There are a vast number of different indigenous groups in Chiapas, making up around 30% of the population. This tour will take you to three interesting and distinct indigenous villages around San Cristobal. The first you will visit is Oventik, a Zapatista autonomous village, then you will head to Aldama to spend time with a Tzotzil family and last you will visit San Chamula and its church, where you can see the fascinating synchronization of indigenous beliefs and Catholicism.
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, México
Departures from: San Cristobal de las Casas
8:30 a.m. - Hotel pick-up
9:30 a.m. - We will visit Oventik an autonomous village in the highland Chiapas. (Sometimes the autonomous villages do not allow access due to internal decisions external to the agency)
10:30 a.m. - Arrive to Aldama, where you will spend time with a Tzotzil family.
- You will be shown the regional weaving process.
- You can participate in the preparation of tortillas.
- Then you will eat together with the family
1:00 p.m. - Visit San Juan Chamula and its famous church.
3:00 p.m Return to San Cristobal de las Casas
*** This itinerary may vary.
We invite you to know the ancient history and culture of the Mayan people of Chiapas. This visit will be an approach to the depth of the magical and mystical tradition of the indigenous people of Chamula and Zinacantan. 15 k.m. away from San Cristobal de Las Casas, both nations jealously guard their ancestral traditions that contrast with Chiapas' modernity.
Learn about the Zapatistas and their autonomous villages within Chiapas
A unique insight into the lives and traditions of a Tzotzil family. How will your tortillas turn out?
Fascinating ceremonies involving candles, chickens and cola as well as idols of saints decorated with mirrors, fruits and flowers.