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“Unique Natural Beauty”
Review of Canon del Sumidero

Canon del Sumidero
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Day Trip to Sumidero Canyon
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Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Magical Town from San Cristóbal de las...
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Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Combo Tour
Ranked #7 of 148 things to do in Chiapas
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Entering Chiapa de Corzo, tour boat guides will often connect with you to help you get to the river and into a boat tour. There are more than one tour service and more than one starting point (they may tell you differently).
Have your camera ready, use sunscreen, and tie down hats if using. And take water (they did offer us a bathroom stop at the end, near the dam).

Overall, I would return to take another tour with other people and would use this company. The scenery is spectacular and the view is one of a kind. We saw crocodiles and lots of birds. There are waterfalls and unique land creations due to water runoff. We also saw beautiful high cliffs and rich, dense jungle. We did also view some of the cut down of forest that is a huge issue of interior Chiapas and pieces of plastic trash that washed down from the hills. We were told that they are actively working to clean up the river and we did see examples of workers removing plastic trash from the river.
Overall, this is a must see for this area.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This day was the highlight of my time in San Cristobal de las Casas. The canyon is vast and stunningly beautiful - but really you need to see it, as it's hard to find words to describe it. Trips from SCC follow this format: pick up at hotel or main square, drive to jetty, get on the boat, take the tour on the boat, tip the boat guide, get back on the minibus, spend an hour in Chiapa de Corzo, return to SCC. The Canyon is by far the highlight of the day! We booked through Jalapeno Tours and the day went off without a hitch.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided to take the boat tour on the river to see the canyon and all of its inhabitants. It is beautiful. More beautiful than I anticipated. We simply arrived in Chiapa de Corzo via taxi from Tuxtla Gutierrez, and headed to the boat dock. There is a ticket booth for boat rides/tours where you can purchase your tickets for the 2-3 hour tour. We did not want to do a tour because we like to enjoy the surroundings and visit the city at our own pace -- and we are a bit adventurous, taking colectivos and combis for transportation. If you just want to see the canyon via boat and then leave, you will save time and a bit of money if you do take a tour from a tour company out of Tuxtla Gutierrez or San Cristobol de las Casas. On a portion of the boat ride on the river, yes, you will see trash on the water -- mainly plastics. This seems to put some people off. Frankly, it is an in your face reminder that we are all complicit in this waste, which causes irreparable harm to the ecosphere, biosphere, killing animals and plants daily. There is no "away" for plastic. Plastic waste will outlive all of us, sadly. Single use plastics are the main culprit. Reduce, reuse, repurpose. Don't let this keep you away. More people need to tell these stories so governments will do more to prevent these things from occuring. It won't ruin your trip, but it is sad to see. Imagine all we don't see, even in the areas where we live. Please don't forget to tip your boat driver. They work hard for your enjoyment. Also know that it may be unlikely to have an English speaking boat driver. If your Spanish speaking skills are good, you're golden. If not, read a bit of info anout the canyon and the river system before you go, so you have an idea what it is you are viewing. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

It is nice and affordable, you can do Chiapa de Corzo (the historic center) and el cañon del sumidero the same day.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Boattrip lasted for two hours. Beautiful scenery. Too bad there's a lot of plastic and other garbage in the water! We did a tour combined with Chiapa di Corso. If you can, skip this. Nothing special to see.

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