San Cristóbal de las Casas

Agua Azul, Misol Hà Waterfalls and Palenque Ruins Tour

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
Agua Azul and Misol Ha Watterfalls and Palenque Ruins
  • 20 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: Spanish


Get an early start to a full day of sightseeing at Cascadas de Agua Azul, Misol-Ha Waterfall and Palenque, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in the natural splendor of a series of cascading waterfalls and dip into turquoise pools below the 115-foot-tall (35-meter) Misol Ha. Then visit the restored archaeological ruins of Palenque, a former Maya city-state dating back to the 7th century. Round-trip transport is provided from San Cristóbal de las Casas.
  • Palenque and Agua Azul day trip from San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Visit Cascadas de Agua Azul and swim under Misol-Ha Waterfall
  • See the 7th-century monuments of UNESCO-listed Palenque
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Professional guide

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

04:00 AM

Pickup details

El cliente debe estar listo a las 4:00am, el tiempo maximo de espera es de 25 min despues de las 4:00am

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


21 reviews
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Nice way to travel to Palenque
geetha_s, Mar 2024
Good way to see explore palenque. Feels a little rushed at the waterfalls and too much time at the ruins. The company were nice enough to let us bring our luggage (strapped to the top of the van) and allowed us to stay in Palenque for the rest of our trip. FYI - No English and there was hardly any signal for Google translate; just to confirm the plans for the day. -Also try to be picked up first as the back row is very tiny and it's a very bumpy ride.
Fantastic experience but not easy going
Thomas_B, Jan 2024
This excursion was brilliant. The waterfalls were each very different, but both beautiful and Palenque was amazing. Being able to fit three fantastic visits into one day was well worth doing. It was however a very, very long day - more than 12 hours of driving in a small van along windy roads with what seemed like an infinite number of speed bumps. You start very early and don’t return until the late evening which was fine for me, but isn’t for everyone. Worth packing a travel pillow, snacks, water, hand sanitizer and bug spray. There was a slightly more expensive option for an ‘English speaking guide’ which my partner and I opted for as our Spanish is minimal. Don’t pick this - there’s some sort of miscommunication and an English guide wasn’t provided for us, nor others who did the same having looked at other reviews on Viator. We complained about this after the tour and were provided with a partial refund. You should also note that the driver did not speak English either so confirming timings was a bit tricky. So, in summary, a fantastic (albeit long and tiring) day, but maybe avoid if you are specifically looking for an English speaking tour (these are apparently a lot pricier FYI) or suffer from travel sickness.
The sites exceeded our expectations...
Rosa W, Jan 2018
The sites exceeded our expectations. The food was good. However, the van was uncomfortable. The road was awful with hundreds of speed bumps that slowed progress to a crawl. The driver made no effort to modulate his language for the Spanish impaired. Fly to Palenque!
The tour has too much destinations...
Lucia_S, Jan 2018
The tour has too much destinations. The Cascades are great, but if you want to take a swim you'll be in a hurry and everything will be too fast, since the trip to Palenque is almost 5h30 driving with curves and topes. When we arrived in Palenque the driver, that is the only person from the San Cristobal Agency present all day, told us that there would not be a guide in English for whom we payed an extra 20 on Viator even though we had asked repeatedly during the trip. So we got very angry and asked again firmly, and they gave us, after a bit of wait, a young local guy that didn't seemed an official guide but in the end worked well because was guiding only the two of us. You'll spend a long time on the van, and when you'll arrive in Palenque, that is absolutely amazing, you'll have only one hour to see all the ruins and do the guided tour, that is superficial and not exhaustive, since you'll have time only to see the first temple and the Palace. And more, when you'll arrive in Palenque you'll be asked for the Wlaking in the Selva for extra Pesos for all the group. Finally, the tour is cheaper if booked in San Cristobal in one of the hundreds of agencies.
Amazing bumpy tour! Every single...
Gabriela P, Jan 2017
Amazing bumpy tour! Every single location was fun and beautiful! Warning: the ride is about 5 hrs each way, and there is alot of curves and bumps. 400+ of "topes" along the whole road. Also, make sure your group respects the length of time in each location. Have fun!!
We paid an extra $10 each for an...
Elyse C, Jan 2017
We paid an extra $10 each for an english speaking guide. We only had a spanish speaking guide with no english. This made following instructions difficult however we got by. The real dissapointment was at Palenque when we missed out on all information/history on the tour.
Incredible experience. Cheaper to...
Taylor P, Sep 2016
Incredible experience. Cheaper to buy at the office in San Cristóbal than through Viator, fyi.
purtroppo il tour non si è concluso...
Nicola N, Jan 2017
purtroppo il tour non si è concluso bene, puntuale alla mattina siamo partiti ma a metà strada causa un blocco stradale per una protesta politica ci siamo fermati, l'autista è tornato indietro e noi che dovevamo raggiungere palenque ci siamo dovuti arrangiare con altri mezzi pagando il viaggio e le entrate ai siti che erano previsti e pagati agra azul, misol ha e palenque ho chiesto il rimborso di quanto pagato e spero che mi sia accordato

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