Indigenous Villages - Chamula and Zinacantan from San Cristobal de las Casas

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Templo de San Lorenzo
Catedral de San Cristobal de las Casas

What To Expect

Visit the church and the marketplace of San Juan Chamula. Then go to Zinacantan, famous for its looms, and be amazed at the artistry of the weaver women. Wrap yourself with the colors and traditions of Chiapas!


Tours from San Cristobal de las Casas
Departs From:
San Cristobal de las Casas
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Hotel pick-up
5 hours
daily at 9:30
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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)

  • Entrance fees

  • 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)

  • Basic travel insurance


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour takes approximately 5 hours.

  • It is expressly FORBIDDEN to take pictures inside the churches.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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