Tours from San Cristobal de las Casas

By Viator, July 2014

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With its warren of cobblestone lanes, striking cathedral and exquisitely preserved colonial architecture, San Cristobal de las Casas makes an attractive alternative to the busy city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, and with tours running to the entire region’s top attractions, many visitors to Chiapas opt to make this town their base. 

San Cristobal de las Casas has long called itself the capital of the Chiapas Highlands, so what better place from which to explore the indigenous villages of the mountains and discover the unique cultures and traditions of Mexico’s Tzotzil people? You’ll not only get to witness time-honored traditions like weaving, healing rituals and prayer, but you’ll have chance to meet the locals and tuck into homemade tortillas, while soaking up the magnificent alpine scenery. 

The Chiapas region is also well known for its Mayan ruins and the most famous is the Mayan city of Palenque, a beautifully preserved UNESCO World Heritage site. There are hundreds of temples, pyramid tombs and buildings to explore, dramatically situated in the heart of the rainforest, after which it’s a short journey to the famous Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls. 

Alternatively, outdoors enthusiasts will be in their element on a day trip to the Montebello Lakes National Park, where a vast network of hiking trails link the scenic lakelands and the El Chiflón waterfall makes an idyllic swimming spot. Equally impressive is a day tour to the colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo, the starting point for cruising along the Grijalva River, a jaw-dropping voyage beneath the towering cliffs of the Sumidero Canyon.

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Chiapas Combo Tour: Palenque Mayan Ruins, Agua Azul and Misol-Ha Waterfall

Discover northwestern Chiapas’ top cultural and natural attractions on this day trip from either Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristóbal de las Casas. ...  Read more

Location: Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristobal de las Casas
Duration: 11 or 13 hours

From USD $147.99

Chiapa de Corzo Day Trip and Sumidero Canyon Scenic Boat Ride

Visit one of Chiapas’ most popular natural sites on this tour to Sumidero Canyon National Park. Your experience begins in the historical town of Chiapa de ...  Read more

Location: Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristobal de las Casas
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.99

Chiapas Indigenous Villages Cultural Tour

Learn about the traditional customs of Mexico’s native Tzotzil people, a Mayan group, on this tour to two indigenous villages in the Chiapas Highlands. With an ...  Read more

Location: Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristobal de las Casas
Duration: 5 hours or 6 hours

From USD $66.99

El Chiflón Waterfalls and Montebello Lakes National Park Day Trip

Discover two of southeastern Chiapas’ natural wonders on this tour to El Chiflón waterfall and Montebello Lakes National Park. At El Chiflón, you can ...  Read more

Location: Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristobal de las Casas
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.99

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