Lanquin Caves, Lanquin

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Delve deep into the darkness of Lanquin Caves, a vast underground network of caves, some of which have still yet to be explored. Used for hundreds of years as a site for ceremonial rituals by the Maya people, large, naturally formed stone altars and magnificent dripping stalactites feel make you feel as if you’re in a cathedral. Indeed, it's hardly surprising that many refer to this place as the “Heart of Heaven.” Head deeper into the pitch black, winding caverns and you'll begin to hear the inhabitants of the caves--bats--nestled in the glittering rock formations overhead. Guides are available to take you through the known paths of the caves and provide candles, or you can go it alone. If you do go solo, be sure to take a source of light and don’t take flash photography of the bats. Use our Lanquin online tour itinerary planner to visit Lanquin Caves on your trip to Lanquin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was my favorite part of our trip. Watching the bats leave at sun down is an experience I will never forget.  more »
  • Extraordinary curves, you deserve to visit them, you have to wear proper sports shoes and flashlight if you can, it is something slippery you have to be very careful, very close is the river and if you want to do tubing you can do it there, take you a few kms by the river and you enjoy A lot
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