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…
Buried deep in tropical rainforest, Uxmal's large and impressive ruins are noted for their distinctive Puuc style.
Buried deep in the heart of the tropical rainforest are the Pre-Columbian ruins of Uxmal. Although a well established tourism destination, they are noticeably quieter than those at Chichén Itzá, and only two hours away from their world famous counterparts. The site is recognised for demonstrating what was perhaps the pinnacle of Mayan architecture and design, with intricate carvings and mosaics adorning the ruins. It also clearly shows the strong connections the Mayan people had with astronomy and their expertise in the area. The most identifiable structure in Uxmal is that of the 6th century Pyramid of the Magician. We stay nearby to offer you access to the park at quieter times of the day and away from the heat of the midday sun.
11 Nights from £1,669€1,019$1,336
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
15 Nights from £4,976€4,823$5,967
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
14 Nights from £2,595€2,084$2,633
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!