Archaeological Site of Yaxchilán

Archaeological Site of Yaxchilán: Our most recommended tours and activities

Yaxchilan & Bonampak Ruins and Lacandon Jungle from Palenque

Yaxchilan & Bonampak Ruins and Lacandon Jungle from Palenque

Benefit from early morning pick-up at your hotel in Palenque, and drive to the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Bonampak, first seen by non-Mayans in 1946. Upon arrival, get 2 hours to explore the site and look at its famous murals. Enjoy a breakfast buffet on the road, and venture into the lush green rainforest of the Lacandon Jungle. Declared a natural monument on August 21, 1992, the forest extends over some 4,357 hectares and is still inhabited by the Lacandon Maya people. Encounter refreshing streams and marvel at the endemic flora and fauna of the dense countryside. Upon your departure from Bonampak, take a 30-minute drive towards the frontier town of Frontera Corozal. Then, take a 1-hour boat trip to the hidden ruins of Yaxchilan, also known as "The City of Green Stones.” Once one of the most powerful Maya states along the Usumacinta River, the site is known for its decorative walls and the ruins of “The Labyrinth,” a temple with rooms spread over 3 levels and linked by interior stairways.  Get 2 hours to explore the complex and unravel some of the mysteries of its palaces, temples and public plazas. Then, journey back to Palenque and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour services.

Archaeological Zones Yaxchilan & Bonampak

Archaeological Zones Yaxchilan & Bonampak

We begin the adventure at 5:30 am, after 1 hour in the van we stop to have buffet breakfast (included), we continued towards the Corozal border, to board the boat and navigate the impressive Usumacinta River for 1 hour to reach Yaxchilan, in the On a boat tour you could observe monkeys, birds and crocodiles. We will spend 2 hours in Yaxchilan, enough time to explore the complex and see the mysterious palace, temples and squares. At the end of the tour in Yaxchilan we returned to the Corozal border, there we would have lunch (included), made by people from the Chol ethnic community. Following the adventure we head to Lacanja to take a truck from the Lacandones (native people) and be able to enter Bonampak. We will spend 1 hour at the site, good time to visit the incredible authentic murals, which tell us a little of the history they lived ago. many years... Finally we return to Palenque, we will be arriving at the hotel at 8:30 pm.

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 1 Day Tour

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 1 Day Tour

Discover the awe-inspiring Mayan heritage with a full-day tour from Palenque to Yaxchilán and Bonampak. Begin your adventure by transferring to the Corozal border, where a boat awaits to transport you to the mystical site of Yaxchilán. Explore the well-preserved remnants of Mayan civilization, immersing yourself in the history that unfolds through the ancient structures. Continuing the journey, venture into the heart of the Lacandon Jungle to reach Bonampak. Nestled in the Lacanhá River Valley, Bonampak reveals its secrets atop hills that traverse the valley. Marvel at the main structures, witness the architectural brilliance, and absorb the energy of this archaeological gem. Included in the tour are transportation from your hotel, entrance fees to the archaeological parks, breakfast, boat transfer, local Lacandon transportation, and insurance within the unit. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Mayan history with the convenience of all-inclusive amenities.

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 2 Day Tour

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 2 Day Tour

Day 1: Commence your journey from Palenque at 5:30 am, making a delightful breakfast stop en route. Transfer to the Corozal border dock and board a boat for an exploration of the Yaxchilán archaeological site. Continue the adventure with a visit to Bonampak, both nestled within the enchanting Lacandon Jungle. Enjoy a satisfying lunch and a leisurely afternoon. Cap off the day with a dinner included in the jungle cabins where you'll spend the night. Day 2: Start the day with an early breakfast at the campsite, followed by a captivating hike through the Lacandon Jungle to discover the Mactunina River waterfalls. After the hike, enjoy a hearty lunch. Included in the tour are transportation from your hotel, entrance fees to the archaeological parks, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunches, and 1 dinner, boat transfer at the Corozal border, accommodation in jungle cabins, local Lacandon transportation, insurance within the unit, and a guide for the jungle hike.

From Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Tour

From Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Tour

This exciting journey will take you to explore two Mayan archaeological treasures Yaxchilán and Bonampak . Every day, at 5:30 AM, we will meet at the reception of your hotel in Palenque to begin our adventure. Our first stop takes us to the "11 de Julio" restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious included breakfast that will give you the energy you need for the day. Then, we continue our journey until we reach the pier, where we will board a boat that will take us to the Yaxchilán Archaeological Zone. Yaxchilán Archaeological Zone not only impresses with its architecture, but also with its 124 texts inscribed on 30 stelae, 21 altars, 59 lintels and seven various inscriptions. These inscriptions tell the history of this ancient Mayan city and are an invaluable testimony of its culture. You will have time to explore the beauty of Yaxchilán and marvel at its rich history. After the visit, you will enjoy an included meal before continuing to the Bonampak Archaeological Zone . The name Bonampak means "painted walls" in Mayan, and this site is famous for its amazing, well-preserved rock paintings. In addition to the paintings, you will find steles and lintels that will immerse you in the world of this ancient civilization. Finally, we will conclude our tour and transfer you back to the city of Palenque, Chiapas.

Palenque: 2-Day Lacandon Jungle, Yaxchilan, & Bonampak Trip

Palenque: 2-Day Lacandon Jungle, Yaxchilan, & Bonampak Trip

Embark on a 2-day adventure from Palenque to the Lacandon Jungle and 2 historic Mayan sites with a bilingual tour guide. Cruise along the Usumacinta River and step back in time at the archaeological sites of Yaxchilan and Bonampak. Enjoy meals, 1-night of accommodation, and all entry tickets. Following morning pickup at your hotel, drive to the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Bonampak, first seen by non-Mayans in 1946. Once there, get 2 hours to explore the site and look at its famous murals. Enjoy a breakfast buffet on the road as you venture into the lush green rainforest of the Lacandon Jungle. Declared a natural monument in 1992, the forest extends over some 4,357 hectares and is still inhabited by the Lacandon Maya people. Encounter refreshing streams and marvel at the endemic flora and fauna of the dense countryside before departing on a 30-minute drive toward the frontier town of Frontera Corozal. Then, take a 1-hour boat trip to the hidden ruins of Yaxchilan, also known as The City of Green Stones. Once one of the most powerful Maya states along the Usumacinta River, the site is known for its decorative walls and the ruins of The Labyrinth, a temple with rooms spread over 3 levels and linked by interior stairways.  Get 2 hours to explore the Yaxchilan complex and unravel some of the mysteries of its palaces, temples, and public plazas. Later, spend the night in an ecolodge in the community of Lacanja Chansayab, where you will be able to live with a Mayan Lacandon family and learn about their experiences and customs. The next day, hike along a trail in the middle of the jungle for about 2-3 hours with a lunch break in between. Visit waterfalls and the lost city of Lacanjá before the journey back to Palenque. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Archaeological Area Tour

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Archaeological Area Tour

Embark on a full-day adventure starting with a 6:00 AM departure from Palenque. Travel to the Corozal border and enjoy a 40-minute boat ride along the Usumacinta River, the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. Keep an eye out for vibrant bird species such as toucans and macaws, and possibly spot crocodiles along the way. Arrive at the mystical Yaxchilán Archaeological Zone, an important Mayan city from the late classic period (600-900 AD). Surrounded by lush jungle and towering ceiba trees, Yaxchilán is renowned for its impressive stone sculptures, including stelae and lintels. Spend three hours exploring the site, taking in the rich history and natural beauty. Next, visit the Bonampak Archaeological Area, known for its stunning polychrome murals that date back to 790 AD. These murals, found inside a temple with three rooms, offer a vivid glimpse into ancient Mayan life. You'll also have the opportunity to meet the Lacandones, learn about their Mayan language and traditional clothing. Conclude your tour with a return trip to Palenque, enriched by the cultural and historical wonders of Chiapas.

San Cristóbal: Lacandona Jungle 4 Days Tour

San Cristóbal: Lacandona Jungle 4 Days Tour

Day 1: Commence your journey from San Cristóbal de las Casas with a delightful breakfast en route. Explore the captivating Agua Azul, experience the refreshing Misolha waterfall (with the possibility of swimming), and visit the Palenque archaeological site. Pause for lunch during the journey and transfer to a comfortable hotel in the city of Palenque. Day 2: Start your day from Palenque at 5:30 am with a complimentary breakfast. Head to the Corozal border dock for a boat ride to the Yaxchilán archaeological site, followed by a visit to Bonampak—both nestled within the enchanting Lacandon Jungle. Enjoy a satisfying lunch and a leisurely afternoon. Conclude the day with dinner in jungle cabins, where you'll spend the night. Day 3: Begin the day with an early breakfast at the campsite, followed by an invigorating hike in the Lacandon Jungle to explore the Mactunina River waterfalls. Afterward, relish a wholesome lunch before returning to Palenque. Day 4: Embark on a journey towards the Roberto Barrios waterfall—an emerging eco-tourism destination featuring breathtaking, untouched cascades. Included in the tour are transportation from your hotel, entrance fees to the parks, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunches, and 1 dinner, boat transfer, hotel stay in Palenque, accommodation in jungle cabins, local Lacandon transportation, insurance within the unit, a guide for the jungle hike, and return to San Cristobal.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Ruta Maya - Archaeological Sites Flight

Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Ruta Maya - Archaeological Sites Flight

Discover the allure of the Ruta Maya as you embark on a thrilling 2-day journey. Take to the skies in a Cessna 206 OH 2020 aircraft, offering panoramic views of archaeological wonders like Chiflón, Chinkultic, Las Nubes, and more. An overnight stay in Palenque allows you to explore the archaeological sites immersed in the jungle's green embrace. Your trained pilot ensures a safe and informative flight, while traveler's insurance adds an extra layer of security. Capture the magic with provided photos and videos. Departing from Tuxtla Gutierrez at 09:00, the route encompasses the beauty of Blue Water Falls, Bonampak, Yaxilan, and the enchanting Sumidero Canyon. The journey concludes at Tuxtla Gutierrez around 10:00 the next day.

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Archaeological Site of Yaxchilán: Our most recommended tours and activities

Yaxchilan & Bonampak Ruins and Lacandon Jungle from Palenque

Yaxchilan & Bonampak Ruins and Lacandon Jungle from Palenque

Benefit from early morning pick-up at your hotel in Palenque, and drive to the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Bonampak, first seen by non-Mayans in 1946. Upon arrival, get 2 hours to explore the site and look at its famous murals. Enjoy a breakfast buffet on the road, and venture into the lush green rainforest of the Lacandon Jungle. Declared a natural monument on August 21, 1992, the forest extends over some 4,357 hectares and is still inhabited by the Lacandon Maya people. Encounter refreshing streams and marvel at the endemic flora and fauna of the dense countryside. Upon your departure from Bonampak, take a 30-minute drive towards the frontier town of Frontera Corozal. Then, take a 1-hour boat trip to the hidden ruins of Yaxchilan, also known as "The City of Green Stones.” Once one of the most powerful Maya states along the Usumacinta River, the site is known for its decorative walls and the ruins of “The Labyrinth,” a temple with rooms spread over 3 levels and linked by interior stairways.  Get 2 hours to explore the complex and unravel some of the mysteries of its palaces, temples and public plazas. Then, journey back to Palenque and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour services.

Archaeological Zones Yaxchilan & Bonampak

Archaeological Zones Yaxchilan & Bonampak

We begin the adventure at 5:30 am, after 1 hour in the van we stop to have buffet breakfast (included), we continued towards the Corozal border, to board the boat and navigate the impressive Usumacinta River for 1 hour to reach Yaxchilan, in the On a boat tour you could observe monkeys, birds and crocodiles. We will spend 2 hours in Yaxchilan, enough time to explore the complex and see the mysterious palace, temples and squares. At the end of the tour in Yaxchilan we returned to the Corozal border, there we would have lunch (included), made by people from the Chol ethnic community. Following the adventure we head to Lacanja to take a truck from the Lacandones (native people) and be able to enter Bonampak. We will spend 1 hour at the site, good time to visit the incredible authentic murals, which tell us a little of the history they lived ago. many years... Finally we return to Palenque, we will be arriving at the hotel at 8:30 pm.

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 1 Day Tour

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 1 Day Tour

Discover the awe-inspiring Mayan heritage with a full-day tour from Palenque to Yaxchilán and Bonampak. Begin your adventure by transferring to the Corozal border, where a boat awaits to transport you to the mystical site of Yaxchilán. Explore the well-preserved remnants of Mayan civilization, immersing yourself in the history that unfolds through the ancient structures. Continuing the journey, venture into the heart of the Lacandon Jungle to reach Bonampak. Nestled in the Lacanhá River Valley, Bonampak reveals its secrets atop hills that traverse the valley. Marvel at the main structures, witness the architectural brilliance, and absorb the energy of this archaeological gem. Included in the tour are transportation from your hotel, entrance fees to the archaeological parks, breakfast, boat transfer, local Lacandon transportation, and insurance within the unit. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Mayan history with the convenience of all-inclusive amenities.

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 2 Day Tour

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak 2 Day Tour

Day 1: Commence your journey from Palenque at 5:30 am, making a delightful breakfast stop en route. Transfer to the Corozal border dock and board a boat for an exploration of the Yaxchilán archaeological site. Continue the adventure with a visit to Bonampak, both nestled within the enchanting Lacandon Jungle. Enjoy a satisfying lunch and a leisurely afternoon. Cap off the day with a dinner included in the jungle cabins where you'll spend the night. Day 2: Start the day with an early breakfast at the campsite, followed by a captivating hike through the Lacandon Jungle to discover the Mactunina River waterfalls. After the hike, enjoy a hearty lunch. Included in the tour are transportation from your hotel, entrance fees to the archaeological parks, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunches, and 1 dinner, boat transfer at the Corozal border, accommodation in jungle cabins, local Lacandon transportation, insurance within the unit, and a guide for the jungle hike.

From Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Tour

From Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Tour

This exciting journey will take you to explore two Mayan archaeological treasures Yaxchilán and Bonampak . Every day, at 5:30 AM, we will meet at the reception of your hotel in Palenque to begin our adventure. Our first stop takes us to the "11 de Julio" restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious included breakfast that will give you the energy you need for the day. Then, we continue our journey until we reach the pier, where we will board a boat that will take us to the Yaxchilán Archaeological Zone. Yaxchilán Archaeological Zone not only impresses with its architecture, but also with its 124 texts inscribed on 30 stelae, 21 altars, 59 lintels and seven various inscriptions. These inscriptions tell the history of this ancient Mayan city and are an invaluable testimony of its culture. You will have time to explore the beauty of Yaxchilán and marvel at its rich history. After the visit, you will enjoy an included meal before continuing to the Bonampak Archaeological Zone . The name Bonampak means "painted walls" in Mayan, and this site is famous for its amazing, well-preserved rock paintings. In addition to the paintings, you will find steles and lintels that will immerse you in the world of this ancient civilization. Finally, we will conclude our tour and transfer you back to the city of Palenque, Chiapas.

Palenque: 2-Day Lacandon Jungle, Yaxchilan, & Bonampak Trip

Palenque: 2-Day Lacandon Jungle, Yaxchilan, & Bonampak Trip

Embark on a 2-day adventure from Palenque to the Lacandon Jungle and 2 historic Mayan sites with a bilingual tour guide. Cruise along the Usumacinta River and step back in time at the archaeological sites of Yaxchilan and Bonampak. Enjoy meals, 1-night of accommodation, and all entry tickets. Following morning pickup at your hotel, drive to the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Bonampak, first seen by non-Mayans in 1946. Once there, get 2 hours to explore the site and look at its famous murals. Enjoy a breakfast buffet on the road as you venture into the lush green rainforest of the Lacandon Jungle. Declared a natural monument in 1992, the forest extends over some 4,357 hectares and is still inhabited by the Lacandon Maya people. Encounter refreshing streams and marvel at the endemic flora and fauna of the dense countryside before departing on a 30-minute drive toward the frontier town of Frontera Corozal. Then, take a 1-hour boat trip to the hidden ruins of Yaxchilan, also known as The City of Green Stones. Once one of the most powerful Maya states along the Usumacinta River, the site is known for its decorative walls and the ruins of The Labyrinth, a temple with rooms spread over 3 levels and linked by interior stairways.  Get 2 hours to explore the Yaxchilan complex and unravel some of the mysteries of its palaces, temples, and public plazas. Later, spend the night in an ecolodge in the community of Lacanja Chansayab, where you will be able to live with a Mayan Lacandon family and learn about their experiences and customs. The next day, hike along a trail in the middle of the jungle for about 2-3 hours with a lunch break in between. Visit waterfalls and the lost city of Lacanjá before the journey back to Palenque. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Archaeological Area Tour

Palenque: Yaxchilán and Bonampak Archaeological Area Tour

Embark on a full-day adventure starting with a 6:00 AM departure from Palenque. Travel to the Corozal border and enjoy a 40-minute boat ride along the Usumacinta River, the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. Keep an eye out for vibrant bird species such as toucans and macaws, and possibly spot crocodiles along the way. Arrive at the mystical Yaxchilán Archaeological Zone, an important Mayan city from the late classic period (600-900 AD). Surrounded by lush jungle and towering ceiba trees, Yaxchilán is renowned for its impressive stone sculptures, including stelae and lintels. Spend three hours exploring the site, taking in the rich history and natural beauty. Next, visit the Bonampak Archaeological Area, known for its stunning polychrome murals that date back to 790 AD. These murals, found inside a temple with three rooms, offer a vivid glimpse into ancient Mayan life. You'll also have the opportunity to meet the Lacandones, learn about their Mayan language and traditional clothing. Conclude your tour with a return trip to Palenque, enriched by the cultural and historical wonders of Chiapas.

San Cristóbal: Lacandona Jungle 4 Days Tour

San Cristóbal: Lacandona Jungle 4 Days Tour

Day 1: Commence your journey from San Cristóbal de las Casas with a delightful breakfast en route. Explore the captivating Agua Azul, experience the refreshing Misolha waterfall (with the possibility of swimming), and visit the Palenque archaeological site. Pause for lunch during the journey and transfer to a comfortable hotel in the city of Palenque. Day 2: Start your day from Palenque at 5:30 am with a complimentary breakfast. Head to the Corozal border dock for a boat ride to the Yaxchilán archaeological site, followed by a visit to Bonampak—both nestled within the enchanting Lacandon Jungle. Enjoy a satisfying lunch and a leisurely afternoon. Conclude the day with dinner in jungle cabins, where you'll spend the night. Day 3: Begin the day with an early breakfast at the campsite, followed by an invigorating hike in the Lacandon Jungle to explore the Mactunina River waterfalls. Afterward, relish a wholesome lunch before returning to Palenque. Day 4: Embark on a journey towards the Roberto Barrios waterfall—an emerging eco-tourism destination featuring breathtaking, untouched cascades. Included in the tour are transportation from your hotel, entrance fees to the parks, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunches, and 1 dinner, boat transfer, hotel stay in Palenque, accommodation in jungle cabins, local Lacandon transportation, insurance within the unit, a guide for the jungle hike, and return to San Cristobal.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Ruta Maya - Archaeological Sites Flight

Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Ruta Maya - Archaeological Sites Flight

Discover the allure of the Ruta Maya as you embark on a thrilling 2-day journey. Take to the skies in a Cessna 206 OH 2020 aircraft, offering panoramic views of archaeological wonders like Chiflón, Chinkultic, Las Nubes, and more. An overnight stay in Palenque allows you to explore the archaeological sites immersed in the jungle's green embrace. Your trained pilot ensures a safe and informative flight, while traveler's insurance adds an extra layer of security. Capture the magic with provided photos and videos. Departing from Tuxtla Gutierrez at 09:00, the route encompasses the beauty of Blue Water Falls, Bonampak, Yaxilan, and the enchanting Sumidero Canyon. The journey concludes at Tuxtla Gutierrez around 10:00 the next day.

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