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Lacandon Jungle and Olmec Culture Route

Palenque, Tuxtla Gutiérrez

This route begins in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Enjoy the modernity of the city, with its shops and shopping malls and the beauty of the nature that surrounds it. It is the ideal place for adventure tourism, since its landscapes invite you to rappel, climb and even paraglide. You can also do exciting tours such as the Cañón del Sumidero (Sumidero Canyon), an unmissable experience. The beauty of its people makes the experience at hotels and restaurants to be first class, as well as its wide gastronomy variety.

Surrounded by abundant vegetation and by the Usumascinta, Carrizal and Mezcalapa rivers, is Villahermosa, Tabasco. Beautiful city where the prosperity of its modernity is combined with its history. Here you can walk through the La Venta park where you will learn everything about the Olmec culture and where you will admire the colossal heads carved in stone. Walk through its historic downtown and visit its cathedral, one of the most recent, since it was built in the 20th century. Try its typical gastronomy, such as chipilín tamales or a refreshing pozol.

Afterwards, you will head towards Palenque, a wonderful Pueblo mágico (Magical Town) of Chiapas where the Lacandon and Chol cultures come together. Here you can stay and enjoy its tranquility, and from there you can go to its impressive archaeological site in the middle of the jungle. Get to know one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient Mayans, where you can admire the Templo de Las Inscripciones (Las Inscripciones Temple) and the Templo de la Reina Roja (Reina Roja Temple). There is also the Mirador (Viewpoint) from where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape. Palenque is surrounded by natural wonders, such as the Lacandon jungle and beautiful waterfalls that you can also visit.

This route begins in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Enjoy the modernity of the city, with its shops and shopping malls and the beauty of the nature that surrounds it. It is the ideal place for adventure tourism, since its landscapes invite you to rappel, climb and even paraglide. You can also do exciting tours such as the Cañón del Sumidero (Sumidero Canyon), an unmissable experience. The beauty of its people makes the experience at hotels and restaurants to be first class, as well as its wide gastronomy variety.

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Surrounded by abundant vegetation and by the Usumascinta, Carrizal and Mezcalapa rivers, is Villahermosa, Tabasco. Beautiful city where the prosperity of its modernity is combined with its history. Here you can walk through the La Venta park where you will learn everything about the Olmec culture and where you will admire the colossal heads carved in stone. Walk through its historic downtown and visit its cathedral, one of the most recent, since it was built in the 20th century. Try its typical gastronomy, such as chipilín tamales or a refreshing pozol.

Afterwards, you will head towards Palenque, a wonderful Pueblo mágico (Magical Town) of Chiapas where the Lacandon and Chol cultures come together. Here you can stay and enjoy its tranquility, and from there you can go to its impressive archaeological site in the middle of the jungle. Get to know one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient Mayans, where you can admire the Templo de Las Inscripciones (Las Inscripciones Temple) and the Templo de la Reina Roja (Reina Roja Temple). There is also the Mirador (Viewpoint) from where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape. Palenque is surrounded by natural wonders, such as the Lacandon jungle and beautiful waterfalls that you can also visit.

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