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Chiapas Day Trips: Hike, Swim, & Explore the Lacandon Rainforest

On these Chiapas day trips to Selva Lacandona, experience the natural wonder and ancient secrets of this outstanding rainforest. Visit the Bonampak Mayan murals, explore a Mayan “Lost City” or hike with a local guide and to waterfalls and fresh mountain springs! Choose your own adventure in the outstanding Mexican rainforest!

USD $25.00USD $57.00

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Explore Chiapas’s Lush Jungles on an Exciting Outdoor Adventure

The Selva Lacandona (Lacandon Jungle) is an outstanding rainforest stretching from Guatamala to the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The rainforest is a vital ecosystem for Mexico’s abundant wildlife — including over 25% of Mexico’s animal species! The rainforest is home to secluded archaeological sites and stunning landscapes.

On these Chiapas day trips to Selva Lacandona, experience the natural wonder and ancient secrets of this outstanding rainforest. Visit the Bonampak Mayan murals, the Mayan “Lost City” or hike with a local guide to waterfalls and fresh mountain springs.

Support a local ecotourism collective, the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, and other conservation efforts to save this outstanding and vital landscape.

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day (6-7 hours)

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Tour Options

Chiapas Day Trips #1: Round-Trip Transportation to Bonampak Archaeological Zone
Bonampak is a Mayan archaeological site is famous for its outstanding murals depicting Mayan history — from battle victories to human sacrifices. The stunning, colourful murals have been instrumental in understanding Mayan culture!

On this full-day trip, enjoy round-trip transportation from your hotel directly to the off-the-beaten-path Archaeological Site. Upon your entry to Bonampak (~$90 Mexican pesos) you’ll have 3 hours to explore the grounds on your own. Your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Chiapas.

Chiapas Day Trips #2: Guided Hike & Swimming in Manantial Rio Cendro
On this full-day hike, a local guide will pick you up at your hotel at 10:30 am and drive you to a local reserve within the rainforest. Hike about 1 hour along breathtaking trails, delight in the abundant wildlife, and learn to identify local bird and animal species from your guide.

Your hike will lead you to a fresh-water spring, where you’ll have the opportunity to wade or swim in the refreshing water!  After cooling off and having some relaxing fun, you’ll continue your hike back to the trailhead. You will return to your hotel in mid-afternoon.

Chiapas Day Trips #3: Guided Hike to Golondrinas Waterfall, Lost City, & Swimming
This full-day hike begins with 10:00 am hotel pick-up and transfer to the the trailhead in in the Selva Lacandona. On this full-day excursion, hike 1 hour breathtaking trails to reach the Golondrinas Waterfall, a spectacular cascade of two rivers falling 120 feet (35 meters) over a cliff-side and forming a crystal blue swimming hole below.

Continue your hike toward the “Lost City” of the Yaxchilan Archaeological Zone. Discover the remote, outstanding Mayan city overtaken by the thick rainforest. Explore to find ancient structures protruding from the vegetation like part of the jungle itself!

On the way back, pass by the Golondrinas Falls again for lunch and an opportunity to swim in the clear, fresh water! Relax, float, and enjoy the outstanding wildlife all around you before continuing the last leg of your trip back to the trailhead.

What to Bring

  • Mosquito repellent (ecologically friendly, please)
  • Sneakers/tennis shoes
  • Moisture-wicking long sleeves and long pants (avoid bright colours, as curious animals may perceive flashy colours as a threat)
  • Local currency for entrance to the archaeological zones and waterfall


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