Orquideas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Take in the wealth of delicate beauty at Orquideas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden, showcasing over 400 species of orchids local to the region of Chiapas. The orchid botanical garden and plant rescue center aims to preserve orchids and epiphytes from deforestation, and to educate visitors about the biodiversity of the region. In addition to a collection of over 3,000 rescued plants and orchids, including some near extinction, the grounds feature greenhouses, a statue garden, and a man-made lagoon. Learn about traditional medicinal herbs used by the indigenous Maya in the villages nearby, or consider a hike along wilderness trails into the surrounding forests. Using our world travel planner, San Cristobal de las Casas attractions like Orquideas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • About a half hour hike from Centro across a highway sits the orchid sanctuary, which is a pleasant change from the cobbled streets and traffic of the city. Wandering through the garden, one needs to s...  more »
  • Due to it's location out of town and lack of any docents or posted information, I can't recommend this activity, unless you are a knowledgable and avid botanical garden enthusiast  more »
  • We went there by car if you prefer to walk, it would take approx. 30min. From center. Very surprised in a positive way how everything was set up with heart and soul.  more »
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  • As compared to the size of other gardens, this location is small. Cisco is very passionate about his work going on there to save epiphytes and the time we spent together was very enjoyable and educational. Well worth the price, time, and effort.
  • The gardens are a delight. So much to see and fortunately for all it is OK to touch the plants, to smell the leaves and flowers and to participate physically in this great project. Today I saw over 20 orchids in bloom. Go and have fun.
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  • It is a good place to observe nature, has a trail along the top of forest and some caves, orchids if you have luck you'll find many with bloom and if you're an observer contracts many miniature. In addition to good care
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  • Rainy season is the best to visit. There are more green areas and some exotic flowers. They have salons of ecological education for children and various activities for them.
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