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Semuc Champey

Kilometers From Lanquin 10, Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
+502 5166 3484
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Day Trip: Kanba Cave and Semuc Champey Natural Pools from San Agustín Lanquín
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“the river” (93 reviews)
“el mirador” (23 reviews)
“beautiful place” (34 reviews)
Kilometers From Lanquin 10, Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
+502 5166 3484

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Possibly my favourite site in Guatemala, I'd highly recommend it. Entered park solo early in the morning. Quite a steep walk up to viewpoint overlooking the waterway, but well worth it. Would recommend climbing first then swimming to cool you down again. Water itself is...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing nature reserve in a very remote location of Guatemala. It's a tough trek to get there (7-8 hrs from Antigua or Guatemala City) but the caves, river, pools, and hikes are all spectacular. Highly recommend staying in the park and not in Lanquin due...More

1  Thank Taylor V
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Such a beautiful park. I recommend going early in the morning, before the groups arrive, so that you can enjoy the mirador and most of all the pools when they are quiet. Very easy to get to from Lanquin, several locals are willing to take...More

1  Thank Michele R
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great trip. Wear sneakers or hiking sandals. Rocky and slick entry points. Should be a good swimmer as it does get deep. Must see the white water at the top of the pools. Be careful walking slick and unforgiving all around the pools. A quick...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Though the road Lanquin is insane, gravelly and full of potholes the pools are well worth it! It is perfectly safe as of late July though it was closed for a few days earlier in the month due to local problems. Huge police presence and...More

2  Thank Nina B
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

When you go to Semuc Champey, you should bring shoes which are allowed to get wet. While in de cave, it is important you have something on your feet. No flipflops. Sandals will work perfectly. Otherwise old trainers or something. Bring a go pro for...More

Thank Flashpacker1988
Reviewed 29 July 2016

After 8 hour bumpy ride from Antigua, I have arrived to Semuc. It is great jungle and I enjoyed staying in the hostel and near by. I took 1 day trip to Semuc and after seeing it and taking bath, I was not sure it...More

Thank Zeljka B
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

When you come in contact with mother nature and get to see some of the most breathaking scenes that one can only dreams of is devine for lack of a better word. This was my reaction when i reach the top of the stairs located...More

1  Thank Israel P
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I mean who doesn't love Semuc? It's like a little piece of heaven in Guatemala. The hike is not that bad

1  Thank Lily O
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The whole experience was amazing! Being out in the back country of Guatemala and seeing the beauty was amazing. The ride there was an experience in and of it's self. Riding in a small bus and then transferring into the back of a pickup for...More

1  Thank andrewsarager
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4 November 2017|
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Response from Todd G | Reviewed this property |
It's a really long drive, we were completely wiped out after spending the day at Semuc Champey. The hike up to El Mirador is long and tedious, but totally worth it. But it's also really tiring and the thought of having to do... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from LisaNord1 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by shuttle to Lanquin than we were picked up by an off road vehicle to take us to semuc champey. I wouldn't stay in Lanquin if my life depended on it. Not a great place to stay. We read some bad reviews about... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from Karl B | Reviewed this property |
About 10 hours.