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Bonampak and Yaxchilán from Palenque provided by Encuentro

Bonampak and Yaxchilán from Palenque

Bonampak and Yaxchilán from Palenque
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    13h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 30922P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Yaxchilán
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Bonampak
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up in any hotel located in Palenque downtown
  • Palenque, Palenque, Southern Mexico We pick up in any hotel located in Palenque downtown
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • This tour is a shared experience
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Yaxchilán
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Bonampak
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up in any hotel located in Palenque downtown
  • Palenque, Palenque, Southern Mexico We pick up in any hotel located in Palenque downtown
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • This tour is a shared experience
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Palenque
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Zona Arqueologica de Yaxchilan
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Zona Arqueologica de Bonampak
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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awlrr
San Diego, CA26 contributions
Feb 2018
We signed up for a small group tour from Palenque to these 2 sites. I have read many of the reviews so wont go into the details of the ruins, other than to say they are truly wonderful sites. The tours from Palenque are from 6AM to 8:30 or 9PM so be prepared. The food, breakfast and lunch are included, but nothing to recommend them. This area is not known for great cuisine. Given that you might want to consider bringing some protein bars, fruit and water. Fruit is available for breakfast. You can buy water at boat landing and at yaxchilan, you will need it.
The tour is a misnomer, at least on ours. We were provided no information about the ruins from the guide or how one might tour in the limited time available. Yaxchilan is quite large with many buildings. There are signs in English and Spanish but it would be helpful to have some guidance about how best to see the sites efficiently. You have to be pretty fit as there are a lot of steps if you want to see more than just the plazas.
If you are prone to car sickness, make sure you get a seat closer to the front, being in the back is a killer due the large number of speed bumps (topes), which cause an extra bump for those in the back.
The ride on the boat is very peaceful. We saw some monkeys and large turtles, no crocodiles on our day.
My advice: have guide provide you with information about the sites depending on your interest and stamina.
Bring a flashlight so you can see in the labyrinth. Its really the only way in and out of the site and quite a treat to go into those passageways knowing they are thousands of years old.
Bonampak is a wonderful small site. The carvings on the lintels and the murals are well worth the trip. Your time there is limited too, so head for the murals first. You are only allowed 3 min in each room and they prompty close at 4:30. Recommend that you have guide keep to the stated schedule for lunch, breakfast so you are able to see the sites rather than have to rush out and perhaps miss something due to time constraints. I know our guide did not stress the need for being on a schedule and why.
Suggest hat, sunscreen, poncho and insect repellent. It all depends on when you go but hat and water for sure.
Bonampak not only has great stelae, murals and carvings but also birds and tropical plants.
Written March 17, 2018
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Zbyněk K. Holub
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic1 contribution
Apr 2021
It was great experience in Yaxchilán, Bonampak and Lacandon Jungle, many thanks our guide and driver!
Written May 3, 2021
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EncuentroT3
Dear Zbyněk, I really appreciate all your comments, I´m glad you spent a great time with us! Have a great day! Hope to see you soon!
Written June 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dstry T
Westminster, CO7 contributions
Jul 2019
Some unexpected and surprising experiences some missed opportunities. We started at 5:00 am and ended at 9:00 pm, 20 people in our group, the van was filled. The seats are small with very little leg room. If you're not 5'7" or less and slender expect to be uncomfortable. Of the 16 hour day, 30 minute breakfast, 45 minutes x 2 river boat ride, 1 hour Yaxchilan tour, 1 hour lunch, 30 minutes Bonampak, 11.5 hours traveling on the buses and loading and unloading the van. If I had to do it all over again I would visit these sites as separate excursion. I was extremely disappointed we only had 30 minutes at Bonampk. The murals are fascinating but with all of us descending at the same time we waited in short lines to view the three structures with the murals. Only three people at a time a time can enter and they kept us moving. For some this could be once in a lifetime but you only have a few minutes to take in all the images. We didn't have any time to explore the pyramid. The boat ride to Yaxchilan was fantastic (be sure to turn off roaming or your phone will jump over to a Guatemala network). Unfortunately we moved through Yaxchilan so quickly it diminished what is an amazing site. I reviewed this excursion as Average because there were some amazing things to see, however, I felt cheated out of a fully satisfying experience. If you are the type who truly wants to explore and take in these wonders I would not recommend this excursion.
Written August 3, 2019
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