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The Best of Chiapas: Sumidero, Communities, Montebello, Agua Azul and Palenque

The Best of Chiapas...


Palenque Archaeological Site
This is one of our recommended tours. Five days are a good start to discover the Best of Chiapas; its natural wonders, archaeological sites, its beautiful cities, its culture and most importantly, its people.
We will discover the Great Pyramid of Tonina, located in the Ocosingo Valley, Tonina was one of the great Mayan cities that achieved its splendor after having defeated the city of Palenque in 711, the visit to the Palace of the Underworld will make us feel as Warriors, Priests and great Rulers of that time.

YOU WILL ALSO VISIT:

Sumidero Canyon – Chiapa de Corzo – San Juan Chamula – Zinacantan – Chiflón Waterfall – Montebello Lakes – Agua Azul and Misol Ha Waterfalls – Palenque
Please consider that if you have a different idea because you need a shorter visit or on the other hand, because you think five days are just not enough, send us a message and we will be glad to help you.


ITINERARY

Parachicos y Chiapanecas en Chiapa de CorzoParachicos y Chiapanecas en Chiapa de Corzo

DAY 1: SUMIDERO CANYON– CHIAPA DE CORZO – SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS.

Reception in Tuxtla Gutierrez airport. We will start the tour with a two-hour boat trip along the Grijalva River, which runs through the Sumidero Canyon with its impressive ecosystem. (2 hours)

Then we will briefly visit the legendary village Chiapa de Corzo where we will have time to eat. Transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Hotel in San Cristobal de Las Casas.
San Cristóbal de Las CasasSan Cristóbal de Las Casas

DAY 2: SAN CRISTOBAL – SAN JUAN CHAMULA AND ZINACANTAN.

9:00 am: Breakfast included in the hotel.

10:00 am: City tour of San Cristobal: the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo church and the city center. Leave the hotel for the indigenous communities of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula, in order to find out about their culture, traditions and way of life.

We will visit the house of an indigenous family and taste their handmade tortillas (corn pancakes). We will visit their churches where we can observe a mystical mix of indigenous with catholic rites. Return to San Cristóbal de Las Casas.

Hotel in San Cristobal de Las Casas.
Lagos de MontebelloLagos de Montebello

DAY 3: CHIFLON WATERFALL - MONTEBELLO LAKES – COMITAN.

8:00 am: Breakfast included in the hotel.

9:00 am: Depart from the hotel to visit the Chiflon waterfall with its 70-meter-high majestic waterfall called "The Bride’s Veil”. Transfer to the famous Montebello Lakes where we can observe its incredible colors surrounded by woods. There will be time for lunch.

We will continue to the wonderful city of Comitan de Dominguez, time to visit the surroundings and time to eat.

Return in the afternoon to San Cristobal de las Casas, with a short stop in the Amatenango del Valle village to admire its ceramic works.

Hotel in San Cristobal de las Casas.
Cascada de Misol HaCascada de Misol Ha

DAY 4: TONINA, AGUA AZUL AND MISOL HA WATERFALLS.

7 am: Breakfast in the hotel.

8 am: We leave San Cristóbal to travel to the ancient Mayan city of Tonina, which is tracing new horizons in the knowledge of Mayan culture due to recent discoveries in the site.

Then we will visit the Agua Azul waterfalls. Their turquoise blue water foams white in hundreds of cascades over flat rocks in the middle of the wild green jungle. You can take a refreshing dip in the colorful waters, eat something or just relax before we set out to the Misol Ha waterfall which rushes over a rock edge 35 meters high. The natural pool offers a second opportunity to have a refreshing dip before we end our day in Palenque.

Hotel in Palenque
Zona Arqueológica de PalenqueZona Arqueológica de Palenque

DAY 5: PALENQUE - TRANSFER TO VILLAHERMOSA - END OF SERVICES

8.00 am. Breakfast in the hotel.

9.00 am. Leave for the Palenque archaeological site. 10.30am: We will visit the archaeological ruins of Palenque, one of the most important cities of the Classic Mayan Era, where we will explore the Temple of Skulls, Temple of the Inscriptions, Temple of the Red Queen, the Main Palace, Temple of the Crosses and the museum, as well as other wonders of the Mayan Culture.

In the afternoon we leave for the airport of Villahermosa, Tabasco where you will take your flight back home.

END OF OUR SERVICES. .

Included Services


Accommodation

We have made a careful selection of accommodation options in each of our destinations, to be able to recommend to our clients. We have chosen depending on the location, quality service, good food and pleasant atmosphere.

Meals

Our packages can be without meals, they can include only the breakfasts: American or Buffet, or they can include all the meals; breakfasts, lunches and dinners, depending only on what the client decides to add each time.

Transportation

Luxury vehicles with air conditioning and music, from the reception at the airport of arrival, during all the days of excursion and until the final transfer to the airport of departure. All passengers have traveler's insurance.

Guide

He/she will provide explanations about each site and will be in charge of the group all the time +local guides in the archaeological zones. A certified guide can be additionally hired in a particular language per group, if necessary (please request more information if you need it).

Tickets

Motorboat in the Sumidero Canyon, Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula churches, Chiflon Waterfalls, Montebello Lakes Park, Tonina archaeological site, Agua Azul and Misol Ha Waterfalls, Bonampak archaeological site, motorboat along the Usumacinta river, Yaxchilan and Palenque archaeological site.

Taxes

ALL TAXES INCLUDED

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Our Recommendations

Hotels in San Cristobal

  • Casa Vieja
  • Sombra del Agua
  • Mexicanos 10
  • Sereno Art Hotel
  • Casa del Alma

Hotels in Palenque

  • Nututún
  • Maya Tulipanes
  • Piedra de Agua
  • Villa Mercedes
  • Quinta Chanabnal

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