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From San Cristóbal: Agua Azul and Palenque Day Trip

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From San Cristóbal: Agua Azul and Palenque Day Trip

From US$ 43 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

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

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

4.5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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What happens to a 17-hour bus tour? I started with worries, but there were meals and rest breaks on the way, and almost all of them slept while traveling. The Palenque archeological group was charged separately for the guide in English, and it seemed to be divided by the number of participants, but my car was myself, so I paid for the whole car and I could not deny it. I wish that the time was a little longer. It was a rush from the middle.

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January 29, 2020

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.

December 26, 2019

I have loved the tour. Magical places and very friendly guides.

July 18, 2021

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