J`ita Travel Guide

  • View of Nahr el Kalb (Dog River) Valley
    View of Nahr el Kalb (Dog River) Valley
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  • Looking at part of the Jeita Grotto complex
    Looking at part of the Jeita Grotto...
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  • near entrance to Cave #2
    near entrance to Cave #2
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J`ita Things to Do

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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Sep 23, 2005

    I'll give you a wee guided tour of what happens at the Jeita Caves:-

    (1) You hop on a gondola and go up the valley, then disembark

    There are 2 Jeita Caves you can visit:-
    (1) The upper gallery can be seen on foot via a lovely concrete path with extremely slippery steps, stalagmites and stalactites are lit with light from behind. It's ok, but kinda like a procession of people going through all in a line.

    (2) The cave is AWESOME!!! You go through it in boats of ~10 people and it is sooo silent and eerie, with the lights underwater and behind the natural sculptures. According to our boat guide this cave is only open to the public during summer.

    near entrance to Cave #2 Inside Cave #2 (scanned off a postcard)
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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Eco-Tourism

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J`ita Warnings and Dangers

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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Sep 23, 2005

    A shame that you can't take photos inside the caves. I know that flash photography fades pigments in old drawing and painting, but come on, this is a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites.
    And you can't even sneak a cellphone pic - must hand in all cameras/video cameras/cellphones. They put them in a locker and give you the key.
    So if you want a picture to remember your visit, the only thing one can do is to go to the gift shop and buy some overpriced postcards or a CD. Oh well, I hope that the money is circulated back into the upkeep and preservation of the caves.

    view of Jeita
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    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

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