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. Use our Jitta online vacation planner to visit Jeita Grotto on your trip to Jitta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • With only one ticket you will get access to two caves, gondola lift and an small train. The caves are such a WOW as they are between the mountains. you'll enjoy a lot in there.  more »
  • Wonderful trip in Jeita grotto specially the boat trip,with low cost ticket Recommended place to visit  more »
  • I’ve always heard about this place but never managed to go there on my business travels to Lebanon. This time I did, and surely was not disappointed. Getting there was quite amazing too despite traffi...  more »
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  • It's definitely a must visit place. The two grottos are amazing, I thought the upper grotto was much prettier. The whole experience is nice, you get to the upper grotto by riding a cable car, then take a mini train ride to get to the lower grotto; then you get in a boat to see inside of the lower grotto. You need to leave your phones in a locker though so a mental picture is all you can take.
  • Stunning caves in two parts: upper and lower grottos. The upper could be described as cathedral like, while the lower has a short boat ride on dark but slowly flowing water. A train-like ride is offered to take you from the upper to the lower grotto, however, you can easily walk down the road to the lower grotto if you don't want to wait. No photography allowed. Close to Beirut, so could form part of an easy day trip.
  • They didn't allow phones inside as the flash from the pictures would damage the interior of the caves. It was breathtakingly exquisite. The scenery outside the grotto was equally impressive, as were the surrounding gardens and sculptures.
  • One of the most interesting places in Lebanon to visit. One of the world's seven wonders. Amazing place. Very recommended for tourists.
  • The view is unbelievably beautiful. You are unfortunately not allowed to take pictures inside the caves. There are 2 parts to visit. Upper and Lower Grotto. You need to lock your phones and cameras before entering the caves in a locker. You can walk between the upper and lower part but there is a small train that you can take to enjoy the view too. Lower grotto was my favorite part where they make you get on a boat and see the cave on the boat.
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