- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take in the beauty of the mountain landscapes around Palenque on 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 deep pool at the base of jungle-covered cliffs (weather permitting). Travel by air-conditioned vehicle round-trip or opt for drop-off or bus service to San Cristobal. You can include a traditional lunch in your 5-hour itinerary, 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
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Palenque Ruins tour (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - Agua Azul
- Entry/Admission - Cascadas de Misol-Ha
- Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
- Palenque Ruins tour (if option not selected)
- Lunch (if option not selected)
Centrally located Palenque hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
You will be picked up at your hotel in Palenque in the morning or afternoon and be transferred by minivan to Cascadas de Agua Azul, which consists of multiple cascades following one after another. Admire the indigo blue water and lush vegetation, and listen to the inexhaustible sound of water flowing into the Agua Azul River.
Here, descending limestone steps form a series of stunning waterfalls that create natural pools, with the larger cataracts reaching as high as 20 feet (6 meters). Intrepid travelers can reach them via the staircase with the help of a guide.
Then, be amazed at the 115-foot-high (35-meter) Cascadas de Misol-Ha, which empties into a large, tranquil pool under a river cliff of calcareous rocks. If weather permits, there will be free time for swimming at the falls with caution. Soak in the refreshing falls amid scenery that typifies the rainforest of the Chiapas highlands.
If you opted for lunch, you're served a traditional meal like 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 to add a guided visit to the archaeological site of Palenque to complete a 9-hour tour.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.