Water activity

Palenque: Bonampak Site and Rafting in the Lacandona Jungle

Water activity

Palenque: Bonampak Site and Rafting in the Lacandona Jungle

From US$ 165 per person

Join an experienced guide for a white water rafting trip along the Lacanjá River. Then, delve into the history of jungle-clad Bonampak, which is an ancient Mayan archaeological site renowned for its murals.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Palenque City.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Raft down the Lacanjá River with an expert guide
  • Visit an ancient Mayan settlement famous for its painted murals
  • Enjoy a local breakfast and lunch
Full description
Begin your 13-hour outdoor adventure with a pick up at your accommodation in Palenque. Enjoy the ride, in an air-conditioned minivan, to the Lacanjá River in Lacandona Jungle and take a short breakfast stop on the way.  Surrounded by the gorgeous Lacandona Jungle, the Lacanjá River is the perfect place to get a taste of Chiapas’ nature and fascinating cultural heritage. First, explore the beautiful surroundings on your way down the Lacanjá River. Your expert guide will teach you about the ways of the river and explain how to safely raft down it. Enjoy being swept across the water as you admire the surrounding jungle. Keep an eye out for creatures of the jungle, like the monkeys playing in the trees. In the afternoon, enjoy a satisfying lunch. Then, stretch your legs on a brief hike through the jungle. Listen as your guide tells you all about the native flora and fauna. Next, make your way to Bonampak, an ancient Mayan archaeological site. Immerse yourself in history as you navigate the grounds, which were built as early as 580 AD. Learn about the Temple of Murals, which is a long narrow building with interior walls containing well-preserved Mayan paintings. Reflect on your exciting day on the ride back to Palenque, which ends at your accommodation. 
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Rafting equipment
  • Adventure insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Additional food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim
  • This is not recommended for pregnant women or those with a physical condition
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There is a minimum number of two participants

Product ID: 202225