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Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities provided by Jalapeno Tours

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Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Portal 1B, Zona Centro, 29200 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local taxes
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mariana C wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were really satisfied with the service, everything was on time and very professional. Alonso our guide did an excellent job explaining everything with many details, he is a great guy with tons of information and really interesting points of views about environment and
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Date of experience: December 2019
Lynn O wrote a review Sep 2019
Ajijic, Mexico17 contributions10 helpful votes
I liked this tour very much. I used a different tour group for a similar tour last year, but this company had more interesting stops and a bi-lingual guide, who painstakingly gave us his talk in English and Spanish while clearly not feeling well. (Thank you Alfonso.) I
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Date of experience: September 2019
atl010684 wrote a review Apr 2018
Mexico City, Mexico161 contributions54 helpful votes
Congratulations on your selection of the tour guide. Unfortunately I don’t recall his name (even more worrying as he learned the name of each one of the 20 of us I the tour). We took the tour today April 15th. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, well versed in Spanish and
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hazaelmartinez wrote a review Feb 2018
Monterrey5 contributions17 helpful votes
This can be an interesting tour of two indigenous communities, Zinacatan and San Juan Chamula, however my personal experience was not positive. The Zinacatan part of the tour is a standard "shopping tour" in which you get to see the way the local people work the textiles, and
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Date of experience: February 2018
Response from Marco G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities
Responded 23 Feb 2018
Dear hazaelmartinez, we are committed to customer service, we check our sell registres to fix the problems, but you do not appear in any of our records and also, we do not have any guide with the name of Alex / Alejandro, we regret your bad experience but the safest thing is that your are confusing our agency.
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Thomas V wrote a review Dec 2017
Austin, Texas12 contributions4 helpful votes
I recommend this tour very highly. Our driver/guide, Alonso, was knowledgeable and helpful at every moment. He provided both objective information about the history and the current status of these communities, and subjective opinion about critical problems. Alonso was always
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Best value
Alex is great! He spoke English and really made us feel safe. We came here on the recommendation of friends and tri
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