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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.

Lacandon Jungle Adventure and Bonampak Archaelogical Site

Lacandon Jungle Adventure and Bonampak Archaelogical Site

Meet your driver at your Palenque hotel then set off on a scenic 1-hour journey to the Lacandon Jungle. Enjoy a traditional breakfast and hot beverages at a roadside restaurant before continuing to your destination. You will first visit the Bonampak ruins and the wall painting. 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.After the visit, you will be taken on a guided jungle hike with the chance to see local flora and fauna plus a visit to beautiful virgin waterfalls and explore the Lacanja Ruins. Awaken your senses to the piercing calls of monkeys and wild birds; smell the enticing aromas of exotic flowers; and listen to the crunch of leaves beneath your feet as you arrive at the ancient Mayan monument of Lacanja, a city abandoned and stranded in the midst of the jungle. Interact with the natives of Lacanjá Chansayab, a traditional Mayan village in which old customs still reign supreme, then stroll to the revitalizing Moctuniha Waterfall to marvel at the natural splendor of the formation. Take a revitalizing dip before enjoying a late lunch and returning to your Palenque hotel by mini-van.

Desde Palenque: Rafting, Caminata en Selva Y Bonampak

Desde Palenque: Rafting, Caminata en Selva Y Bonampak

We start the adventure at 5:30 am, we go to where you are staying. Around 7:30 am we stop for buffet breakfast, then we continue the journey to Lacanja Chansayab, the Lacandon village, where a guide will be waiting for us to raft on the Lacanja River. After rafting we take a walk with a Lacandon guide where he will explain the flora and fauna of the place, you will be able to see birds, monkeys, among other jungle animals. At the end of the tour we return to the camp where we will have lunch. Finally we move to Bonampak, there we will see the incredible original paintings, where he explains a little about the history that the Mayans lived in that area. We will be arriving in Palenque around 8 pm.

2 Day Lacandon Jungle, the Lost City and Bonampak Ruins

2 Day Lacandon Jungle, the Lost City and Bonampak Ruins

Embark on a 2-day adventure from Palenque to the Lacandon Jungle and 2 Mayan sites with a bilingual tour guide. Explore in trekking visiting waterfalls and cenotes and spend one night lodging at an ecolodge. 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. Once you have visited the site, we will continue in a trekking into the Jungle visiting the "The lost City of Lacanjá". Encounter refreshing streams and waterfalls and marvel at the endemic flora and fauna of the dense countryside for 2-3 hours, 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 2 hours to visit a Cenote called "Corcho Negro - Black Cork", enjoy the flora of the jungle and take a break around the jungle. We will have time to take a lunch after the visit to continue then to your hotel in Palenque.

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