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Metzabok Lagoon Canoe, Caves, and Hiking Tour

Experience the natural beauty of the Metzabok Lagoons as you canoe and hike in the nature reserve. Come enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Chiapas!

USD $91.00USD $101.00

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Canoe at the Metzabok Lagoons and Discover Cave Paintings

On this Metzabok Tour, experience the spectacular natural beauty of the Metzabok Lagoons and surrounding Lacandon Jungle. Embark on a canoe adventure to find fascinating Mayan cave paintings. Then, hike to a lookout point for fantastic views of the countryside. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in a gorgeous natural environment!


  • Canoe in the beautiful Metzabok Lagoons
  • Marvel at ancient Mayan cave paintings
  • Hike to a lookout point to appreciate incredible views of the Lacandon jungle and lagoons

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day (8:00 am-17:00 pm)
Start and end location: Palenque
Availability: Year-round


After being picked up from your hotel, you will be driven to the Metzabok Lagoons. There, your adventure starts by canoe as you paddle across the lagoon. Your Maya guide of the Lacandon jungle will show you the way. Then, admire cave paintings of Mayan people and animals. Explore the surrounding caves, which still hold treasures guarded by the community.

Next, you will hike on a jungle path about 1,900 feet (580 meters) up a mountain to a lookout point. From there, appreciate the lush vegetation in all its splendor, surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty. You can see all of the spectacular Metzabok Lagoons. There are 21 in total, the majority of which are temporarily or permanently linked, forming a system of wetlands with limestone, surrounded by the high forest.

After that, you will enjoy a light lunch and return to your hotel in Palenque.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip ground transportation with hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance to the Nature Reserve
  • Mayan Lacandon guide
  • Lunch and bottle of water
  • Canoe ride in the lagoon
  • Equipment (life jacket, first aid kit)
  • Adventure insurance and traveler’s insurance

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunblock
  • Extra money for souvenirs, handicrafts, or additional food

Important Notes

  • This tour has a minimum of 3 travelers. If you have fewer than 3, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with disabilities.
  • The minimum age is 10.
  • You must be able to swim to participate in this tour.



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