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Native Communities Tour in Chamula & Zinacantán

by Jalapeño Tours
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Highlights

Memorable encounter with people of the Tzotzil community

A look at modern & traditional influences on life in Chamula

Pre-Hispanic waist-loom weaving techniques in Zinacantan

Chance to see local craftwork at a family cooperative

Tastings of regional drinks & fine handmade tortillas

Highlights

Memorable encounter with people of the Tzotzil community

A look at modern & traditional influences on life in Chamula

Pre-Hispanic waist-loom weaving techniques in Zinacantan

Chance to see local craftwork at a family cooperative

Tastings of regional drinks & fine handmade tortillas

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Native Communities Tour in Chamula & Zinacantán

Activity Location

San Juan Chamula

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Al Grano Cafe

    Portal Zona Centro

    San Cristobal de las Casas


Description

See a unique side of Mexico's heritage with a visit to the native communities of Chamula and Zinacantán. From a small local church to a family-run cooperative, you get a look at the way traditions and modern life have shaped the world to be found in the country.

Your guide leads you out of San Cristobal to visit the town of Chamula, still populated by the Tzotzil people. Learn about their unique identity and living traditions that trace back to the ancient Maya. In the nearby town of Zinacantán, visit the local church before you relax with a regional drink at a local family home.

For a look at how the region's pre-Columbian heritage still informs the local livelihood, you can watch craftswomen use the Mayan-style waist loom to produce finely detailed woven crafts. You're then invited into the kitchen, where you might try some handmade tortillas ahead of your return to San Cristobal.


Inclusions

  • Self-guided tour of San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan

  • Food and drink samples


Exclusions

  • Additional meals and beverages not listed in Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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