Rafting
 

The river we raft on is the Lacanjà river. It is not a rapid river, so the descent is more like a scenic tour through waterfalls and backwaters, which will take us deep inside the lush vegetation of the tropical forest. On our tour, we will visit Mayan archeological sites and, with a little luck, we might see some animals of the jungle.
We start our descents from the Rio Lacanja Camp , in the Lacandon community of Lacanja-Chansayab.

1-day descent
The first part of the river is a series of waterfalls, which takes about an hour. There are small waterfalls (less than a meter high) and a few big ones (up to 2,50 mts. high). We will then row for another hour until approaching the archeological site of Lacanjà, which is 15 min. away from the edge of the river by hiking in the jungle. We will then reach the Moctuniha waterfalls, to swim and have our lunch. We will get back to the camp by hiking among the dense foliage of the high evergreen forest.

 

Trip price:
4-20 passengers: $700 mexican pesos per person
3 passengers: $800 pesos per person
2 passengers: $1050 pesos per person

Trip includes:
-One lunch
-River equipment (helmet, life-jacket, paddles)
-First-aid kit
-Communication kit
-Entrance fee to the Moctuniha waterfalls
-Specialized guides
-Insurance
Season: all year long.
Duration: 4 hours.
Difficulty level: low during the dry season, medium during the rainy season.
Age: 8 +.


2-day descent
The 2-day descent on the Lacanjà River starts at 11:00 am. The first part of the river is a series of waterfalls that takes about an hour. There are small waterfalls (less than a meter high) and a few big class-III ones (up to 2,50 mts. high). After this section, the river becomes backwater. On the 1st day, we will visit the archeological site of Lacanjà and the Moctuniha waterfalls, where we will have the opportunity to swim and admire the lush vegetation of the place. We will reach these by hiking for one hour inside the jungle and then get back to the rafts and continue rowing for another hour until arriving at the point where we will camp in tents inside the jungle. On the next day, we will continue rowing for 2 hours and a half to the point on the Lacanjà river that is the closest to the archeological site of Bonampak (about 1,5 km). A 40-minute hike inside the jungle will take us to these ruins. After visiting the archeological site, a vehicle will pick us up to take us back to the camp at about 3:00 pm.

 

Trip price:
4-12 passengers: $1,250 mexican pesos per person
3 passengers: $1,550 pesos per person
2 passengers: $2,250 pesos per person

Trip includes:
-The following meals: 1st day’s lunch and dinner, 2nd day’s breakfast and lunch
-Entrance fee for the archeological site of Bonampak
-Transport from Bonampak to the Camp
-Camping equipment (tents, covers, cooking equipment, dishes, etc.)
-River equipment (helmet, life-jacket, paddles)
-First-aid kit
-Communication kit
-Entrance to the Moctuniha waterfalls
-Specialized guides
-Insurance
Season: all year long.
Duration: 2 days
Difficulty level: low during the dry season, medium during the rainy season.
Age: 8 +.


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