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Canon del Sumidero, Chiapas
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Marvel at Canon del Sumidero, an impressive geological feature and national park. The canyon began to form around 70 million years ago due to tectonic activity in what was then an underground area. Only a river flows through the canyon now, providing a habitat for families of crocodiles and an attractive counterpoint to the steep rock walls of the canyon. Take a boat trip down the river to admire the ancient landscape, or stick to the land and take a hike along the top of the canyon, which offers numerous lookout points. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Tuxtla Gutierrez holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Canon del Sumidero and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Took the 2hr boat trip. Impressive canyon with more wildlife than I expected (crocs, iguana, monkey, caipir, plenty of bird life). However, this tour runs risk of being over commercialised and like ot...  more »
  • Really nice canyon but lots of litter throughout which was a real shame. If tour companies are going to be on the river every day they should take some responsibility for looking after it. Saw a coupl...  more »
  • just an hour from san Cristóbal of the houses, it is obligatory to visit this place, surprising creations of nature which can be seen in this place, their formations so increhibles as waterfalls, also you can see different species of flora and fauna.
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