• Tour code: 6747P11
  • Location: Palenque, Mexico
  • Duration: 16 hours (approx.)
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Visit the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve on this 16-hour day trip from Palenque. Visit the Las Guacamayas eco-tourist center, dedicated to preserving the scarlet macaw and observe the bird's habitat on a boat ride down the Lacantún River. Round-trip hotel transportation and breakfast are included.


  • 16-hour day trip to the Montes Azules Bioshpere Reserve from Palenque
  • Learn about the community-led efforts to preserve the scarlet macaws
  • Boat ride on the Lacantun River
  • Breakfast included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Palenque Including Boat Ride

Enjoy a boat ride on the Lacantun River

Roll out of bed for a super early pickup time of 4:45 a.m. at your hotel in Palenque. Relax in your tour bus seat and leave the driving to the experts, you can snooze or watch the scenery on the 3.5-hour drive to the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve. 

At Las Guacamayas, see how 40 indigenous families from nearby Oaxaca have worked to preserve the scarlet macaw — red guacamayas — that populate the area, located on the banks of the Lacantún River. Your guide will fill you in on the community's initiatives dedicated to the survival of the scarlet macaws. 

Enjoy a break and a regional breakfast before boarding a motorboat for a scenic ride, learning about the flora and fauna including white falcons, toucans, white-tailed deer, howler monkeys, and other species. Make a stop to see the artificial nests constructed to house the local macaw population. 

Take a break for lunch (own expense) before the 3.5-hour trip back to Palenque; end your tour with convenient hotel drop-off.

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