Descubra antigas ruínas maias e cachoeiras de águas azul-turquesa nessa excursão de dia inteiro, saindo de Palenque. Visite um local que é considerado Patrimônio da Humanidade pela Unesco, que se acredita ser uma antiga capital maia. Relaxe em duas cachoeiras sensacionais, Aqua Azul e Misol-Ha, ambas conhecidas por suas águas azuis cristalinas e o deslumbrante cenário de selva.
I am the only person who joined the tour in the morning. It was a little confusing because the drivers speak a little English. Palenque ruins is great, and the guide explained the history of this site very well. I was transferred to another local tour to go the the 2 waterfalls in the afternoon. The driver did not speak English at all. Thankfully Mexicans are eager to help me all the way. I would rather stay at Palenque ruins longer, because traffic time was really long to the waterfalls. The whole trip was safe, and the general experience was good and unforgettable.
I really enjoyed this tour. I ended up being the only one attending the tour that day and my tour guide was just full of knowledge. I feel like I gained a lot from the experience. Palenque is just beautiful!
Palenque is an extremely important site for Mayan civilization.
Unfortunately for tourists, there's less there than the reputation would indicate.
Only 1-5 of the total site has been reclaimed from the jungle, so you can see the whole thing in a couple of hours. Unless you are hell-bent to go for the history, or are in the area anyway, it's a long way to travel for what you get. Unlike Chichen Itza or Teotihuacan and other per-Colombian sites, Palenque isn't near anything particularly interesting. The town of Palenque is mostly another sad, poor Mexican town, with a few hotels and restaurants. The archeological site is well-maintained, and our guide was quite knowledgeable, though his English was at the bare minimum level.
The Misol-Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls were more disappointing: hours spent traveling over horrible roads to sites that were nice, but hardly worth the time invested. It was fascinating to travel through rural Mexico past villages and towns I would not otherwise even know about, but the roads are in a state of disrepair and the use of topes speed bumps to slow traffic meant grinding to a near-halt dozens of times.
Better than going to the waterfalls in my opinion would be to spend some time at the Palenque Museum. Our guide discouraged us from going because he likely got a kick-back from the restaurant at Agua Azul we ate lunch at. In hindsight, I would have rather paid him a bit more NOT to take us there.
While the town of Palenque isn't much to talk about, we did have some good food at the Restaurante Maya and Bajlum, which prepares are vision of authentic Mayan food cash only!. And our stay at the Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque was a bit of paradise in a chaotic world.
Palenque was great, but the local guide was a little bit annoying because he tried to sell an extra tour instead of just doing the tour which was already paid for. Misol-Ha really great, but not too much time to explore well. Agua Azul is very growded and really annoying because you can't just admire the falls because of hundreds of people trying to sell you banana. Recommended restaurant was bad and expensive. Overall a good tour regarding destinations, unfortunately a not very motivated guide.
20 Minuten zu spät abgeholt ausschließlich spanisch sprechender Kundenservice, Tourguide sprach nur Spanisch, wobei man von Tour nicht sprechen kann - wir wurden ohne Map, Informationen o.Ä. in Palenque ausgekippt und 2 Stunden später abgeholt. Es gab auch vor Ort keine Informationen - nichtmal englischsprachige. Natürlich hätte man sich einen Guide buchen können, für 700 Pesos pro Person - bei dem Preis dieser Tour erwarte ich, dass das inbegriffen ist.
Der Bus fliegt dann über schlechte Straßen, dass es einem nur übel wird. Misol-Ha ist ganz nett, Agua Azul total braun, weil Regen und leider total zerstört durch die Straßenhändler, die überall lauern. Auch hier keine weiterführenden Informationen.
Hätte ich nie zu diesem Preis gebucht, wenn ich das vorher gewusst hätte, denn einen Mietwagen hatten wir selbst und nur fürs Rumfahren hätten wir die Tour nicht gebucht.
We essentially had a private tour with Ricardo. It was a fantastic experience! Palenque has great ruins that you can actually walk through inside the structures, unlike others in the region. Additionally, the waterfalls were both amazing stops. Highly recommended!!