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San Cristóbal de las Casas Water sports

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Sumidero Canyon Excursion from San Cristobal de las Casas

1. Sumidero Canyon Excursion from San Cristobal de las Casas

Marvel at the majestic walls of the Sumidero Canyon on this 8-hour excursion that feels like a journey back in time. Tours depart from the Algrano Cafe in San Cristobal de las Casas. After a transfer to the jetty, take a boat to the canyon. Be on the lookout for crocodiles, monkeys and a wide variety of birds. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the colonial city of Chiapa de Corzo. Take some time to browse the numerous shops that offer local craft items. Continue to San Cristobal de las Casas, where the tour ends.

San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour

2. 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.

Sumidero Canyon & Chiapa de Corzo from San Cristobal

3. Sumidero Canyon & Chiapa de Corzo from San Cristobal

Explore Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo on a full-day tour from San Cristobal. Begin with a 45-minute drive through the mountains, along the scenic highway, toward Tuxtla Gutierrez. Pay attention to the beautiful panoramic views as you drive through the clouds to reach the canyon. Arrive at Chiapa de Corzo, an archaeological site of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Embark on a boat trip that will take you on a 2-hour ride down the river where the steep walls of the canyon tower overhead. Look out for stunning waterfalls, caves, and dramatic cliffs. You may even glimpse a crocodile, and will definitely see plenty of other natural wildlife, especially birds.   Take your last photos as you make your way back to the dock and get back into the van. From here, make the return trip to San Cristobal, passing along the curvy mountain roads. You will be dropped off in the city center so you can continue your day of sightseeing, shopping, or popping into a local cafe for a fulfilling lunch on your own. From the city center, you can easy walk to your hotel.  

San Cristóbal de las Casas: Cenote Paddleboard & Snorkeling

4. San Cristóbal de las Casas: Cenote Paddleboard & Snorkeling

Visit Chucumaltik Cenote for a paddleboard and snorkeling adventure on this day tour. Paddle your board in the natural pool and see the vivid colors of its natural formations. Enjoy the warm water, clear as you snorkel in the cenote exploring below the surface. Take a short walk from your meeting point to the cenote and hop on board a stand-up paddleboard. Paddle at your own pace on the calm water to explore all corners of the stunning cenote. Marvel at the amazing colors of the natural formations inside the cenote. Dive into the deep blue water for some snorkeling if you are feeling adventurous. Looking down to the bottom of the cenote, you may see petrified trees, an altar of the Virgen de los Dolores, a quartz deposit, and caverns. Finish the tour and return to your meeting point to continue your day.

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What people are saying about San Cristóbal de las Casas

Carlos was a fantastic guide, and added even more value to a just great tour. For example, we asked him to visit the highest part of the falls, which normally you don't have time to visit, and he made sure that it was possible for us, even if this way he had to follow us at a great pace up to the mountain. The lake is also a worth seeing. At the end of the day, this tour was a very good use of money and time of the holiday.

Super excursion, admittedly the guide only speaks Spanish but honestly in all the excursions that we have been able to do in Mexico even the guides supposed to speak English did not speak really English so good. The view from the watchtowers is included! Everything was really top notch and well organized I recommend 100%.

We are a bit late waiting for another group, but the activity itself is spectacular. Good explanations and very attentive to please the group.

Highly recommended experience, very friendly driver and very nice visits. Recommend bringing water, hat and sunscreen.

Great activity. Amazing Canyon and great vibe from the professionals. Very nice!