San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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The tour driver was prompt, hard working; kept us on schedule and kept us informed about the next activity. We really enjoyed the mix of activities, including interacting with the indigenous people. Carlos, our English-speaking guide, is amazing. He knows so much about the Mayan culture and yet is able to explain it in ways that are understandable and interesting. He is great about providing the context for what you are seeing. He also provides a perspective of the region and helped us gain an appreciation for the indigenous cultures. We highly, highly recommend this tour and Carlos.
Fabulous trip, long day though - pick up at 5.30am and back at hotel at 8.30 pm - the breakfast and lunch are excellent, the transport a little cramped and short of leg room but excellent driver, the boat trip on the Uscaminta and ruins at Yaxchilan aRe just stunning and the visit to Bonampak was superb. The mini bus played DVD on the way back which helped pass the journey time and had a brilliant day with an excellent guide Elias, who spoke good English and was extremely knowledgeable.
Really cool experience. Alonso was really approachable and was leading the tour in both English and Spanish really well. His stories were eye-opening and really useful. Some parts of the tour (greenhouse and posh tasting) were only in Spanish though. Definitely enjoyed this chilled tour.
Alonso was a perfect guide with a big heart. A man with great knowledge and empathy of the villages we were visiting. He informed us extensively in both English and Spanish. I was very much impressed about how respectfully he talked about people’s cultures, joys and problems.
The 5 hour ride from San Cristobal is rough. The roads can be a little rough at times. So if you're trying to sleep in the van, forget about it. It was worth it though! Great trip, great sights, great tour guides.