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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque
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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque

By Ecoexperiencias
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$135.00
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Ages 4-65, max of 12 per group
Duration: 13h
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English, Spanish


  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Driver
  • Local guide for archaeological site of Bonampak and Yaxchilan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fluvial Transportation (Boat ride to Yaxchilan)
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Bonampak
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Yaxchilán
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Palenque City.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6747P28

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant meals not included
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or partial refund
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque?
How much is Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque?
Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque price starts from $135.00. Discover and book Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque on Tripadvisor
What is the Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque cancellation policy?
Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque?
Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque is hosted by Ecoexperiencias. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ecoexperiencias on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6747P28

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Zona Arqueologica de Bonampak
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Zona Arqueologica de Yaxchilan
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Usumacinta
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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thomas R
thomas R
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Breathtaking
Just breathtaking. I wish I could stop it there but I cannot. You will see crocodiles and spider monkeys. The mount
GuusMoney
GuusMoney
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Great tour
The guide, Jaïr, was awesome, the tour was amazing too! Really recommend. Great service, great care.
Jeffrey G
Jeffrey G
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Unique Mayan Site.
Long bumpy drive but unique site if you are into Mayan archeology and related history. The tour provider contract
Paradise68595319558
Paradise68595319558
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excellent short visit to Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula
A nice, short, outing to two different Tzotzil villages. Our visit to Zinacantan happened to correspond to the Fes
janellejanes
janellejanes
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Sumidero Canyon Tour
My daughter and I took this trip together. We went in December and that was a great time to go. The canyon tour sta
Therese L
Therese L
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Great tour, great part of Mexico
This was a great day; the waterfall is amazing as are the lakes. The tour guide was amazing. Working from before 6
robertcliftong
robertcliftong
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Interesting Tour
This is an interesting trip on a small launch through the canyon. We saw spider monkeys, pelicans, and a crocodile
JCJmex
JCJmex
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Wonderful Chiapas
Magical city with delicious local food; Taking any tour to Cañón del Sumidero is an amazing experience, monumental
Daan K
Daan K
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Ripped off by Ecoexperiencias!
Don't book with Ecoexperiencias! A total rip-off. They promised me an English tourguide and I never got one! I spec
Ronald B
Ronald B
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Stunning
Quite an exciting boat ride on the river/reservoir. the mountains are stunningly spectacular. Lots of wildlife in
Emma Engsted A
Emma Engsted A
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Not the best…
Good tour at the Maya ruins and Aqua Azul is beautiful, but stayed both places for 3 - 4 hours. This is too much ti
kellieegan11
kellieegan11
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Would not recommend this tour
We started the day by being packed into a small bus, and no air at the back. We then stopped at 2 photo taking loca
tripkamaaina
tripkamaaina
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Wonderful day and much better experience
I had a terrible 1 star experience with this tour company on their Sumidero Canyon tour the previous day, but I was
tripkamaaina
tripkamaaina
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Organization is the worst; don't book the "English" tour
Sumidero Canyon is amazing, but the organization and communication of the tour operator was an absolute disaster.
D9136WCsimonh
D9136WCsimonh
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Nobody picked us up even though the trip was confirmed
We have booked this tour via Tripadvisor and we received many confirmations from both Tripadvisor and Viator (the i
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Greg & Felicity
27 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This tour includes a lot and, as you'd expect, means it's a long day. Very early morning pick up times from Palenque, swapping buses part way through which meant my wife was stuck at the front of the bus for the first few hours while I was stuck at the very back.

Luckily, when we stopped at a roadside cafe for 'breakfast' the family at the back of the bus took pity on us as it was our honeymoon and swapped places so my wife could join me at the back. The ride in the back was painful, the road surfaces are dreadful but at least we were together.

The breakfast cafe place has a good thing going with the tour groups and runs very smoothly. There's not much selection and, being vegetarian, we weren't terribly impressed but others seemed fine with it.

A few painful hours on board the bus finally got us to the river. Here you walk across wooden planks (makeshift bridges) to your waiting long boats.

The journey along the river between Mexico and Guatamala was beautiful. We saw locals washing their clothes and fishing, then further up the river we saw a crocodile! The scenery was just fantastic.

We paid extra to have an English speaking guide who took us around Yaxchilan and then, later, Bonampak ruins. He was eccentric and very knowledgable.

At Yaxchilan, as well as climbing and walking amongst the ruins, we saw howler monkeys shouting over each other's territories. The ruins are fascinating and one has even been claimed by some gorgeous fruit bats.

Bonampak saw us head back down the beautiful river, back on the bus for another painful journey. A brief stop at another roadside eatery for a three course meal (soup, cheese wrap for us vegetarians and a lemon cake/ tart for desert) which was pleasant before arriving at a settlement owned by the Laconda people.

Only the Laconda people can take people into the sacred site of Bonampak so we had to swap to their bus for the even bumpier ride through the jungle to Bonampak.

Bonampak is well preserved and has some of the best art work of its kind that still exists. If not for the muggy conditions and the swarms of mosquitos and numerous other bitey bugs, it would have been a fascinating end to the days ruins. The insects just wouldn't leave everyone alone, regardless of what insect repellent we wore. Such a shame but something that can't be helped.

Some of our group had opted to stay with local Laconda family's for the night so we dropped them off and headed back to Palenque, making a stop at the roadside cafe again for 'supplies' and to pick up rowdy tourists heading in the same direction as us.

We arrived back at our hotel in darkness, absolutely knackered and very grateful to get off the awfully uncomfortable minibus!

All in all, a very mixed day.
Yaxchilan and the boat ride were fantastic.
Our English speaking guide was helpful.
Bonampak would have been fascinating if we could have relaxed and absorbed the information.
The food was mixed.
The transport was dreadfully uncomfortable, painful even if you're near the back, and seemed to last forever. We are glad we did it but wouldn't rush to do it again!
Written April 24, 2019
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tornillo2015
Cortez, CO349 contributions
Jan 2019
Its several hours drive from Palenque to this site and then must leave vehicle to then go with the Lacondonia people who oversees this area. The paintings are wonderful but its a rough drive in places, 3 seperate fees apply, and the people care taking this place are offered zero info....they also were not on time with our vehicle transfer and seemed to care less. Someother Mexican government entity needs to supervise this place
Written January 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

roblaiacona
Shanghai, China4 contributions
We were allocated to a bus with different tourists from other tours providers, all together. We first dropped off a German couple who had been mistakenly picked up at 6am instead of 9am and subsequently were on the wrong tour (probably to maximize costs). This changed the schedule of the day: we first went to the pier , dropped off the couple heading to Guatemala, then we were told that no boats were available for the yaxchilian tour. We waited for almost one hour for our driver to come back (after taking the couple to immigration).We then drove back to Bonampak did the tour there and returned to the yaxchilian starting pier. By that time our allocated lunch time had past and no boats were yet available. To save money our guide decided to wait for another group going to share the boat costs. We nearly waited one hour for them to finish their lunch meanwhile not having any lunch for ourselves as promised. We forced the hand an left our tour leader off (we were 13 people on the boat and needed 12 to leave for yaxchilian) so that we could start finally the tour. We finally managed to visit the site and come back (wonderful site and great on-site local guide). Lunch was skipped and dinner was provided instead around 6.45pm , first meal after the 7am breakfast. On the way back (unknowingly) we stopped multiple times to drop off and pickup customers performing seemingly now a bus service rather then the exclusive tour we paid for.
We finally reached the hotel around 10.30pm.

We booked through Viator paying nearly 200 USD for a boutique tour with translation included (as my girlfriend doesn’t speak spanish). It turned out that the translator was not included and the tour leader did her best to attempt in translating the on-site guides, but definitely not matching the expectations or the other tours we took in Mérida and Mexico City.

We are asking for a refund and we strongly not recommend this specific tour.
Written January 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jochen
Munich, Germany594 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Our tour was all in all not a good experience. The pickup was not very friendly and we were not informed how the day would pass.
The drivers were reckless and the drives were dangerous at least to international standards. The guide in Bonampakmwas treating us like first graders, had no plan how and what he wanted to show us.
The guide in Yaxchilan, however was superb, interested and motivated, well versed in english and nature themes.
Due to an obviously high number of visitors, the schdule of the trip was changed, without us being notified. Thus, lunch was at 16:30 after breakfast at 8:00.
The guide at Yaxchilan was paid by us but therer were other people with us in the boat and so, we shared the guide with a group,of 12 people and the person from the tour operator did not even mention to the guide,that we were his employers.
All in all, the tour was not worth the money spent.
Things can go wrong and changes need to be made. But I expect to be informed about it. And If I am the one paying for something, I should be the one benefitting from it.
Written December 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

amblinon
Loreto, Mexico19 contributions
May 2018
Yaxchetmal is everything I imagined, a short river trip, ruins in the sense jungle.
Bonampec was a big surprise. The frescos are magnificent.
Written May 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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