The magical site of Yaxchilan is only accessible by boat. Travel down the Usumacinta River that runs between Guatemala and Mexico to reach Yaxchilan, whose name means Green Stones in Maya. Explore this site, known for its incredible sculptures, while listening to the howling monkeys roaring all around in the trees above. We will then take you to Bonampak, in the Lacandon jungle, where some of the most detailed and colorful murals can be found. Each of these sites has a very unique charm!
Departures from: Palenque
5:30 a.m. - Hotel Pick up
8:00 a.m. - We will have breakfast in a lovely local restaurant
10:30 a.m. - Visit the archaeological site of Yaxchilan, via a boat ride down the Usumacinta River
2:30 p.m. - Visit to the archaeological site of Bonampak
7:00 p.m. - Drop-off back at your hotel
*** This itinerary may vary.
On this tour we invite you to visit two of the most impressive, full of culture and nature-surrounded Mayan archaeological sites. Yaxchilan Mayan city, built on the banks of the Usumacinta River, notable for the large number of stone sculptures. Bonampak, meaning "painted murals", in the heart of the Lacandon Jungle, Mayan city famous for its paintings.
IMPORTANT: DEPARTS FROM PALENQUE
Feel like a first time explorer at this magical site
Enjoy the boat ride that gives you a glimpse into Guatemala.
These murals are really something special. Enjoy the colors and the detail.
Off the beaten path
Explore some of the areas beyond Bonampak's main plaza and imagine how the archaeologists who discovered the site must have felt.