Agua Azul

Agua Azul & Palenque Ruins: Full-Day Tour from San Cristobal

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What You'll Do
  • Immerse yourself in the pools of Agua Azul, a series of cascading waterfalls
  • Marvel at Misol Ha, a waterfall that is 35 meters high
  • Visit the Mayan archaeological site at Palenque, dating back to 226 B.C.
Overview
Visit the Agua Azul cascades and immerse yourself in the shimmering blue pools. See Misol Ha, the highest waterfall in Mexico, and explore the Mayan ruins at the Palenque archaeological site. This full-day tour departs from San Cristobal de las Casas.
What to Expect
Your full-day tour leaves San Cristobal de las Casas at around 06:00 for the 90-minute transfer to Agua Azul. When you reach this series of glittering cascades you’ll have free time to immerse yourself in the pools, and later you’ll see Misol Ha, the highest waterfall in Mexico.

In the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountains you’ll marvel at Agua Azul, a series of cascades and shallow pools of limestone-rich water. You can follow the movement of the water down a series of natural dams to the point where it ends the clear, waist-deep Shumulhá River.

During April and May, the dry months, the water is a shimmering blue due the high amount of limestone present. In the rainy season the color is diluted because of the increased volume of water. These beautiful cascades continue on for miles across lush valleys and canyons.

The Mayan archaeological site at Palenque is your next stop on the tour. Palenque was a Mayan city-state that flourished during the 7th century. The ruins that have been unearthed date as far back as 226 B.C, with the most recent dating to the fall of Palenque, which occurred around 1123 A.D.

Palenque is a medium-sized site, much smaller than some of the major Mayan sites, but it contains some of the finest Mayan architecture, sculpture, and bas-relief carvings found to date.
What's Included
  • Transportation by shared, 14-passenter van
  • Entrance fee
  • Stops at the places mentioned in the tour description
What's Not Included
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Meeting Point

At your hotel in San Cristobal at 06:00. Please advise us of the name of your hotel 24 hours prior to departure. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
You can book this tour if you are travelling alone. Also, please bring along the items you’ll need for walking and swimming, as well as your camera.

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