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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, Palenque

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Observe and inspect impressive ruins and intricate Mayan carvings, surrounded by dense jungle, at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque. At just 2.5 sq km (1 sq mi), the site is fairly small compared to some of the more revered indigenous ruins. That said, archaeologists estimate only about 10% of the city has been excavated, leaving potentially thousands of structures still covered by jungle. Allow yourself plenty of time to admire the site and its rich documented history. Consider hiring a guide to teach you about the site’s interesting history. Add Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and other attractions to your Palenque trip itinerary using our Palenque day trip planning tool.
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  • We arranged a day trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Casacadas de Agua Azul via our hotel for 750 pesos each. (for two people) We were picked up by a minibus at 09:00 AM from out hotel and... 
    We arranged a day trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Casacadas de Agua Azul via our hotel for 750 pesos each. (for two people) We were picked up by a minibus at 09:00 AM from out hotel and...  more »
  • Magnificent ruined city only partly excavated in a stunning jungle setting. Streams and waterfalls a plenty with monkeys and tropical birds. Temple of inscriptions and Great palace principal... 
    Magnificent ruined city only partly excavated in a stunning jungle setting. Streams and waterfalls a plenty with monkeys and tropical birds. Temple of inscriptions and Great palace principal...  more »
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  • A wonderful experience! Please request a tour from Mr. Victor Hernandez, he has been working there for at least 40 years. His knowledge of the pyramids, and Mayan culture is outstanding. He describes things as if he was there when it happened. I can tell he truly cares about this park and it's history. He is a living Mexican National Treasure. Please take you time to request a tour with Mr. Hernandez.
  • Extremely interesting please. Great city with interesting architecture. So nice atmosphere in jungle. Really nice place to just walk around. But suddenly all the main buildings are closed. Governance of the place is extremely poor. They hate tourists in here.

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