16 days

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Summary

Of all Mesoamerican civilisations, the Maya have enjoyed the most enduring hold on the popular imagination. For a long time, their jungle-clad ruins remained intriguing, yet shrouded by mystery. However, recent progress in the decipherment of Maya writing has unlocked many of their secrets, revealing a society as complex and fascinating as their art, and architecture had previously suggested.

This is one of Andante’s most adventurous trips, starting with the superb museums of Mexico City, travelling via the uplands of Chiapas, along the great river of Usumacinta, before driving up the Yucatan peninsular. This is a thrilling journey through the rich and colourful landscapes of Mexico.

Tour highlights:

  • View the Aztec Templo Mayor
  • Encounter enduring Maya traditions among the Chiapas communities
  • Discover Palenque, which is considered by many as the most beautiful of all the Maya cities
  • Travel in 4x4s and then by motor launch boat to reach the remote site of Yaxchilán, famous for its remarkable architecture
  • Explore the ball court, observatory, sacred well, and the great pyramid of Kukulcan at the awe-inspiring city of Chichén Itzá

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£6,285

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £810

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 01722 713800.

Meet your Experts

Dr Elizabeth Baquedano

Andante Guide Lecturer

A Mesoamerican specialist, Elizabeth is a Senior Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. She often lectures at the British Museum.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
21 November 2022 AMEX221121 21 November 2022 (Monday) 6 December 2022 (Tuesday) Dr Elizabeth Baquedano £6,285
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20 November 2023 AMEX231120 20 November 2023 (Monday) 5 December 2023 (Tuesday) Dr Elizabeth Baquedano £6,340
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