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Chiapas: Southern Mexico

Discover secret Mayan ruins, cruise through towering canyons and visit indigenous Tzotzil towns
Starts AtTuxtla Gutierrez
Ends AtPalenque
Duration5 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Culture
Starts AtTuxtla Gutierrez
Ends AtPalenque
Duration5 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Culture
Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

The towering cliffs of the Sumidero Canyon. The ruins of Toniná and Palenque. The magic of Tzotzil-Maya towns. There’s so much to love (and explore) in Chiapas. Joined by our Local Insider, you’ll see the very best of the state: boating through the Sumidero (watch out for crocs), hiking between Chamula and Zinacantán, and touring ancient Maya ruins. You’ll also swim beneath a waterfall and explore the beautiful town of San Cristóbal de las Casas at your own pace. This is the best of Chiapan culture… and then some. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Bond with the group over a Chiapan welcome dinner
  • 2
    Cruise down the Sumidero Canyon
  • 3
    Hike between two beautiful Tzotzil-Maya towns
  • 4
    Explore the pueblo mágico San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • 5
    Time travel at the ancient ruins of Toniná and Palenque

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Four nights standard hotel accommodation
  • Four breakfasts, one dinner
  • Local Insider
  • Welcome dinner at Las Pichanchas
  • Sumidero Canyon cruise
  • Hike between Chamula and Zinacantan
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas visit
  • Toniná ruins exploration
  • Palenque archeological site visit
  • Parking fees and motorway tolls
  • Local taxes for service providers and hotels
  • Final morning group transfer to Villahermosa Airport (VSA)

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

        Accommodation

        Holiday Inn Express Tuxtla Gutiérrez La Marimba, Tuxtla Gutiérrez

        Your first day is an exciting one, so kick back post-meal in the comforts of this Holiday Inn Express. The rooms are air conditioned, and there’s a fitness center should you fancy an on-vacation workout sesh. In the morning, there’s a welcome breakfast buffet to fuel you for the many adventures ahead.

        Mansión del Valle, San Cristóbal

        A magical inner courtyard is the highlight of this colonial-style retreat – and a great post-exploration spot to gather with the group. There’s also a library for quiet reflection and a solarium for sun-soaking. A spot in the historical center of the city makes exploration easy too. 

        Ciudad Real Palenque

        Enjoy downtime in the pool or a swinging snooze in a hammock when you stay at Ciudad Real Palenque. There’s authentic Chiapan cuisine in the thatch-roofed restaurant or under the trees at Terraza restaurant, while a cool drink awaits your slurping at the poolside bar. 

        Book today with a £100/person deposit
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com