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Yaxchilan

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Address: Mexico
Phone Number: 9163489208
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$136*
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Full-Day Tour of Bonampak and Yaxchilán with Lunch
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$91*
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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque

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Most beautiful site in Mexico

For me the most beautiful trip and site in the whole Mexico. It is less famous than others but it is simply amazing. The trip would cost around 1000 pesos and takes 12/14... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For me the most beautiful trip and site in the whole Mexico. It is less famous than others but it is simply amazing. The trip would cost around 1000 pesos and takes 12/14 hours. Includes: bus, boat, breakfast, lunch, off road bus, entrances to the sites and communities. After 2,5 hour drive, we reached the river that divides Mexico from... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In order to visit these wonderful sites you can stay some days in Palenque and organize an excursion of one day. In my opinion the best thing is entrust to a travel agency of Palenque. There are several travel agency and the one-day-trip is similar. The excursion starts early in the morning (6.30 a.m), you reach a first area where... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is expensive (I took one from Palenque which comprised this site plus Bonampak), it comes for 675 pesos - everything expect for drinks and tips to driver is included. If you want guides at the site you can get them for 500 pesos. Costs aside, it is well worth the money and the very long day (start at... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We started our trip in Escudo Jaguar on the Osumacinta river, from where we took of by boat to the archeological site as early as 8 in the morning. That resulted a really great idea of Victor, our tour guide: as we were the first to arrive at the mayan city, we had it all to ourselves with a good... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This site is 30 or so minutes down river with motorized river canoe access only. The site it's self if massive and very unique to other more touristy sites. The stella are many and graphic. The ruins are massive with more in tack and on site stella, statues and murals that a lot of other ruins. There were plenty of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A wonderful day out visiting both Yaxchillan and Bonampak (Bonampak is also worth the trip!). The ruins at Yaxchillan are rough but stunning amidst their setting (in an enormous jungle right by the river) and lots of hieroglyphs and sculptures can be found in the door frames where they haven't been worn away by the elements. Be prepared for a... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Yaxchilan was by far the most amazing archaeological site we've visited in Mexico! Not because the size or importance of its buildings (although they are impressive) but because of its atmosphere. It's not easy to get to - you have to drive about 4 hours from Palenque to Frontera Corozal and then take a 40 min boat ride (cost us... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

If you have the opportunity to visit Chiapas, then you should make an effort to visit this site. It is not as polished and reconstructed as Palenque, but that is what makes it interesting. The site situated in the middle of the forest, and you have a good opportunity to see monkeys and other erotic wildlife. When I entered the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

It was an adventure getting to Yaxichilan. From Palenque is 2 hours by van. Then a 45min boat ride in to the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The river boat ride to the ruins was wonderful. We saw crocs in the river and howler monkeys. The ruins were very interesting and the whole,experience was worth doing.

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