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Activities in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán Tour

US$ 29.50
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Immerse yourself in the fascinating indigenous communities of Mexico on our San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán Tour. Discover tradition, culture and religion as you explore the vibrant historic towns.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating indigenous communities of Mexico on our San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán Tour. Discover tradition, culture and religion as you explore the vibrant historic towns.

San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán Tour

At 8:30 am, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Tuxtla Gutiérrez and set off for San Juan Chamula.

In San Juan Chamula, you'll see that many of the local residents are Tzotzil people, a group that belongs to of Mayan culture. We'll visit the San Juan Bautista temple, which is an intriguing example of religious syncretism. Different celebrations, mixing rituals and prayer, are held inside the church, so be sure to pay attention to all the details.

Next, you'll visit the local cemetery, where you'll find dry leaves atop wooden crosses. This is an ancestral tradition of the local people that represents communication with the underworld.

We'll then travel to Zinacantán to visit the Church of San Sebastián Mártir and learn about the dark legends and ancestral rites that surround this place. Afterwards, we'll meet a local family that manufactures products with a backstrap loom, which we're sure you'll find fascinating. If you like, you can also try a traditional local dish in the house.

It'll then be time to return to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where you'll be taken back to your hotel for around 3:30 pm.

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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 12 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 29.50
US$ 24.60
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 29.50
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old

    US$ 24.60
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by minibus.

English and Spanish speaking chauffeur.

Not included

Food

When to book?

You can book up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 29.50
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.