What To Expect
Experience grand colors and traditions in a visit to the church and marketplace of the indigenous community of San Juan Chamula. You'll have the opportunity to know the uses and costumes of the region, visit inside both churches (San Juan Bautista and San Lorenzo), and observe the artistic beauty and exceptional arrangement of its altars, with Catholic saints dressed according to indigenous traditional customs. We'll visit around and you'll even have time to buy a souvenir of the region.
You can also observe how ancient Mayan traditions are now intertwined with modern day Catholic practices.
Later we'll 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.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Ground transportation (roundtrip)
Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
Traditional lunch (quesadillas, beans, organic coffee)
Guided tour of the church and market in San Juan Chamula
Visit to Zinacantan
Free time to visit to San Cristobal (city tour)
Tips and gratuities
Tour takes approximately 5 hours.
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