San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour

From $75 per person

Discover the remote Chiflon Waterfall and lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Montebello Lakes National Park on a 12-hour tour from San Cristobal. Admire the striking colors of the bodies of water as they vary by different mineral content.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in San Cristobal. Please provide hotel details before your trip
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the rainforest to see the "angel's wings" of the remote Chiflon Waterfalls in Chiapas
  • Experience the different colors of the system of lakes in the Montebello Lakes National Park
  • Cross one of the lakes on a traditional wooden raft to see breathtaking orchids
  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in the waters of El Chiflon, and at some of the lakes of Montebello
Full description
Start this full-day adventure into the wilderness of Chiapas with a morning pick-up from your hotel in San Cristobal. Drive to the impressive El Chiflon Waterfalls near the colonial city of Comitan, and hike an approximate 1-mile (1.5 kilometers) to the top of the multi-staged cascades, surrounded by mountains and rainforest. Known for creating the impression of a pair of “angel’s wings” that appear to emerge from the mountain, the falls also offer striking turquoise waters that you can take a dip in at the end of your walk. Continue to Montebello Lakes, a collection of 52 crystal clear lakes surrounded by pine forest. Here, you can dive into the refreshing blue waters, and even cross in a cayuco (a small, rustic wooden raft) to see beautiful orchids. In total, you will visit about 5 to 7 of the main lakes to experience the contrasting colors, which can vary from dark green, to bright emerald, turquoise, and even purple or red, depending on the mineral content. You will then be transferred back to San Cristobal for a drop off at your hotel, or the Zocalo (Plaza 31 de Marzo) if you prefer.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from San Cristobal
  • Entrance to the parks
  • Pick-up and drop off in San Cristobal
  • Tips (optional)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with high blood pressure
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and bring sunglasses, a cap, sun block, and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs and/or food. An additional change of clothing is also advised, in case you get wet by the waterfalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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A must do when in Chiapas!

March 7, 2020

In one day, I went around a lot of waterfalls and lots of lakes, and the explanation and movement in English of the guide was wonderful.

January 29, 2020

Too little time at Chiflon . Rushed to finish both trips. I think Chiflon should be more time at least 3 hours allowed in the park we were literally running out of there if felt too rushed. Montebello is cool and pretty . Overall starting the pick ups 2 hours earlier would allow extra time to enjoy both activities best.

January 7, 2020

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