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Chiapas is typically known as Mexico’s most southern and most mysterious state. Blessed with abundant rainforests, ruins, wildlife, strange regional specialities and an eclectic mixture of cultures, Chiapas is home to the indigenous people, Spanish and even Zapatistas! Originally Chiapas formed part of Guatemala but then became part of Mexico in 1824 when they gained independence from the Spanish. Chiapas has the greatest biological diversity in North America. Its forests are the habitat for howler monkeys, red macaws and jaguars
Special features of our 6 Day Cultural Chiapas:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Culture, History, Archaeology.
Places to Visit: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas de Corzo, Cañon del Sumidero, San Cristobal de las Casas, San Juan, Chamula, Zinacanan, Chicultic, Amatenango, Montebello, Agua Azul, Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak
Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day to the Tuxtla Airport. Your guide will be waiting to take you to the dock for a boat through the cañon del Sumidero, one of the most spectacular nature reserves in Mexico. Adorned with caves and waterfalls, this canyon is a spectacular gift of mother nature. We will then head to the town of Chiapa de Corzo, which was the first settlement founded by the Spanish. with its 16th century fountain knows as “La Pila” colonial and Arabic architect...
After breakfast, we will head out on a walking tour of San Cristobal, including the fruit and vegetable market, handicrafts market, churches of Santo Domingo and The Cathedral. We will then then visit the Tzotzil community of San Juan Chamula, famous for its traditions and festivals. It is home to one of the most enigmatic churches in the country and the Chamulas participate in sacred rituals creating the mystical atmosphere. We will then continue on to Zinacantan another ...
Today, we will head out to visit Chicultic, a fascinating Mayan archeological site with the addition of stunning scenery of lakes and wide valleys adding to its charisma. We will visit 5 of these impressive lagoons, famous for the different coloured waters, caused by the sediments and light refractions. On the return journey, we will stop off to visit a local pottery community called Amatenango Del Valle, famous for its pottery and the traditional methods of cooking the clay on an ope...
After breakfast we will leaving San Cristobal passing through the town of Ocosingo. We will visit The Agua Azul Cascades and rapids which plummet into the Tulija River. The crystal clear water of the river are captivating and inviting. Eventually, we will arrive in Palenque, where we will spend the evening.
Today, we will head out on a visit to the archeological zone of Bonampak, a mysterious archeological site with wall paintings depicting war scenes, sacrifices and celebrations. We will then head to the Frontera Corozal to take a boat along the Usumacinta River. Here we can spot spider monkeys, crocodiles and tropical birds, in their natural habitat, with the Peten Jungle on one side and the Lacandon Jungle on the other. We will then arrive at the archeological zone of Yaxchilan, an im...
Today we will visit the stunningly impressive Mayan archaeological site of Palenque.The sculptures and spectacular architecture, with the backdrop of the lush, green rainforest is a sight to behold! green jungle. We will then drop you off at either The Villahermosa airport for your onward flight or to a hotel in Campeche, depending on your travel plans. This marks the end of this cultural tour!