The tropical state of Chipas is home to some of the Mayan world’s most impressive ancient cities- the ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán and Bonampak are a must for history buffs! Home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the country, it is also a great place to admire the colour & diversity of Mexican pueblos.
Arrive Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport & transfer to San Cristobal via the Sumidero Canyon. Enjoy a boat ride through the Grijalva River to view the impressive canyon, over 1000m high.
This morning you will visit the colourful market, the museum and the native villages of Chamula and Zinacantan. These living Mayan communities conserve ancient traditions which are still kept alive today.
Day at leisure to relax and explore at your own pace.
This morning continue to Agua Azul waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing swim. In the afternoon, continue to Palenque and overnight.
Half day tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque, built on the fringe of the Chiapas Jungle, with lunch included. Afternoon at leisure.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Villa Hermosa for your onwards flight. Ask us about extending your itinerary on the Yucatan Peninsula.