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 setting.
After pickup at your hotel, depart Palenque in an air-conditioned minivan for a full-day cultural and archaeological tour. Your first stop is the Palenque archaeological site, once an important Mayan capital city. The ruins date back to 226 BC and are surrounded by jungle. Much of the history of this ancient civilization has been pieced together by historians, who have interpreted hieroglyphics inscribed on the monuments. Spend 2 hours learning about Mayan culture and what life was like in this fascinating civilization during its peak. Next is the Misol-Ha Waterfall, a towering 115-foot-high (35-meter) waterfall that streams down a jagged cliff as if being poured from a spigot above. Soak up the soothing sounds of the rushing water and the coolness of the mist during your visit.Find a piece of tropical heaven at your next stop, the Agua Azul Cascades, a series of waterfalls named for their turquoise water. Relax and admire the tranquil scenery and take a refreshing dip in the pools of water at the base of the waterfalls if you wish. You’ll also have the option to purchase refreshments and regional snacks. After your visit, relax on the trip back to your hotel.