Chiapas, Mexico
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clock-o13 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Small-group full-day tour of Bonampak and Yaxchilán, from Palenque
  • Look for monkeys and other wildlife in the Lacandon jungle
  • Learn about life for the ancient Mayans while walking around the ruins at Yaxchilan
  • See well-preserved murals and frescoes at Bonampak
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people provides a more personalized experience
  • Includes guide, breakfast and lunch, entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off


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, Nov 2018

The trip was very well organized and we enjoyed ourselves very much. It is a very good way to get to these two places, because even with modern transportation and roads, they are still remote. You could do this trip on your own, but it would take far more time and you just don’t have that to waste on a day like this. It was very nice to have stops for breakfast and lunch and a break on the way back, so that the day did not feel rushed at all. Our driver and guide were experienced and they worked together well. We did have a 30 minute delay in our pick-up time in the morning, but we still were able to see everything and have a very enjoyable day. I would recommend this trip to those who have a real strong interest in Maya culture. Just know: there is some intermediate strenuous climbing of stairs if you are up for it. Otherwise, you can go around most of that as well. The boat trip to Yixchalan was very pleasant as well: we even saw a gigantice crocodile sunning on the river bank! Be prepared for rain, sun, musquitos, and bring water. I have taken day trips with Viator before and I have enjoyed them!

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