3 days/ 2 nights - Tuxtla Gutierrez, Lagos de Montebello, San Cristobal: DAY 01 TUXTLA GUTIERREZ–CAÑON DEL SUMIDERO–SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS
Reception at Tuxtla Gutierrez airport and transfer to the Grijalva River Pier to navigate and observe the geological wonder that gives the place the well known name of the “Cañon del Sumidero” (sinkwell canyon), whilst enjoying the diversity of flora and fauna characteristic of the area. Departure for the colonial city of San Cristobal de Las Casas (2'300 m. above sea level), founded in 1528 by Captain Diego de Mazariegos, and declared Human Cultural Patrimony. Hotel check-in on arrival and the remainder of the day free. Overnight stay.
DAY 02 SAN CRISTOBAL–LAGOS DE MONTEBELLO–SAN CRISTOBAL
Morning departure from “San Cristobal de las Casas” to “Lagos de Montebello”. Our first stop to the indigenous pottery community of”Amatenango del Valle “, from where we will head for the “Chiflón” waterfall, a natural freefall of water surrounded by exuberant vegetation of reeds and palm groves. We will end this tour with a visit to Mexico´s most beautiful Lake District, known as: “Lagos de Montebello”.
This nature reserve consists of several acres of pines, oaks and rain forest (jungle) where, weather permitting, we will have the opportunity to admire and enjoy the many lakes and appreciate the varying hues of the waters in this splendid and picturesque natural environment. Early evening return to San Cristobal de Las Casas. Overnight stay.
DAY 03 SAN CRISTOBAL –INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES – TUXTLA AIRPORT
Departure after breakfast, for the Indigenous Communities of the Tzotzil ethnic group. Our first visit will take us to the town of Chamula for a learning experience with an aim to understanding the fusion of contemporary traditions and ancient Mayan characteristics that give this place its identity. We will then continue towards Zinacantan where we will visit the church and the home of a family cooperative where we will be welcomed with a regional drink and have the opportunity to watch women work the waist loom which dates from Pre-Columbian times.
Having seen some of the samples of what they produce, we will be invited into their kitchen where we may be fortunate enough to be offered a tasting of their traditional hand-made tortillas. Transfer from San Cristobal de Las Casas – Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport for the return flight.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Lobby / Angel Albino Corzo Airport.
Duration: 3 days.
Start/opening time: 9:30am.
End/closing time: 6:30pm.
Languages: Spanish / English.
Others: Operation days : Thursday, Friday, Saturday.