During its heyday between the 6th and 8th centuries, Palenque was an important Mayan political centre and one which was elaborated with elegant and intricate architecture and hand-carvings. It is therefore one of the best places in Mexico to appreciate the finer details of Mayan craftsmanship and design as well as examples of art from the period and their ceremonial customs. One of the most important structures here is the Temple of Inscriptions, which contains the tomb of Pacal the Great, ruler of Palenque for nearly 70 years.
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A land steeped in ancient history, colonial past and scattered with Mayan and Aztec pyramids. We include the stunning Chiapas region with villages nestled in mountains.
Mexico City - Oaxaca - San Cristóbal - Palenque - Mérida - Chichén ItzáView Tour
Senderos Group Tour
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Journey overland to admire the myriad of landscapes and cultures along the route. Peeling back layers to discover ancient Mayan and Aztec pyramids, combined with the colonial herit…
Mexico City - Oaxaca - Tehuantepec - San Cristobal de las Casas - Palenque - Campeche - Merida - Playa del CarmenView Tour
Pacal Landmark Tour
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Visit Mayan villages, colourful weavers and the massive pyramids built by powerful civilisations that mysteriously abandoned their cities to the encoaching jungle.
Mexico City - Palenque - Mérida - Chichen Itza - Cancun - Tikal - Antigua - Chichicastenango - Lake AtitlanView Tour
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