Chiapas - The Ancient World Immersed in Nature - Travel Experience

Chiapas - The Ancient World Immersed in Nature

The perfect mixture of adventure, nature, and cultural history in Mexico.


  • Sumidero Canyon- Enjoy a private boat trip of the this marvellous canyon where the innumerable waterfalls and sheer cliff walls leave a breathtaking response on all those who view this natural wonder
  • Agua Azul & Misol Ha - Experience the beauty of the aqua-blue waters in the jungle and further witness and explore the magical waterfall, Misol Ha
  • Palenque – Visit and explore archaeological sites that were important to Mayan civilization
  • Yaxchitlán & Bonampak - Explore the Mayan culture by visiting these important sites located in the rainforest.
  • Villahermosa – Discover La Venta Park Museum, which treasures one of the largest collections of artefacts belonging to the Olmec culture.

Zipline and hiking adventures

Perfect for all ages

Visit indigenous villages to explore the culture and learn

Experience Overview

Immerse yourself in Chiapas, a trip that is a perfect mixture of adventure, nature, and cultural history in Mexico as you explore jungles, and mountains, waterfalls and archaeological sites.
On this trip, you will explore the jungles and mountains of the area with a bird’s eye view by ziplining through the tree-tops through the winds of the ravine. You will have the chance to take in the majestic beauty of one of the region’s waterfalls, measuring over 100 feet in height, as well as to swim in the refreshing water from the falls. A trip to northern Chiapas will take you to the archaeological site of Palenque, an ancient Mayan city acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of ancient man.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal via Sumidero Canyon

You will be picked up at the airport in Tuxtla Gutierrez and taken on a private transfer to colonial highland town of San Cristobal de Las Casas. In route you will take boat trip along the river thru the Sumidero Canyon, with its walls that measure thousands of feet in height.

At arrival check into your lovely hotel and enjoy rest of evening at leisure.

Day 2

Zipline, Hiking and Outdoor Adventures

Today after breakfast you will be taken in a 15 minutes drive to a beautiful natural recreational park, one of 7 ecological sites surrounding San Cristobal and is typical of the natural existing beauty all throughout the state of Chiapas. The park is most well known for a large stone arch that crosses the river Fogotico. Enjoy a day of excursion with Zipline and  explore the interior cavities with stalactites and twisted rock formations.  Besides the arch and river that winds through the park there are trails with an abundance of vegetation, oak, pine and cypress trees for those who like to hike.

Day 3

San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan & San Cristobal de las Casas

In this insight into the living traditions of Chiapas, you will explore the colonial city of San Cristóbal de la Casas before heading to two indigenous towns nearby.  Discover San Cristóbal with its red-tiled-roof houses and narrow winding streets, visiting the churches and markets of the city and discovering local textiles and handicrafts.  Then head to San Juan Chamula, to visit the church where the blending of pre-Hispanic traditions and Catholicism is evident in its rituals. Continuing on you will then visit San Lorenzo Zinacantán a town known for its traditional textiles and majority indigenous population.


Day 4

Agua Azul Water Falls

Your private driver will meet you in San Cristóbal de las Casas and you will be driven to visit Agua Azul  (160km, 3 hours) to swim in the bright blue waters under this vast cascade or alternately to the Toniná Archeological site.  To end the day, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Palenque.

Day 5

Palenque Archaeological Site & Misol Ha Waterfall

Today begins with a trip north to the archaeological site of Palenque, located in the central portion of the Maya area. This site had a remarkable cultural development until the late Classic period. Palenque is a site of outstanding architectural beauty and aesthetic importance, which makes this unique city, situated in the middle of the jungle, one of the greatest creations of the ancient men. After exploring the ruins of Palenque, you will visit another beautiful waterfall called Misol-Ha, which comes from the word meaning “sweep, or fall of water”.

Day 6

Full Day Excursion to Yaxchilan & Bonampak

Early this morning, you will depart with your expert guide for an unforgettable excursion (10-11 hours) to the remote Mayan archaeological sites of Yaxchilan and Bonampak located deep in the Lacandon Jungle. Enjoy breakfast en route, the round trip boat trip (approximately 1 hour in total).   As you explore the ruins the calls of the large troops of howler monkeys remind you just how far from modern civilization you are and how powerfully alive the Lacandón forest remains.  After time to take in these surprising illustrations, we head backue back to Palenque arriving  to our lovely hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 7

La Venta Museum

Your private, bilingual guide will meet you at your hotel in Palenque at a pre-arranged time and you will be driven to La Venta (267km, 3 hours 15 minutes).

 Accompanied by your expert guide you will explore this outdoor museum seeing a variety of wildlife and over 30 ancient archaeological monuments, including altars, stelae, colossal heads and monoliths dating from the years 1300-200 BCE.

The park museum contains two main areas: the archaeological site and the zoological area. The zoo is located at the entrance of the park and is home to over 400 species, all native to the region. The archaeological area is more extensive and makes up the majority of the park, introducing you to the Olmec world through informative displays and monoliths all found outside surrounded by thick jungle vegetation. As you traverse the site you will learn about the Olmec’s economic, social, and political history.

At the end of your visit you will be driven to Villahermosa airport for your departure flight.


Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal via Sumidero Canyon


Zipline, Hiking and Outdoor Adventures


San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan & San Cristobal de las Casas


Agua Azul Water Falls


Palenque Archaeological Site & Misol Ha Waterfall


Full Day Excursion to Yaxchilan & Bonampak


La Venta Museum

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