The Wonders of Chiapas

  • Destination: Chiapas, Palenque, San Cristobal
  • Duration: 5 days

During this 5 day tour of Chiapas you will visit the highlights and landmarks this beautiful State has to offer. Chiapas is located in the south of Mexico and known for its lush vegetation and indigenous cultures. Discover the area’s most fascinating wonders of nature such as the Canyon del Sumidero and the famous Misol Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls. You will also visit the colorful colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas, the surrounding traditional Indigenous villages, as well as Palenque, one of the most impressive Maya archeological excavations in Mexico.

 

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Day 1

Tuxtla Gutiérrez – Cañon del Sumidero – San Cristóbal

According to your time of arrival you are picked up at the airport or bus station in Tuxtla Gutierrez and begin your adventure to the impressive Cañyon del Sumidero which at its highest point reaches 1000 meters. Enjoy an exciting boat tour through the canyon where an exotic world of flora and fauna is waiting for you. Afterwards, continue to the colonial village of Chiapa del Corzo where you can visit the beautiful church and still have enough time to enjoy a nice lunch. From Chiapa del Corzo you will continue to San Cristobal de las Casas. Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

San Cristóbal de las Casas & Indigenous Communities

After breakfast you will visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan where you will experience an authentic impression of the customs and lifestyle of the Tzotzilen and Tseltales, who are still living an autonomous and traditional way of life. You will visit the colorful „Templo de San Juan“ and spend time with a Tzotzil family. In the afternoon a city tour in San Cristóbal de las Casas offers the chance to visit the local market and other famous highlights of the city. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 3

Lagos de Montebello & El Chiflón

In the early morning visit Amate Nango del Valle, a typical Maya Tzeltal Village, which is famous for its ceramic art. Afterwards, visit the nature reserve of Lagos de Montebello, where you can admire five of the more than 50 lakes. From here you will visit „El Chiflón“, at 70 meters it is the highest and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Chiapas. Here you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water before being brought back to San Cristóbal. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 4

San Cristóbal – Agua Azul & Misol Há – Palenque

In the early morning visit the beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul. Here you can start your day with a refreshing dip in the turquoise shimmering water and the delicious taste of the famous Empanadas. From here your tour leads to the impressive waterfalls of Misol Ha and finally to Palenque. The archaeological site of Palenque is not the largest of the Maya sites, but due to the architectural fantasy and the unique backdrop of lush tropical rainforest, certainly it is one of the most impressive and beautiful cities of the Maya world. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast on the tour)

Day 5

Palenque – Villahermosa

After breakfast you are, depending on the rest of your vacation, brought to your hotel, the airport or the bus station in Villahermosa. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)


Travel Route



Standard Hotel:

CityHotelNightsRoomPlan

San Cristóbal Casa Vieja 3 Standard DBL
B/B
Palenque Hotel Chablis 1 Standard DBL
B/B


Comfort Hotel:

CityHotelNightsRoomPlan

San Cristóbal Casa Mexicana 3 Standard DBL
B/B
Palenque Villa Mercedes 1 Standard DBL
B/B

Luxury Hotel:

CityHotelNightsRoomPlan

San Cristóbal Parador San J. de Dios 3 Standard DBL
B/B
Palenque Quinta Cha Nab Nal 1 Standard DBL
B/B

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

  • 4 nights accomodation in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • All excursions in small groups of up to 15 people and with Certified Guides (English/Spanish)
  • Boat trip in Cañon de Sumidero
  • Entrance fees for all organized excursions
  • Local taxes

 

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance


Important Information

  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs!