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
    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 10 March 2023
  • Fiko13
    Baku, Azerbaijan4 contributions
    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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Kate
    192 contributions
    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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Gaby85🇱🇧🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪
    Beirut, Lebanon4,233 contributions
    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
    Travelled on business
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Antony K
    Beirut, Lebanon4 contributions
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Amy
    1 contribution
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Paul H
    Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
    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 28 August 2023
  • Funmi B
    Lagos State, Nigeria3 contributions
    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
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 October 2023
  • cjschreiner
    Chandler, Arizona2,080 contributions
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China58 contributions
    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
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 December 2023
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Adam Jones
Beijing, China58 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
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
Written 7 December 2023
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cjschreiner
Chandler, AZ2,080 contributions
Sept 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 1 November 2023
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Funmi B
Lagos State, Nigeria3 contributions
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 8 October 2023
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Pio
Beirut, Lebanon7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This place is very beautiful I came here with friends and the Téléférique are not open Idk why but they sad electricity problems but If you go inside you can’t take your but there’s to many people took there phone for no reason and they took some photo !? The souvenir store are very expensive and the small train is so much fun to go !
Written 4 October 2023
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Fabrizio B
Milan, Italy60 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Spectacular grottoes. Boat on the lake in the mouth of the mountain. Magnificent experience. Big downside: you can't take pictures and they don't even sell pictures.
Written 7 September 2023
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Paul H
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
Aug 2023
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.
Written 28 August 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.

Amy
1 contribution
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 29 July 2023
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Nora1291
Switzerland807 contributions
Jul 2023
Don’t hesitate if you have time to visit these two grottos. They are magnificent. No pictures please since the flash can endanger the rocks. It’s nice to see people who really look around and not at their phones.
I saw other caves around the world but these are really the best, easy visit.
Written 23 July 2023
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Antony K
Beirut, Lebanon4 contributions
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 4 July 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.

neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA200 contributions
May 2023
Jeita Grotto is absolutely breathtaking and a must visit while in Lebanon. There are two separate but interconnected limestone caves. The grotto has beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The upper caves are explored by foot. I have seen similar caves or grottos in several countries but the lower caves took my breath away. The lower caves are explored by boat and the experience was ethereal and magical. For some reason a scene from the musical Phantom of the Opera came to mind.

Photography is not allowed. Individual lockers are provided for the cell phones. There are beautiful sculptures outside on the premises. “ The Guardian of time “ was particularly interesting. You get to the Jeita Grotto by cable car and have a wonderful panoramic view. The cable car gets close to the apartments and you can actually look inside !
Written 9 June 2023
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