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Classic road trip through Chiapas

  • San Cristóbal, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantán, Sumidero Canyon, Montebello Lagoons, Comitán, Tzimoleras Waterfalls, Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque, Villahermosa
  • Charming hotel, Hotel, Ecolodge, Farm
  • 8 days

What will you do

On this trip you will enjoy the star destinations of Chiapas, but with a different perspective. You will learn about the Tzotzil culture of the highlands of Chiapas, visit the archaeological site of Palenque at sunset - after closing time. You will discover the magical town of Comitan and the beautiful waterfalls of the Tzimoleras.
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Summarized itinerary

Day 1

Welcome! Imposing Sumidero Canyon

  • Sumidero Canyon
  • Hotel
  • Not included
Day 2

Cultural experience in San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

  • San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 3

Free day in San Cristóbal

  • San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 4

Route to Agua Azul waterfalls

  • Agua Azul, Misol-Ha
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 5

Discover the splendor of the Lacandon Jungle

  • Lacandon jungle
  • Ecolodge
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 6

Experiences in the heart of Lacandon

  • Lacandon jungle
  • Estate
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 7

Horseback ride and sunset in Palenque

  • Palenque
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 8

See you soon! From Palenque to Villahermosa

  • Villahermosa
  • Breakfast

Classic road trip through Chiapas

From $1,330 mxn / person

Highlights

  • Magic towns
  • Waterfalls
  • Nature hikes
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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome! Imposing Sumidero Canyon

Upon arrival at the Tuxtla Gutierrez airport, your local host will help you pick up your rental car to enjoy your first experience in Chiapas: Sumidero Canyon. Afterwards, you will be transferred to SanCris to rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Sumidero Canyon
Hotel
Not included
  • Sumidero Canyon
  • Hotel
  • Not included

Day 2: Cultural experience in San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

Breakfast. You will head to San Juan Chamula, one of the indigenous Mayan Tzotzil villages immersed in the mountains of Chiapas. Continue to Zinacantan, which has a colorful wealth of textile art and where you will meet the association “El camino de los altos” which brings together 130 Mayan weavers from the highlands of Chiapas. Return to San Cristobal to enjoy a free afternoon. Rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán
Hotel
Breakfast
  • San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 3: Free day in San Cristóbal

We will give you all the tips to enjoy the culture and gastronomy of this magical town in Chiapas. From learning about amber, drinking a delicious cup of chocolate with pure cocoa, learning about local projects with social impact, watching a documentary about the Zapatistas. This and much more you can enjoy this day.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Cristóbal de las Casas
Hotel
Breakfast and lunch
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch

Día 4: Route to Agua Azul waterfalls

Today you will take route to one of the most emblematic natural destinations of this state: the Agua Azul waterfalls. In our personalized travel guide we will give you all the tips to enjoy this place in the best way. You will continue on your way to Palenque and on the way you can visit the small waterfalls of Misol-Ha. Rest in a charming hotel in Palenque.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Agua Azul, Misol-Ha
Hotel
Breakfast
  • Agua Azul, Misol-Ha
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 5: Discover the splendor of the Lacandon Jungle

This day will be very exciting because you will witness the beauty of the Lacandon jungle. You will take route to the Metzabok lagoon where your Lacandon hosts will accompany you to paddle in this paradise. You will spend the day learning about this culture and enjoying the music of nature.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Lacandon jungle
Ecolodge
Breakfast and lunch
  • Lacandon jungle
  • Ecolodge
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Experiences in the heart of Lacandon

Today you will discover other beauties: the Sibal lagoon where you will appreciate beautiful birds and the Golondrinas waterfalls where you will also explore a small archaeological site. In the afternoon you will continue your journey to the Valle Escondido farm where you can rest in comfort.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Lacandon jungle
Estate
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lacandon jungle
  • Estate
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Horseback ride and sunset in Palenque

After a peaceful and delicious breakfast, you will enjoy a horseback ride around the farm and then continue on your way to Palenque. At 5pm, after closing time, your local expert guide will be waiting for you for a very special tour of the site. Palenque just for you!
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Palenque
Hotel
Breakfast
  • Palenque
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 8: See you soon! From Palenque to Villahermosa

Time to return home. Transfer to Villahermosa to take your flight back home.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Villahermosa
Breakfast
  • Villahermosa
  • Breakfast
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Includes

  • 24/7 personalized attention, travel insurance, personalized tour guide
  • Lodging, meals and activities described in the itinerary.
  • Small car rental with pick-up in Tuxtla Gutierrez and drop-off in Villahermosa.

Does not include

  • Airplane tickets
  • Services or activities suggested or not indicated as "included"
  • Personal expenses (Tips, laundry, souvenirs, room service, taxis, etc.)

This travel example is customizable

This itinerary was created to give you an idea of the type of trip you can do with Rutopía. Each element can be modified according to your needs and interests, from the duration to the accommodation or the activities.

Reviews

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Danielle Ferrier

We had a lovely travel experience. Based on certain places and things we wanted to do and see, the agency created a personal travel plan for us. This way, we could be sure of how much we could cover in our driving time. One of the reasons we had decided to go through an agency was that we are aware of Mexico’s fragile ecological system, which is something really special and beautiful to see. Our tours and activities were operated by locals and companies that also do their best to preserve nature. This is a great way to get to know the locals and the country a little better. Before, during and even after our trip we were very well taken care of by our tour host.
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Sarah M

This trip was fantastic every step of the way! From scheduling to execution to each and every one of the drivers/tour guides who were wonderful. They worked closely with us carefully molded our trip. Our guides and drivers were incredibly knowledgeable, spoke impeccable English and helped give us recommendations and historical information that was invaluable. It was magical. I can’t thank you enough. This trip exceeded all expectations!
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Sheila Patel

The cultural and historical portions of the trip were very informative and interesting, including I would have liked to have had a day or two to go to additional places.
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By traveling in this way, you contribute to the conservation of the flora and fauna of the ecosystems.

By traveling in this way, you contribute to the conservation of the flora and fauna of the ecosystems.

By visiting these projects, you directly support the conservation of diverse ecosystems, as well as the awareness of environmental care and the dissemination of Chiapas culture.
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By visiting these projects, you directly support the conservation of diverse ecosystems, as well as the awareness of environmental care and the dissemination of Chiapas culture.

Traveling like this, you create a positive impact, and connect with local cultures

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By traveling in this way, you contribute to the conservation of the flora and fauna of the ecosystems.

By visiting these projects, you directly support the conservation of diverse ecosystems, as well as the awareness of environmental care and the dissemination of Chiapas culture.

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Why travel with Rutopía?

Private and flexible trips

They are not scheduled trips or in massive groups. You choose when to travel and with whom.

Personalized

Build the trip to fit your needs, with the help of our travel designers.

Safe

Our suppliers are verified, meet all quality and hygiene standards and you will also have 24/7 assistance during your trip.
 

Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

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Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

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