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Yaxchilan & Bonampak Tour

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Person Ages 3+
Infants Ages 0-2

Get to Know Two of the Most Popular Sites of the Maya World!

On this tour, you get to know two of the most popular sites of the Maya world located in Chiapas in one day.

First, we take you to Bonampak’s archaeological site, where you’re able to see the best murals in the Maya world. Bonampak’s pre-hispanic murals are the most meaningful and best-preserved works that belong to Maya culture. These paintings lie on the walls of the Murals’ Temple. (Bonampak means “dyed walls” in Mayan). This archaeological zone is located in the middle of the Lacandon Jungle, in Chiapas.

The quality and preservation of the murals by the time they were found allowed for complete studies and interpretations of the paintings, through which lots of cultural and historical findings regarding life in those times were made. Besides, they served as a reference on how the paintings on the other Maya sites could have been.

Next, we go to the Corozal border, where you sail for about an hour through the Usumacinta River, and you visit the archaeological site of Yaxchilan. In the Late Classical Period, Yaxchilan was one of the most powerful Maya states across the Usumacinta River. It reigned over the smaller sites, such as Bonampak, and had a long rivalry with Piedras Negras, as well as with Tikal and Palenque, against whom Yaxchilan faced a war on the 654.


  • Round transportation from Palenque City
  • Entrance to the mentioned sites
  • The drop-off takes place at the bus terminal in Palenque.

What to Bring:

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera and sunscreen!