With a landscape of misty mountains, pine-covered hills and dense jungle, Chiapas has an ideal climate for rich biodiversity from howler monkeys and jaguar, to numerous avian species, such as toucans. Such is the backdrop for the impressive Mayan site at Palenque, defined as one of the civilization’s most important cities and set amid a thick forest of towering ceiba trees. Continue to delve deep into Mayan history to the almost-forgotten ruins of Yaxchilan and Bonampak, boasting ornamental façades and ceremonial sites. Further west, in the pine-clad forest of the highlands, explore the cobbled streets and lively markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas and its surrounding villages, home to indigenous and artisan communities, or stop off in jaw-dropping canyons and cascades of ice-blue waters.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
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