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Chamula and Zinacantán Day Trip from San Cristóbal

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Tours Day trips Wheelchair accessible Reseller exclusions Nature & adventure

Learn more about the everyday lives and traditions of the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán on a day trip from San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Highlights

  • Visit the indigenous town of San Juan Chamula
  • Meet the Tzotzil Maya artisans of Zinacantán
  • Buy local looms and indigenous crafts

Description

Learn more about the everyday lives and ancient beliefs of the indigenous Tzotzil Maya people on an amazing day trip from San Cristóbal de las Casas. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to the town of San Juan Chamula to get a better understanding of the mix of contemporary culture and ancient traditions that gives the town its unique aspect. Continue to Zinacantán, where the majority of the population are Tzotzil Maya indigenous people. Visit the church and the home of a family co-operative, where you will be welcomed with a regional drink and can watch the women at work on pre-Columbian waist looms. Get invited into their kitchen to taste their traditional handmade tortillas before the return journey to San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Includes

Transportation by air-conditioned minivan Spanish-speaking driver Entrance fees

Important Information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This trip operates in all weather conditions. Dress appropriately
  • The duration of the transfers is approximate and will depend on the time of day and traffic
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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