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Sumidero Canyon Excursion from San Cristobal de las Casas

1. Sumidero Canyon Excursion from San Cristobal de las Casas

Marvel at the majestic walls of the Sumidero Canyon on this 5-hour excursion that feels like a journey back in time. Tours depart from the Algrano Cafe in San Cristobal de las Casas. After a transfer to the jetty, take a boat to the canyon. Be on the lookout for crocodiles, monkeys and a wide variety of birds. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the colonial city of Chiapa de Corzo. Take some time to browse the numerous shops that offer local craft items. Continue to San Cristobal de las Casas, where the tour ends.

San Miguel de Allende: Zipline Adventure & Suspension Bridge

2. San Miguel de Allende: Zipline Adventure & Suspension Bridge

Get your adrenaline pumping on a seven-zipline adventure above the Cañon Aguila Cola Roja — the Red-Tailed Eagle Canyon. Enjoy a different perspective on the canyon, tiptoe across an extreme suspension bridge, and take memorable photos with your family and friends. Make your own way to the park where your hosts will welcome you. Receive the safety equipment and instructions you need for a safe adventure, then hop in a van to the canyon and take in the panoramic views once you arrive. Before riding the first zipline, get more safety instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your zipline rides. Then, start your tour on the 7 ziplines, beginning with the longest 300-meter zipline. While on the ziplines, marvel at the magnificent views of nature and a unique perspective on the canyon. Test your nerve on a 110-meter-long suspension bridge — don't look down. During the whole experience, have your photos taken by your guide on your own cellphone. Once you finish the activity, the van will take you back to the main entrance of the park where the experience ends.

San Miguel de Allende: ATV and Ziplining Adventure Tour

3. San Miguel de Allende: ATV and Ziplining Adventure Tour

Get your heart pumping with an action-packed ATV tour at the San Miguel Adventure Park in San Miguel de Allende. Admire the countryside and pass over a stunning canyon as you complete 7 zipline courses.  Check in at the San Miguel Adventure Park and get fitted with equipment that will ensure your safety throughout your ATV adventure. Learn how to operate the ATV and set off through the Red Tailed Eagle Canyon. Look for wildlife as you ride thorugh the canyon like golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, and prairie falcons. Stop and get fitted with your zipline harness. View the canyon from above as you fly thorugh the air on each zipline course.  Challenge yourself to crossing a suspension bridge that is over a hundred meters long with a protective helmet and safety rope. 

Sumidero Canyon & Chiapa de Corzo: Day Tour from Tuxtla

4. Sumidero Canyon & Chiapa de Corzo: Day Tour from Tuxtla

Jump aboard a boat and enjoy a leisurely 2-hour boat along the steep edges of the canyon as you see stunning waterfalls, beautiful caves, and amazing cliffs roll out before you. Make your way slowly to the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, whose colorful waters drop from walls over 4,000 feet high. After finishing your boat ride, head over to Chiapa de Corzo, once the first colonial city founded by Spanish conquistadores, and now a typical Mexican town with a selection of great regional cuisine. After your meal, take a walk to the city's central fountain to admire the outstanding mudejar-style brickwork and enjoy a beverage before the end of the tour.

From San Miguel de Allende: Hiking in the Canyon with Lunch

5. From San Miguel de Allende: Hiking in the Canyon with Lunch

Begin the adventure by meeting your guide at the meeting point in downtown San Miguel. Head off on a 30-minute drive to reach the canyon. Once there, enjoy a maximum 2.5-hour hike accompanied by a Spanish and English-speaking, specialized guide, as well as a local of the area who will share some fun facts about this beautiful location.  The hike will take place on the same trail used for horseback excursions, and is recommended for intermediate hikers. Walk along moderately rugged paths and take in the dramatic scenery unfolding before you. Afterwards, head back to the ranch, where the ladies will have cooked up the best organic, ranch-style meal you'll ever have. This authentic meal will include handmade tortillas, organic cheeses, beans, quesadillas, nopales (cactus), rice, salad, guacamole and salsa, fresh fruit, among other traditional dishes. Settle in and feast on this meal in the company of your group and guide, guaranteed to be one of the best you can find in the San Miguel de Allende area. 

From Tuxtla Gutierrez: Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal Tour

6. From Tuxtla Gutierrez: Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal Tour

Wonderful journey through time, as you contemplate the majestic walls of the Sumidero canyon. Departure from the hotel or reception at the first class bus station, to go to the jetty, where you will take a boat that will take you to the wonderful walk in the bowels of the Sumidero Canyon, where you can admire its flora, fauna (crocodiles , Monkeys, infinity of birds, among other species). Later they will go to the colonial city of Chiapa de Corzo, time to realize the Visit and to make purchases of crafts. Continuation to San Cristobal de las Casas. A unique experience, that you should not miss!

Sumidero Canyon & Chiapa de Corzo from San Cristobal

7. Sumidero Canyon & Chiapa de Corzo from San Cristobal

Explore Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo on a full-day tour from San Cristobal. Begin with a 45-minute drive through the mountains, along the scenic highway, toward Tuxtla Gutierrez. Pay attention to the beautiful panoramic views as you drive through the clouds to reach the canyon. Arrive at Chiapa de Corzo, an archaeological site of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Embark on a boat trip that will take you on a 2-hour ride down the river where the steep walls of the canyon tower overhead. Look out for stunning waterfalls, caves, and dramatic cliffs. You may even glimpse a crocodile, and will definitely see plenty of other natural wildlife, especially birds.   Take your last photos as you make your way back to the dock and get back into the van. From here, make the return trip to San Cristobal, passing along the curvy mountain roads. You will be dropped off in the city center so you can continue your day of sightseeing, shopping, or popping into a local cafe for a fulfilling lunch on your own. From the city center, you can easy walk to your hotel.  

Santiago de Queretaro: Full-day Canyoning Adventure Tour

8. Santiago de Queretaro: Full-day Canyoning Adventure Tour

Meet in Querétaro in the Calesa 2da Secc at 8:00 am and then ride in an air-conditioned van to the canyon. At 10:00 am you’ll arrive at the canyon and gear up. Your adventure begins with a 15-minute hike into the canyon.  For the next 3 hours you’ll take part in a variety of thrilling activities: Slide down natural slides. Experience thrilling cliff jumps. Go for a refreshing swim. Abseil down waterfalls and through natural water pools. After your adventure, you’ll hike out of the canyon and then enjoy a small lunch before returning to Querétara between 5 and 6 pm. There’s also the possibility to have lunch at Mineral de Pozos, a local restaurant 40 minutes away. 

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My family had a great time on our half-day hike in Coyote Canyon! The terrain was interesting and diverse—and more challenging than expected, which we enjoyed! Our guide, June, was terrific, as were the brother and sister duo (Araceli and her hilarious brother who both guided and entertained us! Unfortunately, I never quite caught his name!) Lunch afterward was lovely as well...one of our daughters said it was the best meal she had all week! We highly recommend this tour...don't hesitate to book!

Great day out from Tuxtla. Managed to see a family of spider monkeys and baby croc. Not many croc today because it was a bit cooler. But that didn’t matter because the scenery was the star of the show. Great to have an English translator for the tour. We even managed a ride to San Cristobal de las Casas at the end of the day with one of the other groups.

Tour guides were extremely patient and encouraging for first timers. They made the experience very fun from the trip there, the canyoning, the meal and trip back. They were professional, knowledgeable and their focus on safety was unparalleled. That said, the guides were warm and friendly and made us feel very welcomed.

This is the most fun thing I have done in my life. :) The folks are the absolute best. I highly, highly recommend riding the ATV’s in San Miguel.

Our guide, Veronica, was amazing in every way! We enjoyed the hike, the views, the food, and the people. We highly recommend this tour!