Chiapas, a place of old wisdom and contemporary influences
CGJ will be taking a small group of adventurous and inquisitive travelers to the southern Mexico State of Chiapas this coming March. In keeping with our mission statement, this trip will focus on the social/political stew that has been simmering in this area rich in; history, cultures, resources and natural beauty.
Using San Cristobal as our home base, we will explore this southern state that borders Guatemala. The geography of the area has assisted the preservation of some 13 different indigenous groups, most of Mayan heritage, with their own language, customs, autonomous governance and attire. What is the impact of this colorful diversity on everyday life in Chiapas? The Zapatistas emerged from this region in the late 20th century and remain a major force in the state. Their influence will be evident as we walk through the city. With our local connections, we plan on visiting a Zapatista community as well as other indigenous towns where our knowledge will be expanded and preconceptions challenged.
The group will also have ample opportunity to wander the artisan markets of San Cristobal and beyond. With its broad pedestrian streets and strong European influence, San Cristobal is a safe and colorful city to explore. If you enjoy handwoven textiles, world class gourmet food and cultural museums, you'll love San Cristobal. Day trips to the incredible Sumidero Canyon ecosystem, Tonia archeological will provide a great adventure that will give you a sense of the natural beauty and ancient history that abounds in Chiapas.
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Cost per person:
|Balance after deposit for double||$ 850.00|
|Balance after deposit for single||$ 950.00|
|Other amount||$ 700.00|
|Other amount||$ 600.00|