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Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities

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    Stop At: Jalapeno Tours, Real de Guadalupe local 3 Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200 Mexico

    Departure for the Indigenous Communities of the Tzotzil ethnic group.

    Stop At: Domicilio Conocido S/N, Centro C.P. 29350 Zinacantan, Chiapas, Zinacantan 29350 Mexico

    The first visit will take you to the town of Chamula for a learning experience with an aim to understanding the fusion of contemporary traditions and ancient Mayan characteristics that give this place its identity. You will then continue towards Zinacantan where you will visit the church and the home of a family cooperative where you will be welcomed with a regional drink and have the opportunity to watch women work the waist loom which dates from Pre-Columbian times.

    Having seen some of the samples of what they produce, you will be invited into their kitchen where we may be fortunate enough to be offered a tasting of their traditional hand-made tortillas. When finished, you will return to San Cristobal de Las Casas.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cafeteria Al Grano Cafe.
    Departure Time
    9:15 AM
    • Local taxes
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    I liked this tour very much. I used a different tour group for a similar tour last year, but this company had more interesting stops and a bi-lingual guide, who painstakingly gave us his talk in English and Spanish while clearly not feeling well. (Thank you Alfonso.) I
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    Congratulations on your selection of the tour guide. Unfortunately I don’t recall his name (even more worrying as he learned the name of each one of the 20 of us I the tour). We took the tour today April 15th. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, well versed in Spanish and
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    This can be an interesting tour of two indigenous communities, Zinacatan and San Juan Chamula, however my personal experience was not positive. The Zinacatan part of the tour is a standard "shopping tour" in which you get to see the way the local people work the textiles, and
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    Response from Marco G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan Indigenous Communities
    Responded Feb. 22, 2018
    Dear hazaelmartinez, we are committed to customer service, we check our sell registres to fix the problems, but you do not appear in any of our records and also, we do not have any guide with the name of Alex / Alejandro, we regret your bad experience but the safest thing is that your are confusing our agency.
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    I recommend this tour very highly. Our driver/guide, Alonso, was knowledgeable and helpful at every moment. He provided both objective information about the history and the current status of these communities, and subjective opinion about critical problems. Alonso was always
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