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Semuc Champey

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Semuc Champey is a beautiful natural area near the town of Lanquin in Alta Verapaz of Guatemala. It consists of a series of tiered limestone pools of varying shades of turquoise. A wild river runs underneath the pools here. Hike up to the mirador for a view pools. Swim in the pools and jump off of the rocks.

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  • Shuttles go from Cobán and Antigua Guatemala
  • If you are coming from Flores Guatemala the only transport is minibusses. It is a long journey 9-11 hours, the ticket should cost 75Q. Don't buy from the people that pick you up in the bus to Flores, they will charge twice the price and sell fake tickets

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50Q PARA CADA PERONA Y (?) DESCUENTO DE 200 POR FAMILIASB DE 10 O MS SE RECOMIENDA

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  • Tour. You can do a one day tour (one day is enough) for 130Q. Includes a guide and entrance fees, and starts with a walking trip in the park and swimming in the little pools. Then half hour tubing in the river. The last activity are the caves, wear a swimming suite and flipflops, you will swim through the caves with a candle in your hand.  edit

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There are many options for eating in the town of Lanquin. As you get out of the town, there are a few tiendas along the road, but for the most part you will need to eat breakfast and dinner at your hotel. There is one small outdoor comedor up the hill from Semuc Champey, which offers delicious grilled meat and vegetables for 50Q/person.

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  • El Portal. Next to the entrance of the park. There is nothing else nearby, so you eat in the hostal (bring enough cash). Dorms 35Q.  edit
  • Utopia Eco Hotel - Located about 8 km from Lanquín town and within a half hour's walk of Semuc Champey. Good vibe, only vegetarian food. Lodging options are 25Q camping, 30Q hammocks, 50Q dorms, 150Q privates, and 375Q luxury cabins.

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