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Full-Day Agua Azul & Palenque Ruins Experience in Mexico

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Why we included this experience:

  • A breathtaking sight of powerful white waterfalls of Agua Azul 
  • Marvel Misol Ha waterfall, thundering from 35 metres
  • Explore the ruins of Palenque, an ancient Mayan civilisation dating back to 226 BC

Experience description

An early morning transfer takes you to the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains, and the beautiful Agua Azul, where clear blue water cascades into shimmering limestone pools. Take a dip, enjoy the feel of the mineral-rich water against your skin, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery around you. Not far away is Misol Ha, which at 35m (115ft) is the highest waterfall in Mexico.

The tour moves on to Palenque, a jungle city much smaller than that at Chichen Itza, although it is believed only around 10% of the site has yet been explored. Here you will see some of the greatest works of Mayan architecture in excellent condition including the palace and its observation tower, and many temples. At its peak during the 7th century, Palenque was gradually absorbed by the jungle before its rediscovery. This is a fascinating step back in time to understand Mayan culture and tradition.


Experience details

People

1

Season

All year

Landscape

Land & Nature

Active Level

Relaxing


Highlights:

  • See the beautiful cascading waterfalls at Agua Azul, and take a refreshing swim in limestone pools
  • Visit to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, one of Mexico’s great archaeological finds

What's Included:

  • Transportation by shared passenger van
  • Entrance fees to locations mentioned in itinerary

Good to know:

  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for walking and swimming
  • Guides for Palenque can be hired at the entry point - be prepared to haggle
  • Lunch is not included

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