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Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya

Tour Dates: January/February 2023 (14 days)

This tour has been cancelled for 2022 and is currently in the planning stages for the 2023 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org.

This tropical adventure provides the best-paced itinerary available to thoroughly explore ancient Maya sites in the lush jungles of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Maya art and architecture will “come alive” as you encounter enormous stelae (carved monoliths), painted frescoes, stucco friezes, carved lintels, and huge temple-pyramids that soar above the rainforest. Explore, in-depth, the sites of Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Tikal, Yaxhá, Copán, and Quiriguá (four are UNESCO World Heritage sites); with free time to go bird watching or simply relax, reflect, and enjoy our comfortable hotels and remote jungle lodges. Maximum of just 12 guests.

“I enjoyed this trip and learned more than any other archaeological experience I have had. Our tour manager was excellent with every detail of the tour executed perfectly and with charm and friendship.” – Dee, Florida


Tour Prices per person:

$TBA (10-12 participants) double occupancy
$TBA (8-9 participants) double occupancy
$TBA Single Supplement

With fewer than 8 participants, a small group surcharge may be added. Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required.

Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya: AIA Tour - Travel with Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

Palenque, Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Myay - Travel with AIA Tours and Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

The Courtyard of the Warrior Chiefs at Palenque, Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya - Travel with AIA Tours and Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

Yaxchilán, Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya - Travel with AIA Tours and Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

Tikal’s Main Plaza, Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya - Travel with AIA Tours and Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

AIA travelers on a river boat ride down the Usumacinta River to Yaxchilán. © A. Enyedy.

Ballcourt at Copán, Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya - Travel with AIA Tours and Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

Temple XI at Copán - Jungle Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya - Travel with AIA Tours and Mayanist Jeff Karl Kowalski

Itinerary


Day 1 – Fly from the U.S. to Villahermosa, Mexico
Day 2 – Comalcalco | Hacienda visit | Welcome dinner
Day 3 – La Venta Park | Palenque
Day 4 – Palenque | Jungle trail walk | Palenque site museum
Day 5 – AM at leisure | Bonampak | Frontera Corozal
Day 6 – Yaxchilán
Day 7 – Tikal, Guatemala
Day 8 – Tikal
Day 9 – Optional pre-dawn hike | Tikal site museum | PM at leisure or Yaxhá
Day 10 – Rio Dulce | Southeastern Petén Regional Museum, Dolores
Day 11 – Quiriguá | Motagua Valley | Paleontology and Archaeology Museum, Estanzuela | Copán, Honduras
Day 12 – Copán
Day 13 – Sepulturas Group | Rastrojón | San Pedro Sula | Farewell dinner
Day 14 – Fly home

View Detailed Itinerary

(B)= Breakfast, (L)= Lunch, (D)= Dinner

This tour  is currently in the planning stages for the January or February 2023 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org.


For reservations or questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884). To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

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