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…
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.
14 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.
15 Nights from £4,642 €4,438 $5,499
Visit Mayan villages, colourful weavers and the massive pyramids built by powerful civilisations that mysteriously abandoned their cities to the encoaching jungle.
15 Nights from £2,652 €2,150 $2,713
Journey overland to admire the myriad of landscapes and cultures along the route. Peeling back layers to discover ancient Mayan and Aztec pyramids, combined with the colonial…
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