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Jeita Grotto

Address: 20 km north of Beirut, Jitta, Lebanon
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Type: Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.
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Type: Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.
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Boise
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Getting there is a bit of a hike, it is several miles out of Beirut proper and up into the hills. You can take a cable car ride (or small train ride) to the entrance and see Stalagmites and stalactites that have been patiently building, drip by drip over the eons to create some of the most spectacular sights in... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

So impressive!!!! Beauty and power of nature bring peace to your soul! Must see! Even you are not allowed to make pictures, those pictures will stay for a very long time in your memory

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stunning place, and absolutely breathtaking, the only pitfall is that you are not allowed to take in a camera, but its spectacular. The short boat cruise on the lower cave is also very nice, but ne careful, if water levels are high they stop the cruise. The cruise involves riding up through the river within the moutain. Highly recommend!

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Grotto is undoubtedly a mesmerizing and stunning place. You can never imagine its beauty unless you see it yourself. It feels like a dream place out of the world. Must visit place in Lebanon. The place is around 45 minutes away from Beirut. You need to pay a fee for entry (16,000 LL i think) before entrance into caves. There... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is definitely one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the world. Its unspoilt beauty, and the sheer length of the grotto which a tourist can visit, is simply amazing. Don't miss the mushroom formation in the second chamber. You start the visit after the purchasing a ticket (around Liban 14,000) with a short cable car ride to the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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56 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a must see destination in Beirut. Phenomenal spectacle. We've seen grottos/limestone caves before but never to the size and magnitude of these. The only downside is that you are unable to take photos inside. Don't even try to sneak one with your mobile phone as they have guards everywhere. There are two grottos...upper that does involve climbing stairs... More 

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Mumbai
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

One of the best Grottos I have seen. All very well organised, presented and maintained by the local authorities. The Upper Cave was splendid compared to the lower Grotto. The lighting in the cave really enhanced the experience. The boat ride added to the adventure. It was afternoon well spent. A must see, for sure.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you go to Lebanon then make sure you check out the grotto. Upper and lower caves to be visited and truly amazing in size and scope. Upper cave was slightly more impressive than the lower cave but I am never disappointed by a wee boat trip :). Have been to caves before but the sheet size of these made... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

its the eighth wonder of the world see what God has done to us Go even if the lower Grotto is closed as the upper one is more beautiful Just going there up the mountain is a great trip u go to the upper Grotto by Telephrique which is another wonder short trip

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited Jeita Grotto with friends, one of them was local who suggested we take the tour. I did not know what to expect, I just knew we'd be going into some kind of cave. This is much, much more. I love exploring caves and enjoying the beautiful natural Earth architecture of stalactites and stalagmites. This had everything a beautiful... More 

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