Chiapas is the home of Mexico’s most beautiful nature conservation sites. This jungle region is full of unique native communities that conserve ancestral traditions. It is a place famous for stunning views in every corner. Learn about the local traditions and experience the culture firsthand as you coexist within the small communities for 7 days.This experience will start with a boat ride through Sumidero Canyon National Park, a canyon formed 35 millions years ago by Grijalva River. The canyon’s vertical walls reach 3,000 feet high!The boat ride will be followed by a 3 day trek next to rivers and waterfalls in the middle of El Ocote Natural Reserve. You will experience true nature, and be in contact with small indigenous communities that will share their customs and traditions. You will even learn how they make their own clothes by hand. We’ll finish adventure by visiting Velo de Novia a 400 foot waterfall, and Montebello Lake National Park.
Day 1 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Welcome DayThe tour starts when we pick you up from Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport. We’ll start with an incredible adventure in the Sumidero Canyon. As we cruise by boat through vertical walls of the canyon that reach up to 3,000 feet. Once we reach the town of San Cristobal de las Casas we will check in to the hotel to get some rest. Day 2 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Trek - The Water RouteWe are headed towards the town of Ocozocuautla de Espinoza to settle in the Sima de Las Cotorras tourist center. Here we will be rappelling a descent of approximately 328’ within the chasm. Within its interior we will discover an ecosystem that is inhabited by hundreds of families of parrots. We will then climb back up with ropes what we rappelled down. In the afternoon, we will learn from a group of ladies the secret recipes in a cooking class for a regional meal. We’ll enjoy dinner and sleep in a small rustic cabin. Day 3 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm The Trek ContinuesAfter breakfast we will move to the eco-tourist center El Aguacero, where we’ll enter an amazing cave to discover the life that exists inside. Then we’ll continue our trek along a path on the river that will take us to a curtain of 130' waterfalls. Regional food will be waiting for us when we finish the day. Day 4 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Back to San Cristobal de las CasasUpon awakening we will have a delicious traditional breakfast as the chefs say farewell, we will continue the tour. We will be returning to San Cristobal de Las Casas where you can take time to enjoy the afternoon and you are free to explore the town. Day 5 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Zinacantán & San Juan ChamulaWe'll visit the indigenous community of San Juan Chamula, located only 6 miles away. From San Cristóbal, there we’ll have the opportunity to visit the cathedral in the town center. Here we’ll observe the preservation of ancient traditions in the way of worshiping their saints. We will then continue to the community of San Lorenzo Zinacantán. Here you will have the opportunity to visit one of the homes and observe their way of life and how the women make their colorful waist loom clothing. Day 6 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm ‘El Chiflón’ and Montebello LakesEl Chiflón is a natural beauty in Chiapas it is admired for its impressive chain of waterfalls that end with the famous "Velo de Novia" which has a height of 400ft. Later we will visit the Montebello Lakes where you can appreciate the striking color of its lagoons. Day 7 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Recovery DayAfter enjoying Chiapas for several days, the time has come to return home. According to your flight schedule we will drive you to the airport.