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San Juan Chamula

Chiapas | Sur de Mexico, 29320, Mexico
+52 967 678 3741
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Indigenous Villages Cultural Tour: Chamula and Zinacantan from San Cristóbal de...
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Chamula and Zinacantan Indigenous Villages Tour
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Cristobal de las Casas and Surroundings
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This Del Pueblo Temple embodies a blend of prehistoric, Mayan and Catholic traditions and influences
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (17 reviews)
“pine needles” (10 reviews)
“coca cola” (5 reviews)
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Chiapas | Sur de Mexico, 29320, Mexico
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+52 967 678 3741
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"chicken"
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"pine needles"
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"coca cola"
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"amazing experience"
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"evil spirits"
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"interesting place"
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"tortillas"
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"an excellent guide"
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"pesos per person"
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"eggs"
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"main church"
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"taking pictures"
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"mexican government"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"catholic church"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only church in this village is simply unique. Although it’s catholic, the population is still using their old rites and ceremonies, before the spanish colony. The vibe is very different from any other Church I’ve been. The chamulas are proud of their traditions and...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you appreciate the history and rituals of the indigenous people, this is a once in a lifetime experience. We had an excellent guide with a great ability to explain the ancient Mayan customs and traditions still practiced. I shall return.

Thank ElenaGiam
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A VERY interesting place. The only place worth the visit is the church. And the only way to make the visit worthy is by hiring a guide. I had never seen the mix between pagan & catholic rituals that I saw there (i.e. a chaman...More

Thank EnriqueMolina
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the small village which is approximately 10 km north west of san cristobel de las casas and is home to a fiercely independent Tzotzil community. This is one of the largest indigenous groups in Chiapas and such an eye opener. These people have their...More

Thank Lyn T
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

If you happen to be in San Cristobal de las Casas, do pay a visit to this amazing village. The short trip feels like a time travel through the past centuries. The church, is of course, the highlight of the small village. If you have...More

Thank elenabg553
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Firstly do not attempt to take any photos. The local people do not like it as obviously they are not exhibits in a museum or suchlike. You are allowed to take pictures of the outside of the church. The local ladies are all dressed in...More

Thank FerringFairy
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

When in San Cristobal DLC a visit to San Juan Chamula church is a must. If you know some Spanish, do not bother booking a tour for visiting the place. You can easily take a colectivo (18 pesos per person) from the crossing of Calle...More

Thank xnoritax
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We made the short drive up into the hills from San Cristobal to see the town and church of San Juan de Chamula. We drove and because there was some town street construction, asked some locals in the parking lot at the top of the...More

Thank MexicoTraveller1
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip for $200 MXN to both these places. Be prepared for people to wave a manner of items for you to buy in both places. San Juan The church here was something out of this world. People drinking Coca Cola and...More

Thank TKandJT
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

You can get to Chamula by cab but I strongly recommend a tour (20 min from San Cristobal), which includes a guide and it really helps in this case in order to fully understand and enjoy the visit to the church. colectivos, 15m drive. Firstly,...More

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hoz49
24 November 2016|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
I would bloody hope so! it's just 20 pesos by collectivo!
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