San Cristobal: Chiflon Waterfalls & Montebello Day Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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.
It was okay, nothing spectacular about it. The tour driver took us for a canyon boat tour with beautiful views but there are so many tourists, it was quite tough to explore the nature by boat. We were then taken to Ciapa de Chorzo, a quite town nearby. The driver and the guide on a boat spoke only Spanish (which was expected from the tour description; however, it surely affected the experience. There wasn’t anything wrong with it, just not really memorable.
Palenque is really great, just be prepared that there is limited possibility to buy food and what is available is overexpensed. Aqua Azul is also nice, but not sure about swimming, I want do that, water is a but dirty. The other cascade is nice, but would have prefered to skip it, the trip is already so long.
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.