Chiapas is an incredible state of Mexico, famous for its Indigenous people, incredible archaeological sites, natural prowess and culture. 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 7 Day Uncovering Chiapas Tour:
Type of Tourism: Archaeology, Nature, Wildlife, History, Off the beaten track.
Places to Visit: San Cristobal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantán, Agua Azul, Misol Ha, Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, Villahermosa.
Duration: 7 Days and 6 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!
We will be waiting for your arrival at the Tuxtla Gutierrez airport to take you to Chiapa de Corzo and the Sumidero Canyon. a motorboat trip along waters surrounded by the majestic rock walls of the Sumidero Canyon towering above you. There will be many opportunities to see wildlife, such as crocodiles, cormorants, spider monkeys, and herons. We will then continue to the highlands and San Cristobal de las Casas, where we will spend the evening in a charming colonial hotel
After breakfast, we will head out on a hike through the Chiapan countryside, visiting the villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. San Juan Chamula, to visit its cemetery and famous church, with images and artifacts representing a unique combination of Mayan and Catholic beliefs. We will then pass through Zinacantan, a Tzotzil Maya village outside of San Cristobal, famous for its flowers and being the only source of salt in the Chiapas Highlands.
We can also visit wi...
Today we will head out 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. Amatenango del Valle, is located on a small hill overlooking a fertile valley. Here, we will get the chance to join in and try your hand at pre-Hispanic pottery!
Today, we will visit Agua Azul and Misol Há. Agua Azul is a series of spectacular waterfalls. As we walk up the path we can see the falls cascading down the rock face. At the top, you will find calmer waters waiting to be washed down the falls. Back at the bottom, take a swim in the calm pools of blue water before heading off to Misol Há.
Surrounded by lush forest, the waters of Misol Há drop into a round pool. We can walk along a path underneath the...
After breakfast, we will explore some of the lesser-visited yet most-impressive sites of the ancient Maya world. Yaxchilan was an important Mayan city deep in the jungle and along the banks of the Usumacinta River. We can explore this archeologically important site whilst enjoying the calls of curious howler monkeys watching you from the ruins and surrounding forest. The guide will be there to help you make the most of your trip. We will then head to The Lacandon forest and Bona...
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! Nestled deep in jungle, at the foot of the Sierra Madre del Sur, Palenque’s setting is as memorable as the site itself. It is an important site for the wealth of knowledge it provides about the practices of the ancient Maya world. After lunch, we will head to the Gulf of Mexico and t...