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Bonampak Tours

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Bonampak
With its remote location, hidden away in the Lacandon Jungle, it’s not surprising that Bonampak was only discovered by explorers in 1946. Encompassing a mere 2.4 square kilometers, the ancient Mayan settlement pales in comparison to the sprawling ruins of nearby Yaxchilán, but despite its diminutive status, Bonampak still stands out.

The undeniable highlight of Bonampak is its remarkably preserved murals, which rank among the most important of all Mayan artworks, dating back to 800 AD. The series of colorful frescos inside the Templo de las Pinturas are the most famous, featuring detailed depictions of court rituals, ceremonies and human sacrifice previously unseen by archeologists.

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Bonampak Archaeological Park is located in the Chiapas rainforest, about 30 kilometers south of Yaxchilan, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the park is 45 pesos, while a further 25 peso fee is payable to enter the Ejido. Due to its remote location, Bonampak is best visited as part of a guided tour.
Address: Bonampak Archeological Park, Chiapas, Mexico
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Admission to the park is 45 pesos, additional 25 pesos to enter the Ejido
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Bonampak and Yaxchilán from Palenque

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
  • Taking safety measures
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USD119.00
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BONAMPAK AND YAXCHILAN MAYAN RUINS - Private Tour from Palenque

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
  • Free Cancellation
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USD258.00
Price varies by group size
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Price varies by group size

Full-Day Tour to Bonampak and Yaxchilan from Palenque

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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD113.00
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What are Bonampak hours of operation?
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Bonampak 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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