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Amazing and river ride included

Yaxchilan And old ruin in the usumacinta river is by far one if the most fascinating sites of the Mayan ruins. The site has a 150 step stairway leading up to the main palace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Yaxchilan And old ruin in the usumacinta river is by far one if the most fascinating sites of the Mayan ruins. The site has a 150 step stairway leading up to the main palace where you can see the entire site. Crafted with great details it is the hidden jewel of the Mexico Guatemala border.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We did Yaxchillan independently in our trip around Chiapas. We paid 850 pesos for a lancha for two persons and around two hours time at Yaxchilan. We did this in low season (sept) and had the place to ourselves for the first hour. The boat ride has amazing views of the rainforest surrounding the mighty Ucisanata river. You will see... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place is magic and misterious.. From the beginning the trip is interesting, you get there by a boat trough a river that divides Guatemala from Mexico.. This is not a typical archeological zone crowded and normal. Yaxchilan is full of vegetation, and a weird specie of monkeys that make a scary sound.. is like being in another world. You... More 

1 Thank CarlaCorti
Laredo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Wonderful trip!!!...highly recommended if youre looking for something more natural, start navigate the usumacinata river, you can see monkeys and crocodiles on the banks,once you there start to brethe the jungle and Maya Empire!!

1 Thank JuanFloresBengoa
Hermosillo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

One of the most interesting archeological places i have been to. So many things to learn here and the jungle is beautiful. Try and get a proper guide for this place it is definately worth it. The whole journey was magical.

Thank AlexU27
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went from Palenque in our car and it took about 3 hours to get there. Then 30 mn boat ride. Take the boat of glass fibers because it is much faster... The 3 hour road is beautiful but be careful driving as there are many villages and bumps. Saw a couple crocs on the river. One side is Guatemala... More 

1 Thank alexvn2000
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Other people have reviewed this at length. So all I can say is that these were the most amazing ruins I have seen in Mexico. They really give you the sense of how vast the empires were in this part of the world, you can imagine how many other excavated temples there must be in the area. Just astounding!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I love the location of this ruins. As they say, the journey matters more than the destination. In case of the Yaxchilan, journey and destination both are amazingly beautiful. To reach the Yaxchilan ruins, one need to take a boat ride (which is more than 40 mins one way) from Frontera Corozal to the ruins. You are almost in Guatemala... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

you feel like you are in a different world, it is amazing. People are warm. Get the guides so you understand what you are visiting, the history is very interesting

Thank maria g
La Paz, Bolivia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Half of the pleasure of visiting Yaxchilan is the 40 minutes trip on the Usumacinta river that separates Guatemala on your right and México on your left. Although guided tours will be offered to you when you dock at Yaxchilan, its much better to walk on your own (but read first because otherwise you will not understand 10% of what... More 

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