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Things to Do in Palenque

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Palenque and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Palenque activities? We have 15 tour ideas.


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Archaeology Tours

Palenque Archaeological Site Tour

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 66.00


Visit the archaeological site of Palenque, inscribed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO. Your full-day tour includes guided visits to the Temple of the Inscriptions, the Temple of the Foliated Cross, and the palace belonging to Maya royalty. Round-trip hotel transport and admission fees are included.

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Archaeology Tours

Lacandon Jungle Adventure and Bonampak Archaelogical Site from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 84.00


Enjoy a great experience visiting Bonampak ruins and the lost city of Lacanja in the middle of the Jungle. You will first visit the Bonampak ruins and the wall painting .After the visit, you will be taken on a guided jungle hike with the chance to see local flora and fauna plus a visit to beautiful... Read More

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Archaeology Tours

Tikal National Park Overnight Tour from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 238.00


Live an unforgettable experience in the Guatemalan Peten and enjoy a time travel to explore the National Park which houses the archaeological site of Tikal which was declared a national park in 1955 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. It is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve and you'll enjoy the sunshine or sunrise at the top of the principle temples, and explore this fantastic place in the middle of... Read More

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Day Trips

Full Day Tour: Wonders of Agua Azul Cascades and Palenque Ruins

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


Spend the day soaking up the beautiful Agua Azul cascades, witnessing the tallest waterfall in Mexico, and seeing a great archeological site in Palenque before returning to your hotel in Palenque village or in San Cristobal.

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Day Trips

La Venta Archaeological Site from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 108.00


Visit Parque-Museo La Venta, an open-air park and museum that features 36 megalithic stone structures surrounded by a zoo. Observe native animals, such as spider monkey and jaguars, and take a walking tour with your guide to see Olmec remnants from La Venta archaeological site. Round-trip hotel transport is provided from Palenque.

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Day Trips

Metzabok Lagoon Day Trip from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 85.00


Enjoy a unique experience in one of the most important reserves in Mexico: Metzabok Lagoon. Metzabok was included in 2012 in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves for having lush ecosystems. Metzabok Lagoon, which means Lacandon Maya God of Thunder, is located between the eastern mountains of Chiapas, in the Selva Lacandona in the municipality of Ocosingo Chiapas. It has over 82 hectares divided into 27 lagoons of various... Read More

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Day Trips

Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Palenque Including Boat Ride

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 16 hours
Priced From: USD 131.00


On this 16-hour day trip to Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, you'll visit one of the most important eco-touristic centers in Chiapas: Las Guacamayas. Learn about local efforts to preserve the red guacamaya (scarlet macaw), a bird in danger of extinction due to hunting. Observe the... Read More

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Day Trips

Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 91.00


Enjoy nature in the Lacandona Jungle and explore the ruins of Bonampak and Yaxchilan. This is an experience in middle of the jungle that you will not forget. Visit the ruins of Yaxchilán (2 hours) , take a boat through the impressive Usumacinta River (50 minutes) and visit Bonampak... Read More

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Day Trips

Calakmul Archaelogical Zone and Reserve Day Trip from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 17 hours
Priced From: USD 83.00


Have a wonderful time on this day trip from Palenque as you head to visit the ruins of Calakmul and the biosphere reserve. You'll be able to tour the site, learn some history and enjoy the scenery including great flora and fauna.

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Day Trips

Agua Azul and Misolha Waterfalls Day Trip from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 39.00


Enjoy an amazing journey visiting the natural beauties of Agua Azul and Misolha Waterfalls, located in the heart of Jungle in Chiapas near Palenque City. Your tour includes transport.

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Day Trips

Palenque Mayan Ruins, Misol-Ha and Agua Azul Waterfalls Full Day Tour from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 94.99


Discover ancient Mayan ruins and turquoise waterfalls on this full day tour from Palenque. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is believed to be an ancient Mayan capital. Relax at two world-class waterfalls, Aqua Azul and Misol-Ha, both known for their bright blue waters and stunning jungle... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Tour of Bonampak and Yaxchiln with Lunch

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 136.00


Visit Bonampak with its fascinating murals and high quality ancient Mayan frescoes as the main attractions. The pyramids are surrounded by the colors and sounds of the Jungle of Chiapas called also the Lacandon Forest. Yaxchilán is an splendid setting of an evergreen forest blanketing a magnificent archaeological site famous for its statuary art, stelae and lintels. The Maya took to building the terrain of a... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Agua Azul and Misol-Ha Waterfalls Half-Day Tour from Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 64.10


Take in the beauty of the mountain landscapes around Palenque on a day trip to Cascadas de Agua Azul and Misol-Ha. You'll descend on foot to the stunning waterfalls, with time for swimming in deep pool at the base of jungle-covered cliffs (weather permitting). Travel by... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Palenque Combo Tour: Bonampak Archaeological Site and Lacanj River Rafting

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 169.99


Get to know both the natural and cultural sides of the Lacandon Jungle on this full-day excursion from Palenque. Spend the day enjoying the diverse offerings of this tropical paradise. Raft down a beautiful river while watching for monkeys playing in the trees. Explore the jungle by foot on an... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Lacandon Jungle Tour from Palenque: River Rafting and Hiking Adventure

Palenque, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 156.75


Spend the day exploring the Lacandon Jungle on this rafting and trekking tour from Palenque. Enjoy the serenity of the Lacanjá River as you float along and admire this biologically diverse region. Then discover the intrigue of the jungle as you trek to an ancient archaeological site, a Mayan... Read More

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