Yaxchilan & Bonampak

  • Destination: Chiapas
  • Duration: 1 day

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Tour Description:

In the morning you are, according to your situation, picked up from your hotel or the bus station and taken deep into the jungle to the ruins of Yaxchilan and Bonampak. Both of these sites were important centers of power for the Maya and are hidden gems rarely visited by tourists. The ruins of Yaxchilan are situated on the Usumacinta River bordering Guatemala and can be reached by boat only. Quite often, visitors come across monkeys which vociferously protect their territory by throwing sticks and screeching loudly. It is important to wear sturdy shoes because the terrain is sometimes unstable. After exploring these ruins you will stop for lunch before continuing on to Bonampak. Here you will have time to marvel at the amazing mural paintings in the temple de Las Pinturas. This site was discovered in 1946 but most parts of the former temples are still hidden under the overgrown vegetation of the rain forest. The monuments of Chan Muan that acceded the throne of Bonampak in 776 are also interesting as well as the countless other temples and shrines in the area. You will leave the ruins in the late afternoon and arrive in Palenque around 7 pm. Depending on the rest of your vacation, you are brought to your hotel or the bus station.

This Chiapas Day Trip includes:

  • Shared tour in a small international group with a certified bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes