Jeita Grotto, Jitta

4.7
Must see · Monument · Tourist Spot
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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  • Jeita Grotto is beautiful and will transport you back in time by one million years. The caves are fresh and cool with natural and unnatural lighting and stairways. There are upper and lower caves...  more »
  • we had a full day planned for the kids. Visiting Jeita Grotto than Paragliding club Thermique. Actually the manager of the paragliding club did all the planning for us suggesting that we arrive at 9.....  more »
  • Getting to the place using cable car was fun. The views are pretty good too. However, am not impressed by the Cave as there are much better ones in the world.  more »
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  • Good surprise. Surely as I wasn’t expecting much from yet another cave (having seen many). The second part done with boats is actually fun thought that cave is less interesting...
  • Awesome place. Stunning view. Really amazing and mind blowing. But Don't allow to take photos. Can't keep the memories. I think they don't like more people to come and promote their tourism.
  • This is an absolutely amazing place. So pure. Even if I was a bit disappointed because I couldn't take pictures of it, this place is so amazing that it will remain forever in your mind. The lower grotto visit in boat is short but very unforgettable. In my opinion, this place is a bargain.
  • Taking photos or videos is not allowed, you will be asked to leave your smart phone and camera in a locker.. which is a pity.. but overall the location is well maintained, and worth your visit.. you pay one fee to access two caves, one by boat and one by foot, reach the caves via the cable cars and access to the park, the map will refer to a zoo, which you can skip easily.. the best part are the caves.. and the first is nicer.. if you have any breathing disorders, best to not go so deep inside the cave.. you will have a sufficient impression after 5 minutes walk, then go back to avoid any breathing troubles..
  • I would suggest going here first thing in the day, as soon as they open, as it is generally quiet then and the grottos are peaceful and you can absorb everything as there a few people there. The stalagmites and all the formations are jaw dropping. Like something out of a fantasy. Just stunning. You are not allowed to take pictures and I can see why. It would spoil the whole experience if there were flashes going off all the time. I seriously don't think there is anywhere else in the word to match the formations in there caves. Having walked through the top cave, which is dry, you then go into the bottom cave and are taken through the lake on an electric punt. The lighting is well done and highlights the amazing formations. I believe that in the winter time the lower cave is often closed as the water level rises. A must see if you are in Lebanon

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