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Jeita Grotto

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Address: 20 km North of Beirut, Jitta, Lebanon
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+961-9-22-08-41-3
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Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.

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Amazing views!

The upper and lower grotto of Jeita are marvelous! I've visited caves in the U.S. and another grotto and Lebanon but this was spectacular. When you arrive, you can either take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The upper and lower grotto of Jeita are marvelous! I've visited caves in the U.S. and another grotto and Lebanon but this was spectacular. When you arrive, you can either take a cable car or walk up the steep hill to the grottos. The Upper Grotto is full of interesting stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes, designs, and heights. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been lucky enough to see a number of different caves in various countries it must be said these two caves are in the top three. The top grotto was breathtaking in size, condition and the number of formations. We were fortunate enough to be able to enter the lower grotto and do the boat ride. The only problem with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is peace of art located between green mountains inside its really something you will like starting from fresh cold water and incredible rocks designed by nature you must see this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is best place you can visit in the world, the lower and the upper grotto you can spend very happy time in this charming place and ask how can they use the nature to perform a very wonderful picture? Also enjoy the fantastic boat, really I wish I can visit it again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's good to have a visit all the time you wonder how they discovered an amazing place like this. Recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

These caves are magnificent natural wonders of earth. There are two caves, upper cave is the larger one and has a walking trail for exploration. The lower cave has a river flowing inside it and hence one needs to take a boat ride to explore the cave. The entry fee is 12 USD and includes entry to both caves, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

My friends and I really liked it, it is a unique place! The boat trip could be a bit longer, but it's still worth taking it. The only down side is not being able to take photos to capture and share the beauty with our loved ones, but at least we have great memories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Every Lebanese should visit this beautiful grotto in Jeita, and it should be for free for all the Lebanese without exception. if you come from abroad you should not miss this grotto and please take a tour in the boat and watch the beautiful lights over the stalagmites and stalactite. Please allow people to take photos inside the grotto, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today with two kids. They were amazed. The cable car ride up was great fun, this was followed by access to the superior cave which is a wonder to behold. Photos are not allowed and phones/cameras must be placed in a safety locker prior to gaining entry. Once you emerge from this cave you can board the road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

i have to admit this is one of the few things that you have to see in lebanon. we went on a raining day and i dont recommend anyone to go on one. we went with Nakhal tours which we had the tour way cheaper than if we took a taxi. the grotto is really good, its divided into two... More 

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