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“good to see once”
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 #8 of 144 things to do in Chiapas
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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“good to see once”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

This natural wonder is tainted somewhat with floating debris consisting of plastic, paper, wood, and other trash. In parts of the river it is very heavy. If you can look beyond that the natural scenery and high cliffs provide a wonderful 2 hour power boat ride down this canyon. Alligators, iguana, and numerous bird species accent the trip. In years past one could see monkeys, but it is rare now. A fair price, the guide will pass his hat at the end for tips. Our's shared a lot about the history and sights and could spot animals we would have missed.

Visited February 2014
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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“Birthday tour of Mexico”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Flew into Tuxtla and were taken straight away to the jumping off point. Very knowledgeable driver who spoke only Spanish as you would expect. Magnificent scenery and wildlife but there was quite a bit of rubbish floating around which detracted from the overall rating

Visited February 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Just the best”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

This nature wonder is one of the best places that you can go on Chiapas it is exciting and beautiful if you can take the boat tour is very cool don´t forget to give a good tip to the guide because they don´t have a salary and they do pretty well

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Canon del Sumidero/Chiapa de Corzo day trip”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great day trip to Sumidero canyon in Chiapas from San Cristobal de las Casas. Booked it through Otisa just off the main square, 250 pesos/person for Canon del Sumidero and a visit to Chiapa de Corzo, which was doing a HUGE festival - Fiesta Grande de Enero.

The tour van left SCDLC at 9am, picked up some guests, and we got to the Canyon around 10am for the 2.5 hour boat ride (narrated in Spanish and English), which was superbly breathtaking, replete with wildlife - black vultures, crocodiles, birds of all kinds, along with the natural beauty of the Canyon.

For the canyon tour, bring warm clothing, a hat that will not easily blow off your head, sunblock, and sun glasses, as it can be really sunny, and the boat is moving very rapidly for much of the tour.

Next we went to Chiapa de Corzo for the Fiesta Grande de Enero, very colourful, vibrant event, we had an hour to take it all in, then back to SCDLC, arriving around 3:30pm. AWESOME day, would highly recommend it to anyone in the area who enjoys a day in nature and taking in local culture.

Visited January 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Beautiful, Relaxing Boat Ride”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are going here on a sunny day make sure you have a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. While you are in line for the boat it seems like you are going to be too hot for the 2 hour boat ride and lots of people try to sell you water, snacks etc. The truth is that it is not that bad, because the mountains provide shade. Also, half way through the trip a boat comes up to your boat and they sell drinks and snacks so do not overpay for snacks and sunscreen while waiting to board the boat. We saw crocodiles, monkeys and birds. There are life jackets for everyone and the ride was very safe. Go to the bathroom before you get on the boat.

Visited December 2013
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