Small-Group Full-Day Tour Of San Cristobal De Las Casas And Surroundings - San Juan

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located San Cristobal Hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Join this original tour of San Cristobal de Las Casas, a mix of Indian and local village full of colors and traditions, visiting the historical center including Zocalo (main plaza), the Cathedral, the Law Faculty and other buildings rich in colonial architecture such as the Casa de las Artesanias, Casa de Cultura and the Arco del Carmen. The final part of the tour is the visit to the central market and Santo Domingo Church.San Cristobal is made up of a series of traditional barrios (neighborhoods), each of which is known for a particular trade or custom, such as iron working, carpentry and woodcarving.This is a shared service.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

Pick up at your hotel in San Cristobal, one of Mexicos best-preserved Spanish colonial towns. It ts made up of a series of traditional barrios (neighborhoods), each of which is known for a particular trade or custom, such as iron working, carpentry and woodcarving.

At San Cristobal de Las Casas you will visit the historical center including Zocalo (main plaza), the Cathedral, the Law Faculty, and other buildings rich in colonial architecture such as the Casa de las Artesanias, Casa de Cultura and the Arco del Carmen. The final part of the tour is the visit to the central market and Santo Domingo Church.

The indigenous people of Chiapas speak their own language (often in addition to Spanish), practice their own unique customs and can be identified by their traditional dress that varies by group. They continue to depend primarily on agriculture for their economic well-being; however, its not unusual for them to travel into San Cristobal to sell their handmade crafts and shop in the markets for everyday items to take back to their villages.

San Juan Chamula, 10 km from San Cristobal de las Casas, is a town steeped in history, and yet also allows a look into the Mayas of today. This is the largest Maya township in Chiapas with a population over 40,000 Tzotzil speakers, one of the 31 Mayan languages. This region is known for its agricultural and ceremonial lifestyles, which are a mixture of Catholic and Mayan beliefs. The Catholic Church of San Juan Bautista, in fact, is not part of any Diocese because residents desire the freedom to perform various types of rituals.

The road to the village of San Lorenzo Zinancantan is about 11 km. long. Zinancantn people are also Tzotzil Mayans and the predominant dress is in very distinctive costumes of pink and purple.

If option is selected, you will also visit the Na Bolom museum that was created from the Bloms private collection. The museum has five permanent exposition rooms and was founded in 1951 by the Danish Archaeologist Frans Blom and the Swiss photographer Gertrude Duby. Na Bolom means The House of the Jaguar.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

A small amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately