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From $4,295

  • MTS is the only company to offer this unique cross border itinerary—hike village to village and kayak
  • Meet weavers, chocolate makers, and other artisans to learn about their ancient Mayan traditions while exploring colonial capitol settlements
  • Experience San Cristobal de las Casas’ vibrant market with a local chef and get a hands-on cooking lesson

In the highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, native traditions are alive and well. Immerse yourself fully in the local way of life on this one-of-a-kind cultural exploration. You’ll learn about the ancient art of weaving on the shores of gorgeous Lake Atitlán, and infuse your senses at one of Central America’s largest produce markets. You’ll visit colorful churches that blend Catholic and Mayan beliefs, meet local artisans and folk heroes, and travel to indigenous villages that follow centuries-old traditions. With in-depth tours of colonial Antigua and San Cristobal, and plenty of activities, from horseback rides to cloud forest treks to hands-on cooking lessons, our trip shows you the true heart and soul of this captivating region.

Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City & transfer to Antigua + Chocolate: Bean to Bar

Our Guatemala-based trip leader will greet you at the airport upon arrival. Depending on the hour of your arrival, there may be time to visit one of Guatemala City’s fine museums before transferring to Antigua, about an hour away. 

Engage your five senses with an artisan chocolate maker who will bring you through the stages of fine Guatemalan chocolate from bean to bar. Gather for a light tapas style dinner with our trip leader who gives an informal briefing on the adventure-filled days ahead.

  • Dinner
  • Accomodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 2: Monuments, Markets & Highland Cooking

A morning walking orientation of Antigua brings this colonial city’s historic monuments, evocative ruins, beautiful churches and shady plazas alive. Delve into the bustling market for an aromatic introduction to Guatemala’s local produce & seasonal fruits, including: zapotehuisquilchipilin and loroco.

Continue herbs in hand to Santiago Zamora, a small indigenous village (pop. 1,500) where 95% of the population belongs to the K'akchiquel ethnic group, with a local economy focused on vegetable and coffee production. Our local hosts prepare Pepián, one of Guatemala's signature dishes, recently incorporated into Guatemala's national patrimony. Help with the finishing touches of the Pepián (which requires hours of prep time before your arrival) and try your hand making fresh corn tortillas. While the home-based setting is quite modest, the food is simply delicious and the welcome genuinely warm.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 3: Concepción Maximón and Hike at Lake Atitlán

Today we'll transfer from Antigua to the stunning Lake Atitlán, famously described by Aldous Huxley as the most beautiful lake in the world.  Caution: the ride, around 2 ½ hours from Antigua, is on paved, but curvy mountain roads.  If you’re sensitive to car motion, take Dramamine or another motion sickness medication.

En route, visit the traditional indigenous community of Concepción to meet with the family caretakers of Maximón. The cigar-smoking, rum-drinking folk saint Maximón (aka San Simon) who is venerated in dozens of towns in rural, highland GuatemalaAfter arriving by private lancha (a small motorized boat) to Santa Cruz, strike out for a village-to-village trek along vertiginous agricultural pathways with breathtaking views of the beckoning jewel that is Lake Atitlán.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel Atitlan

Day 4: Chichicastenango Market Day + Pascual Abaj

Drive through the majestic Guatemala highlands to Chichicastenango at the peak of its bustling market day activity.  Start with a visit to the church of Santo Tomás to witness the fascinating syncretism between Catholicism and Mayan beliefs, both of which are practiced inside and outside its walls.

Nearby Pascual Abaj is regarded as a sacred ceremonial site by many in the region. Hike 30 minutes to reach the plateau where you’ll find evidence of ceremonies or perhaps by fortunate enough to witness one yourself.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel Atitlan

Day 5: Morning Kayak & Indigenous Roots Rescued

 

Start with an early morning kayak session across the glistening surface of breathtaking Lake Atitlán. After refueling over a hearty breakfast, take our private lancha to the nearby town of San Juan Laguna where the president of the local weavers cooperative, Doña Socorro awaits our visit.

Doña Socorro is responsible for rescuing the ancient weaving art of San Juan Laguna by re-introducing the use of natural dyes. Due to her weaving virtuosity, she was chosen to create the table mantel upon which Guatemala’s peace accord, ending decades of civil war, was signed in 1996. She has been awarded the Order of the Quetzal, Guatemala highest civilian honor.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel Atitlan

Day 6: Prolific Produce + Religious Iconography

 

Travel overland further west into the highlands to participate in one of Central America’s largest weekly produce markets in Almolonga. The bustling scene is bursting with local color, not only from the riot of regional fruits and vegetable produce, but also from the rich tapestry woven into the women’s breathtaking indigenous garb. (Meals: B, L, D)

Stop for lunch and a quick visit of Guatemala’s second city, Quetzaltenango, commonly referred to as Xela, then continue to the iconic church in San Andrés Xecul, known for its bright painted façade and a unique blend of Christian, Mayan and agricultural adornments.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Casa Mañen or Similar

Day 7: La Mesilla Border Crossing + Lagunas de Montebello

There’s no getting around it, today is a fairly long driving day of the trip with between 5 and 6 hours of road time. However there are several adventures en route, starting with the border crossing at La Mesilla.

Break for a picnic lunch and a walk along the shores of one of the beautiful lakes belonging to the Lagunas de Montebello National Park.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Parador Santa Maria

Day 8: Walking San Cristobal + Hallowed Textiles & Healer Helper

San Cristobal is the perfect city for walking. Enjoy an in-depth waling exploration of its colonial churches, shady plazas and colorful local markets, including some under-the-radar neighborhood and workshop visits, such as the hand-made paper co-op Taller Leñateros, the only indigenous- owned publishing house in Mexico. Another visit is to the recently opened Pellitzín Collection, the most important repository of Maya textiles in Mexico, housed in the beautifully restored Santo Domingo convent.

Later Meet Sergio Castro, a beloved folk hero in Chiapas, having dedicated his entire adult life to altruistic work. An agronomist by training, these days, he dedicates himself primarily to treating indigenous burn victims free of charge. Note: donations from visitors to his ethnographic museum help support this philanthropy and CX will make a contribution on your behalf. 

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 9: Mayan Mysticism + Village-to-Village Trek

Today begins with a scenic drive past the village of Milpoleta to the staunchly traditional indigenous community of San Juan Chamula. Here, centuries-old traditions are fiercely maintained, from the Tzotzil language to typical dress, from customs to religion. A highlight of a visit to Chamula is its utterly mystical church whose surreal interior if filled with faithful who combine Catholic and animistic beliefs and practices. Note: photography inside the Chamula church or of the town’s residents is strictly forbidden. We’ll also stop by the home of a Mayordomo, a rotating official charged with safeguarding some of Chamula’s most sacred objects.

From Chamula, trek through the countryside to Zinacanta?n, another Tzotzil-speaking community renowned for its flowers, both the ones it exports from local greenhouses as well as those embroidered on its vibrant textiles. Enter the rustic home & workshop of a local friend, whose family has prepared a simple, yet delicious lunch for you.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 10: Culinary Chiapas + Hike in the Huitepec Reserve

Led by a local chef, visit San Cristobal’s bustling open market to discover Chiapas’ rich variety of regional, seasonal produce. Continue to your host’s lovely home. Pick fresh herbs from her organic garden before rolling-up your sleeves together for a hands-on, home-hosted, cooking class in which you’ll create vegetarian twists on classic Chiapanecan dishes.

Work off your delicious, home-hosted lunch with an invigorating walk through the nearby Huitepec cloud forest reserve. This reserve is the habitat for native and migrant bird species, including: blue jays, wrens, robins, mockingbirds, motmots, and more. Our woodland stroll introduces you to the habitat & microclimates of varied cloud forest dwellers.

Head out this evening to Na Bolom, a living museum and research center that documents and defends the historic, cultural and natural legacy of the Lacando?n indigenous communities of lowland Chiapas. This living museum is also the site of our celebration dinner, with ingredients from their organic garden served at a festive, communal table.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 11: Homeward Bound or Optional Yaxchilán / Palenque Extension

Homeward Bound or optional Yaxchilán / Palenque Extension

For those returning home today, a morning transfer will be arranged to the Tuxtla Gutierrez airport. Those continuing the journey should prepare for 4 to 5 hours of road time today, making it the 2nd longest drive of the trip.

Yaxchilán / Palenque Extension

Day 11 ~ Agua Azul

Wind down from San Cristóbal at 7,000 feet, to the tropical lowlands of Chiapas near sea level. Along the way, explore the dramatic ruins of Toniná and its outstanding on-site museum. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the ruins before continuing on to the spectacular waterfalls of Agua Azul. Bring a bathing suit and take a refreshing dip!
Breakfast, Lunch

Lodging for three nights in Palenque will be at the elegantly appointed boutique hotel Quinta Chanabnal (or similar). 

Day 12 ~ Bonampak & Yaxchilán

Start early (6 am) and stop for breakfast en route at Valle Escondido. Transfer from land to water, taking a boat on the Usumacinta River for the one-hour ride to Yaxchilán. The stele, carved lintels and beautiful temples appear even more magnificent with the backdrop of the jungle, in the midst of tropical forest, monkeys and toucans. Our second site, Bonampak, is sometimes called the ‘Sistine Chapel of Mexico’ for its marvelous frescoes. Note: both Bonampak and Yaxchilán are protected biosphere reserves and terrific bird watching destinations. Return to Palenque in the early evening.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 ~ Palenque

Our trip leader, a resident expert on Palenque, regales us during our visit with a mixture of deep, academic knowledge and riveting personal anecdotes. Enjoy a walk around these lush ruins including some off-the-beaten-path sectors that few visitors access, plus a visit to its small, adjoining museum. Finish before the afternoon heat and sun are at their fiercest. This afternoon, relax and wind down by the pool before reconvening for a celebratory farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 ~ Villahermosa, Parque La Venta & Homeward Bound

Rise early for a two-hour drive to the Villahermosa airport in time for your flight to Mexico City and international connections home. Boxed Breakfast to be eaten on the drive.

Those travelers with afternoon flights may visit Parque-Museo La Venta with our trip leader.  This leafy park is home to a fabulous collection of giant carved heads from one of Mesoamerica’s earliest civilizations, the Olmecs. Some of these sculpted heads measure more than two meters (6.6 feet) tall and weight over 15 tons.

  • Breakfast

Nov 09 - 19, 2015

Jan 11 - 21, 2016 **Includes San Sebastian Festival in Chiapas

Feb 08 - 18, 2016

Dec 05 - 15, 2016 Includes Virgen de Guadalupe Festival in Chiapas

pricing

2015 LAND COST

$4,295 (8-16 members)
$4,595 (4-7 members)
$1,200 single supplement

EXTENSION - VILLA HERMOSA/PALENQUE
$1,495 (4 - 16 members)
$400 single supplement

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Casa Mañen or Similar — Quetzaltenango

Cirilo Hotel — Antigua

Conceived as a tranquil and quiet retreat for your relaxation and rest, Hotel Cirilo is located at the Candelaria neighborhood, one of the most peaceful areas of the original urban area of La Antigua Guatemala, close to everything yet far enough from the hustle and bustle.

Surrounding the recently restored ruins of a colonial church from the eighteenth century.  All rooms are different and spacious and all have fireplaces.

Guayaba Inn — San Cristobal de Las Casas

Guayaba Inn, a converted traditional home in the historic district of EL Cerrillo, is located in remarkable colonial San Cristóbal de las Casas. The Inn is certainly its own relaxing destination, but it also caters to those wishing to explore Chiapas.  

Outstanding orchid and bromeliad gardens wrap the Inn’s central patio in which guests may enjoy a Mexican or European breakfast.   Each spacious room has an en suite bath, mini–bar, Wi-Fi and cable-linked LCD TV.  Fireplace in all rooms for cozy winter nights.

Hotel Atitlan — Lake Atitlan

The Hotel Atitlán is located on what was once a productive and successful coffee plantation called Finca San Buenaventura. The lake is surrounded by coffee plantations that are known worldwide for the quality and taste of their grains resulting from the region’s altitude.

Today, the environment is dedicated to the cultivation of coffee and vegetables to share the natural beauty of the farm with guests. The farm has a rich past, and its titles date from the colonial period of the Captaincy General of Guatemala (1524-1821).

Parador Santa Maria — Ruta Maya - Chiapas

A beautiful Hotel Boutique with only 8 luxury room and a museum.

  • MTS is the only company to offer this unique cross border itinerary—hike village to village and kayak
  • Meet weavers, chocolate makers, and other artisans to learn about their ancient Mayan traditions while exploring colonial capitol settlements
  • Experience San Cristobal de las Casas’ vibrant market with a local chef and get a hands-on cooking lesson

In the highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, native traditions are alive and well. Immerse yourself fully in the local way of life on this one-of-a-kind cultural exploration. You’ll learn about the ancient art of weaving on the shores of gorgeous Lake Atitlán, and infuse your senses at one of Central America’s largest produce markets. You’ll visit colorful churches that blend Catholic and Mayan beliefs, meet local artisans and folk heroes, and travel to indigenous villages that follow centuries-old traditions. With in-depth tours of colonial Antigua and San Cristobal, and plenty of activities, from horseback rides to cloud forest treks to hands-on cooking lessons, our trip shows you the true heart and soul of this captivating region.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City & transfer to Antigua + Chocolate: Bean to Bar

Our Guatemala-based trip leader will greet you at the airport upon arrival. Depending on the hour of your arrival, there may be time to visit one of Guatemala City’s fine museums before transferring to Antigua, about an hour away. 

Engage your five senses with an artisan chocolate maker who will bring you through the stages of fine Guatemalan chocolate from bean to bar. Gather for a light tapas style dinner with our trip leader who gives an informal briefing on the adventure-filled days ahead.

  • Dinner
  • Accomodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 2: Monuments, Markets & Highland Cooking

A morning walking orientation of Antigua brings this colonial city’s historic monuments, evocative ruins, beautiful churches and shady plazas alive. Delve into the bustling market for an aromatic introduction to Guatemala’s local produce & seasonal fruits, including: zapotehuisquilchipilin and loroco.

Continue herbs in hand to Santiago Zamora, a small indigenous village (pop. 1,500) where 95% of the population belongs to the K'akchiquel ethnic group, with a local economy focused on vegetable and coffee production. Our local hosts prepare Pepián, one of Guatemala's signature dishes, recently incorporated into Guatemala's national patrimony. Help with the finishing touches of the Pepián (which requires hours of prep time before your arrival) and try your hand making fresh corn tortillas. While the home-based setting is quite modest, the food is simply delicious and the welcome genuinely warm.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 3: Concepción Maximón and Hike at Lake Atitlán

Today we'll transfer from Antigua to the stunning Lake Atitlán, famously described by Aldous Huxley as the most beautiful lake in the world.  Caution: the ride, around 2 ½ hours from Antigua, is on paved, but curvy mountain roads.  If you’re sensitive to car motion, take Dramamine or another motion sickness medication.

En route, visit the traditional indigenous community of Concepción to meet with the family caretakers of Maximón. The cigar-smoking, rum-drinking folk saint Maximón (aka San Simon) who is venerated in dozens of towns in rural, highland GuatemalaAfter arriving by private lancha (a small motorized boat) to Santa Cruz, strike out for a village-to-village trek along vertiginous agricultural pathways with breathtaking views of the beckoning jewel that is Lake Atitlán.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel Atitlan

Day 4: Chichicastenango Market Day + Pascual Abaj

Drive through the majestic Guatemala highlands to Chichicastenango at the peak of its bustling market day activity.  Start with a visit to the church of Santo Tomás to witness the fascinating syncretism between Catholicism and Mayan beliefs, both of which are practiced inside and outside its walls.

Nearby Pascual Abaj is regarded as a sacred ceremonial site by many in the region. Hike 30 minutes to reach the plateau where you’ll find evidence of ceremonies or perhaps by fortunate enough to witness one yourself.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel Atitlan

Day 5: Morning Kayak & Indigenous Roots Rescued

 

Start with an early morning kayak session across the glistening surface of breathtaking Lake Atitlán. After refueling over a hearty breakfast, take our private lancha to the nearby town of San Juan Laguna where the president of the local weavers cooperative, Doña Socorro awaits our visit.

Doña Socorro is responsible for rescuing the ancient weaving art of San Juan Laguna by re-introducing the use of natural dyes. Due to her weaving virtuosity, she was chosen to create the table mantel upon which Guatemala’s peace accord, ending decades of civil war, was signed in 1996. She has been awarded the Order of the Quetzal, Guatemala highest civilian honor.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel Atitlan

Day 6: Prolific Produce + Religious Iconography

 

Travel overland further west into the highlands to participate in one of Central America’s largest weekly produce markets in Almolonga. The bustling scene is bursting with local color, not only from the riot of regional fruits and vegetable produce, but also from the rich tapestry woven into the women’s breathtaking indigenous garb. (Meals: B, L, D)

Stop for lunch and a quick visit of Guatemala’s second city, Quetzaltenango, commonly referred to as Xela, then continue to the iconic church in San Andrés Xecul, known for its bright painted façade and a unique blend of Christian, Mayan and agricultural adornments.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Casa Mañen or Similar

Day 7: La Mesilla Border Crossing + Lagunas de Montebello

There’s no getting around it, today is a fairly long driving day of the trip with between 5 and 6 hours of road time. However there are several adventures en route, starting with the border crossing at La Mesilla.

Break for a picnic lunch and a walk along the shores of one of the beautiful lakes belonging to the Lagunas de Montebello National Park.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Parador Santa Maria

Day 8: Walking San Cristobal + Hallowed Textiles & Healer Helper

San Cristobal is the perfect city for walking. Enjoy an in-depth waling exploration of its colonial churches, shady plazas and colorful local markets, including some under-the-radar neighborhood and workshop visits, such as the hand-made paper co-op Taller Leñateros, the only indigenous- owned publishing house in Mexico. Another visit is to the recently opened Pellitzín Collection, the most important repository of Maya textiles in Mexico, housed in the beautifully restored Santo Domingo convent.

Later Meet Sergio Castro, a beloved folk hero in Chiapas, having dedicated his entire adult life to altruistic work. An agronomist by training, these days, he dedicates himself primarily to treating indigenous burn victims free of charge. Note: donations from visitors to his ethnographic museum help support this philanthropy and CX will make a contribution on your behalf. 

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 9: Mayan Mysticism + Village-to-Village Trek

Today begins with a scenic drive past the village of Milpoleta to the staunchly traditional indigenous community of San Juan Chamula. Here, centuries-old traditions are fiercely maintained, from the Tzotzil language to typical dress, from customs to religion. A highlight of a visit to Chamula is its utterly mystical church whose surreal interior if filled with faithful who combine Catholic and animistic beliefs and practices. Note: photography inside the Chamula church or of the town’s residents is strictly forbidden. We’ll also stop by the home of a Mayordomo, a rotating official charged with safeguarding some of Chamula’s most sacred objects.

From Chamula, trek through the countryside to Zinacanta?n, another Tzotzil-speaking community renowned for its flowers, both the ones it exports from local greenhouses as well as those embroidered on its vibrant textiles. Enter the rustic home & workshop of a local friend, whose family has prepared a simple, yet delicious lunch for you.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 10: Culinary Chiapas + Hike in the Huitepec Reserve

Led by a local chef, visit San Cristobal’s bustling open market to discover Chiapas’ rich variety of regional, seasonal produce. Continue to your host’s lovely home. Pick fresh herbs from her organic garden before rolling-up your sleeves together for a hands-on, home-hosted, cooking class in which you’ll create vegetarian twists on classic Chiapanecan dishes.

Work off your delicious, home-hosted lunch with an invigorating walk through the nearby Huitepec cloud forest reserve. This reserve is the habitat for native and migrant bird species, including: blue jays, wrens, robins, mockingbirds, motmots, and more. Our woodland stroll introduces you to the habitat & microclimates of varied cloud forest dwellers.

Head out this evening to Na Bolom, a living museum and research center that documents and defends the historic, cultural and natural legacy of the Lacando?n indigenous communities of lowland Chiapas. This living museum is also the site of our celebration dinner, with ingredients from their organic garden served at a festive, communal table.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 11: Homeward Bound or Optional Yaxchilán / Palenque Extension

Homeward Bound or optional Yaxchilán / Palenque Extension

For those returning home today, a morning transfer will be arranged to the Tuxtla Gutierrez airport. Those continuing the journey should prepare for 4 to 5 hours of road time today, making it the 2nd longest drive of the trip.

Yaxchilán / Palenque Extension

Day 11 ~ Agua Azul

Wind down from San Cristóbal at 7,000 feet, to the tropical lowlands of Chiapas near sea level. Along the way, explore the dramatic ruins of Toniná and its outstanding on-site museum. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the ruins before continuing on to the spectacular waterfalls of Agua Azul. Bring a bathing suit and take a refreshing dip!
Breakfast, Lunch

Lodging for three nights in Palenque will be at the elegantly appointed boutique hotel Quinta Chanabnal (or similar). 

Day 12 ~ Bonampak & Yaxchilán

Start early (6 am) and stop for breakfast en route at Valle Escondido. Transfer from land to water, taking a boat on the Usumacinta River for the one-hour ride to Yaxchilán. The stele, carved lintels and beautiful temples appear even more magnificent with the backdrop of the jungle, in the midst of tropical forest, monkeys and toucans. Our second site, Bonampak, is sometimes called the ‘Sistine Chapel of Mexico’ for its marvelous frescoes. Note: both Bonampak and Yaxchilán are protected biosphere reserves and terrific bird watching destinations. Return to Palenque in the early evening.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 ~ Palenque

Our trip leader, a resident expert on Palenque, regales us during our visit with a mixture of deep, academic knowledge and riveting personal anecdotes. Enjoy a walk around these lush ruins including some off-the-beaten-path sectors that few visitors access, plus a visit to its small, adjoining museum. Finish before the afternoon heat and sun are at their fiercest. This afternoon, relax and wind down by the pool before reconvening for a celebratory farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 ~ Villahermosa, Parque La Venta & Homeward Bound

Rise early for a two-hour drive to the Villahermosa airport in time for your flight to Mexico City and international connections home. Boxed Breakfast to be eaten on the drive.

Those travelers with afternoon flights may visit Parque-Museo La Venta with our trip leader.  This leafy park is home to a fabulous collection of giant carved heads from one of Mesoamerica’s earliest civilizations, the Olmecs. Some of these sculpted heads measure more than two meters (6.6 feet) tall and weight over 15 tons.

  • Breakfast

Casa Mañen or Similar — Quetzaltenango

Cirilo Hotel — Antigua

Conceived as a tranquil and quiet retreat for your relaxation and rest, Hotel Cirilo is located at the Candelaria neighborhood, one of the most peaceful areas of the original urban area of La Antigua Guatemala, close to everything yet far enough from the hustle and bustle.

Surrounding the recently restored ruins of a colonial church from the eighteenth century.  All rooms are different and spacious and all have fireplaces.

Guayaba Inn — San Cristobal de Las Casas

Guayaba Inn, a converted traditional home in the historic district of EL Cerrillo, is located in remarkable colonial San Cristóbal de las Casas. The Inn is certainly its own relaxing destination, but it also caters to those wishing to explore Chiapas.  

Outstanding orchid and bromeliad gardens wrap the Inn’s central patio in which guests may enjoy a Mexican or European breakfast.   Each spacious room has an en suite bath, mini–bar, Wi-Fi and cable-linked LCD TV.  Fireplace in all rooms for cozy winter nights.

Hotel Atitlan — Lake Atitlan

The Hotel Atitlán is located on what was once a productive and successful coffee plantation called Finca San Buenaventura. The lake is surrounded by coffee plantations that are known worldwide for the quality and taste of their grains resulting from the region’s altitude.

Today, the environment is dedicated to the cultivation of coffee and vegetables to share the natural beauty of the farm with guests. The farm has a rich past, and its titles date from the colonial period of the Captaincy General of Guatemala (1524-1821).

Parador Santa Maria — Ruta Maya - Chiapas

A beautiful Hotel Boutique with only 8 luxury room and a museum.

Dates and Pricing

Nov 09 - 19, 2015

Jan 11 - 21, 2016 **Includes San Sebastian Festival in Chiapas

Feb 08 - 18, 2016

Dec 05 - 15, 2016 Includes Virgen de Guadalupe Festival in Chiapas

pricing

2015 LAND COST

$4,295 (8-16 members)
$4,595 (4-7 members)
$1,200 single supplement

EXTENSION - VILLA HERMOSA/PALENQUE
$1,495 (4 - 16 members)
$400 single supplement

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