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Tour to San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan

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    Stop At: San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Southern Mexico

    Walk along the picturesque streets of San Cristobal de las Casas
    At San Cristobal de Las Casas you will visit the historical center including Zocalo (main plaza), the Cathedral, the Law Faculty, and other buildings rich in colonial architecture such as the Casa de las Artesanias, Casa de Cultura and the Arco del Carmen. The final part of the tour is the visit to the central market and Santo Domingo Church.

    The indigenous people of Chiapas speak their own language (often in addition to Spanish), practice their own unique customs and can be identified by their traditional dress that varies by group. They continue to depend primarily on agriculture for their economic well-being; however, it’s not unusual for them to travel into San Cristobal to sell their handmade crafts and shop in the markets for everyday items to take back to their villages.

    San Juan Chamula, 10 km from San Cristobal de las Casas, is a town steeped in history, and yet also allows a look into the Mayas of today. This is the largest Maya township in Chiapas with a population over 40,000 Tzotzil speakers, one of the 31 Mayan languages. This region is known for its agricultural and ceremonial lifestyles, which are a mixture of Catholic and Mayan beliefs. The Catholic Church of San Juan Bautista, in fact, is not part of any Diocese because residents desire the freedom to perform various types of rituals.

    The road to the village of San Lorenzo Zinancantan is about 11 km. long. Zinancantán people are also Tzotzil Mayans and the predominant dress is in very distinctive costumes of pink and purple.

    If option is selected, you will also visit the Na Bolom museum that was created from the Blom’s private collection. The museum has five permanent exposition rooms and was founded in 1951 by the Danish Archaeologist Frans Blom and the Swiss photographer Gertrude Duby. Na Bolom means “The House of the Jaguar”.

    Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: San Juan Chamula, San Juan Chamula, Southern Mexico

    San Juan Chamula, (10 km from San Cristobal de las Casas) is a town steeped in history, and yet also allows a look into the Mayas of today This is the largest Maya township in Chiapas with a population over 40,000 Tzotzil speakers, one of the 31 Mayan languages. This region is known for its agricultural and ceremonial lifestyles, which are a mixture of Catholic and Mayan beliefs. The Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist, in fact, is not part of any Diocese because residents desire the freedom to perform various types of rituals.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Domicilio Conocido S/N, Centro C.P. 29350 Zinacantan, Chiapas, Zinacantan 29350 Mexico

    The road to the village of San Lorenzo Zinancantan is about 11 km. long. Zinancantán people are also Tzotzil Mayans and the predominant dress is in very distinctive costumes of pink and purple. Admire the first hand the laborious handmade work of the weaver women, who, with a loom at their waists, make magnificent textile pieces such as 'Huipiles' (ponchos), tablecloths, bedspreads and cushion covers

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel located in San Cristobal de las Casas Downtown
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Zinacantan
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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