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Canon del Sumidero

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Address: Mexico
Phone Number: +52 967 631 6340
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US$23.25*
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Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Combo Tour
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US$89.00*
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Day Trip to Sumidero Canyon
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US$87.00*
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Viewpoints and Cruise to Sumidero Canyon from San Cristóbal de las Casas

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Effort to clean up

Other reviews say that rubbish is a big problem but we saw a clean up boat in operation and some teams on the banks. There was some rubbish still but I guess it's much better than... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris W
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews say that rubbish is a big problem but we saw a clean up boat in operation and some teams on the banks. There was some rubbish still but I guess it's much better than it was. The Canon itself is amazing, a highlight. You have to simply see it yourself. We felt a bit wrong but we went... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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137 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's hope that you will pick a day when the trash has been cleared from the river. This is a constant problem due to upstream villagers who throw paper plates, soda bottles, etc. into the river. Quite often crcodiles and a wide variety of tropical birds can be glimpsed. You will be awed by the tall canyon walls.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is a beautiful angle of the world, but all the trash at floating on the river are disturbing. I would anyway suggest to go, for sure !

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Thank Marco G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful atmosphere, with these huge walls surrounding you. Pelicans and Little blue Heron are easy to spot. Same for the Spider Monkey. We saw also an American Crocodile, but I don't know how easy is to spot. Negative side ? Trash floating everywhere. Disgusting. A shame.

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Thank Marco G
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59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Chiapas is a Paradise. This is a must see place. The beautiful is beyond any expectation. Pictures can't capture all the beautiful of the place. This is the beautiful place I have ever been. The saD part of this history is that there is a place on the river full of trash. Mostly empty bottles. there are like 100 square... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

2 hours of amazing nature: wild animals including birds and crocodiles, waterfalls,... Such a great boat tour to make plenty of beautiful photos! Watch out for sunburns as the boat is not covered!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

There is no time schedule for boats. They only drive when they have enough people ready to fill the boat. Even though waiting for almost one hour there, people coming later got priority. They have not bought their tickets before, but the persons on the streets that bring them there get commisson and ensure that people come. Summary: very unprofessonal... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

About two hours of sailing in a very impressive Canyon. You see a lot of birds but only few other animals. Some crocodiles, two monkeys.... Not understood why there is a lot if junk in the middle of it. Couldn't they clean it? If not for themselves then at least for the tourists. We have done it in a crowded... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

a must-see in Chiapas! it's a great place for photographers, and a nice peaceful experience for all types of travelers. I took the boat ride, making the stop for zip lining and holding monkeys :)

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Rotterdam, Nederland
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful gorge in Chiapas. Not to be missed when in the area if you love nature and seeing some wild animals. We saw crocodiles, vultures, a couple of monkeys, pelicans and some other birds. The gorge is 1000 meters high at one point.

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