Palenque Archaeological Site With Agua Azul And Misol-Ha From Palenque

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8am or 12pm (depending on option selected) Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up in any hotel located in Palenque Downtown.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take inthe beauty of the mountain landscapes around Palenqueon a day trip to Cascadas de Agua Azul and Misol-Ha. You'll descend on foot to the stunning waterfalls, with time for swimming in a deep pool at the base of jungle-covered cliffs(if the weather allows).Travel on an air-conditioned vehicle round-trip or opt for our drop-off option in San Cristobal. Enjoy this half-day tour or upgrade for a full-day tour that includes the archaeological ruins of Palenque.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Hotel pickup included

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You will be picked up at your hotel in Palenque in the morning or afternoonand be transferred by minivan toCascadas de Agua Azul, which consists of multiple cascadesfollowing one after another. Admire the indigo blue water and lushvegetation, and listen to the inexhaustible sound of waterflowing into theAgua Azul River.

Here, descendinglimestonestepsforma series of stunning waterfalls that create natural pools, with thelarger cataracts reaching ashigh as 20 feet (6 meters). Intrepid travelers can reach themvia the staircase with the help of aguide.

Then, be amazed at the 115-foot-high (35-meter) Cascadas de Misol-Ha, which empties into a large, tranquilpool under a river cliff of calcareous rocks. If weather permits, there will be freetime for swimming at the falls with caution. Soak intherefreshing falls amid scenery thattypifies the rainforest of the Chiapas highlands.

If you opted for lunch, you're served atraditional meallike fried fish with rice in a rustic hut.Your 5-hour tour ends with hotel drop-off in Palenque, or with bus service to or hotel drop-off in San Cristobal de las Casas, depending on option selected. Alternatively, upgrade toadd a guided visit to the archaeological site of Palenque to complete a9-hour tour.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide only in Palenque Site

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Palenque Ruins tour (if option selected)

Entrance Fee

Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

Entry/Admission - Cascadas de Misol-Ha



Palenque Ruins tour (if option not selected)


Guide in waterfalls

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infants must sit on laps

Please keep in mind this tour may finish in Palenque or San Cristobal (depending on the option you selected), due to this, at the end of the tour, the whole group will wait around 30 minutes to be transferred to another unit that will continue to the ending point.

The transfers and waterfalls are without guiding assistance

Guide is only included in Palenque Archaeological site

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Palenque Archaeological site for the moment has a schedule from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Apr-2022

    The bus on the way to the waterfalls was extremely hot, they promised an airconditioned van, but the airconditioning didn’t work. We were a bit delayed because we had to wait for two people. This was a bummer, because we had only 30 minutes at Misol-Ha. This was way to short.. The way back was perfect though!

  • 25-Dec-2021

    Great guide but largely over priced - you can get cheaper through sorting in town once you arrive. Stayed almost three hours at aqua azul and didn’t get back until gone 7.30pm.

  • 05-Jul-2021

    Tra tutti i siti archeologici è il più bello che abbia visto nel nostro viaggio on the road da Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Tabasco e Chiapas. Molto emozionante entrare li e vedere le rovine mangiate dalla giungla. Si capisce solo dal vivo, in foto non si può capire.

  • 22-Apr-2021

    Beautiful waterfalls, both Agua Azul and Misol-Ha. The driver was kind, and although he spoke no English and we speak little Spanish, he was still helpful about places to eat and where to change into bathing suits. Also, the tour agency was very good about answering our questions promptly, especially when we thought we had made a mistake and booked the wrong tour. The only important thing they did not respond to was our question about bringing two small pieces of luggage. I gave this review only three stars because we were assured before we booked that everyone would be required to wear a mask in the van, when, in fact, no one was wearing a mask except us. Secondly, the other two people on the tour didn't want to go back to the starting point in Palenque but instead wanted to continue on to San Cristobal de las Casas. That would have been fine except that they needed to meet up with another van in order to do this, and we had to wait on the side of the road for 45 minutes until the other van came. We were never told in advance that this would be happening. Also, we were in a small passenger van that only seats 5 people besides the driver, not a standard tour van. My husband and I were in the two back seats (we hd to put luggage in the one remaining front seat), and it was so cramped that our knees had to be bent sideways or in a "V" shape and we could not sit normally, and it is not a short distance to these waterfalls. We were the last to be picked up so we did not have a chance to select different seats. All things said and done, if I had known these things in advance, I would have chosen a different tour where we could have been more comfortable.. We have booked a number of Viator tours previously and have always been pleased, but this was not up to par with the other Viator tours we have taken. After this, I will probably think twice before I book another Viator tour or ask a lot more questions and make sure I get answers before I book.

  • 17-Jan-2021

    PALENQUE was absolutely incredible and made even more amazing because of our guide Joice, who took us through history and helped navigate the perilous stairways. I thought I would have the same guide all day, so I was crushed when he hoped out of the van before I could tip him. The itinerary was completely different than what I received. The guide for Misol-Ha and Aguas Azules would not speak about anything in english, not even instructions. I would ask what he told the group after he spoke with then for several paragraphs and he would respond with something like "you can eat here" or "meet here at 5". I learned nothing about where I was, how to get there or what to expect. There was no chance to swim as promised and I was unable to visit Misol-Ha or see much of Aguas Azules because there was no one to help me with the limestone descents in the rain, so I was mostly left sitting alone near a tienda. It was absolutely heartbreaking for me and I ended up alone and crying for the second half of the tour. Even more so because I had to purchase two tickets to even be allowed on this this.

  • 25-Jan-2020

    Agua Azul is fabulous. It’s waterfall after waterfall and so expansive. There are multiple places to swim as well as a rope swing that we used to jump in. Lots of vendors and food. You can easily spend the day at the falls.

  • 14-Jan-2020

    Agua Azul y Misol-Ha Fantásticos lugares, que ofrecen paisajes maravillosos para la toma de fotos y videos. Palenque un lugar Histórico dentro de la maravillosa selva chiapaneca.

  • 01-Aug-2019

    Some context to understand where I'm coming from. I love the outdoors and hiking. On trips I look for natural wonders to experience in as much of a natural state as can be found. Going with guides in as small a party as possible. On this trip we had a tourist van packed with 20 people. The seats in the van are made for people who are small to average size. Forget being comfortable if you're taller than 5'7" and not slender. Misol-Ha Falls was our first stop, 30 minutes is all we had to walk to the falls get through the throngs of people and get back. Disappointing to say the least. Essentially this is just a park and the commercialization diminishes the waterfall. Next stop Agua Azul Spectacular waterfall surrounded by vendors upon vendors upon vendors. Again I was hoping to hike a trail and come upon this wonder. So commercialized it's just been turned into a park. We had more time here, 2 hours, but, the experience was just not what I had hoped for. I would not recommend this tour. For the price you get to ride in an uncomfortable van, are rushed around and in my opinion you're just hanging out at markets set up by waterfalls.

  • 16-Jun-2019

    Vilka vackra vyer. Ett vattenfall (Misol-ha) och ett kaskadvattenfall (Agua Azul). Något lång transport men den som väntar på något gott..... För de som vill simma i en lagun, ta med baddräkt!

  • 25-May-2017

    This was an afternoon tour to see the waterfalls at Misol-Ha and Agua Azul. We were collected from our hotel in a minibus eventually holding 7 passengers and a helpful and English-speaking driver, who took us to the high waterfall at Misol-Ha first. The road condition was poor and the distance quite far so we only had 30 minutes at Misol-Ha, but enough time to walk behind the waterfall and take plenty of pictures. The main visit was to the beautiful falls at Agua Azul,where we had plenty of time, several hours, to bathe in the pools or have a meal at the many restaurants, buy mementos or simply walk up the path beside the falls. Then back to our hotel. A worthwhile trip of over 5 hours, with much travelling.

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