Take a day tour to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Palenque, one of Mexico’s most celebrated Mayan sites, where you can learn about the ancient civilization, marvel over the dramatically-situated Temples of the Crosses and view King Pakal’s tomb in the exquisitely decorated Temple of the Inscriptions.
Get an early start and take a stroll around the pretty colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo, before hopping on a boat tour through the Sumidero Canyon, Mexico’s deepest canyon. With the cliff-sides towering up to 1,000 meters high, the gorge makes a dramatic backdrop for a boat cruise, dotted with unique landmarks like the Cave of Colours and aptly named Christmas Tree waterfall, which has to be seen to be believed.
Travel to the south of the state to visit two of Chiapas most interesting Mayan sites, tucked away in the depths of the Lacandon Jungle. Yaxchilán is the biggest of the two and as it’s reachable only by boat, getting there is an adventure in itself.