Festivals and Textiles in the Highlands of Chiapas

An immersion trip with weavers & artists

July 20-28, 2022
Nine Days and Eight Nights


For the first time, we are combining in one cultural trip two main areas of interest: textiles and festivals. Surrounded by the colors and textures of this cultural journey, probably you will feel ecstatic and inspired with every step. I bet you will feel that this time tunnel experience is a breathtaking one.


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas Airport on July 20, 2022
Trip ends at: Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas Airport on July 28, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

      • Visiting indigenous villages with incomparable textiles, where you will appreciate a great variety and beauty in these cultural expressions
      • Enjoying the festivals in five indigenous villages:  Oxchuc, Magdalenas, Tenejapa, Santiago Pinar & Santa María
      • Visiting interesting museums specializing in textiles, traditional medicine, archaeology, and history
      • Staying in a beautiful colonial city for eight days in San Cristóbal de las Casas
      • Learning about different aspects of the Mayans’ lives in their own context, especially during the festivals. You will enjoy every minute of this time spent with their living culture
      • Visiting the Sumidero Canyon and experiencing a private concert with the Nandayapa family
      • Enjoying three fine collections of textiles of the Highlands of Chiapas
      • Meeting weavers and artists to expand your curiosity about the extraordinary textiles of Chiapas

GALLERY


ITINERARY

JULY 20

We will meet at our centrally located hotel and have our welcome dinner at 6:30 p.m.


JULY 21

Our first stop will be the fantastic Museum of Textiles where we will learn about the great variety and extraordinary versatility of these cultural expressions. Then we will go to Tenejapa, where we will witness the local festival, then we will visit a talented artist.


JULY 22

Today we will visit Magdalenas, where the weavers will show us the most fascinating textile, while we will learn about its meaning, we will enjoy the local festival, while the textiles are the most dynamic visual art among the modern Maya, this community produces some of the most beautiful examples.  


JULY 23

After visiting the Maya Museum of Traditional Medicine, we will go to Tenejapa, where we will be part of the fiesta in honor of Santiago Apostol. Then we will visit the Na Bolom Museum where we will close with the story of Frans Blom and Gertrude Duby.


JULY 24

We will have the opportunity to visit one of the most fascinating villages; San Juan Chamula, we will be a witness extraordinary expressions of faith and syncretism, We will be immersed in their culture, popular religiosity, and mysticism, then we will visit Zinacatán and then we will visit a textile collection, where you will be able to see exquisite pieces.

JULY 25

The most spectacular fiesta will take place today at Santiago Pinar, we will be delighted to this colorful cultural expression, where men wore more traditional clothes than women. This is a fest of all senses. You will love to see how the tradition is alive and men are proud to continue it.


JULY 26

We will travel to Chiapa de Corzo, then we will learn about the traditional music, where we will have a private concert with the Nandapa family, also, we will learn about the history of the Sumidero Canyon and the extraordinary Mudejar Fountain, we will admire the extraordinary beauty of the Grijalva river while we will travel in a boat.


JULY 27

Chiapas is very well known not only for its beautiful textiles but also for its pottery. At Amatenango del Valle, we will meet the most important artist in town, Juana Gómez. We will share some time learning about the pottery traditions and also we will learn about the beauty of the textiles.


JULY 28

We will leave San Cristóbal at 6:30 a.m., and will arrive at the airport at Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas befoe 8:00 a.m.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1660
To reserve your spot:$830
Balance (due by May 1, 2022):$830
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

      • Transportation: from Chiapas-Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport*
      • Daily tours
      • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
      • Boat rides on the Usumacinta River and to see the Sumidero Canyon
      • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography, and anthropology
      • Accommodations
      • Daily breakfast at the hotel
      • Eight lunches
      • Welcome dinner and two other dinners
      • Private concert with the Marimba Nandayapa
      • Access to three private collections

It does not include:

      • Tips
      • Alcoholic drinks

This trip was designed for only fourteen travelers.

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