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San Cristobal de las Casas-San Juan Chamula-Zinacantan-

In this half-day tour we'll get a closer look at some of the fascinating highland Maya villages around San Cristobal as well as a guided tour of San Cristobal itself. We'll leave the hotel at around 09:30 and head for the fascinating Tzotzil Maya settlement of San Juan Chamula, famous for its unique religious practices blending Catholic and Maya beliefs. During our tour, we'll learn about the culture and traditions of this remarkable community. We visit first their atmospheric cemetery with its Maya crosses spread out across a hill. And from there we'll wander through the village to the main church of the community. Our next stop, San Lorenzo Zinacatan, is another Tzotzil-speaking community. This is one of the most colourful communities in the highlands, and this can be seen in the brilliant red, blue and purple clothing embroidered with large flowers worn by the local people. We'll visit the main church of the community and we'll also meet local people with the chance to buy some of their beautiful work. hen on the way back we we will go on a guided tour of the beautiful colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas before arriving back at our hotel at around 14:30. In this half-day tour we'll explore some of the fascinating highland Maya villages around San Cristobal de las Casas before going on a guided tour of this old colonial-era town. We'll visit San Juan Chamula, a Tzotzil Maya settlement, famous for its unique religious practices blending Catholic and Maya beliefs before going on to San Lorenzo Zinacantan, one of the most colourful communities in the highlands, where you'll get to meet the locals and maybe buy some of their amazing handicrafts. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels at San Cristobal de las Casas. Duration: Approx. 5 hours. Start/opening time: 9.30am. Languages: English and Spanish.