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Yaxchilan

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Address: Mexico
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+52 916 348 9208
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$136.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Bonampak and Yaxchilán with Lunch
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US$91.00*
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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque

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Magnificent arqueological site

One of my favorites in México, only accesible by air or by boat through the Usumacinta river, amazing, in the middle of the jungle, the site is spectacular, be sure to take with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gonzalo L
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorites in México, only accesible by air or by boat through the Usumacinta river, amazing, in the middle of the jungle, the site is spectacular, be sure to take with you , water, sunscreen, mosquito´s repellent and a hat. When you´re there you realize about how smart and brilliant mayas were, You can´t see the city when... More 

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Essex UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the whole trip from the boat ride up river to the site itself. The boat trip is relaxed and gives you a chance to take in the scenery. Once at the site you feel a little like Indiana Jones as it is so remote and atmospheric. Although not seen the howler monkeys were in good voice which only added... More 

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Thank Angel57
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Located just by the Usumacinta river on the border between Mexico and Guatemala. Is this Mayan city. You ay arrive either by boat or small plane. The city is in Mint condition and its a gem you should not miss.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is amazing! I rented a car and drove from Palenque to Frontera Corozal. It was a 2.5 hours drive, an amazing landscape. And in Frontera Corozal you can take a boat to Yaxchilan with other people. A lot of people arrive by themselves, so it is quite easy to tell other tourists to share the price of a boat... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a rather difficult site to get to, but well worth the effort. It will require a one hour boat ride on the Usumacints River (the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The site is large with extremely interesting architecture. One of the main points is the Labyrinth in the living quarters of the ruling class. Bring a flash light... More 

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Claremont, California
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Only way to go is by boat, suddenly it opens up and it's magical. The Labyrinth is creepy and fantastic (we saw bats and a little snake), the other ruins are remarkable. Yaxchilan and Piedras Negras were rivals for the Usumacinta River trade route, and they weren't playing! Both amazing sites, but Piedras Negras is so dark and mysterious, and... More 

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Jurupa Valley, California
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We booked a tour through Viator in September from Palenque. We were the only ones on the tour. We got stopped at a checkpoint by Zapatistas (wearing black baclavas) looking for scab teachers (first day of school and there was a teacher strike going on). After we we convinced the Zapatistas that we were just dumb tourists from Los Angeles,... More 

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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Best ruins we visited in Mexico, this was part of a private tour and our guide had us up before daybreak. The only way into this place is by boat and what a fantastic trip that is. Being so early we were the only people at the site. When we got of the boat it was a short walk through... More 

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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

the boat ride is great. we saw two alligators resting on shore and lots of turbiulant deep water boiling slowly. the arrival and walk to the ruins at 8am had great light. the tunnel entrance to the ruins is almost scary. walking into the place all alone was mystical and exootic. there is alot to see. 2 hours barely enough.... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I would call this site a must visit if possible. Its a hard slog to do this on public transport and will take an early start and a full day to visit here and Bonampak. A guided tour will also require an early start and a long day and will cost a lot of money but if you do it... More 

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