This morning make an early start to arguably one of the finest remaining Mayan ruins. Palenque was at its height between AD 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughout the basin of the Usumacinta River. The elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of this civilisation.
Late afternoon arrive in the delightful seaside town of Campeche to stay one night in its most stylish boutique hotel tucked just inside the old city walls.