Indigenous Villages Chamula Zinacantan Leaving From Tuxtla.
See the color and traditions as you visit the local indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan where you will have plenty of time to wander around the local artisan markets and peek inside the beautifully preserved churches. Your tour includes transport, a professional guide, and a "mini-lunch" of beans, handmade tortillas, organic coffee, and a drink typical of the region.Itinerary
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San Juan Chamula, San Juan Chamula, Southern Mexico
Explore the Mayan traditions and costumes of San Juan Chamula base in its religious syncretism. The town of San Juan Chamula, situated 10 kilometers northeast of San Cristobal de Las Casas, is the home of about 2,000 inhabitants of direct Mayan descent, proud of their heritage.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Church of St. Juan Bautista, Plaza Central, San Juan Chamula 29320 Mexico
The town of San Juan Chamula, situated 10 kilometers northeast of San Cristobal de Las Casas, is the home of about 2,000 inhabitants of direct Mayan descent, proud of their heritage. In Chamula, a local guide will explain to you the history of the region and you will be able to visit the Church of San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist) that has simple but incredibly beautiful ornamentation on the outer fascade. Once there, see the artistic beauty of the church on the inside and see the exceptional arrangement of its altars, with Catholic saints dressed according to indigenous traditional customs. You will find out about the native people and their customs. You can observe how ancient Mayan traditions are now intertwined with modern day Catholic practices.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Zinacantan Mexico
This is another magical indigenous population very close to San Cristobal de las Casas, where you can admire the beauty of the Church of San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence) and see 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: 30 minutesStop At:
Domicilio Conocido S/N, Centro C.P. 29350 Zinacantan, Chiapas, Zinacantan 29350 Mexico
This is another magical indigenous population very close to San Cristobal de las Casas, where you can admire the beauty of the Church of San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence) and see 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. You will enjoy a mini traditional lunch (beans, organic coffee, hand made tortillas and drink typical of the region) with a local family where you can learn more about its customs and traditions. Zinacantán literally means "land of bats" and comes from the Nahuatl language. People in Zinacantán speak Tzotzil(a Mayan language) and they call their own land "Sots'leb", that is, "land of bats" in their own language.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Southern Mexico
You will have time take a lunch or walk around the Zocalo and surroundings and time to buy handicrafts.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Museo Jtatik Samuel, Otro Carretera a Chamula KM 1.5, San Cristobal de las Casas 29244 Mexico
After the visit to the Villages we will visit this museum, when you will learn about The museography that describes issues related to the first settlers of the Mayan culture of the region, the conquest of the Spaniards, the history of the Diocese of San Cristóbal, as well as the life and work of Samuel Ruiz García, who was a Mexican religious, Catholic bishop, defender of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Latin America. It was called by the indigenous people "Tatik" or walker). In two of its rooms, the diversity of textiles in Chiapas is explained and exhibited, where the works of 15 communities are exhibited. The other room is dedicated to castes, which are replicas of the world's most important collection of Mexican castes
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Note: It is forbidden to take pictures inside the church"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Museo Jtatik Samuel working everyday except Monday."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Tuxtla GutiérrezPorts
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.