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Your Chiapas Adventure San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Mexico 5 Day Itinerary 2nd Edition Updated May 2018One of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, colonial San Cristobal de las Casas sits in a wide valley of the forested Central Highlands in the southern state of Chiapas Founded in 1528, its not polished to a museum shine, but not rundown either Its vibrant international scene blends seamlessly with the local Mayan population, many of whom come from nearby autonomous communities protected by the Zapatista army.About five hours away is Palenque, an enormous, ancient Mayan city where you can climb tall pyramids and wander down jungle paths while streams bubble and howler monkeys howl.A visit to Chiapas shows you an exotic side of Mexico full of friendly people and lovely landscapes Forget a package tour, and dismiss your worries about security traveling here is safe and easy on your own, even if you don t speak Spanish.What does your Chiapas itinerary include Your Chiapas Adventure San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque 5 Day Itinerary is for the independent traveler who wants to experience the culture, history, and nature of one of Mexicos most fascinating regions Besides saving a lot of money, you will Explore San Cristobal de las Casas, the most magical of Mexicos Magic Towns Visit San Juan Chamula, an autonomous Mayan community with a mystical, otherworldly church Enter caves, go hiking, and ride ziplines in tranquil ecoparks in the mountains outside the city Take a boat ride between the towering 1,000 meter walls of the Sumidero Canyon Visit Zoomat, a jungle zoo with animals exclusively from Chiapas Discover Palenque, the famous Mayan ruins in the jungle, and follow trails to hidden offsite waterfalls Eat and drink like the locals, with chiapan specialties like tamales, pox corn moonshine , and pozol corn drink Get transport tips for arriving by plane or bus, including discount options from Mexico City Have choices for memorable accommodation for all budgets in friendly hostels, colonial houses, or jungle lodges Browse local markets, stroll down cobblestone pedestrian streets, and learn some Spanish, history, and culture And, if time permits, explore places in the region, including the Mayan village Ocosingo, the colonial small town Comitn, the multicolored Montebello Lakes, the remote beach Boca del Cielo, and neighboring Guatemala, among others.Who is your Chiapas travel guide Ted Campbell is a freelance writer, translator, and university teacher who has lived in Mexico for than six years He travels extensively in the region, seeking out good deals and off the beaten path destinations Many of his travel articles and stories are published online and on his popular blog No Hay Bronca.Why you should buy this Chiapas guide Each Unanchor travel guide is an itinerary written by a resident that includes a prioritized timeline of places to see, maps, and directions, including insider tips and alternative destinations It s like having a personal tour guide in your pocket, but with the freedom to deviate from the plan and a much lower cost.Your Chiapas Adventure San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque 5 Day Itinerary offers complete hotel, restaurant, transportation, and sightseeing recommendations and includes an extensive appendix with sections like Food and Drinks, Places and Terminology, Useful Spanish Phrases, Money Matters, Safety, A Brief History, and Other Places to Go.The itinerary will pay for itself the first time you follow the advice for a hotel, restaurant, bus, or museum The author s email address is included, so you are welcome to write with any questions....

Title : Your Chiapas Adventure: San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Mexico Travel Guide (Unanchor) - 5-Day Itinerary (English Edition)
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Publisher : Auflage 2 29 Februar 2016
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Your Chiapas Adventure: San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, Mexico Travel Guide (Unanchor) - 5-Day Itinerary (English Edition) Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-06-27 22:13

    This guide is a must if you have, indeed, 5 days to visit Chiapas (in my opinion the most beautiful and interesting state in Mexico). The way it was written, the vivid description and attention to details, makes me want to go back again, even though I have been there a couple times. It covers the highlights and also gives you tips of a "local friend", which is actually a plus of this guide.I am not sure you will have enough time to do all activities here suggested, but you can try!

  • Nansi
    2019-06-23 20:02

    Well written. Concise and informative. Very helpful to me while planning my trip to Chiapas. The details and suggestions of where to go and how to get there will save my a lot of time trying to piece it together myself.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-30 22:23

    Thoughtful guide with excellent ideas for itinerary and very useful maps for walking tours. I have not been to Chiapas yet, and just in the process of researching my trip, but feel that this guide will be a goldmine of excellent information. Very pleased I bought it.

  • al macchioni
    2019-06-26 16:10

    Well written and succinct. We have just finished a stay of 5 days in San Cristobal and environs and found it invaluable. We are now heading up to Tonina and Palenque where we expect the guide to be just as valuable.

  • John Craib-Cox
    2019-06-18 16:19

    Very pertinent, concise and informative guide to the region. Useful guide for visitors to San Cristobál de las Casas.

  • Rodney
    2019-05-27 22:25

    I've seen a number of travel guides and none of them compare to the guides written by this author. They're obviously written by someone who has been there, walked the streets, talked to the people and because of that you get fantastic insight that you just can't find in most travel guides.I bought the authors travel guide to Cancun and Mayan Riviera and used it to plan my Cancun vacation and everything he mentioned was spot-on. I read it thoroughly and when I arrived in Cancun it felt like I had been there before thanks to his detailed descriptions of not only the places but the people and culture as well. When I saw he had released a guide to traveling in Chiapas I bought it right away with out hesitation.This travel guide is in the same great format as the Cancun guide, offering a 5 day itinerary highlighting the best places to see so that you truly get the most out of your visit in a very well organized and thought out timeline.It's part travel guide, history book and touches on local customs and culture as well. The itinerary is very detailed, telling you how much you can expect to pay, about how long you'll spend at each place, travel times from one location to the next and more. Whether you're taking a bus from one location to the next or walking, you'll get detailed step-by-step, turn-by-turn directions on how to get there, what landmarks to look for, street maps and even pointing out things like where to find park benches where you can rest in the shade.Throughout the guide Ted gives you very practical advice, including how to avoid the tourist traps, how to deal with aggressive vendors, how to save money, recommendations on where and what to eat, safety and more. There's just lots of useful advice in this guide.The guide is also loaded with photos and links to related websites for even more information. I honestly felt like I was actually there while just reading the book. You get more than information, you get the sense of being there.I could go on, but I'll end this review by saying the more I read the more I was impressed by the level of detail provided. Whether you follow his itinerary to the letter or not, it's a great starting point to plan your Chiapas vacation.