Chiapas: The Indigenous Wealth of Mexico
|The Center for Global Justice is planning a February adventure to Chiapas. A group of no more than 10 people will experience the blend of indigenous culture, crafts, European history and local social economies that entwine in this southern Mexico state. It's a very memorable trip filled with incredible beauty and traditions unique to the region.||
|Feb 19th||Flight from Mexico City to Tuxtla and transportation to our hotel in San Cristobal|
Sumidero Canyon; an incredible natural wonder that we will explore by boat.
Universidad de la Tierra; a school in San Cristobal closely aligned with the Zapatistas' and dedicated to indigenous knowledge and skills.
|Feb 21st||Oventic; a Zapatista community where we will request admittance and an overview of life in the autonomous community.|
SIPAZ ; an international organization for peace that works relentlessly in protecting indigenous rights and bearing witness to acts that lead to greater violence.
Museo de las Trabajadoras; free indigenous clinic and museum run by Sergio Castro, one of the most amazing human beings you'll ever meet.
Na Bolom; the former home of Franz and Gertrude Bolom and now a museum dedicated to the protection of the Lacandon Maya and the preservation of the Chiapas rain forest.
DESMI; a local non-profit that supports a "social economy" and many of the indigenous programs around sustainable agriculture, social justice and collective economic models.
Chamula and Zinacantan. Indigenous communities, that are unique and unforgettable.
Centro de Textile de Mundo Maya; Museum featuring an incredible collection of Mayan weavings from Chiapas and Guatemala.
|Feb 25th||Tonina; a remarkable archeology site dating back to approximately 514AD. This early Mayan city is not as well known as Palenque, but well developed and of great historical importance, containing a "great pyramid" and many well preserved stela.|
|Feb 26th||Transfers to Tuxtla Airport for flight back to Mexico City.|
|Full Fee: Double Occupancy||$ 1,100.00|
|Full Fee: Single Occupancy||$ 1,300.00|
|Balance after deposit: Single Occupancy||$ 1,050.00|
|Balance after deposit: Double Occupancy||$ 850.00|