Waterfalls of Agua Azul, MisolHa and Palenque Archaeological Zone exit San Cristobal

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WATERFALLS OF BLUE WATER, CASCADA DE MISOL-HÁ - PALENQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA - DEPARTING FROM SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS CHIAPAS Departure at 4:00 am at the hotel reception, the first stop in the city of Ocosingo, at the restaurant for breakfast (not included). Then we will go to the Agua Azul waterfalls, a wonderful natural resource that has turquoise blue waterfalls that reaches 20 meters, with a 2-hour tour. We continue with the excursion to the Misol-Ha Waterfall, impressive waterfall that reaches 25 mtrs high, an ideal place to cool off by having 1 hour to visit this beautiful place. Then we will continue with the tour visiting the Z.A. from Palenque, where we will know the archaeological remains of the Mayan culture, made up of its exuberant natural wealth, with a 2-hour tour. Then we return to the City of San Cristóbal de las Casas around 10:30 pm. *** Does not include guides, it is optional.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Apasionado X Chiapas

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Stop At: Cascadas de Agua Azul

The Agua Azul Waterfalls that has impressive turquoise blue waterfalls that form this wonderful natural resource. Its waterfalls are formed thanks to the tributaries of the Otulúm, Shumuljá and Tulijá river, forming not very deep canyons with vertical cliffs that give rise to its blue and white waterfalls. The waters have that beautiful blue color because of the carbonate salts that are dissolved. The vegetation is lush mountain jungle, in some parts it covers the river, it is common to see trunks of fallen petrified trees. * Does not include guides.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Cascadas de Misol-Ha

The Misol-ha Waterfall as an attraction very close to the Z.A. From Palenque we find this beautiful waterfall, famous for the harmony that combines the elements of water and jungle. Waterfall of approximately 25 meters. high, which when falling, forms a large pool in which it is possible, with caution, to practice swimming. This refreshing and beautiful place is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Chiapas and stage of films like "The Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger; for being immersed in a typical example of the high tropical jungle of the Chiapaneca mountain range ...

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

The archaeological zone of Palenque takes its name from the neighboring community founded at the end of the 16th century: Santo Domingo de Palenque. The last meaning, also of Spanish origin, means “Estacada” or “Empalizada”, which is a wooden fence that surrounds a site to protect it. It is possible that the natives kept in memory the existence of defensive works in the abandoned pre-Hispanic city. On the other hand, the place name comes from the Ch'ol language, referring to the Otulum stream which means “fortified houses” that crosses the archeological zone. Other names have also been used to refer to the old settlement: Na Chán "city of snakes", Ghochan "head or capital of snakes", Nacan, Ototiun "stone house" and Chocan "sculpted snake", among others. The local inhabitants know him by the name of the Otolum Creek, whose alternate meaning is "place of the fallen stones". Xhembobel-Moyos, name of an immediate town, was also used to designate the ruins. * Does not include guides.

Duration: 2 hour
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