Latin America's ancient civilisations: Mayans
In the first of the series, we delve into the past to discover the ancient civilisations of Latin America, starting with the…
Set amid jungle in Chiapas State, the Palenque ruins show some of the highest levels of Mayan craftmanship in Mexico.
During its heyday between the 6th and 8th centuries, Palenque was an important Mayan political centre and one which was elaborated with elegant and intricate architecture and hand-carvings. It is therefore one of the best places in Mexico to appreciate the finer details of Mayan craftsmanship and design as well as examples of art from the period and their ceremonial customs. One of the most important structures here is the Temple of Inscriptions, which contains the tomb of Pacal the Great, ruler of Palenque for nearly 70 years.
16 Nights from £3,647€3,293$4,105
A land steeped in ancient history, colonial past and scattered with Mayan and Aztec pyramids. We include the stunning Chiapas region with villages nestled in mountains
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Explore the austere and palatial pyramids of ancient Mayan civilisations, discover colonial cities, isolated Haciendas and unwind on the beaches
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Visit the Aztec remnants of the past; Tulum, Calakmul for the pyramids of mighty civilisations, small villages, Chichen Itza, the walled city of Campeche and colonial Merida
13 Nights from £1,995€1,395$1,794
Explore Aztec and Mayan pyramids, small villages, cosmopolitan Mexico City and the Yucatan peninsula with colonial history and a wide variety of stunning beach resorts
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Opulent country Haciendas are now luxury hotels for you to experience. Visit massive Mayan pyramids, archaeological sites, colonial cities and unwind by the Caribbean Sea
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Discover the fortress cities built by the ancient Mayas with huge pyramids and the pioneers in the observation of the universe. After the culture, relax on the beach!
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A wonderful combination in the south of Mexico: Explore trendy Mexico City with it's colonial heritage and colourful markets - and the magnificent pre-Aztec pyramids
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Journey the backroads discovering seldom visited corners of the Yucatan. History unfolds in the colonial splendour of Merida and pyramids of ancient civilisations.
8 Nights from £1,392€700$948
Explore Mexico City and the nearby pre-Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan. Discover the magical towns where revolutionary history, cobbled streets and colonial architecture abound
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Visit Mayan villages, colourful weavers and the massive pyramids built by powerful civilisations that mysteriously abandoned their cities to the encroaching jungle