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Moxviquil

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: These Indian ruins, located near the village of Pozeula, are built into the side of a hill.
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Tampa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As I stated in my review about Moxviquil Orchids - when you arrive you really find there are two separate and interesting things to do here. One is to take a hike in the pine topped mountains. The other is to tour an orchid hothouse and gardens. They are run by different groups and you will need to pay each... More

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San Miguel de Allende
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It is an amazing collection of orchids and succulents and well worth a visit. You will be amazed with its 3,000 rescued plants and 418 species. The grounds are impeccable and the curators have plenty of information to share in both Spanish and English.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I heard about Moxviquil from some Canadians I met in Palenque who had a great time there. I visited today (Monday, 1/27/14) with a friend from my hostel. We took a cab for 30 pesos. The cab driver knew the place and how to get there. I suggest you bring a water bottle, your camera, sunblock, closed toed shoes, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Support the ecological reserve here by visitting this Orchid garden and going on the walks around the mountains behind. Its so lovely - if your spanish is up to scratch Xun will show you around or you will get the guy who's inspiration made it what it is today- both have much to say on the flowers.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This nature reserve...minutes from San Cristobal is a beautiful, peaceful place. Enjoyed a lovely walk in the forest loop, finished off with talk and tour of the Orchid green house. Cisco manages the reserve and has been been saving hundreds of species of epiphytes (plants that grow above ground on trees...not parasites) from logged forests. He's constantly upgrading the place... More

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La Quinta, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We learned more about orchids and bromeliads and we operate a nursery in Southern California. Cisco is passionate about his work and is proud to display his unique collection.

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

the guy that started this project is from the states. hes funny and a bit weird and is full of information about the orchids. the green house is good if you do the tour with him as hes passionate about the plants. i went twice and you need to be with somebody thats passionate about the plants to get the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

"We spent a morning here in late July. It's a beautiful little oasis not far from the city. We took a 30 peso taxi there. Getting a taxi back was no problem at all. We stood in front of the entrance and a taxi stopped within a minute. The hike is an easy meander, with a bit of an incline,... More

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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Moxviquil is a good hiking area located in the forested hills north of San Cristobal. It is walkable from the center by taking Avenida Yajalon north to the junction with Periferico Norte and turning left. Just back from the north side of the ring road there is a green sign "Reserva Ecologica" with an opening through the fence and pathway... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Moxviquil is an excellent place to go without having to pay for a tour or guide. It's easy to get to and you can spend as much time as you like exploring the paths behind the botanical gardens at the entrance. There is an entrance in the botanical gardens, or you can bypass this by going round the side. Up... More

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