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Indigenous Communities

$19 USD

Departure: 9:30 am – Return: 1:30 pm approximately.
Prices may vary according to the date selected.

Description

Meet the Indigenous Communities of the Tzotzil ethnic group, you will visit the town of Zinacantán, where we will arrive at the church and the house of a local family  where we will observe how the women work the waist hand loom from pre-Columbian times. After seeing samples of what they produce, we will be invited into their kitchen to appreciate the particular style of their food such as handmade Tortillas and Pox, a traditional alcoholic beverage made from corn and sugar cane.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the town of San Juan Chamula, to understand the fusion of contemporary traditions and ancestral Mayan characteristics that identify this place. You will learn about the significance of their rituals and beliefs, as well as the culture and customs of this town.

Departure: 9:30 am – Return: 1:30 pm approximately.

This tour includes:

Entrance to Zinacantan
Entrance to San Juan Chamula Church
Basic traveler’s insurance during transportation
Roundtrip transportation from your hotel (For other types of accommodations will depend on the location to determine whether to pick up clients or meet them at some point).

FAQ

Do infants and children have to pay the same price?
From 4 years of age onwards the general price applies, infants from 0 to 3 years of age can go free of charge but they must be in the arms of their parents or guardians and would not be covered by the traveler’s insurance. If you want the infant to have their own assigned seat or to be covered by the traveler’s insurance then it will be necessary to pay for it like any other passenger.

What type of vehicle is it and how many people are in it?
They are vans or Sprinter type vehicles with air conditioning, the units are for 10, 14 or 20 passengers depending on the number of reservations received for a certain date. We only operate shared service tours.

Can people in wheelchairs attend the tour?
Of course, they must have a companion in case they require support or assistance along the route.

Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately this activity does not allow pets for the comfort of all passengers in the vehicle.