Palenque, Mexico: Tours and Travel to the Mayan Ruins

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Palenque Ruins

Palenque, Mexico, is among the top Mayan ruins to visit in 2012. Travel on vacation to Palenque, in Chiapas, and explore the Mayan ruins here, such as the Temple of Inscriptions, the Tomb of the Red Queen and other landmark pyramids and structures.

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Tours to the Palenque Ruins

The Palenque ruins are six to eight hours from San Cristobal de las Casas and 20 minutes from the town of Palenque. The OCC first class bus takes about 7 hours.

palenque mexico tours vacations 2012Guided tours are available from San Cristobal de las Casa, or a guide can be hired at the the site, Arrive early or late afternoon to avoid the Pullmans full of tourists, as well as the mid-day heat.

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Hotels and Dining at Palenque

Rooms and food are reasonable in the downtown area, and not much more expensive near the ruins. Hotels range from budget hostels to luxury resorts. The regional food is great, especially the chicken mole.

This part of Mexico, in the tropical lowlands, can be hot and sticky. Rainy season sees tons of rain, but weather has been erratic this year, as everywhere on the planet. The Palenque Museum

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