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, whilst listening to the howling monkeys roaring all around in the tree above. We will then take you to Bonampak, in the Lancandon jungle, where some of the most detailed and colorful murals can be found. Each of these sites has a very unique charm!
Yaxchilán, Ocosingo, México
Departures from: Palenque
5:30 a.m. We collect you from your hotel
8:00 a.m. We will have breakfast in the lovely local restaurant (not included in price)
10:30 a.m. Visit the archaeological site of Yaxchilan, via a boat ride down the Usumacinta River
14:30 Visit to the archaeological site of Bonampak
19:00 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 by paradisiatica Mayan archaeological sites. Yaxchilan Mayan city built on the banks of the Usumacinta River, notable for the large number of stone sculptures. Bonampak located in the heart of the Lacandon Jungle, Mayan city famous for his paintings which he gave that place the name Bonampak, meaning painted murals .
IMPORTANT: WE GO OUT 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.