Departamento de Alta Verapaz Travel Guide

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Cobán

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Lanquín

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Tactic

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Semuc

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Chisec

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Cobán

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  • Robberies in Hotels

    Cobán Warnings and Dangers

    Many backpackers and visitors in general like to stay in dormitories. Rooms for 4 or more people.Now:1. never leave belongings of higher value in your room alone. never. i bet you knew that. everybody can take a look in your room without your knowledge.2. never sleep without securing your belongings (ask for a safe and a signature/bill) if possible...

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  • Semuc Champey Mirador

    Cobán Things to Do

    Besides the pools, the hiking around Semuc Champey is absolutely fabulous. the area is permeated with lush jungles, rich flora and fauna that most people do not have the luxury of experiencing at home.There is a trail up to a lookout called El Mirador. This trail rises steeply along the valley walls, sometimes feeling like you're climbing rather...

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  • Semuc Champey Lagoons

    Cobán Things to Do

    The Semuc Champey lagoons are probably the most famous landmark around Coban. These aquamarine pools are gorgeous, formed from limestone runoff of the nearby river. It is a gorgeous site to relax for a day. One can hike up to el mirador, a look out from the mountainside. Or just lay around in the pools. Or even, if you're feeling adventurous, hike...

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Lanquín

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  • Semuc Champey II

    Lanquín Things to Do

    It's one of the nicest places you may find in Guatemala... a bunch of small waterfalls making natural pools along the river, which runs between two huge cliffs!Beside swimming and chilling out... you can also hike your way up to the look-out point, it's a rough and long hike, but you'll love the view!There's a Q$ 30 entrance fee.

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  • Go to Semuc Champey ...

    Lanquín Things to Do

    There are pick-up trucks around the main square ... they'll take you to any hotel/camping/hostal, anywhere! The ticket costs Q$ 10.If you are a little paranoid about safety, take the trucks that say "Turismo" ... those are supposed to be more 'official'.

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  • Bat cave

    Lanquín Things to Do

    Also in the area of Lanquin is a big cave. A magical place with the stalactites and stalagmites dripping and dripping...We were told that just after sunset thousands of bats would come out to look for food. I've never had seen something like it before so we waited at the entrance of the cave, camera ready....We waited a bit longer, and some more....

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Tactic

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    by Gregball Written Apr 20, 2007

    I lived in Tactic ro 6 1/2 months as a misisonary for my church. The Q'eqchi' and Pocum' chi people are the natives in this area. There are still many that do not even know Spanish. There is a myth in this area that white people come and take pictures of all the children. They then take this pictures back to the united states and people choose from the pictures which child they want. The picture taker then comes back and steals/kidnaps the child and sells the child. So if you take pictures of kids some people may think their child is a target. Talk with the people. Let them know that you would like a picture to take home and show all your family and friends what the native people are like. Many will then be happy to let you take pictures of them in their native attire. : )

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Semuc

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  • Cave next to the river

    Semuc Things to Do

    This is not the cave where the bats fly out at night (different tour). This cave is on your way to the pools. You pay a small fee to enter with a guide. Be ready for an experience that you will always remember the rest of your life. It starts off in about shin high water. LOL. I cant tell you the rest because I dont want to ruin the experience....

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  • KAN'BA CAVE

    Semuc Things to Do

    LOCATED NEAR THE BRIDGE JUST A WALK AWAY DOWN THE RIVER BANKS IS A PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE TO SIGN IN BEFORE GOING UP THE STEPS INTO THE CAVES. BUT YOU MUST HAVE A GUIDE WITH YOU FOR THIS ONE.I DIDN'T ACTUALLY GO INTO THE CAVE AS IT WAS FILLED WITH WATER AND I'M SCARED OF WATER AS I CAN'T SWIM BUT I KNOW THAT YOU MUST USE SOME SHOES PROVIDED AT THE...

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  • FANCY A DIP IN THE POOLS?

    Semuc Things to Do

    OR YOU COULD GO SWIMMING, JUST MAKE SURE YOU GOT SOME SHORTS AND A TOWEL IN YOUR BACKPACK WITH YOU. ONLY SWIM IN THE CENTRAL POOLS THOUGH AS THEY ARE THE SAFEST, AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE FISH AS THEY'RE HARMLESS.

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