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Zinacantán Tours

Zinacantán
With a population that’s 99.1 percent Tzotzil Maya, Zinacantan is a destination for travelers who want to witness and explore the lifestyle and history of Mexico’s indigenous people. Visitors can learn about animist traditions and Catholic influence on a visit to one of the town’s churches or visit local artisans creating traditional clothing. A small market selling handmade Mayan goods proves a perfect place to purchase souvenirs or sample local fare. And while this village is worth a visit any time of year, visitors say a guide can help ease the feeling of being an outsider during non-festival seasons when travelers are few and far between. 

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Zinacantan is located in the southern part of the Central Chiapas highlands. The Feast of Sain Lawrence, the town’s patron saint, takes place each year from August 8 through August 10. Guided tours are a popular option since public transport between Chamula and Zinacantan is nearly impossible to find.
Address: Zinacantan, Mexico
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Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities

Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities

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Leave the tourist track behind on this visit to the indigenous communities of the Tzotzil ethnic group of Mexico. The tour includes a visit to the town of San Juan Chamula to see the fusion of contemporary and ancient Mayan traditions, and a tour of Zinacantan to see locals working pre-Columbian waist looms and to sample handmade tortillas and regional drinks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$19,00
From
US$19,00
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Tour to San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan (Indigenous Peoples)

Tour to San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan (Indigenous Peoples)

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Because they will know the uses and customs of the Indigenous Peoples. In San Juan Chamula you will know the main Church and in Zinacantan how regional looms are made.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$13,50
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US$13,50

Hikes through Forests and Communities from San Cristóbal de Las Casas to Zinacantán

Hikes through Forests and Communities from San Cristóbal de Las Casas to Zinacantán

It is a tour that does not offer commercial tourism agencies for the same reason there are no other tourists on the route, almost 7 km walk from the Huitepec Las Palmas community to the head of Zinacantán where we also visit textile and fabric workshops, both waist loom, pedal and embroidery.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51,29
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US$51,29

San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán Indigenous Communities

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San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán Indigenous Communities

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With Chiapas Viajes you will enter the heart of the Mayan-Tzotziles indigenous communities. No doubt an experience that you can not miss.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19,69
US$24,62
US$4,93 savings
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US$19,69
US$24,62
US$4,93 savings

Tour to San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan

Tour to San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan

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Explore the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas along with nearby indigenous villages on a small-group full-day tour led by a local guide. See the highlights of San Cristobal's historical center including the Zocalo (main plaza), the Cathedral, and several Spanish colonial buildings with impressive archiecture. Head to the central market and Santo Domingo Church before continuing to the small villages of San Juan Chamula and San Lorenzo Zinancantan. Have the option to include a visit to the Na Bolom Museum to complete your small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47,44
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US$47,44
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Customs of indigenous peoples of Chiapas

Customs of indigenous peoples of Chiapas

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I grew up with the traditions and legends of indigenous and mestizo peoples of Chiapas, where I come from and learned them from my grandparents, parents and later, during my university career, I delved into several historical and social aspects. I also lived a historical moment in my city, witnessing the armed revolution of the EZLN (Zapatistas). My passion for the history and traditions of San Cristobal and Chiapas continues to be more and more alive and I enjoy sharing it with the visitors of Chiapas, which I have been receiving very positive comments for 10 years.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30,00
Price varies by group size
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US$30,00
Price varies by group size
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Trekking in Chiapas Indigenous Peoples

Trekking in Chiapas Indigenous Peoples

We will discover the life of the real countryside of the region, through non-tourist trails that you can only enjoy walking, with its landscapes, crops and its people will be an experience that you will remember for a lifetime, you will know its unique culture and tradition of the Tsotsil Maya in a tour of 12km with total ascent of 400 meters. This and more in this cultural adventure.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37,95
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US$37,95

Bike Tour Chiapas Indigenous Peoples

Bike Tour Chiapas Indigenous Peoples

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We will discover the life of the real countryside of the region, by non-tourist roads that you can only enjoy by bicycle, with its landscapes, crops and its people will be an experience that you will remember for a lifetime, you will know its unique culture and tradition of the Tsotsil Maya in a 32km route with a total ascent of 700 meters. This and more in this cultural adventure. "Necessary to have good physical condition and cycling experience"
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49,24
From
US$49,24

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