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Sensory Coffee & Sweets Experience
Unforgettable experience of specialty cafes and regional desserts. Come and try 3 varieties of coffee from different regions of Chiapas with 3 regional desserts made locally to make a Pairing with flavors of Chiapas. If you love coffee, you'll love the varieties of espresso, American and Latte. We will try 3 specialty coffees from different regions of the state (La concordia, Frontera Comalapa and Jaltenango). For 2 hours we will learn about the differences of coffee from each region, we will learn the difference in specialty coffee and commercial coffee, we will taste the desserts to find the coffee and dessert we love the most. This experience is unique in Chiapas. They are unique flavors, learn more about coffee, and discover many new flavors in Chiapas.
El Tzitz: Mexican Cooking Classes
We'll meet at El Tzitz at 10:30am. We'll take a short walk to the market, where we'll enjoy a tour of San Cristobal's largest outdoor market. We'll learn about the different varieties of beans and corn, local herbs, fruits, and vegetables, and perhaps even taste a few of the less known fruits. Then we'll head back to El Tzitz, where we will start cooking. Step by step, we'll learn how to prepare the meal and cook it together. Everyone participates and joins the fun! Finally, we'll enjoy the meal together.
Mountainbiking in ancestral communities
Arriving at my office, I provide you with a good quality mountain bike according to your height, helmet and a bottle with purified water. I will give an introduction of the use of the brakes and adequate use for the speeds for uphill and downhill. I explain the journey with the altimetry profile and photos of the places we will visit, which is a small indigenous community "Carmen de Arcotete" with areas of cultivation, vegetables, maize, pine forests and oaks. Our tour starts with a 5 km ascent on the asphalt road leaving the city. We will have breaks where I talk about culture and traditions of the Mayan Tzotzil people of Chiapas, the use of medicinal plants or whatever is of your interest. We move on on dirty roads and trails within the Maya community, observing and recognizing their ancestral customs. Then we will visit an ecological-community park "el Arcotete" where we can walk on the side of the river and visit a small cave. We will return with ups and downs and we will have panoramic views of the city. Duration: 4-5 hours, Distance: 20km. Physical level: medium-difficult. Other things to note Know how to ride a bicycle. You don´t need to be a mountain biker. In difficult stretches you can walk. Physical condition: Exercise 2 times / week. A liability contract will be signed
Adventure to a Hidden Waterfall - On Motorcycle
Experience a true adventure and see Chiapas in a whole new way! :) We will travel on the original Pan-American highway, one of the most beautiful and diverse roads in the state! We'll start in the mountainous forest, pass through small indigenous villages, drop down through jungle and farmland before stopping at the rarely visited, local waterfall and cave of El Chorreadero. (Bring a bathing suit!) There we'll have the opportunity to eat lunch or snacks. And then we’ll do it all over again on the way back! This route has very little traffic and incredible views. Riding time is approximately three hours, 175km. If you'd just like to relax and take in the views, you're welcome to ride as a passenger with an experienced rider. If you would like to ride on your own, there are a few different options. I offer a Honda NAVI (automatic, requires no prior experience), an Italika V200 (Manual, requires experience), or a 400cc Royal Enfield Himalayan (Manual, requires experience, +500 pesos.) This route is suitable for beginners and is entirely on road. If you have experience riding and would like to bring along a pillion, they are welcome to join with no extra charge. A boat ride through the incredible Sumidero Canon can be added on- ask for details! Would you like to visit a different destination or take a riding lesson? Look up VivaMotosMX for more information! See you soon!
Cañon del Sumidero y Chiapa de Corzo
Nuestra aventura comienza en la mañana. Nosotros te recogeremos en el hotel para visitar durante 45 minutos el fascinante Cañón del Sumidero. Nuestro paseo en barco tendrá una duración de 2 horas a través del majestuoso cañón, y podrás admirar las inigualables cascadas, hermosas cuevas, acantilados impresionantes, aves y cocodrilos. ¡Las paredes del cañón miden más de 4.000 metros de altura! Después de terminar nuestro viaje en barco, visitaremos la ciudad colonial de Chiapa de Corzo, una típica ciudad donde hay varios restaurantes de cocina regional y donde además tendrás tiempo para recorrer sus calles y hacer compras de artesanías. Allí podrás visitar la fuente central de la ciudad, una pieza excepcional de ladrillo de estilo mudéjar. Por la tarde, volveremos a San Cristóbal de las Casas al centro de la ciudad.
Rutal del Pox
Acompáñame a recorrer nuestra fabrica de pox el Zinacanteco que es una fabrica de un destilado que es una bebida típica de los pueblos originarios de descendencia maya en Zinacantán Chiapas. En ella podrás recorrer la fabrica y degustar la destilación recién salida de los alambiques de barro, te contaremos el simbolismo que tenemos este destilado hacia nuestros Dioses Mayas. Al ultimo podrás catar los diferentes tipos de licores y grados de alcohol con el protocolo que seguimos como mayas-tsotsiles al ofrecerle a nuestros Dioses Mayas.
Graffiti, Art & Culture Tour
We will start at a Cultural Center and Art Gallery where we will talk about some of the different cultural centers and artistic spaces in San Cristobal. Then we will start walking along the Andador "20 de Noviembre" towards the church of Santo Domngo where we will find a craft market, there I will explain a little about the products that are in the market such as textiles and stones such as the amber and obsidian . Then we will go to the Local Market, where we will see and taste the gastronomy of San Cristobal as its fruits and vegetables and other local products. You can go to a Spiritual or Witch Store where we will find many of the local products they use in ceremonies. Then we will enter some neighborhoods such as "El Cerillo" ,Guadalupe,Revolucaion " etc and we will go through the streets watching all the Graffitis and murals that local and foreign street artists have framed in the streets of San Cristobal. I will explain the meaning behind the Murals or the feeling that the artists wanted to share and how they can follow their artistic movement. Closer at the end we will pass through 3 different terraces where we can enjoy the good view and some Drinks such as Beer, Coffee and Pox. Come ready to walk.
Zapatista Village: OVENTIC- Zapatistas
We will meet at Casa De La Vista Talk about our itinerary with questions ( coffee, tea, cream, bread, tamales, etc..) departure from San Cristóbal Arrival and ask permission ( we will need: bring passport) we will visit OVENTIK: murals, hospital, school, etc.. We will talk to whoever is there about any topic: Education, Gender Equality, Agriculture, etc.. and talk about your impressions Continue with our experience. Departure to San Cristobal Finish our experience. Viva Mexico! Other things to note Any question welcome!
Visit indigenous villages (San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán)
Tomar el transporte colectivo desde San Cristóbal para visitar las comunidades indígenas de Zinacantán y San Juan Chamula. En el caso del primero, después de llegar a la comunidad, visitaremos la iglesia de San Sebastián, charlaremos sobre la historia del Santo y cómo la cultura local mantiene vivo su devoción al mismo. Caminaremos posteriormente por las calles del pueblo para llegar al centro del poblado, con un una breve charla acompañaremos a la visita de la Iglesia principal y finalizaremos con la visita a un taller de textiles para observar la elaboración de un textil en telar de cintura y degustar la gastronomía local, pueden tomarse fotos con la indumentaria tradicional que ellos elaboran. En el caso de San Juan Chamula, después de haber llegado visitaremos el panteón tradicional, su iglesia vieja, y caminaremos hacia la parte del centro del pueblo, con un breve recorrido por el mercado tradicional llegaremos a la iglesia que se distingue por el sincretismo religioso (mezcla de la religión maya prehispánica y católica) al interior del templo de San Juan Chamula. Así mismo, la dinámica comunitaria es de sumo interés como su indumentaria tradicional elaborada de lana de borrego.
Learn from the young producers
We will explain in detail the new wave of the handmade and how the young locals are re interpreting their heritage and deconstructing the concepts they grew up with. (we change the order and number of stops depending on the day and the availability of the studios) We'll explore the techniques, what makes our projects unique and different from the rest; you'll be immersed in the handmade scene of San Cristobal. All the stops include gifts/demonstrations and samples. Other things to note All the profit goes back to every project and persons involved in this dynamic.
San Cristóbal de las casas te espera
Atrevete a a dentrarte en la captura de excelentes fotografias en el maravilloso pueblo de san cristobal de las casas donde encontraras maravillosos parajes historicos mientras tomamos unas maravillosas imágenes platicare sobre la historia del lugar para que tambien puedan nutrir sus conocimientos historicos no te arrepentiras de vivir esta maravillosa experiencia atrevere a descubrir cosas nuevas
Agroecology and Permaculture for Good Living
Take advantage of the discounts (from 20%) for groups from 2 people!!! In Arkadia, the agroecological farm for Good Living, you will have a unique and direct experience with plants and animals. We will start with a good snack to your liking, organic coffee or tea, homemade sourdough bread, fruits... to get to know each other and see your interests. You will get to know a live permacultural design and how to apply it in different conditions. We will take a tour in the different areas: 1) the house and the alternative technologies, 2) the agroforestry area with the garden, herbs, trees and animals, and 3) the conservation area. We will see the management for each one, the synergies, the rotational grazing, etc. If necessary, you can contact me to see the possibility of organizing a workshop at a different time than the established one.
Pottery workshop with traditional potters
We will visit 2 houses where the women-potters will explain the tradition and share the pottery secrets with us. In the first house we will try a typical breakfast (included) and we will participate in a workshop with the potter, during which we will test our artistic talent and have fun as children again. The visit continues at the house of Juana Gomez, creator of the giant jaguars, woman-potter recognized nationally and even abroad. An experience for all ages! Excellent for families with children and for adults who want to forget about the digital world, get back in time for a moment and let go their creativity. Included: brakfast, transport and cooperation for the potters. Other things to note Our experiences are personalized, contact us with any questions or requirements you may have. If the experience is not scheduled for your desired date, contact us and we could probably schedule it for you.
Sesión de fotos
Disfruta de una sesión privada, ya sea en pareja, con familia o grupo de amigos. En nuestra actividad, tendremos una caminata donde haremos fotos por las principales calles de la ciudad, así como en algunos rincones pintorescos que nos ofrece San Cristóbal dignos de Instagramear.. En72 hrs te enviaré a un link para descargar 20 fotografías editadas en alta resolución. “IG holifotografia”
Mystical Chamula
We Star at Casa De La Vista where we will talk about our itinerary, we will have coffee, tea, cream, purified water. We will continue in San Juan Chamule where we will visit the cementery, the church we you will see shamanic ceremonies, later we will have a purification or cleaning ceremony ( ( optional for $ 150 pesos extra). later will be visit an Chamula artist where we will talk about art, traditions, music, etc. You can see mural, paintings.. And finally return to San Cristobal. Colabal! Thanks in Tzotzil. Luis Other things to note any question please let me know.