Colourful Indian markets, delicious food and exquisite colonial churches define Oaxaca, a colonial town where ancient tradition has a strong presence. Wander through the narrow winding streets or head out of town and visit awe-inspiring ancient ruins. Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state, is brimming with natural wonders; explore Mayan ruins shrouded in rich jungle and beautifully rugged canyons.
At the centre of Mexico’s indigenous heartland lies the picturesque town of San Cristobal de las Casas, a charming blend of colonial architecture and indigenous culture. Its surroundings include the mighty 800m deep Sumidero Canyon; the Lacandon Jungle, one of the largest areas of tropical rainforest in Mexico; the Agua Azul waterfalls with their startling turquoise pools and Palenque, arguably the most beautiful of all the ancient Mayan ruins in its exotic jungle setting.