Jeita Grotto
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Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.
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  • CasaRoscoe
    Ottawa, Canada236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Worthwhile
    The Jeita Grotto is a must-do when travelling to Lebanon. Located about 5 km inland, it is a a very large (9 km long) cave filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and every other type of cave geological feature that one could imagine. There is no photography allowed inside, and a series of lockers is available at the cave entrance for storage. The grotto is on two levels, the upper fitted with a concrete walkway with some stairs that allows one to explore about 500 metres into the cave. The lower cave is filled with water, generally inaccessible due to high water levels during the winter, and visited using flat-bottomed, electric-powered boats. Allow about an hour to visit both caves.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 10, 2023
  • Fiko13
    Baku, Azerbaijan4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spying in the cave
    A must-go place when you visit Lebanon. Just spend 2 hours of your day to explore this fascinating cave. Note that they don't allow phones inside, however, you can keep one of them and secretly take your own photos
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Kate
    192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boat ride in the grotto
    Amazing experience - on the upper level you can see the largest stalactite and stalagmite in the world, as well as a few really fantastic formations. But the real treat is the boat ride on the river in the bottom level of the grotto - we wished we could go for another round, as the view are truly exceptional, but it is not possible as the number of people visiting vs boats doesn't allow for it. So although the boat ride was quite quick, it is definitely worth the while.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Gaby85🇱🇧🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪
    Beirut, Lebanon4,233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Jeita Grotto
    It goes without saying that the Jeita Grotto is an absolute must while in Lebanon. Millions of years of subterranean movement have produced an absolutely breathtaking underground cave system that can be enjoyed by visitors. With an entrance fee of around 8 USD, the upper and lower grottos take approximately two hours to explore on foot and by boat. The site is closed on Mondays.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Antony K
    Beirut, Lebanon4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Lebanon's Jeitta Grotto is a stunning underground wonder that took my breath away. The beautiful stalactites and stalagmites created a magical atmosphere as I explored the caverns. Sailing through the turquoise waters on a boat added to the enchantment. The grotto's natural formations, like chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and intricate patterns on the ground, showcased nature's artistry. Visiting Jeitta Grotto is a must if you're in Lebanon, as it will leave you in awe of the Earth's incredible beauty. The ticket costs around 8$ (can be paid in LBP on Sayrafa rate). Note that pictures are not allowed inside the upper and lower caves.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Amy
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jeita Grotto Trip
    The view is amazing. In the upper grotto, there is a guide who tells you about the place you hike on an endless trail and stairs. On the other side, in the lower grotto, you ride a boat in the amazing river. It's a fact that whatever the temperature is outside, it's always 16° C in the grotto. It was a remarkable experience. As a person coming from the North to visit the grotto it was worth the wait.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Paul H
    Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Impressive
    Very impressive. A must see when visiting Lebanon This was my fourth trip to Jeitta but it was the first time that there were staff members inside the upper Grotto who were very knowledgeable about the history of the caves and also had a lot of different facts that made the experience much more memorable. My advise would be to ask for a guided tour at the ticket booth as this is available but not advertised.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Funmi B
    Lagos State, Nigeria3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesomely amazing experience 👍 👌
    Jeita Grotto in Lebanon is 1 of the best wonders of nature (8th); known for its 2 natural but separate, interconnected limestone caves consisting amazing & wonderfully shaped stalactites and stalagmites! 💞 It has 2 Levels: Upper level where I walked thru & Lower level where I rode in an electric boat to admire all the amazingly awesome beauty! Jeita Grotto was a nominee for the New 7 Wonders of Nature Competition (of 28 finalists, worldwide) & in my POV, it's the most enchanting sight ever seen...coming ahead of 2 of the 7 wonders of the world I've explored! I couldn't stop smiling & glorifying God of wonders all thru my tour! Best to arrive there by 9am to get in before the rush starts....it definitely gets really busy from 10am. Also great to go with a tour guide to help explain the history and give all required information about the tour. N.B. One isn't allowed to take pictures, so phones and cameras are locked up in storages outside the caves. The photographs of the caves added here were gotten from a friend and I do not own copyrights to them. #FBTravelTales #AwesomeJehovah #ExecutiveOmoJesu #Beirut
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 8, 2023
  • cjschreiner
    Chandler, Arizona2,080 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonder of the world
    There are 2 levels to this tour. The upper level you walk through and no photos are allowed in this area. The lower level you take a boat ride through. We were on our boat with the boat captain, our tour guide, us, and 1 other person. The tour guide might of slipped the captain some money to allow us to take pictures of the lower level when no other boats were around.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Amazing grotto - the most amazing I’ve seen. There are two parts to the Jeita Grotto - the upper and lower caves. The upper caves you walk through, the lower caves you take a boat. Both systems are excellent and a must see if you’re in Lebanon. As an FYI, no camera/video is allowed in the grotto
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 6, 2023
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Antony K
Beirut, Lebanon4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Lebanon's Jeitta Grotto is a stunning underground wonder that took my breath away. The beautiful stalactites and stalagmites created a magical atmosphere as I explored the caverns. Sailing through the turquoise waters on a boat added to the enchantment. The grotto's natural formations, like chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and intricate patterns on the ground, showcased nature's artistry. Visiting Jeitta Grotto is a must if you're in Lebanon, as it will leave you in awe of the Earth's incredible beauty.

The ticket costs around 8$ (can be paid in LBP on Sayrafa rate). Note that pictures are not allowed inside the upper and lower caves.
Written July 4, 2023
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Fiko13
Baku, Azerbaijan4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A must-go place when you visit Lebanon. Just spend 2 hours of your day to explore this fascinating cave. Note that they don't allow phones inside, however, you can keep one of them and secretly take your own photos
Written May 9, 2023
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Amy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The view is amazing. In the upper grotto, there is a guide who tells you about the place you hike on an endless trail and stairs. On the other side, in the lower grotto, you ride a boat in the amazing river. It's a fact that whatever the temperature is outside, it's always 16° C in the grotto. It was a remarkable experience. As a person coming from the North to visit the grotto it was worth the wait.
Written July 29, 2023
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cjschreiner
Chandler, AZ2,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
There are 2 levels to this tour. The upper level you walk through and no photos are allowed in this area. The lower level you take a boat ride through. We were on our boat with the boat captain, our tour guide, us, and 1 other person. The tour guide might of slipped the captain some money to allow us to take pictures of the lower level when no other boats were around.
Written November 1, 2023
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Funmi B
Lagos State, Nigeria3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Jeita Grotto in Lebanon is 1 of the best wonders of nature (8th); known for its 2 natural but separate, interconnected limestone caves consisting amazing & wonderfully shaped stalactites and stalagmites! 💞

It has 2 Levels: Upper level where I walked thru & Lower level where I rode in an electric boat to admire all the amazingly awesome beauty!

Jeita Grotto was a nominee for the New 7 Wonders of Nature Competition (of 28 finalists, worldwide) & in my POV, it's the most enchanting sight ever seen...coming ahead of 2 of the 7 wonders of the world I've explored! I couldn't stop smiling & glorifying God of wonders all thru my tour!

Best to arrive there by 9am to get in before the rush starts....it definitely gets really busy from 10am.

Also great to go with a tour guide to help explain the history and give all required information about the tour.

N.B. One isn't allowed to take pictures, so phones and cameras are locked up in storages outside the caves. The photographs of the caves added here were gotten from a friend and I do not own copyrights to them.

#FBTravelTales #AwesomeJehovah #ExecutiveOmoJesu #Beirut
Written October 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gaby85🇱🇧🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪
Beirut, Lebanon4,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
It goes without saying that the Jeita Grotto is an absolute must while in Lebanon. Millions of years of subterranean movement have produced an absolutely breathtaking underground cave system that can be enjoyed by visitors. With an entrance fee of around 8 USD, the upper and lower grottos take approximately two hours to explore on foot and by boat. The site is closed on Mondays.
Written June 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aleksandra B
Amman, Jordan103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
It was a quick visit in the way to Byblos. My sister and I decided to stop there on our way to Byblos and we didn’t regret it.
Besides an impressive grotto and with my (still very limited) knowledge about the caves and grottos, I was telling to my sister how the stalactites and stalagmites have been forming. Luckily, a very nice gentleman that actually works there heard me and started much deeper explanation. We were talking to him for about 15 minutes but in such a short time we learnt a lot. Not only about the Jeita grottos but about the nature, meteorological changes, history, speleology etc.
On the way out, we had a very nice conversation with Simon, another gentleman that works there.
I must say that all of the employees were very friendly and beyond that.
We visited upper and the lower grotto.
It’s not a long visit.
In just over an hour, you can visit both grottos. It is well organized and straight forward.
Wonderful experience.
Pay attention to the sculpture in front of the upper grotto. It “tells” a story about the battle between people and the time. The time wins regardless of all the efforts of people to stop it or slow it down.
Written December 24, 2022
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juSS
277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Beautiful caves but don’t take photos or you might have your phone confiscated. Annoying because of the number of tourists and some peoples’ inability to listed to or understand rules, you are not allowed to take photos inside these beautiful caves. Normally the harm, I believe, would be from flashes and light (I may be mistaken), but there is a full ban on any photography whether with a phone or camera.

Quite a lot of area to walk around and cover.
Written February 16, 2020
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Gregory Zimmerman
Auroville, India33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Jeita Grotto is beautiful and will transport you back in time by one million years. The caves are fresh and cool with natural and unnatural lighting and stairways.

There are upper and lower caves. You will be carried to the top by a cable car or teleferique. After you’re finished with the upper cave, take the train to the lower cave and have a fun boat ride. Afterwards, take a walk through the garden.

A great place to come as a couple or family. Beautiful scenery certainly encourages romance. 😉😘

I recommend to friends. Enjoy! 🙏
Written July 19, 2020
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Carol S
Mechelen, Belgium18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It is a must to visit Grotto Jeita if you visit Lebanon.

It is one of the most impressive and interesting natural sites in the world. The grotto was discovered in 1836 by an American missionary who ventured some 50 m into the cave.

We visited the 1st part on foot and the 2nd was with both.

The entrance fee was cheap as well.
Written January 18, 2023
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