You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Palenque and drive 2 hours with direction to the Bonampak Ruins. On the way, you'll stop to have a breakfast buffet and then continue with the visit the ruins. Located in the Lacandona Jungle, Bonampak – “painted walls" in the Mayan language – stands out from surrounding temple complexes because of its famous Temple of Murals. Explore this amazing archaeological site and see the famous ancient frescoes wall painting by the Mayan people. The frescoes, now partially restored by an expert team, have been dated to the year 790 AD.
The adventure continues on for a 30-minute drive to Frontera Corozal to board a boat for 1 hour to get to Yaxchilan Archaeological Site buried deep in the Lacandon Jungle.This magic place is at the banks of the Usumacinta River, just in the borderline between Mexico and Guatemala. Yaxchilan is a very large prehispanic site with dozens of structures and monuments.You will only be able to access a small number of buildings such as the Great Acropolis, the Small Acropolis and the Great Plaza. This sacred city that had its apogee during the classical period, at the end of 600 BC documents an important battle against Palenque around 654 AD. Here you will have a few hours to discover this secluded site with plenty of time to take photos and relax listening to the sounds of nature.
Return to your boat for 1-hour return journey down the Usumacinta river. Arrive at the traditional town of Frontera Corozal and sit down to a flavorsome lunch of regional favorites; typical menus include beef, chicken or fish accompanied by delicious Mexican sides. Relax during the 2.5-hour return journey to your Palenque hotel, where the tour concludes.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
Infant meals not included.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dress code is smart casual.
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or partial refund
The sites were great, the history informative, events confirming, and scenes beautiful. The guide was knowledgable, helpful, and good, but took us 2 hours out of our schedule and tour for his personal and next day tour advantage, ending our trip with very unpleasant and negative experiences and chain of events.
BEST TOUR W/ ANTHONY. We had a private tour because we were the only English speaking of that day. Anthony is so knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. He made the ruins come to life for us and his passion for Mayan ruins is so prevalent. Make sure to bring extra pesos to tip along the way!
had a very wonderful experience. very beautiful archeological sites. my driver alfredo who doubled as my tour guide made all efforts to compensate for the absence of an english guide who was sick.
Tony gave us a great long day of touring. We left at 6am and returned at 7pm. There was a minor slip up with the boat trip where we had to travel separately. Otherwise we had a great day.
It was mind blowing! Our guide had an awesome knowledge of the Maya. No one could have done the tour better!