Private Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal de las Casas City tour
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Enjoy a privately guided tour of San Cristobal de las Casas and its charming colonial centre, learning about its indigenous history before heading out of the city to discover the dramatic landscapes of the Sumidero Canyon.
Wander the streets of San Cristobal de las Casas with a private guide as you get under the skin of this fascinating city which is rich with indigenous culture, blended with more modern traditions. During the tour you will pay a visit to a blacksmith workshop and craft paper factory which forms part of a co-operative in the city. From there, discover the Museum of Maya Textiles where you can admire a colourful display of vibrant fabrics and clothing which originates in the state of Chiapas, before visiting the indigenous communities of Tenejapa and San Pedro Chenaló which boast a colourful market on Saturdays.
Afterwards you will be driven to the Sumidero Canyon, stopping at the docking pier on Rio Grijalva to begin a boat tour, travelling along the river at the base of this impressive geological formation which sits within a spectacular national park. As you float along the waterways, keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and crocodiles with the help of your guide. The boat trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. On the way back to San Cristobal de las Casas, pay a visit to the Nandayapa family and their marimba workshop in Chiapa de Corzo, where they produce handcrafted wooden instruments. A visit to some women's weaving workshops in Aguacatenango complete the tour.