What To Expect
Colors and traditions await you in your visit to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. You will have plenty of time to wander around the local artisan markets and peek inside the beautifully preserved churches.
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) with its simple but incredibly beautiful ornamentation on the outer facades. 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 also find out about the native people and their customs, and 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.
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 (2 hours)
Tips and gratuities
Tour takes approximately 9 hours.
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