At a Glance
Though many may think the Maya and other native groups have long disappeared, those in Chiapas know the opposite to be true. Deep in the southernmost region of Mexico, an estimated 950,000 people speak an indigenous language. Out of Chiapas’ 111 municipalities, 99 of them have a significant indigenous population. Here, it’s no secret: Native cultures are alive in every aspect of life. Alongside expert instructors, discover the fascinating traditions and rich history of the Maya, Tzotzils, Tzeltals and more in their indigenous communities. Explore important archaeological sites and meet locals with centuries of stories to share, providing a window into the past and an opportunity to preserve the history of Mexico’s founding people.