Estado de Chiapas Off The Beaten Path

  • Cascadas de Moctuniha
    Cascadas de Moctuniha
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  • Iglesia viejo y cemeterio
    Iglesia viejo y cemeterio
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  • The Falls of Misol Ha
    The Falls of Misol Ha
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Estado de Chiapas Off The Beaten Path

  • Bonampak

    This is one of the smaller mayan sites, yet here you can find the best preserved frescoes in whole Mexico. Very few visitors come to Bonampak and it can happen that you'll have the whole site just for yourself. Dense jungle, wild animals you may see, add even more to the feeling that this place is really off the beaten path. My Bonampak Page

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  • Yaxchilan

    Yaxchila may not be one of the more important sites of Mayan culture, neither as big as others. But there is something about the place that makes it special. It can be reached only by boat (or airplane for those who can afford it). The one hour irde is already adventure for itself. And once you get to the site, you almost have the feeling being the...

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: a summary

    From Palenque, I took a tour into the Lancandon jungle. The jungle excursion from Palenque was awesome! I ventured into the Lancandon jungle with the aid of a tour since the area is not that secure. We were escorted by the 'federales' (police) all the way. During the two days, we visited three Mayan sites and the Lancandon jungle. The first site,...

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: the Return

    We took the van back to Palenque. Once more, we were escorted by the Policia Municipal Federal de Caminos and the Angeles Verdes.

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: Jungle Hike

    We did a short hike into the jungle that day. Afterwards, we swam in the small stream. The main jungle trek occurred the following day. We started the trek into the jungle in the morning. Our guide was the 26 y/o sister of the owner of the hostel (by the looks of the pic and of her you will think she was a young girl). After 2 hours we arrived at...

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: Sleeping in the...

    A van picked us up at Fronterra Corozal and dropped us up at las cabañas, where we will spend the night within in the Lancandon jungle. Let me tell you, after a full day of traveling, the peace and quite of the cabañas made for an excellent sleep.

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: Exploring...

    I wasn't prepared for the beauty and splendor found in Yaxchilan. This was one of the large Mayan settlements in the region. The jungle has engulfed the ruins over the centuries to a point were the jungle becomes the ruins. At the entrance to the Grand Palace, we enjoyed an orchestra of Howling Monkeys, which never stopped throughout our visit. I...

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: Getting to...

    We then took a boat ride to Yaxchilan along Rio Usumantista. Similarly to the Rio Bravo border in the north Mexico and the USA, this river serves as the border between southern Mexico and Guatemala. The boat ride takes about 45 minutes from the town of Fronterra Corozal.

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: Bonampak

    Bonampak is monopolized by the Lancandon Indians, so expect a high entry fee (they even force you to take their vehicles the last couple kilometers of the road used to access the ruins). The sight is amazing. The steles are so well preserved, clearly beyond belief. There are three rooms with some of the best murals I’ve seen. The certainly are one...

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: Security of the...

    The tour was escorted by the "federales" (federal police) truck and the "angeles verdes" (green angle truck that offers assistance to vehicles on the road). I'd advice you to take the tour since there seems to be ongoing conflicts in this region.

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  • Selva Lancandon Trip: breakfeast :)

    We stopped for a breakfast of champions at el Restaurant Valle Escondido, which has this kewl palapa in a jungle type setting.

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