This is an incredible nature experience, don't miss it.
It's possible to do this by yourself, just take a collective between San Cristobal de las Casas and Tuxtla for 45 pesos per person (from San Cristobal) and ask to be let off at the "Embarcadero Cahuare". It's only a couple of steps down the side of the road and you can buy your ticket there for 190 pesos for a 2 hour trip (price in Oct. 2013). However, there are organized tours available that will bring you there for approx. the same price and that are more convenient since they usually pick you up at the hotel/hostel.
We were amazed by the nature (high cliffs and amazing rock formations and plants on the cliffs) and the wildlife (crocodiles!!! :-) ) It is a shame about the trash in the canyon. Our guide explained to us that the problem only exists in the rainy season. People throw trash on the streets, the heavy rainfalls wash it into the smaller rivers and the rivers flow into the canyon where it al collects. They are cleaning it but it just keeps accumulating...
Nevertheless, the nature will astound you, don't miss this if you are in the region!
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