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 air-conditioned vehicle round-trip or opt for drop-off or bus service to San Cristobal. You can include a traditional lunch in your 5-hour itinerary, or upgrade for a full-day tour that includes the archaeological ruins of Palenque.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Palenque in the morning or afternoon and be transferred by minivan to Cascadas de Agua Azul, which consists of multiple cascades following one after another. Admire the indigo blue water and lush vegetation, and listen to the inexhaustible sound of water flowing into the Agua Azul River. Here, descending limestone steps form a series of stunning waterfalls that create natural pools, with the larger cataracts reaching as high as 20 feet (6 meters). Intrepid travelers can reach them via the staircase with the help of a guide.Then, be amazed at the 115-foot-high (35-meter) Cascadas de Misol-Ha, which empties into a large, tranquil pool under a river cliff of calcareous rocks. If weather permits, there will be free time for swimming at the falls with caution. Soak in the refreshing falls amid scenery that typifies the rainforest of the Chiapas highlands. If you opted for lunch, you're served a traditional meal like fried fish with rice in a rustic hut. Your 5-hour tour ends with hotel drop-off in Palenque, or with bus service to or hotel drop-off in San Cristobal de las Casas, depending on option selected. Alternatively, upgrade to add a guided visit to the archaeological site of Palenque to complete a 9-hour tour.