Yaxchilan is an ancient Mayan city located on the Usumacinta River, currently known as the Ocosingo municipality of Chiapas, Mexico. Yaxchilan is one of the most powerful Mayan sites thanks to architectural styles, it is especially known for the stone lintels sculpted above the main doors of the place.
Within the site there have been 120 buildings identified with different functions, Yaxchilan has a large number of sculptures such as monolithic carved stelae and narratives of reliefs carved with lintels. In addition, the 50 buildings that can be visited have three major groups: The Great Plaza, The Little Acropolis and The Great Acropolis. These are connected to each other with ramps, stairways and terraces. The Small Acropolis is the highest site and is aligned with the Usumacinta River, causing unconventional orientation to large structures.
You can have an extraordinary trip with the Tour of Yaxchilan and enjoy an adventure with the famous stone lintels carved on the doors of the structure and other antiques.
Some activities that can be done in the Archaeological Tour of Yaxchilán with TAG Airlines are:
1. Flora and fauna sighting:
Yaxchilán is characterized by having a lot of flora and fauna to explore, among the representative species are the Pochote (Ceiba pentandra), Mahogany (Switenia macrophylla), Ramón (Brosimum alicastrum), Canshan (Terminalia amazonia) that are part of the flora.
In the wildlife species you can find the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja), elegant eagle (Spizaetus ornatus), king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), jaguar (Panthera onca), tapir (Tapirus bairdii), puma (Puma concolor), Tigrillo, Ocelot, Margay (Leopardus wiedii), spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi).
Yaxchilan is the perfect place to go hiking with friends and family, this will allow you to know more about the history, the different ruins, monuments and enjoy the extraordinary jungle with perennial trees. In addition, the place has a warm climate and a beautiful landscape with the pyramids of the ancient Mayan City.
Tip by TAG Airlines: we recommend that you wear lightweight, loose, breathable clothing with appropriate footwear to be more comfortable.
3. Fluvial route:
Another place to visit in Yaxchilan is the Usumacinta River, which is located in the department of Totonicapan (Guatemala) and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can cross the ecological reserve Cañon del Usumacinta and enjoy one of the richest regions in the world with its biodiversity.
This is the moment to live a great experience with your family or friends. Ask for more information about the Archaeological Tour to Yaxchilán that TAG Airlines offers.