Chiapa de Corzo Tours

Chiapa de Corzo
A popular day trip from the state capital of Tuxtla, the small colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo lies on the Rio Grijalva and is the starting point for boat rides through the Sumidero Canyon National Park. Although inhabited since prehistoric times, Chiapa de Corzo is best known as the region’s oldest Spanish settlement, founded in 1528, and traces of its past can be seen in its exquisitely preserved colonial architecture. The red-brick mudejar-style La Pila Fountain (Fuente Colonial) is the grand centerpiece of the central Plaza Ángel Albino Corzo, dating back to the 16th century and shaped like the Spanish crown, while one block south, the Santo Domingo Church (Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman) is famous for its original copper and silver bell and now houses a traditional handicraft museum.

The town is also renowned for its annual Feria de Enero festival, a colorful carnival held each January in honor of the feast of San Sebastian, when marching bands and dancing troops take to the streets for a vibrant procession and the city hosts an enormous street party. The highlight of the festival is the performance of the Dance of the Parachicos, a cultural tradition so important it’s been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. 

Practical Info

Chiapa de Corzo lies on the north bank of the Rio Grijalva about 12 kilometers east of Tuxtla.
Address: Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico
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Sumidero Canyon, Chiapa de Corzo Magical Town from San Cristóbal de las Casas

Combine visits to Sumidero Canyon and the Magic Chiapa de Corzo on this adventure from San Cristobal de las Casas. With your guide pointing out the flora and fauna, take a boat ride through the canyon on the Grijalva River, admiring in the towering canyon walls around you. Stop next at the Magic Town (Pueblo Magico) Chiapa de Corzo, where a walking tour will take you to the city's central fountain, formed of mudejar-style brickwork. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Combo Tour

Depart San Cristòbal de las Casas for Sumidero Canyon and embark on a 2.5-hour boat ride between steep rock walls on the Grijalva River. Afterward, stop by the archeological site of Chiapa de Corzo, the oldest town in Chiapas and designated one of Mexico’s Pueblo Mágicos (Magical Towns) for its natural beauty and historical significance. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Day Trip to Sumidero Canyon

Explore Sumidero Canyon aboard a motor boat during this full-day tour. Take a stroll around the Chiapas region's first settlement, Chiapa de Corzo, with your guide to learn about that time period in history. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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11-Day Birdwatching Tour from Cancun

On this 11-day tour, you will have the opportunity to see around half of the 1,040 bird species that live in Mexico. You will travel among a selection of the best birding habitats, including mangroves, estuaries, dry tropical forest and dense lowland jungle. We also visit some of the magnificent archaeological ruins in the area. You may find bird species as: the Thicket Tinamou, Great Curassow, Black-throated Bobwhite, Lesser Yellow-Headed, Crane Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Ruddy Crake, Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail, Yucatan Parrot, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yucatan Jay, Mexican Anttrush, Orange Oriole, etc. It is a wonderful birding and nature experience! 
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Duration: 11 days
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Full-Day Sumidero Canyon Tour with Boat Cruise from San Cristóbal de las Casas

Explore Sumidero Canyon by land and water, and visit the Spanish colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo on a full-day tour from San Cristobal de las Casas. Start with a 2-hour boat cruise through Sumidero Canyon where you can see towering waterfalls, sheer canyon walls, and wildlife. Next, head to Chiapa de Corzo for lunch and a look at the charming town's architecture and crafts markets. Finally, take a driving tour towards Tuxtla Gutiérrez to visit viewpoints overlooking Sumidero Canyon and the Grijalva River.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Viewpoints and Cruise to Sumidero Canyon from Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Designed to delight lovers of the outdoors, this 8-hour day-trip showcases the unique natural landscapes of Sumidero Canyon National Park. Departing from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, you’ll look out for crocodiles, caves, and monkeys during a 2-hour boat ride and take a tour of Chiapa de Corzo, a designated Pueblo Mágico. Absorb stunning views from lookout points such as La Ceiba, La Coyota, and Roblar, and enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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