Metzabok Lagoon Day Trip from Palenque
  • Metzabok Lagoon Day Trip from Palenque

    Enjoy a unique experience in one of the most important reserves in Mexico: Metzabok Lagoon. Metzabok was included in 2012 in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves for having lush ecosystems. Metzabok Lagoon, which means Lacandon Maya God of Thunder, is located between the eastern mountains of Chiapas, in the Selva Lacandona in the municipality of Ocosingo Chiapas. It has over 82 hectares divided into 27 lagoons of various dimensions, surrounded by the dense vegetation of the mountains. Get ready to enjoy this natural reserve in the Lacandon Jungle Area in Chiapas and learn about this community.

    After hotel pickup in Palenque, you'll leave early morning driving towards Metzabok Lagoon. After 3 hours of driving, you will admire a unique place in the middle of the jungle. Metzabok was enacted in 1998 as a natural area of protection of flora and fauna with an ecosystem of high diversity and fragility. It is a combination of high evergreen forest, medium evergreen forest, cloud forest and secondary vegetation areas with different levels of development. This place has also extraordinary ecological importance for its lakes, and its biodiversity (among which are threatened or endangered, as ocofaisán, the harpy eagle, the quetzal and the jaguar).

    During the trip, you will learn about the population here which is made up of the Lacandon ethnic group with less than 100 inhabitants. You will have about 3.5 hours of visit time, in which you will also take a canoe ride with a local Lacandon guide to explore the lagoon and some caves of this area. A visit to the area's cave system will reward you with the unforgettable sight of ancient Mayan cave paintings, shrines and great views from the El Mirador cave, a pyramid. Making a short trekking to get at the top of the mountain, you will see an amazing view of all this natural reserve. After the visit, you will have time to eat something with the locals and continue back to your hotel in Palenque.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
    "The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions"
    "It is recommended you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, light jacket, a hat and sunglasses, sun block, extra cash in case you want to buy a souvenir and additional meals"
    "For safety reasons swimming skills are required but its not necessary to make the activity"

    • Hora de Inicio7:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from any Hotel in Palenque City

    • Duración: 14 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Canoe ride
    • Lunch
    • Adventure Insurance

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities

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