Semuc Champey

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Semuc Champey
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Laura H
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Broken tailbone and loads for caring people
Jun 2021 • Friends
Zephyr Lodge is amazing and so is the staff there. I broke my tailbone when I jumped off a cliff in Semuc champey, and my guide, Chiki, took so good care of me. He contacted the guys who carried me on the stretcher - a special thanks to these guys as well. The owner of the hostel Magdalene was amazing as well. She personally upgraded me to a private room, and were so caring as well. The rest of the staff too kept a special eye on me and my situation. I am so thankful that the accident happend at Zephyr Lodge. Thank you!
Laura
Written June 15, 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,724 contributions
Hard to get to but beautiful
Jan 2021 • Solo
The park is really beautiful, the shades blue are so beautiful, the hike viewpoint is challenging, the roads unpaved and getting to Semuc requires a long time and a 4 by 4 or delivery van to get there
Written February 10, 2021
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PhFogg
Tallinn, Estonia52 contributions
Drive from Rio Dulce to Languin
Feb 2021 • Solo
Drove from Rio Dulce to Languin today. Should not have blindly trusted Google Maps - 40 km of the road was literally the worst I have ever experienced in my life. (Chabilchoch to Chipam). And I have been in all kind of places. I have SUV, so this was doable, but 40km took more than 2h..On top of that, there were two guys who had blocked the road with rocks and a rope, were pretending doing road work and were asking for money to pass. Gave them 50Q. And 5 km later - another two guys. Another 50Q. They were not exactly violent, but far from friendly...You feel pretty helpless in a situation like that. If anyone decides to take that road, then beware.
Written February 6, 2021
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,761 contributions
Shimmering jewels in the heart of Guatemala
Feb 2020 • Couples
Semuc Champey is absolutely stunning and well worth the trek to get there! The pools have a stunning greeny turquoise colour and are very clear. You can see fish clearly and they are the ones that harmlessly nibble away at your feet if you sit still enough. There are a large number of pools and it is worth popping into each as most people stay on the top ones. The lower pools even have natural rock waterslides too if you like a bit of adventure! We did a day tour from Lanquin and this tour also covered a candlelight adventure into nearby caves, a couple of hikes and also a few jumps and swing rope into the river. The pools are visited in the tour after lunch and the one hour round trip hike up to the lookout. There are a lot of steps for this hike and a moderate work out, I wouldn't recommend if you don't have good knees. It is a rough 45min trip to get there from Lanquin standing up in a ute, but this is all part of the adventure. We purchased through La Poza River Lodge for Q195, however we later realised that other hostels are cheaper for the same tour. You could also stay at a hostel near the pools as well, however these are typically not as rated in TA as highly as others in Lanquin.
Written February 24, 2020
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BorisIB
Sofia, Bulgaria210 contributions
nice scenery, cold water
Jan 2020
nice scenery, coldish water, lots of people having fun and making the appropriate noises to go with it. Not really worth a detour, still, something different from all the Mayan ruins :-)
Written February 21, 2020
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Tallow L Harris
Antigua, Guatemala14 contributions
Do yourself a favour get to Semuc Champey
Feb 2020
Absolutely stunning, best tours and natural wonders, greengos is so close if your looking for accommodation, we loved it!
Written February 15, 2020
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Fabienne
11 contributions
Awesome place!!
Jan 2020 • Friends
I absolutely loved Semuc Chsmpey! We went there early in the morning around 9 and hiked directly up to the Mirador (recommendable brcause later it gets quite warm and the hike is a little challenging)
They ptovide locker which you csn use if you bring your own lock. Thw rock pools are incredible and it looks like out of this world.
They have a sign which says you shouldn‘t use repellent, sunscreen or any other chemical products when entereing the water. This is rrally important to protect the health and therefore the color of the river- but noone enforces this rule which is sad.
The lady at the entrance is also not really friendly but that doesn‘t matter to us. You can come and go during the day until 5pm if you keep your ticket.
Written January 31, 2020
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Aylin G
London, United Kingdom72 contributions
An absolute must
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and looks just like in the photos! We booked the Semuc Champey day tour with El Retiro and it was one of the best days we had throughout our entire trip. We communicated via WhatsApp and they were very quick and accurate with their responses. The price Q185 is fair considering there is transport, the cave tour and some tubing included on top of the park and two guides the entire day. This trip is not for the really unfit or faint hearted though. Even the ride in the jeep is adventurous (and exhausting) and the cave activity and various (optional) waterfall jumps are for adrenaline seekers. Would highly recommend for people looking for a fun, adventurous day out!
Written January 30, 2020
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Sarada N
Alberta, Canada4 contributions
World class
Jan 2020 • Couples
A must do tour. We were lucky to have a small group lead by Jose. He was great fun and very knowledge. The Cave was magical Roos swings and cliff jumps are optional but those who did it love it. The pools at the top are clean, lots of places to explore and a perfect relaxing way to end a busy eventful day. Thank you to all the locals too for being
Written January 15, 2020
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Jacqueline D
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Gorgeous semucchampey
Dec 2019
It was sooo wonderful. I travelled part way on the back of a Ute. What fun and so exciting. The water when you finally arrive is the most beautiful blue-takes your breath away. It was cool and inviting. I swam in just a couple of the pools but some people went to all of them. The view from the lookout is amazing but the steps are many. Wear aqua shoes because the limestone is quite slippery and you must go to the end of the walkway to see the river go under the pools-an amazing sight. My guide was mirrored zea was the best. He comes highly recommended by me.
Written January 2, 2020
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