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Chiapas Experience
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-99

Mexico

Chiapas Experience

Join our 5-day tour and go in the track of the world´s oldest civilization that ever existed in our history. Explore the unique archaeological site of Palenque, and unveil the heritage of the Ancient Mayan culture. Sail down the Sumidero Canyon and admire the gems of local nature, before you walk down the picturesque streets of San Cristobal de las Casas and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere in San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. You will be astonished by the marvellous beauty of the Montebello Lakes and refreshing bath under the Chiflón´s waterfall that will leave a memorable experience. This trip is full of a rich and exciting adventure that will leave you with stories to tell for years!TOUR HIGHLIGHTSSumidero Canyon: The imposing1000-meter-high cliff rising above the Grijalva. Sail down the peaceful waters of the canyon and admire the natural gems of mother nature.Palenque: Old Mayan city, protecting the rich Mayan architecture, sculpture, roof comb, and bas-relief carvings.Montebello Lakes: the most scenic spot in the National Montebello Park, a protected area located in the state and enjoy the spectacular views over its multicolour lakes with tones ranging from midnight blue to turquoise. 
Join our 5-day tour and go in the track of the world´s oldest civilization that ever existed in our history. Explore the unique archaeological site of Palenque, and unveil the heritage of the Ancient Mayan culture. Sail down the Sumidero Canyon and admire the gems of local nature, before you walk down the picturesque streets of San Cristobal de las Casas and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere in San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. You will be astonished by the marvellous beauty of the Montebello Lakes and refreshing bath under the Chiflón´s waterfall that will leave a memorable experience. This trip is full of a rich and exciting adventure that will leave you with stories to tell for years!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Sumidero Canyon: The imposing1000-meter-high cliff rising above the Grijalva. Sail down the peaceful waters of the canyon and admire the natural gems of mother nature.

Palenque: Old Mayan city, protecting the rich Mayan architecture, sculpture, roof comb, and bas-relief carvings.

Montebello Lakes: the most scenic spot in the National Montebello Park, a protected area located in the state and enjoy the spectacular views over its multicolour lakes with tones ranging from midnight blue to turquoise. 

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  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Starting From
    $780
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Destination Services
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Sumidero Canyon
Highlight #1
Sumidero Canyon
The imposing1000meterhigh cliff rising above the Grijalva. Sail down the peaceful waters of the canyon and admire the natural gems of mother nature
Palenque
Highlight #2
Palenque
Old Mayan city, protecting the rich Mayan architecture, sculpture, roof comb, and basrelief carvings
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Itinerary

ARRIVAL TUXTLA GUTIERREZ – SUMIDERO CANYON – SAN CRISTOBAL (80 km – 1.5 hrs)

Upon your arrival at Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport, meet and greet is followed by the transfer to Sumidero Canyon, one of Mexico’s outstanding natural phenomena (In order to participate on Sumidero Canyon boat tour, please make sure your arrival arrangements are not later than 01:00 pm). Once in Sumidero Canyon, we embark on the boat to experience 2-hours boat trip along the imposing canyon bed. Find yourself dwarfed by the sheer scale of its high walls, covered in thick vegetation. Admire the beautiful wildlife, such as crocodiles, monkeys, and birds and the great variety of flora of the surrounding rainforest. After the boat ride, we continue to San Cristobal de las Casas with drop-off at your hotel.

Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas.

  Hotel:  None

SAN CRISTOBAL – SAN JUAN CHAMULA AND ZINACANTAN – SAN CRISTOBAL (30 km – 1 hr)

Wake up early to your breakfast, meet your guide and get ready for the visit of the indigenous villages San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to see the whitewashed cathedral with colourful ornamentation and pine-scented is a real marvel and the candlelight in the interior evocates the spiritual atmosphere. The towns are almost entirely inhabited by Tzotzil Maya, a tribe with their unique language and specific way of clothing. Try regional drink in Zinacantan and learn the loom waste weaving techniques which are dating back to pre-Columbian times. Taste traditional hand-made tortilla and once back in San Cristobal de las Casas, learn about the historical sites during the city tour where you can admire marvels of the colonial architecture. After this half-day tour transfer back to San Cristobal and the rest of the afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas.

  Hotel:  None

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS - MONTEBELLO LAKES & CHIFLON´S WATERFALL – SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS (230 km – 5.5 hrs)

Rise and shine early in the morning and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Approx. at 8:00 am departure towards Montebello lakes. En route, you will visit a small community in Amatenango de Valle, “The Toen of Potters” and you will learn the traditional way of mud crafting. Further on continue to Montebello Lakes and Chiflón´s waterfall, stunning natural phenomena, refreshing bath under the waterfall wake up your senses and leave a memorable experience. Return to San Cristóbal around 7:30 pm and the rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas.

  Hotel:  None

SAN CRISTOBAL – WATERFALLS - PALENQUE (230 km – 5.5 hrs)

Today you will be departing from San Cristobal de las Casas early in the morning at around 4:00 am and you will be heading towards Palenque, one of the most beautiful areas conserving Mayan heritage. En route, you can take a refreshing bath in Agua Azul waterfalls surrounded by rainforest and feel the energy of the natural wonder. Upon your arrival at Palenque, visit the temples of Palenque. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it boasts some of the finest Mayan architecture, sculpture, roof comb, and bas-relief carvings. Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the premises, admiring its beauty and gathering interesting information. You will check in to your hotel at approx. 6:00 pm and the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Palenque.

  Hotel:  None

PALENQUE – LA VENTA – DEPARTURE VILLAHERMOSA (407 km – 5.5 hrs)

Enjoy your last morning breakfast at the hotel in Palenque, after which you will be departing towards Villahermosa, located on the riverbank of Grijalva and Carrizal. En route, you will visit the La Venta Museum, where you can admire the Olmec culture, with its exhibition of 36 outdoor monoliths, among which the Head of Jaguar, the Monkey Looking at Heaven, the Humanized Jaguar, and many other. At a convenient time, we will make the transfer to Villahermosa airport. (Estimated arrival at Villahermosa airport is at 5:00 pm, please arrange your flight accordingly)

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 

TOUR GUIDE: 

Operated with Spanish and English-speaking local guides in each destination on a shared basis during the activities 

 

ACCOMMODATION:

4 night’s hotel accommodation

 

MEALS:

4 Breakfasts 

 

TRANSPORT:

Arrival shared transfer in an air-conditioning bus from Tuxtla Gutierrez airport 

 Departure shared transfer in an air-conditioning bus to Villahermosa Airport 

 Shared transportation in an air-conditioning bus throughout the tour

 

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Sumidero Canyon boat tour (Day 1), San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan sightseeing tour and San Cristobal de las Casas city tour (Day 2), Montebello Lakes and Chiflon´s waterfall sightseeing tour, Amatenango del Valle visit (Day 3), Agua Azul waterfalls, Palenque ruins (Day 4), La Venta Museum (Day 5)

 

OTHER:

Meet & Greet 

Not Included

 Domestic nor International flights 

 Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)

 City tax not included, payable on the spot

 Any visit not mentioned in the program

 Porterage and gratuities  

 Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program

 Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)

 Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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