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You have to travel throught the Usumacinta river, which is the border between Mexico and Guatemala, if you are lucky you can see some crocrodiles. When you arrive to Yaxchilán... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You have to travel throught the Usumacinta river, which is the border between Mexico and Guatemala, if you are lucky you can see some crocrodiles. When you arrive to Yaxchilán you will see a lot of well-kept and beautiful ruins. The view from the top is breathtaking.

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Going down from the road near the restaurant where we had eaten lunch wasn’t easy - we had to scramble down a steep slope and one of our group slipped and scraped her leg. We then had to walk across a wooden bridge that was swinging from side to side, at least it’s wide so you have no worries about... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Extraordinary ruins, worth to see ! Very well organised tours from Palenque to Yaxchilan en to Bonampak. Whole day but well spent.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Yaxchilan would be a spectacular site entirely on its own merit, but the fact that it is a half hour down river from the middle of seeming nowhere only enhances the whole idea of this fortress-like site in a circle of land described by a nearly circular bow in the Usamacinta River. We booked a Wayak tour online no more... More 

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a remote Mayan site, requiring a 2.5 hour drive to Frontera Corozal followed by a 30-minute boat ride down the Usumacinta River separating Mexico and Guatemala. The major buildings at the site are reached by hiking up and down narrow paths through the jungle, then descending a magnificent staircase into the Grand Plaza. There are other Mayan sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Yaxchilan is one of the mist beautiful Mayan ruins we ever saw. We stayed overnight at Frontera Corozal and went on the lovely 45 minutes ride on the lancha along the beautiful river that divides Mexico from Guatenala. We arrived at the site at 9:30 and we were the only people there . The vegetation is impressive and very dramatic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Amazing ruins. A 40 min boat ride. We brought some empanadas from the lady at the dock and some sodas too. Really beautifully kept. Saw monkeys up in the trees. I didn't feel unsafe at all. If you don't speak Spanish it might be a little tough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you have the opportunity, do a little research on the ruins. All placards have information in English but no brochures available. For best photo opportunity - arrive at park at opening. (Sundays - park admission is free for nationals)

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An astounding aspect is the forty-minute boat trip along the broad Usumacinta River to get there. Look for the spider and howler monkeys in the ruins's jungle setting. You will certainly hear the latter, who sound something like airbrakes being applied. Take enough time to really study the beautifully carved lintels in mint condition. Enjoy the jungle and watch out... More 

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Address: Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas
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Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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