Chamula y Zinacantan, desde Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Tradition and Culture in an ancient environment of the Mayan Culture. Chamula and Zinacantan: Guided tour of the church and surroundings of San Juan Chamula (1.5 hours), then visit to Zinacantán, famous for looms and textile processing (1.5 hours). Time for traditional indigenous lunch (quesadillas, beans, organic coffe).
Enjoy to discover more about this myths, religion, beliefs and customs with the bright colors of Chiapas. In Chamula a local guide will explain 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 facade. 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.
We will take you to Zinacantan as the last part of the tour, another magical indigenous population very near 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. After these visits we will make a stop to visit the Magical Town of San Cristobal de las Casas, and its main touristic walkers and surroundings.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 5pm.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Others: We suggest bringing comfortable shoes and clothes, a hat and sunglasses, a jacket, sunscreen, extra cash if you want to buy a souvenir and additional meals.