Mexico Tour: In the Path of the Ancient Olmec

Mexico Tour: In the Path of the Ancient Olmec

March 23 – 31, 2019 | Karl Taube
Much of the imagery still present in modern Maya iconography had its genesis in Olmec art. Travel from Villahermosa to Chalcatzingo to visit the birthplaces of that art, where the colossal heads and finely carved sculptures emblematic of the Olmec style were found. Also enjoy the spectacular Olmec artifacts on display in the Anthropology Museums of Villahermosa, Xalapa and Mexico City!

Guatemala Tour: The Enduring Maya

Guatemala Tour: The Enduring Maya

October 21 – November 2, 2018 | Stanley Guenter
Travel on this 13-day trip to the Highlands of Guatemala. Visit ceremonial centers, meet people from the country’s varied ethnic groups, and learn about religious rituals based on ceremonies with roots in the world of their ancient forebears. And attend the Day of the Dead festivities held in Santiago Sacatepéquez where huge, beautiful kites are flown.

Peru Tour: Inka and Their Ancestors

Peru Tour: Inka and Their Ancestors

June 8 – 23, 2018 | Clark Erickson
From the Moche cities of the north to the fabled Inka sites of the highlands, experience the wealth of Peru’s archaeological past. Caral, ChanChan, Ollantaytambo, and the incomparable Machu Picchu all await, along the enigmatic Nazca Lines and remote Revash and Kuelap. And a highlight will be the Chankillo astronomical observatory built 2,300 years ago.

Guatemala: In the Path of the Snake Kingdom

Guatemala: In the Path of the Snake Kingdom

April 21 – 26, 2018 | Marcello Canuto
More than 1,500 years ago Maya rulers jockeyed for supremacy as they created immense city states. Mounting evidence now indicates that a single kingdom, called Snake (‘Kaan’), had a disproportionate influence, and newly-discovered texts affirm their royal power. Travel by chartered helicopter to El Mirador and La Corona, and by truck along jungle-shrouded tracks to Holmul where recent finds link this center with the Kaan family.

Mexico’s Yucatan Tour – Off the Beaten Path

Mexico’s Yucatan Tour – Off the Beaten Path

February 17 – 26, 2019 | Stanley Guenter
Travel deep into the remote southern area of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula where recent excavations have exposed remains of pyramids and cities that, until recently, were nearly impossible to reach. Hieroglyphic texts found here are changing our knowledge of the Maya by revealing history that has been silent for more than one thousand years!

The Archaeology of Belize Tour

The Archaeology of Belize Tour

January 5 – 13, 2019 | Stanley Guenter
Join Far Horizons on this 9-day trip to explore lost Maya ceremonial centers, meet people from the country’s varied ethnic groups, while seeing spectacular wildlife that other countries around the world label ‘endangered’. Travel from the Maya city of Lamanai in the north to the remote ceremonial centers of Lubaantun, and Nimli Punit in the south.