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Address: 20 km north of Beirut, Jitta, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961-9-22-08-41-3
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Description: Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.
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Beautiful, huge cave

It is a very huge cave. Insinde everything is quite wet, so you should watch your steps. At one place it goes more than 100 m down. Taking photos inside the cave is forbidden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is a very huge cave. Insinde everything is quite wet, so you should watch your steps. At one place it goes more than 100 m down. Taking photos inside the cave is forbidden. The entrance fee (18,000 LL/around 12$) includes a short boat trip on a small lake inside the cave and a short documentary about the cave. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful experience!! First we reached the upper grotto by the rope way to explore this amazing grotto after that we took the train to the projection theatre then we continued to the lower grotto by train (or on feet as you like) & inside the lower grotto we took a boat to explore it ! For the ticket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tour takes from us about 4 hours , you should start it early as much as you can ... because the queue takes from us about 50 min. . But it's worth and inspiring. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is really nice, but it is hot outside in summer. The lower one needs more organization, u need to stand for one hour on the stairs to get a boat ride. If u visit Lebanon then u need to visit it ,, it is unique .

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been there like 4 times and every time I keep getting amazed by this marvelous creature of nature. The grotto is made up of 2 part the upper and the lower, to make sure you visit both of them, you have to go when there is no rain season (not in winter) so that the water level in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The tour of the Jeita grotto is unbelievable. There's no many places in the world where you can see this, so it is definitely a sight to be seen.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is Lebanons pride that god gave for free to Lebanon,Go there are admire the natures creation.It is several museums in one carved by nature. And by the way it is 20 minutes from Beirut

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This grotto shows how wonderful is mother nature, near to beirut (30 mins with traffic) ideal for family visits. Low price tickets, cheap souvenirs to buy

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Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The biggest caves I have been in, and I've seen a lot. The views inside are spectacular, with soaring ceilings, and cliffs that drop away to darkness. It is well and subtly lit, and walking through the upper cave is magical. The boat trip in the lower cave was impressive too, although the shouting teens on our boat ruined what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of the most beautiful creations of nature !! both the upper and Lower Grotto are amazing places with a brilliant array of nature's artistic display of stalactites and stalagmites. With different hues the inside of the cave looks magnificent . Loved the lower grotto too ! the boat ride takes you through the marvelous handiwork of nature ! surprised... More 

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Address: 20 km north of Beirut, Jitta, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961-9-22-08-41-3
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Mount Lebanon Governorate  >  Jitta

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