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Amazing Mayan Site

We have visited during a trip with two friends 3 Mayan sites: Yaxchilan, Bonampak and Palenke. Yaxchilan was the first and maybe this is the reason I loved it the most. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited during a trip with two friends 3 Mayan sites: Yaxchilan, Bonampak and Palenke. Yaxchilan was the first and maybe this is the reason I loved it the most. Our guide explained to us a detailed story and the meaning of the different carvings and hieroglyphs. Without these knowledge it would have been totally meaningless and probably would... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three hours from Palenque then 40min boat to Yaxchilan Mayan site which has magnificent reliefs, most seen only if you climb up steep steps. We were glad we took Edgar, who spoke English and knew the route and the speed bump locations with us in our car. But you can go in a van with others or a taxi. Guide:... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW this excursion was definitely the highlight of my trip. The boat ride on the Usumacinta River along the Mexico/Guatemala border was quite nice. Just the fact that the only way to access these beautiful ruins is by boat makes them even more magical. You're totally immersed into the Chiapas jungle with howling monkeys echoing through the dense jungle. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maya's ruins in the middle of the jungle with only access through small boat or plane. Besides the well conserved ancients building you may have a chance to view some wild animals. If you go to Chiapas do not skip this place.

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1 Thank Hector J
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This archeological site has everything - beauty, ambiance, history, architecture, and wildlife. We took the first boat from Escudo Jaguar in the morning and we were the first at the site. The stelae and pyramids are not overly restored, but it is easy to imagine their former stature and the impression they must have made - with stucco painted in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the boat trip (from Escudo Jaguar hotel) up the Usamacinta River to get to Yaxchilan as well as time at Yaxchilan. Site was not so busy and did not have big temples & artifacts as big ones like Palenque & Tikal but was also well worth visiting for jungle setting & ruins. We had a archeologist guide, not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the reviews for Yaxchilan carefully to decide whether or not to go with a tour or drive myself there. The reviews made me a little apprehensive, but my friend and I decided to go for it. We left our hotel in Palenque at 630AM and grabbed coffee and a full tank of gas from the nearby OXXO. We... More 

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Oakland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Starting with the boat ride up the river I loved it. So cool you can go inside and climb everything. Go early to spot monkeys!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

In this trip you travel by canoe through the River Usumacinta that divides Mexico from Guatemala. After more or less 45 minutes you get to Yaxchilan. The first temple we visited was not an easy climb. We walk thru the jungle and arrived at the back of the temple, later I realized that it was the easy way to climb,... More 

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Baesweiler, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I visited Yaxchilan in November 2013. We took one of the last boats up to the ruins and back. So we had the whole location for ourselves and could enjoy the silence and the impressive atmosphere. Of all the ruins I have seen I liked Yaxchilan the most. The overgrown houses and temples, the high trees... It's so green and... More 

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