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National Park of Palenque

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National Park of Palenque

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Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960 Mexico
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Day Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Palenque from San Cristobal
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Day Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Palenque from San Cristobal

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Torn between visiting the Mexican rainforest or a Mayan archaeological site? Go for both. During this fun-filled, double-duty tour, you’ll head to Agua Azul and Misol-Ha—two stunning freshwater cascades, flanked by lush jungle—before arriving at Palenque. Then get a peek at well-preserved ancient ruins, like the Temple of the Sun, an iconic stepped pyramid. Transfer from San Cristobal is included.
$38.00 per adult
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Sundncr wrote a review Oct 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia878 contributions277 helpful votes
Due to pandemic, the ruins were recently opened to the public. I was lucky to visit them in October. These ruins form an interesting triangle of visits if you include Copal Ruinas in Honduras and Tikal in Guatemala The buildings are in great shape and the Mayans had a way of building that last ages. The area of the Mayan buildings are located in a Jungle some 12 KM from the city of Palenque. International visitors have to purchase an entrance ticket and can hire a private guide for a price. Guides are available to hire close to the entrance. The Mayans built some impressive Pyramids and palaces. Much has to be still learnt about the Mayan building. The area is well laid out with plenty of vegetation. I was impressed by the Royal palace and the ball court. The guide explained that plenty of buildings were left to be excavated as they were covered by the heavy Jungle. I am sure future generations will get to see more about the Mayan civilization. Area is pretty safe as there is plenty of security around.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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301lisa33 wrote a review Jul 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,357 contributions228 helpful votes
Fabulous. This site is quite extensive and diverse. Do look for the Tower Palace (which seems quite unusual). Go inside and explore some of the tunnels. (There are bats, if you want to look for them.) There is a very interesting quadrangle with the Temples of the Sun and Cross. Dramatic. There is also a ball court although that takes a bit of imagination. This site is a major attraction - so get there early
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Date of experience: November 2019
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GillJezz wrote a review Apr 2020
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom414 contributions164 helpful votes
This is well worth the trip down here. Its different to most of the other ruins we saw. Not just because of its jungle setting, but the architectural style too. I found the hawkers having their wares all laid out by the main buildings a bit frustrating and these ruins are also quite popular and crowded, so get here early. Also, once you walk away from the main complex you can get away from the crowds and it becomes more atmospheric if a little less spectacular. Definitely do the walk down by the cascades if you're fit enough (we're both in our sixties and my other half is due a hip replacement and we were ok). There are some more ruins in among the trees there and you may be lucky enough to spot the odd spider monkey and toucan as well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ale wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions1 helpful vote
If you’re into the jungle, definitely go here. My favorite part was learning about the Mayan history. Additionally, this is much better when you take the tour as the guides as so knowledgeable about the area.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Josef wrote a review Feb 2020
Puebla, Mexico2 contributions1 helpful vote
this is must see zona archeologia. It will take you 2'-3 hours but it's really nice. be aware about bagging people for parking cars/activities..
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Date of experience: February 2020
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