San Cristóbal de las Casas
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Chamula and Zinacantan Indigenous Villages Tour

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

From $17.44

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Travelers hoping to get off the tourist track and experience indigenous culture up close will enjoy this trip to the villages of Chamula and Zinacantan. The day begins with a visit to a local family Zinacantán to learn about pre-Hispanic weaving and tortilla-making, and taste the traditional drink, Pox. The next stop is the Mayan village of San Juan Chamula, where you’ll experience a shaman ritual in the native Tzotzil language.
  • Experience Mexico’s ancient, indigenous customs and rituals
  • Try local food like handmade tortillas and the traditional Pox drink
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and downtown drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and jacket
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    I did order ENGLISH speak guide. Our...
    Marcela J, Dec 2017
    I did order ENGLISH speak guide. Our guide spoke only spanish. We did not understand anything. Moreover, we have been in the shop for a long time, and only the church Chamula has become worth it. we are not despicable. We do not recommend it.
    À recommander et à faire absolument lors d’un passage dans la région
    Laure_P, Oct 2022
    Une expérience à part entière. Je conseille a tous les visiteurs de faire cette excursion. Elle permet d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture locale et d’avoir une réelle immersion pour mieux la comprendre. Au cours de ce tour, vous allez être surpris, choqués, émerveillés mais surtout enrichis. Je recommande.


    Product code: 13480P1