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ECO – COFFEE MEXICO

OVERVIEW

This program is an opportunity to go deep into the lands of Chiapas, where the coffee axis can be visited. Beautiful landscapes show Mexico’s exotic side, like the ecological blue mountains, the macaws or the lakes of Montebello. Sailing in the Grijalva river by the canyon of del Sumidero or visiting the mysterious Maya city of Palanque, as well as the Omelca heads at La Venta Museum, give this program a varied spectrum of culture.

 

DETAILED PROGRAM 

DAY 01: AIRPORT OF TAPACHULA – HAMBURGO ESTATE

Reception at the airport of Tapachula and transport to the Hamburgo Estate. Afterwards, visit to the museum to learn 100 years of history in photographs at the installations of the funicular, located in one of the oldest areas of the estate.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner.

 

DAY 02: HAMBURGO ESTATE

Breakfast at the restaurant Perleberg. Tour to San Francisco Estate (1’500 meters above sea level in a forest with rain), where we will be able to visit its 5 hectares at the greenhouse of Anthurios (flowers), a crucible of colors, odors and sensations. We will learn about the cultivation and packaging for the exportation of one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Afterwards, we will return to the Hamburgo Estate and we will visit the coffee brokerage, where we will observe the coffee processing from the beginning to the exportation area, and taste a variety of coffees. Free afternoon.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

DAY 03: HAMBURGO ESTATE – SUMIDERO CANYON – SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

Departure towards Tuxtla Gutierrez and transport to the pier of the Grijalva river to sail and watch the geological wonders of the Sumidero canyon, where we will also see a diversity of flora and fauna. Finally, we will go to the colonial city of San Cristobal de Las Casas (2’300 meters above sea level), established in 1528 by the captain Diego de Mazariegos and declared a Heritage of Humanity.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 04: SAN CRISTOBAL – CASCADE OF CHIFLON – AREA OF GUACAMAYAS

Departure from San Cristobal de Las Casas to visit the cascade of Chiflon, a natural site surrounded by exuberant vegetation like reedbed and palms. Aferwards, we will go to Chajul, where the reserve of Guacamayas is located. Lodging in cabins.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 05: AREA OF GUACAMAYAS – MONTE AZULES RESERVE

In the morning we will visit the reserve of Guacamayas, where we will explore the area to be in direct contact with nature. Then we will ride on boat through the Tzendales river towards the reserve of Monte Azules, which is Mexico’s largest jungle of perennifolia as well as many animals in extinction. Lodging in cabins.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 06: AREA OF GUACAMAYAS – LAS NUBES – LAKES OF MONTEBELLO – SAN CRISTOBAL

Early in the morning we will return to San Cristobal. On road we will visit Las Nubes, where we will walk through paths that will lead us to viewpoints. Afterwards, we will visit one of the most beautiful sites: the lakes of Montebello. This natural reserve consists of many hectares of pines and oaks. We will also see many lakes and, and with the adequate weather, we will enjoy the variety of colors of the waters. In the night, we will arrive at San Cristobal de Las Casas.

 

DAY 07: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS – NATIVE COMMUNITIES – CITY TOUR

After breakfast, we will travel to the native communities of the ethnic group Tzotzil, where will learn about the fusion of contemporary traditions and the ancestral culture of the Mayas located at this site. Afterwards, we will go to Zinacantan, where we will visit the church and a familial cooperative’s house, where we will taste the regional beverages and see how the women work with the looms of pre-Columbian times. Then they will show us their products and take us to their kitchens, where they will offer us their hand-made food. Finally, we will return to San Cristobal de Las Casas and visit some of this city’s sites. Free Day.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 08: SAN CRISTOBAL – AGUA AZUL – MISOL HA – ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF PALENQUE

In the morning, we will travel towards Palenque, stopping at Agua Azul. This site consists of cascades formed by the currents of rivers Otulun, Shumulja and Tulija, which form canyons and vertical cliffs where we will be able to swim. Then we will visit the cascades of Misol-Ha, which have a height of 30 meters and are surrounded by tropical forests. Finally, we will the archeological site of Palenque. This Maya city has a great architectonic tradition: the Palace, the Temple of the Cross, the Temple of the Sun, among other buildings. Transport to the city of Palenque.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 09: PALENQUE – MUSEO DE LA VENTA – AIRPORT OF VILLAHERMOSA

In the morning we will travel towards the city of Villahermosa, where we will visit “La Venta” museum to see a great collection of handicrafts of the Olmeca culture, everything organized in 4 groups: altars, stelas, sculptures and colossal heads. Afterwards, transport to the city’s airport.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

Included:

  • Transport in deluxe touristic vehicles
  • Guide with credentials of the Ministry of Tourism
  • Tickets to the sites to be visited
  • Meals specified in the program
  • Breakfasts include juice, coffee or tea
  • When included, lunches and dinners without beverages
  • All taxes