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12 Day Mayan Trails of Mexico & Guatemala

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Starting: Jan 20, 2018
Through: Dec 31, 2019
Book By: Dec 16 2019 7:00PM
# of Nights: 11
Supplier:  Kensington Tours
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4990738
from $24,012.00  (USD)
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Day Destination
1 Mexico City To Welcome     
2 Mexico City     
3 Mexico City To Tuxtla Gutierrez To San Cristobal de las Casas     
4 San Cristobal de las Casas     
5 San Cristobal de las Casas To Palenque     
6 Palenque     
7 Palenque To Frontera Corozal To Tikal     
8 Tikal     
9 Tikal     
10 Tikal To Flores To Guatemala City To Antigua     
11 Antigua     
12 Antigua     
Number of Nights: 11
12 Day Mayan Trails of Mexico & Guatemala
Pioneers of mathematics, architects of the calendar, masters of war and stewards of a vast empire, the Mayan Empire ruled parts of Mesoamerica for 3,000 years. The spectacular cities they left behind still captivate the curious, yet remain understood by only a lucky few. Now, you can be one of those few on this comprehensive Explorers Club adventure through Tikal, Palenque, Yaxchilán and other historic sites across Mexico and Guatemala.

After a first day spent familiarizing yourself with the museums and sights of Mexico City with a private guide, you'll head deep into the Central Highlands of Chiapas, gliding by boat through a canyon of mammoth cliffs and a picturesque landscape, home to crocodiles, monkeys and various species of birds. Learn of the Tzotzil Maya in indigenous villages and traditional towns, escorted by your private guide. Next, you'll push further into the Lacandon Jungle in search of three fabled ruins: Palenque, one of the richest archaeological sites; Bonampak, home to an incredible collection of murals that have provided scholars with invaluable information into the daily life of the Maya; and Yaxchilán, a site so remote it's accessible only by boat. At each site, a private guide will further illuminate the legends and truths of Mayan civilization.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits across the border in Guatemala. There, you'll dine with famous Guatemalan archaeologist Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, and accompany him - by helicopter, no less - for a private tour of Holmul, his archaeological dig site. Later on, you'll wander the renowned pyramids and tombs of ancient Tikal accompanied by Estrada-Belli, with a full-day private tour of the UNESCO-listed national park before returning back to civilization, concluding with a private walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala's charming colonial downtown.

Through innovation and conquest, the Maya left a mark on history that few civilizations can top. Walk their history with us and find out just how powerful the pull of the past can be.

The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world's foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world's most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability.

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Travel Date Range Price From    
Jan 20, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019 $24,012.00    
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.