Day trip

From San Cristóbal: Agua Azul and Palenque Day Trip

4.4 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Jalapeño
Day trip

From San Cristóbal: Agua Azul and Palenque Day Trip

Activity provider: Jalapeño

From US$ 67 per person

Get back to nature on a day trip from San Cristóbal de las Casas to the beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul. See the amazing constructions and step pyramids of the Maya civilization at the archaeological site of Palenque.

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Duration 17 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Please ensure that you share your accommodation details directly with the local partner at least one day before the tour, and be ready waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your pickup.


  • Visit the beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul
  • Explore the ruins of the Maya city of Palenque
  • See the beautiful cascades of Misol-Ha pouring through the rainforest
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas, head towards the ancient Maya city of Palenque and stop at the amazing waterfalls of Agua Azul along the way. Gaze in awe at the cascades, formed by the currents of the Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers and shallow canyons banked by vertical cliffs. Get the chance to cool down with a swim, time permitting, and marvel at the different areas and landscapes of the natural wonder. Continue to the waterfalls of Misol-Ha, where the water can rise to heights of up to 30 meters in the natural rainforest surroundings. Then, discover the ruins of the Maya civilization at the archaeological site of Palenque. Admire the impressive buildings and structures of the former city state, including the Temple of the Foliated Cross and Temple of the Sun in the stunning Temple of the Cross group of step pyramids. Return to San Cristóbal at the end of the day for drop off at a central location.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • National park fees
  • Spanish-speaking driver
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Guide
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Babies under 1 year

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of the transfers is approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Bring your swimming costume and a change of clothes
  • Bring water, sunglasses, mosquito repellent and sunscreen
  • A gratuity is not included and left to your discretion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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Palenque is really great, just be prepared that there is limited possibility to buy food and what is available is overexpensed. Aqua Azul is also nice, but not sure about swimming, I want do that, water is a but dirty. The other cascade is nice, but would have prefered to skip it, the trip is already so long.

March 28, 2023

Tour muy largo, así que puede hacerse un poco duro, pero vale la pena. Nosotros nos quedamos en Palenque, por lo que no tuvimos que hacer las 5h de regreso. Una muy buena opción para visitar cosas y desplazarse al mismo tiempo. Si tuviese que mejorar algo, sin duda sería el tema del desayuno y el almuerzo. No están en incluidos en el precio y así se indica. El problema es que te llevan a unos buffets con precio cerrado donde no hay más opciones de restaurantes, por lo que creo que habría en la descripción o incluso sumarlo e incluirlo en el precio igual que las entradas, ya que es un gasto en el que el cliente tendrá que incurrir seguro. También no estaría de más indicar en la descripción cómo funciona la contratación opcional de un guía en Palenque (hay dos opciones distintas), así como su precio, ya que nuestro conductor no fue muy claro cuando llegamos ahí y puede ser un problema si solo unos pocos del grupo quieren hacer el tour.

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March 28, 2023

Départ à 3h30, ça pique ! Puis 5h de minibus sur mauvaises routes et la pluie jusqu’aux belles cascades d’Agua Azul. Ne prenez pas le petit déjeuner au restaurant sur le parking. D’autres restaurants offrent une vue sur les cascades. Puis en route vers la cascade de Misol-Ha, moins spectaculaire. Enfin arrivée à Palenque vers midi. Le site est magnifique, niché au coeur de la jungle. Nous avons pris un guide anglophone pour 300 pesos par personne. Puis nous avons passé la nuit à Palenque (le chauffeur accepte les bagages de type carry-on). Le lendemain, nous avons pris un taxi vers l’aéroport de Villahermosa (1000 pesos) qui se trouve à 1h30 de (bonne) route.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 112341