The “Ancient Maya Cities of the Yucatan, Summer Solstice 2019” tour, led by 20-year archaeologist and archaeoastronomy expert, Dr. Christopher Powell, in the period June 15-23, 2019, takes us to eight different ancient Maya cities and will yield a much firmer understanding of the urban culture of that fascinating civilization than a visit to just one or two cities. Designed especially for Archaeological Legacy Institute (AlI), this Yucatan tour has many highlights. For example, Dzibilchaltun was inhabited continuously for 3000 years, all the way up to the Spanish arrival. Chichen Itza is spectacular, with its beautiful Temple of Kukulkan and Mesoamerica’s biggest ballcourt, big enough to fit a football field! Izamal is huge (20 square miles), with five big pyramids. Labana is full of wonderful art works. Uxmal is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, with many ornate buildings, including the impressive Pyramid of the Magician. The Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Merida is a modern museum telling a comprehensive and visually fascinating story about Maya culture. And we will be there during the Summer Solstice!
For this tour, we have a 15-person limit and a registration deadline of March 15. Register now, while there is still time to reserve a spot!
Our tour program is set apart from others by our commitment to storytelling and expert guidance. We believe that a tour should be far more than a photo-op or checking off a bucket list. For us, a tour is an opportunity to perform our nonprofit mission to tell the human story, in this case by bringing people to the real sites where history took place. And we like to design unique tours not offered by others.