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National Park of Palenque: Tours & Tickets

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A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, get a guide. At the entrance to the park, you will encounter guides who will offer a price of $2600 pesos. Wait until the entrance to the ruins. All official guides rotate from the park entrance to the ruin's entrance. Same quality, better bargain...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank adamsrick57
Reviewed 7 June 2019

The best way to see Palenque is getting there at 8:00 am when they open, it gets very hot so the earlier the better. We spent 5 1/2 hours on our own. The guides will offer you tours starting at $1,500 pesos and they will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Isabel D
Reviewed 23 January 2019

DO NOT MISS this ruin. Its beautiful in a natural jungle setting and the restoration is great. So many different buildings and styles. Pical's tomb and temple of insriptions is simply magical. Walking from the ruins, following the beautiful waterways and falls to the museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

The last of the three archeological sites we visited....and it managed to amaze us!! The views are fantastic and nature are breathtaking!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LilaPM
Reviewed 31 December 2018

We spent 5 days in Chiapas, staying in San Cristobal de las Casas which meant that we drove 5-6 hours each way to see Palenque. We had a good guide who drove us from San Cristobal and gave us great information about the ruins, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I like this place the most comparing to other Mayan ruins in the country. There is big area, so it didn’t feel crouded. You can come to this place from Palenque by collectivo. You must also visit museum!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LinuteVil
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We'd heard of Gabriels jungle tours from travellers in San Cristobal and I managed to find his tel no from internet and what's app him. Gabriel is Maya, soaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable - he took us off the beaten track and barefoot....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Europeanonmove
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the old Maya temples in the early morning, which is really recommendable because it won't be too crowded. The temples are nice but it would be cool to have explanations featuring things you want to know instead of just some info about ruler...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Miriam P
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Get a guide or you will miss the hidden Mayan ruins. Howler monkeys make you feel like you are in a horror film scene!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Violet_Pilots
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Like other historical sites, the more you learn about it, the the more you can see and appreciate. I recommend the guided tours from the booth on your LEFT (!) Both booths are to the right of the main entrance -- be sure to choose...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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7 October 2018|
Response from YunusM364 | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying at El Panchan most of the guides there are good
23 November 2016|
Response from Dr_B_Maitra |
No, it's not. The tickets are actually bands that you tie on your wrist and they scan the bar code on the band. A bar code cannot be read twice by the scanner.
23 November 2016|
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Response from luisbernalv | Reviewed this property |
Well you get a bracelet at the entrance, and the restrooms are outside the park, I assume you can return later. Also, you have to consider that the park closes about 4:30 to 5:00 PM...