Textiles and misticism of the Highlands of Chiapas


This experience will bring you closer to the most important topics of THE HIGHLANDS OF CHIAPAS: mysticism, religion and customs of the indigenous people in SAN JUAN CHAMULA, the most visited town from San Cristobal and the beautiful textiles of SAN ANDRES LARRAINZAR. Amazing textiles from Larrainzar are common in the shops and markets of San Cristobal but few visitors come to this town located within a picturesque landscape in the mountains. During this tour you will get to know a little of the history and social context, approaching LIVING CULTURE in an interactive and respectful way.




First we will travel to the farthest point: SAN ANDRES LARRAINZAR, a Tzotzil town located within a picturesque landscape in the mountains. An hour of travel is to admire the beauty of the exuberant vegetation and rural landscapes.
In the town of Larrainzar we will visit the Parador Artesanal created by the artisans of the area. Their work is characterized by high quality, fineness and precision, only the best artisans can be part of this cooperative. We are going to see them working on the backstrap loom. Then we will visit a great master of textiles where you can try the loom yourself! We will have a typical breakfast at her house. Our hallmark is interaction with local communities, as well as direct support for artisans.
We will make a brief stop at the town square and its church. Larrainzar played a prominent role during the Zapatista uprising in 1994, since it was in the head of this municipality where the San Andrés Accords were signed, that is, the agreement established between the Mexican Government and the E.Z.L.N. to end the war.

Then we will take the way back, stopping at one of the most visited places in Chiapas: the church of SAN JUAN CHAMULA, where your local expert will tell you about the beliefs, religion and mysticism full of ancestral traditions of this indigenous Tzotzil people. Its people, descendants of the Mayans, have fought to preserve the customs of their ancestors, now mixed with the Catholic religion.

Price: minimum 3 people: MXN 980*/person; children: MXN 680* / child. Includes: typical breakfast prepared by an artisan for us, private transport, guide, pick up from your downtown hotel. *VAT not included.

REMEMBER: Our experiences are personalized and can be modified and adapted according to the interests and preferences of the client.



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