly prohibited so we could not take photos, but the caves were amazing, especially the upper cave, which has a well built path that takes you deep into the massive cave.
  • One of the best places you can ever visti, a place that shows the creativity of God... a place that shows the beauty of the nature.. I really loved it.
  • This was the most wonderful day I had in Lebanon ticket included all caves train and boat a beautiful day. ..
  • In love with this cave. Breathtaking view. Definitely one of the best 7 wonders in the world. ❤️❤️
  • Very very cool, and its crazy to see what nature can naturally create. The visit starts with a cable car taking you up the mountain. Once you arrive they will ask to phones away. Please do this as the photos/flash from cameras produce heat. With the million of tourists that visit yearly, you can image how much heat this can produce. Inside can be little bit chilly but its bearable. Once you finish with the upper section, a train will take you to the lower section where you will go on a mini excursion by boat! The cave is huge so be prepared!