Chiapas, Mexico Tour
6-day Exclusive Adventure
Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas is also one of its most scenic. On this trip we visit Indian villages, colonial mountain towns, beautiful waterfalls and the jungle-draped Mayan ruins of Palenque.
1st Day: We are met at the Tuxtla Gutierrez airport and travel to Cañon de Sumidero, where we board a boat for the trip down the Grijalva river. Beneath towering 2,500-foot cliffs we watch for monkeys, alligators and other tropical wildlife. Here Chiapanecan Indians chose to jump into the sacred canyon rather than submit to Spanish invaders. Then we travel on to the delightful town of Chiapa de Corzo, where we spend our first night.
2nd Day: After breakfast we visit the villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán, with their bustling Indian markets. In Chamula’s colonial church, ancient Indian rituals intermix with Catholicism. We continue on to San Cristóbal de las Casas, one of the prettiest cities in Mexico, where we spend our next two nights. At an elevation of 7,000 feet and surrounded by wooded forests, San Cristóbal is cool and refreshing.
3rd Day: In the morning we tour the town’s cathedral, convent, monuments and museums. Afterwards we have plenty of free time to wander the cobblestone streets, colorful markets and small, tree-filled plazas.
4th Day: Today we leave the mountains for the lowlands, stopping to swim at magnificent Agua Azul Falls—a long series of turquoise cascades set against a deep-green jungle background. After lunch we visit the Misol-Há waterfall, where we can hike the short trail that leads behind the cascading falls. Then on to the town of Palenque, where we spend the next two nights.
5th Day: We visit the archaeological park of Palenque, one of the most impressive ancient sites in Mexico. Located in the middle of a tropical rainforest, its pyramids, palaces and temples are magnificent examples of Mayan artistry.
6th Day: After breakfast we drive to the airport in Villahermosa for our flight home, sad to leave but taking along wonderful memories of our Chiapas adventure.
What’s included: The trips are fully escorted by English-speaking guides and include all accommodations, transportation, five breakfasts and five lunches.
Best Time: Late Oct. thru Early May
Minimum Number of Persons: Two
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.