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Address: Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$136.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Bonampak and Yaxchilán with Lunch
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US$91.00*
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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque

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Ruins of Yaxchilan

Like ruins? Or fed up of the same old type of ruins? Well Yaxchilan suits both categories. these have the twist of being in the middle of the jungle where you can only reach the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Like ruins? Or fed up of the same old type of ruins? Well Yaxchilan suits both categories. these have the twist of being in the middle of the jungle where you can only reach the site by a 45 minute boat trip up the jungle river that divides Mexico with Guatemala. Once there, the site is wonderfully natural with great... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Yes, you must visit Yaxchilán -- and let's hope your schedule allows for the two or three days necessary to get there from Palenque. One takes a boat along with other tourists at Corozal and travels along the broad Usumacinta River with Guatemala on the opposite shore. At Yaxchilán you encounter, jungle, Lacandón Indians, howler monkeys and the extensive Maya... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The only way to get Yaxchilat is by airplane or by boat starting on Frontera Corozal. . You can reach here from Palenque, and it takes around 2 or 3 hours to reach Frontera Corozal. The road is in the middle of the jungle. My recommendation is to contract a tour. Why? The road don't have signals often, and it... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Best option is to book guided tour from Palenque, unless you are on road trip. It takes around 2 hour drive from Palenque to Usumacinta river shore - Frontora Corozal, and then 30 minutes boat trip to Yaxtilan. Normally all trips clubs Yaxchilan and Bonampak.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

For me the most beautiful trip and site in the whole Mexico. It is less famous than others but it is simply amazing. The trip would cost around 1000 pesos and takes 12/14 hours. Includes: bus, boat, breakfast, lunch, off road bus, entrances to the sites and communities. After 2,5 hour drive, we reached the river that divides Mexico from... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

In order to visit these wonderful sites you can stay some days in Palenque and organize an excursion of one day. In my opinion the best thing is entrust to a travel agency of Palenque. There are several travel agency and the one-day-trip is similar. The excursion starts early in the morning (6.30 a.m), you reach a first area where... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The tour is expensive (I took one from Palenque which comprised this site plus Bonampak), it comes for 675 pesos - everything expect for drinks and tips to driver is included. If you want guides at the site you can get them for 500 pesos. Costs aside, it is well worth the money and the very long day (start at... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We started our trip in Escudo Jaguar on the Osumacinta river, from where we took of by boat to the archeological site as early as 8 in the morning. That resulted a really great idea of Victor, our tour guide: as we were the first to arrive at the mayan city, we had it all to ourselves with a good... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This site is 30 or so minutes down river with motorized river canoe access only. The site it's self if massive and very unique to other more touristy sites. The stella are many and graphic. The ruins are massive with more in tack and on site stella, statues and murals that a lot of other ruins. There were plenty of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A wonderful day out visiting both Yaxchillan and Bonampak (Bonampak is also worth the trip!). The ruins at Yaxchillan are rough but stunning amidst their setting (in an enormous jungle right by the river) and lots of hieroglyphs and sculptures can be found in the door frames where they haven't been worn away by the elements. Be prepared for a... More 

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