Another fourteen hour bus journey (we are getting used to them at this stage!) we arrived in Lanquin, a very remote town in the mountains of Guatemala. Our hostel was located right on the river edge, surrounded by beautiful scenery. We signed up for a day tour, which turned out to be one of the best days of our trip so far. About twenty of us clambered up onto a pick up truck, no sitting down as there wasn't enough room. We headed off in this position for a hilly 12km drive. The proximity in the truck left us no option but to all chat away, and by the end of the 12km we had definitely bonded. First stop was a candlelight cave adventure. We swam through the cave, in varying depth waters, while holding up the lit candle with one hand. It's safe to say several candles were distinguished ! We climbed up over a waterfall (inside the cave!) and did a cliff jump (still inside the cave!). Next up was tubing down the river, nice and easy except for the varying currents. Luckily we had several young local boys supplying us with beer cans from the side of the river! To get your hands on a beer you needed to catch it as they threw it with force at you! For the brave, after the tubing, was a chance to jump off a 10m bridge into the river. All this and it wasn't even lunch time yet! The afternoon was spent at the wonderful Semuc Champey. This natural wonder is a set of pools, turquoise in colour, sitting on top of a river that flows underground. We hiked up to the viewpoint for a marvellous vantage point. We hiked back down and explored the different pools. We swam, jumped, leapt and dived in the various pools. To finish off the day we hopped back up on the pick up truck and had a rocky 12km again. We returned to the hostel, wrecked and very happy campers! Phew, we were only half through Guatemala !