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Jan 30, 2011 - Semuc Champey

It was a long way and several bus connections to our next destination, so we took the easy way out with a tourist shuttle which picks you up from your hostel. Even so it took 6 or 7 hours to get to Semuc Champey, via a place called Sayaxche, where we had to cross the river. You can imagine our dismay as we saw the “ferry” crossing over to collect us! Fortunately the crossing passed without event and we made it to Lanquin where we transferred into a 4WD vehicle for the rest of the journey. This is stunning countryside, very rural, and...

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Mar 6, 2010 - Semuc Champey

Met Claudia (lady our age from Argentina!) driving overland from Pategonia to (hopefully) Alaska on her own at 60 w/ her dog. Tour incl Beau from Ohio on 1st overseas experience. Countryside steep mtns, coffee, corn, and cardamom plants (all shipped to India/Asia)much clear cutting/wood collecting on steep/cleared hillsides. Road 2 hours to Lanquin-last 11 km on updown gravel 1 lane road twist turning. Caves were a bust, very dead, dirty, brown stalagmites/tites. However, 10 km further our visit to Semuk Champey (local Indian dialect for...

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Apr 25, 2009 - Coban & Semuc (dennis and debra's visit!)

Dennis and debra came to visit guatemala on Saturday 25 April. The flight was delayed but we still managed to see a whole lot. They rented a car and within an hr we were on our way to the town of Coban (3/4 hrs north of Guatemala city) where we would stay the night. In Coban we had dinner at XKape Coban, a cute little restaurant and stayed in a hotel. The next day we took a tour to Semuc Champuey (about 2ish hrs away). We arrived at a river which was beautiful and dennis and i climbed 500 steps into the mountains to see the view..which was...

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Oct 3, 2008 - Samuc Champey - are we still alive?

October 01-03 Throughout the entire time in Guatemala all we hear is "you have to see Samuc Champey...it´s amazing". So of course, we just gotta' see this place, right. Welllll, everyone failed to tell us what a TREK it was to get here! It went something like this.... Day 1 San Pedro --- shuttle bus to Antigua (you have to back track due to infrastructure) --- 5 hours Antigua --- coach bus to Coban --- 5 hours Overnight stay in Coban Day 2 Coban --- shuttle bus to Samuc Champey --- 3 hours down scary, windy, single lane mountains with...

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