Day trip

Yaxchilan & Bonampak Ruins and Lacandon Jungle from Palenque

4.4 / 5

16 reviews

Yaxchilan & Bonampak Ruins and Lacandon Jungle from Palenque

From US$ 145 per person

Visit the ruins of 2 Mayan sites on a full-day tour of Yaxchilan and Bonampak. Cruise along the Usumacinta River and venture deep into the heart of the Lacandon Jungle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Palenque. Please confirm your pickup time one day before your date of travel.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan city, built on the banks of the Usumacinta River
  • Take a 1-hour cruise along the Usumacinta River
  • Marvel at the murals of the archaeological site of Bonampak
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and natural areas
  • Driver/guide
  • Guide (bilingual)
  • 2 meals (including 1 breakfast buffet en route)
  • Boat trip to Yaxchilan
  • Extra meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with high blood pressure
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  The tour lasts approximately 13 hours
  • Please be at the correct meeting point and at the right time, otherwise the driver will continue on their route and you will not be entitled to a reimbursement
  •  The local supplier is not responsible for any weather conditions, blockades or other manifestations that prevent the service from taking place service. Any refund will be partial, depending on the kind of incident
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Exceptional trip, totally recommended, it is long but very beautiful, the unforgettable jungle, the very well preserved ruins, the boat trip transports you to the past, the beautiful and clean river, the only thing not so good is the road, the bad road been, but this is not their fault, a recommendation to say well the time they come to pick up, so that we are ready at the time agreed with the local operator

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February 25, 2020

Fabulous trip, long day though - pick up at 5.30am and back at hotel at 8.30 pm - the breakfast and lunch are excellent, the transport a little cramped and short of leg room but excellent driver, the boat trip on the Uscaminta and ruins at Yaxchilan aRe just stunning and the visit to Bonampak was superb. The mini bus played DVD on the way back which helped pass the journey time and had a brilliant day with an excellent guide Elias, who spoke good English and was extremely knowledgeable.

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January 29, 2020

Excellent and informative; a great value.

The tour driver was prompt, hard working; kept us on schedule and kept us informed about the next activity. We really enjoyed the mix of activities, including interacting with the indigenous people. Carlos, our English-speaking guide, is amazing. He knows so much about the Mayan culture and yet is able to explain it in ways that are understandable and interesting. He is great about providing the context for what you are seeing. He also provides a perspective of the region and helped us gain an appreciation for the indigenous cultures. We highly, highly recommend this tour and Carlos.

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April 6, 2019

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