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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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  • Very impressive to see, with a visit by boat in the cave. Very impressive to see, little ballad we boat into the grotto.
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  • These wonders of nature are a must-see! On a Saturday morning with very little traffic we arrived here in 30 minutes from Beirut centrum. We used 1.5 hours to see both caves but mind you, there were n...  more »
  • The kids had so much fun looking at the stalactites and stalagmites. This was definitely one of their favor sites in Lebanon (after MundoKids). The site features a cable car (not necessary, you can wa...  more »
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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!