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Yaxchilan

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Address: Mexico
Phone Number: 9163489208
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$160*
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Chiapas Archeological Tour from Palenque: Yaxchilan and Bonampak by Land and...
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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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Mayan city, totally worth the visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
VNL56
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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British columbia
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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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Luang Prabang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

All day package tour to Yaxchilan and Bonapak. The tour was run by Viajes Na Chan Kan tours. Van excellent, comfortable, conservative drivers, great breakfast with 6 am start. Loved the launch ride. Sites were fantastic. Great lunch. Reasonable price at $40 US.

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Our tour (organized by 'Tulum tours' from Palenque) to Yaxchilan and Bonampak was great. Included are: transport in a mini van, entrance fee, breakfast and lunch. It was much better than finding the way on your own which can be time-consuming and also costly as you are charged higher prices for everything. Yaxchilan was an adventure as you can only... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We have visited during a trip with two friends 3 Mayan sites: Yaxchilan, Bonampak and Palenke. Yaxchilan was the first and maybe this is the reason I loved it the most. Our guide explained to us a detailed story and the meaning of the different carvings and hieroglyphs. Without these knowledge it would have been totally meaningless and probably would... More 

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