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Montebello Lakes and Chiflon Day Tour from San Cristobal

Montebello Lakes and Chiflon Day Tour from San Cristobal

This 12-hour tour takes you from San Cristobal de las Casas in the morning to Lagos de Montebello. Head first to the Chiflón waterfall, a natural freefall of water surrounded by reeds and palm groves. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Montebello Lakes in a nature reserve that is Mexico's most beautiful lake district. The reserve comprises acres of pines, oaks and rainforest where, weather permitting, there will be the opportunity to enjoy views of the many lakes and the varying colors of the waters. After visiting this picturesque natural environment, the tour returns to San Cristobal de Las Casas, arriving in the early evening.

San Cristobal: Cascadas de Chiflon and Lagos de Montebello

San Cristobal: Cascadas de Chiflon and Lagos de Montebello

Our journey begins with a 2.5-hour exploration of the Chiflón waterfall. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty as we embark on an approximately 1.2-kilometer hike through the stunning landscape adorned with various cascades, culminating at the primary viewpoint. Enjoy a two-hour sojourn with the option to indulge in a refreshing swim. Following the waterfall adventure, we traverse the Montebello Lakes on a 3-hour expedition. Explore approximately 5 lakes, with the crown jewel being the international lake shared between Mexico and Guatemala. Our package includes transportation from your hotel, park entrance fees, traveler's insurance, and the expertise of certified guides.

Tuxtla Gutierrez: Chiflon and Lakes of Montebello Tour

Tuxtla Gutierrez: Chiflon and Lakes of Montebello Tour

We will travel to Cascadas el Chiflón, the most beautiful waterfalls in Chiapas, where we will embark on a tour that lasts almost two hours, beginning with the waterfalls located downstream and including the following: The main Velo de Novia Waterfall, the highest and most powerful waterfall in Chiapas, is a stunning curtain of water 70 meters high with a vista and is without a doubt the most impressive in the area. Other nearby waterfalls include Cascada El Suspiro, Cascada Ala de ngel, Cascada Arco Iris, Cascada Quinceaera, and Cascada Quinceaera. Following that, we continue our excursion to the Montebello Lagoons, one of the nation's most stunning natural sites because of its surface and underground aquatic environments. Here, we will see lagoons like Lake Tziscao, Laguna Pojoj, Lake Montebello, Laguna Enchanted, and the dream lagoon, known for the hues of its waters.

From San Cristobal: Chiflon and Lakes of Montebello Tour

From San Cristobal: Chiflon and Lakes of Montebello Tour

We will head towards the most impressive waterfalls in Chiapas, Cascadas el Chiflón, where we will take a tour that lasts approximately 2 hours, starting with the ones located downstream, which are the following: Cascada el suspiro, Cascada Ala de Ángel, Cascada Arco Iris, Cascada Quinceañera, and the main Velo de Novia Waterfall (a beautiful curtain of water 70 meters high that has a viewpoint and is, without a doubt, the most impressive in the place), the highest and most powerful waterfall in Chiapas. Then we continue with the excursion to the Montebello Lagoons, one of the most beautiful natural sites in the country, due to its aquatic environments, both surface and underground, where we will observe lagoons such as: Lake Tziscao, Laguna Pojoj, Lake Montebello, Laguna Enchanted and the dream lagoon, famous for the colors of its waters

San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour

San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour

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.

San Cristóbal: Amatenango, Chiflon, and Montebello Tour

San Cristóbal: Amatenango, Chiflon, and Montebello Tour

Begin your adventure by exploring the captivating town of Amatenango de Valle, renowned for its remarkable pottery. Don't miss the chance to appreciate the traditional clothing of the women, featuring blue and red-toned skirts, red and yellow embroidered huipiles, and headpieces adorned with gorgeous flowers, showcasing the community's exceptional artisanal abilities. While en route, make a stop at the magnificent Chiflon waterfall, also referred to as Velo de Novia due to its bridal veil-like appearance. The turquoise-hued waters, fed by the San Vicente River, are sure to leave you in awe as you take in the breathtaking views of the cascading waterfalls nestled amidst the lush greenery. Discover the natural wonderland of Montebello Lakes, where crystal-clear lakes and lush forests create a breathtaking landscape. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this unique natural area and feel your senses come alive as you breathe in the fresh air and listen to the sounds of the surrounding wilderness. Explore the various shades of blue and green that make up the vibrant hues of the lakes. Conclude this adventure by taking you back to San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Drop-off point at "Al Grano" café located in the city center, in front of the central park. From there, you can easily return to your accommodation to rest and cherish the unforgettable memories that you have created on this wonderful trip.

San Cristóbal de las Casas: Montebello Lakes & Chiflón Trip

San Cristóbal de las Casas: Montebello Lakes & Chiflón Trip

Welcome to a refreshing adventure! Depart in the morning from your hotel in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, heading towards the heart of nature to discover one of Chiapas' most impressive wonders: El Chiflón waterfall, also known as Velo de Novia for its majestic fall. The turquoise waters of this waterfall, fed by the San Vicente River, leave you impressed, and enjoy the view of its natural waterfalls surrounded by lush vegetation. Make a quick stop for breakfast on the way if you wish (breakfast not included). Get ready for another amazing natural wonder! Discover the unique beauty of Montebello Lakes, where you can admire the different shades of each of its lakes, from turquoise to emerald green. An unparalleled site that leave you speechless. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal from the region if you wish (lunch not included). To finish this adventure, take you back to San Cristóbal de Las Casas, leaving you at the "Al Grano" café in the city center, in front of the central park, so that you can return to your accommodation on your own to rest and enjoy the unforgettable memories that your mind and heart created with this wonderful trip.

Tuxtla: Magic of Chiapas 7-day Tour

Tuxtla: Magic of Chiapas 7-day Tour

Experience the enchanting beauty of Chiapas on a comprehensive 7-day private tour. Each day offers a new adventure, allowing you to explore the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this remarkable region. Day 1: Transfer to San Cristóbal de las Casas Begin your journey with a pickup from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport and transfer to the charming city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, nestled amidst the mountains. Day 2: Cañón del Sumidero and Chiapa de Corzo Embark on an adventure to the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon, where towering cliffs and diverse wildlife await. Visit the viewpoints for stunning vistas before exploring the historic town of Chiapa de Corzo. Day 3: El Chiflón Waterfalls and Montebello Lakes Discover the natural wonders of Chiapas with a visit to the majestic Chiflón Waterfalls and the picturesque Montebello Lakes, known for their stunning turquoise waters. Day 4: San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture of Chiapas as you visit the mystical town of San Juan Chamula and the traditional village of Zinacantan. Explore ancient rituals and craftsmanship before returning to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Day 5: Agua Azul & Misol - Ha Experience the magic of Agua Azul Waterfalls and Misol-Ha, two of Chiapas' most beautiful natural attractions. Marvel at the cascading waterfalls and refreshing pools before continuing your journey to Palenque. Day 6: Palenque Archaeological Zone and Roberto Barrios Waterfalls Step back in time as you explore the ancient ruins of Palenque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its Mayan architecture. Then, cool off at the stunning Roberto Barrios Waterfalls before returning to San Cristóbal de las Casas or continuing to Villahermosa for departures. Day 7: Departure Conclude your adventure with a transfer to Villahermosa Airport or Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport, marking the end of your unforgettable journey through Chiapas.

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4.6
(16 reviews)

The waterfalls are magnificent and the lakes of Montebello are an excellent experience, however, they bring you running especially in the chiflon, you don't have time to finish seeing the last 2 waterfalls, it would be worth leaving an hour early perhaps

If you are a lover of nature, this is for you definitely. This waterfall is amazing, also the lakes are great and beautiful.

Excellent tour! Very beautiful waterfall and lakes. The attention from the guide was tremendous. Very sure.

Excellent and all thanks to the driver who we had on the tour. Total thanks

Cascada El Chiflon was beautiful! Loved the lakes surrounded by forest.