05/08/2013 - 07/08/2013
Next on the list of the places to visit in Guatemala was Antigua (I had no particular interest in visiting Guatemala city) but in Flores everybody was talking about a place called Semuc Champey which apparently was wonderful. As this stop was on my way to Antigua, I told myself "why not?" and hopped on a bus (8 hours journey) to Lanquin, a small Maya town where Semuc Champey is.
The river and the ferry our bus had to taken to cross over
Semuc Champey actually consists of a natural 300m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction according to the different reviews I got.
And indeed, there is definitely an "air de paradis" there:
A good way to clean your tuktuk...
Me jumping of a swing directly in the river. A very academic jump...
A bit squeezed no?