Explore Legendary Mayan Ruins & Remnants of an Ancient Civilization in the Tropical Jungle
Discover the ancient Maya civilization on this adventure combining nature and archaeology in the Guatemalan rain forest. Established as early as 2000 B.C., Mayan cities reached their highest state of development from 250 to 900 A.D., making great advances in art, architecture, mathematics and astronomy, and producing the only fully developed written language in the pre-Columbian Americas. El Peten, the largest tropical forest in Central America, is the heartland of the Maya and contains extensive ruins. The crown jewel is Tikal, a sprawling complex of more than 3,000 structures. Countless additional ruins lie shrouded in dense jungle overgrowth where tapir, peccary and jaguar roam, just as they did when the Maya ruled the region.
- Explore the vast ruins of Tikal, one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya, on a guided tour of its pre-Columbian monuments, temples and palaces
- Witness archaeological excavation and reconstruction at Yaxha, where ancient Mayan temples are re-emerging among howler monkeys, toucans and myriad jungle wildlife
- Search for jungle wildlife and ancient ruins in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a protected 5-million-acre forest that is home to jaguar, ocelot, puma and the scarlet macaw
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