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Yaxchilán Tours

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Yaxchilán
Located on the Usumacinta River and surrounded by the dense Lacandon Jungle, the archeological area of Yaxchilán is reachable only by boat, a 40-minute cruise from the border town of Frontera Corozal. Getting there is all part of the experience and the journey is as spectacular as the destination, with howler monkeys swinging overhead, colorful birds swooping low over the waters and crocodiles crawling along the river banks, before scaling a grand riverside stairway to the site entrance.

An important Mayan city between 681 and 800 AD, Yaxchilán is an impressive site, with more than 120 structures dotted around the sprawling plot. The ruins are grouped into three main areas—the Great Plaza, the Grand Acropolis and the Small Acropolis—and are renowned for their unique architectural design, featuring monolithic limestone columns, elaborate stucco facades, decorative lintels and ornamental roof combs.

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Yaxchilán Archeological Park is located about 30 kilometers north of Bonampak on the Mexican-Guatemalan border and is reachable by boat from Frontera Corozal. The site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the park is 49 pesos, and due to its remote location, Yaxchilán is best visited as part of a guided tour.
Address: Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: 49 pesos
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Bonampak and Yaxchilán from PalenqueDay Trips

Bonampak and Yaxchilán from Palenque

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Visit the ruins of Yaxchilan and Bonampak on this small-group full-day tour from Palenque. Start early and have breakfast en route to the Yaxchilan Archaeological Site, which is located deep in the Lacandon Jungle, and can only be reached by boat on the Usumacinta River. Upon arrival, your guide shows you around the extensive Mayan ruins. Then stop for lunch before continuing to Bonampak, a smaller site with vibrant Mayan murals that date to 800 AD. Your tour includes guide, air-conditioned minivan, breakfast and lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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BONAMPAK AND YAXCHILAN MAYAN RUINS - Private Tour from PalenqueFull-day Tours

BONAMPAK AND YAXCHILAN MAYAN RUINS - Private Tour from Palenque

The Mayan ruins at Bonampak are a beautiful site with a very unique and interesting feel, not fully excavated, so much still covered by rainforest. One of the most amazing finds at Bonampak are the three rooms of murals, depicting important ceremonial and political events, which are some of the best preserved examples of the Maya painted art. These exquisite murals changed the long held notion that the Maya only sacrificed warriors in the ball games and that they were for the most part a peaceful people. The murals tell a much bloodier story. The Yaxchilán archaeological site can be reached only by an hour long incredible boat ride down the mighty Usumacinta river through one of the last great North American rainforests. Riding in a long boat, you'll be exactly between the shores of Guatemala and Mexico, and If you keep on the lookout you will see many of the rainforest wild inhabitants, like monkeys, toucans and eagles, so as crocodiles in the river water.
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  • 10 hours
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Full-Day Tour to Bonampak and Yaxchilan from PalenqueDay Trips

Full-Day Tour to Bonampak and Yaxchilan from Palenque

On this tour, you’ll get to know two of the most popular sites of the Mayan World homed by Chiapas in one day. Discover one of the best-preserved murals in the Mayan world and get to know the enigmatic Yaxchilan, an archaeological site immersed in the jungle, surrounded by spider monkeys and emblematic fauna of Chiapas.
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  • Free Cancellation
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What are Yaxchilán hours of operation?
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Yaxchilán hours of operation: Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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