Learning Adventure Tour – Our Trip Was Featured in the “New York Times Travel Advisory”
Escorted Group Tour – January 23-30, 2018
Join another unique S & S learning adventure, traveling along the Mayan Yucatan Peninsula through the states of Yucatán, Campeche, Chiapas, & Tabasco. Enjoy walking and exploring the wonders of the ancient world on this impressive 8-day trip. We have scheduled the trip during the time of the year for ideal temperate weather. This tour brings back to life the golden years days at the beginning of the 20th century when the Yucatan Peninsula had its own “gold fever” with the industry of the henequen fiber, & hundreds of kilometers of rails were built among the lush vegetation of the Mayan jungle to link the wealthy sisal haciendas with their plantations & with the prosperous cities of Mérida & Campeche.
Discover the mysterious Mayan treasures at the UNESCO World Heritage archeological sites of Uxmal & Palenque and Chichén-Itza — one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Unlock the secrets of these pre-Hispanic master builders, who were referred to as “The Greeks of America.” Appreciate Mérida, a lovely city of elegance & aristocracy, of wide avenues & white palaces, is known as the “Ciudad Blanca” (the white city).
Stroll the quiet streets of the fortified city of Campeche facing the ocean. Guarded by strong bastions from ancient pirates, Campeche was one of the main ports of New Spain, channeling a large number of Yucatecan products. Marvel at the enormous Olmec heads weighing an average of 20 tons each on La Venta tour in Villahermosa. This is becoming one of our more popular travel vacations.
Escorted Group Tour – (Independent Trips Also Available)
Day 1 – Arrive in Villahermosa; Hotel Cencali.
Day 2 – Visit “La Venta” Museum-Park. Transfer to Palenque (1.5 hr); Chan-Kah Hotel in the jungle.
Day 3 – Palenque Ruins, Chan-Kah in the jungle.
Day 4 – Transfer to Campeche (5hr) ; Hotel del Mar, Campeche.
Day 5 – Edzna Archeological Zone & Fort San Miguel; Hotel del Mar, Campeche.
Day 6 – Transfer from Campeche to Mérida (2hr), Uxmal archeological site; Hotel Castellano, Mérida.
Day 7 – Tour Chichen-Itza, en route visit the Franciscan convent San Antonio de Padua” from the 16th century in the ancient city of Izamal. Hotel Castellano, Mérida.
Day 8 – Departure
This land package vacation includes 7 hotel nights, all private tours, private transfers, private driver/guides, all entry fees, 12 meals, all normal daily tips such as maids, luggage handling and meals.
Package price is $2495.00 (USD) per person per double room. The tour begins in Villahermosa, Tabasco and ends in Mérida, Yucatán.