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Montebello Lakes and Chiflon Day Tour from San Cristobal

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Jalapeño

Montebello Lakes and Chiflon Day Tour from San Cristobal

Activity provider: Jalapeño

From US$ 43 per person

Visit Mexico's stunning lake district on this day trip to Lagos de Montebello from San Cristobal de las Casas. Enjoy the Chiflon Waterfall as well.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Explore Mexico's lake district on a full-day trip from San Cristobal
  • Enjoy views of the lakes and rainforest
  • Visit the Chiflon Waterfall
Full description
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.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • National park fees
  • Spanish-speaking driver
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Al Grano Cafe. Portal Oriente 9. Col. Centro, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring water, sunglasses, mosquito repellent and sunscreen
  • Gratuities are not included and are left to individual discretion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Great driver and it was a fun adventure! The waterfall is huge. I would have been happy only going to the last lake that had the island. The other two lakes were not necessary to go to in my opinion and only made the day longer. Great day trip though!

July 6, 2022

the guide-driver was very friendly and very informative and explained to us what was necessary about the places where we went as well as his recommendations of what to take and what to leave in the van, the transportation was very comfortable

August 9, 2022

Hellish. If a visit to the Chiflon waterfalls is appreciable in the morning, the rest of the day is a long and almost endless nightmare. Several hours by bus to reach the lake, for 30 minutes at the water's edge, in a place of no real interest. The meal not included is almost compulsory in a tourist restaurant without charm. The night return (and later than expected) to San Cristobal is interminable. Avoid at all costs for those who like to travel.

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August 1, 2021

Product ID: 112321