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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£4,995

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £750

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

David Drew

Guide Lecturer

Writer, broadcaster and archaeologist, David Drew studied at Oxford and UCL.

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Tour dates & prices

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 Supp. Offer Availability
2 November 2020 AMEX201102 2 November 2020 (Monday) 17 November 2020 (Tuesday) David Drew £4,995
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£500 £750 Call for availability
8 February 2021 AMEX210208 8 February 2021 (Monday) 23 February 2021 (Tuesday) Dr Elizabeth Baquedano £5,595
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£99
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£810 £5,295
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1 November 2021 AMEX211101 1 November 2021 (Monday) 16 November 2021 (Tuesday) David Drew £5,795
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