Palenque Archaeological Site Tour
On arrival, follow your guide and listen to informative commentary. You'll visit the Temple of the Inscriptions, the site's largest pyramid where the tomb of the great Maya ruler Pakal was found. See the royal palace and the Temple of the Foliated Cross. If there is enough time, you'll also explore cultural exhibits at the museum.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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We came to Palenque to see, well, Palenque! But the whole tour was disappointing. First we were loaded into a van without anyone who spoke English (we specifically booked this tour so we would have an English speaking guide). When we got to the site, we were dumped out of the van and into the care of a guide who did speak English. However, he led us to the site and sat us on some rocks to spend more than an hour explaining how to count in Mayan, Mayan planting rituals, etc. We barely saw any of the site itself and certainly not the stuff we'd read about. THEN he left us at a bus stop where no van ever came for us!! We had to take a collectivo back to the hotel. What a disappointment.
Palenque is a beautiful Mayan site, with unique features. However, if you have some Mayan history knowledge, the guide adds little. We felt rushed through the site and the guide left us at one point, probably to go get her next victims, giving us directions back to our pickup. The museum was disappointing as it was quite dark and the sarcophagus replica isn't set up to get a good view or photo of the lid, you need to be able to view from above. At our pickup location we waited for over twenty minutes due to the guide not properly handing us off.