Jeita Grotto

Local nameمغارة جعيتا
LocationMount Lebanon Governorate

The Jeita Grotto is a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves spanning an overall length of nearly 9 kilometres. The caves are situated in the Nahr al-Kalb valley within the locality of Jeita, 18 kilometres north of the Lebanese capital Beirut. Though inhabited in prehistoric times, the lower cave was not rediscovered until 1836 by Reverend William Thomson; it can only be visited by boat since it channels an underground river that provides fresh drinking water to more than a million Lebanese.

In 1958, Lebanese speleologists discovered the upper galleries 60 metres above the lower cave which have been accommodated with an access tunnel and a series of walkways to enable tourists safe access without disturbing the natural landscape. The upper galleries house the world's largest known stalactite.

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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut from 95 USD

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Address Hbous Lebanon

Coordinates 33°56'38" N 35°38'39" E

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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

from 95 USD

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Byblos and Jeita Grotto Day Trip from Beirut

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