Palenque Tourism & Travel Guide

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Our itinerary for the 10 days was limited to Central and South Mexico and included: 3 days in Mexico City : tour to Teotihuacan ruins, city tour of Mexico City, visit to Museum of Anthropology and walk around the Centro Historico 2 days in San Cristobal de la Casa : tour to Sumidero Canyon, El Chiflon waterfalls and Montebello lakes 1 day in Palenque : tour to the Mayan ruins at Palenque 3 days in Merida: tour to Uxmal and Chichenitza Mayan ruins and visit to Progreso beach MORE DETAILS ON MY BLOG: http://travelfrreak.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mexico-tips-for-travel.html http://travelfrreak.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mexico-impressions.html...

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Even those like Palenque, where we had to climb tons of stairs to get to the main temples, have a specific entry paved to be accessed by people on wheel-chair....

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55 km, Palenque
Carretera Palenque-Ruinas Km 2.6, Palenque 29960-cr-29961


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If you're going to Guatemala or Central America a trip to a Mayan ruin is almost obligatory. In Guatemala there are tons of sites with the majority of ruins still buried and eaten by mother nature. However, for the most spectacular of sites Tikal is the most recommended. This can be done over one day but can be extended to longer trips especially if you are into archaeology. During a tour you're likely to see and hear howler monkeys, spot spider monkey and come across coatis (a raccoon like animal). The area is also great for birders as toucans can be seen. Of course the best time to see these animals is early morning before the sun, heat and humidity start. Tours start in the town of Flores and offer sunrise tours. Given the hostility of the jungles that the Mayan civilization put themselves in most sites are still covered up by the trees and the vegetation that grows in the area. Excavations are an on-going process but the maintenance for the main sites is already overwhelming. While experts have different opinions on the numbers it's said that 80-90% of the Mayan structures has yet to be uncovered. If you are adventurous enough to go deeper in the jungle guides can easily organize this for you.


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