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Chamula and Zinacantán Day Trip from San Cristóbal

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Chamula and Zinacantán Day Trip from San Cristóbal

From US$ 39 per person

Learn more about the everyday lives and traditions of the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán on a day trip from San Cristóbal de las Casas.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the indigenous town of San Juan Chamula
  • Meet the Tzotzil Maya artisans of Zinacantán
  • Buy local looms and indigenous crafts
Full description
Learn more about the everyday lives and ancient beliefs of the indigenous Tzotzil Maya people on an amazing day trip from San Cristóbal de las Casas. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to the town of San Juan Chamula to get a better understanding of the mix of contemporary culture and ancient traditions that gives the town its unique aspect. Continue to Zinacantán, where the majority of the population are Tzotzil Maya indigenous people. Visit the church and the home of a family co-operative, where you will be welcomed with a regional drink and can watch the women at work on pre-Columbian waist looms. Get invited into their kitchen to taste their traditional handmade tortillas before the return journey to San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Spanish-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at Al Grano Café, Portal Oriente 9. Col. Centro, San Cristóbal de las Casas.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This trip operates in all weather conditions. Dress appropriately
  • The duration of the transfers is approximate and will depend on the time of day and traffic
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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A great trip with a very good guide. He was extremely interactive and did not hesitate to translate into different languages to ensure incusivity. Would highly reccommend!

August 18, 2021

Incredible tour, learnt so much about the customs of the indigenous people and their history. Alfonzo was an excellent tour guide, with a good sense of humor and able to switch between English and Spanish so easily.

July 20, 2021

Very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide.

February 22, 2020

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