Cultural Chiapas

Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas
Cultural Chiapas

Cultural Chiapas


6 Days / 5 Nights

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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 architectural characteristics. We will then continue to San...

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    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 tzotzil community, where there is a temple from th...

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      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 open wooden stove. We will then return to San Cristob...

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        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 important Mayan city deep in the jungle, In the afte...

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            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!

              WHAT'S INCLUDED

              • All private ground transportation during your trip for tours and transfers mentioned according to the program
              • 7 nights of lodging in Mexico
              • 7 breakfasts (American and continental)
              • 2 picnic lunches
              • Professional English guide for tours
              • Entrances fees and activities to the sites of visit mentioned in the itinerary
              • Whale shark collective day tour
              • Hotel Taxes

              WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

              • Extra charges for payments with credit card
              • Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services, or evacuation
              • Meals not described
              • Departure tax
              • Domestic or International flights
              • Alcoholic and no alcoholic beverages
              • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
              • Gratuities for drivers and guides
              • Services not described

              Trip Preparation & FAQS

              Guides & Drivers:

              2.2. Protective Measures and Equipment to consider:

              2.2.1. Mandatory Equipment:


              • Face mask

              • Tied Hair (in case of having long hair)

              • Closed Shoes (not sandals)

              • Constant use of Hand Sanitizer

              • Use pants with the uniform (not shorts)

              • Sanitize your backpack and equipment constantly when providing services

              • Limit the use of accessories (wallets, fanny packs, watches, etc.)

              • Avoid sharing glasses, spoons, bottles, etc.

              • Avoid the use of reusable tissues, make use of disposable towels or napkins

              • Make use of the digital thermometer

              • Avoid wearing a tie or scarf




              3.1. Tourist Guide Service


              • Maximum 1 Guide for every 14 visitors

              3.2. Tourist Reception

              • Welcome: greet without physical contact and maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters.


              3.3. Delivery of Preventive Utensils

              • Take the temperature of Each Visitor

              • Hand Sanitizer

              • Masks, if necessary.

              • Gloves

               Physical distancy and wear masks in public spaces are mandatory for clients, guides and drivers.

              We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

              We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

              We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

              As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

              We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

              Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

              VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

              Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

              Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

              Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

              Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

              We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

              We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

              We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

              The official currency in Mexico is the mexican peso (MXN). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

              Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

              As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations.  An example of our sustainable projects:

              Sustainable Tourism Policy

              Our partner, Martsam Travel, organizes trips focused on sustainability while respecting the natural environment, the communities, and their traditions, trying as much as possible to use suppliers committed to sustainability practices, and collaborating with them in the implementation of these practices that lead us to raise the quality of the services offered.

              Environmental Friendliness (Eco-Friendly):

              All the activities of the company are analyzed, and it considered in order to avoid, mitigate, reverse or compensate any kind of environmental impact, since the natural environment is an essential part of our product and therefore is vital for our daily survival.

              Social and Cultural Responsibility

              It implies that the company analyzes and takes into account the social and cultural background of the sites and their areas of influence, in which it develops activities, so that these result benefits the local inhabitants as much as possible. The cultural environment is the most charismatic part of our product and therefore conserving it is conserving our way of life.

              Financial Sustainability

              We make sure that our operation generates profits for the local communities and make sure the benefits are real, we also ensure that the payments to the services they provide are fair.

              Our partner, Martsam Travel, cooperates with different service providers such as hotels, restaurants, community projects, leaders, and local guides, relying on the “Best Practices Agreement in Sustainable Tourism”, established with the Rainforest Alliance in 2006.

              Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

              Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

              The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

              This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

              For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: + (502) 5417-5517

              At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of our sustainable projects: Conservation in Ria Lagartos,

              Conservation in Selestun, Merida Yucatan

               Conservation at Sian Kan Reserve and Muyil Archaeological Site,

              Visit local families, markets, etc

              Visit communiarian projects at Señor and Tihosuco in Quinta Roo,

              Projects at Oaxaca with artisanal agave production.

              All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: + (502) 5417-5517. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

              This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

              This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

              The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

              Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

              Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

              For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

              In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

              In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

              It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

              We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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