ARCHAEOLOGY

Mexico through its history

THE LEGACY OF MEXICO

Mexico has 187 archaeological sites open to public. These magnificent  sites offer to the travellers the opportunity to discover different pre-Hispanic cultures; from their ancient way of living to the most complicated art they created. The following circuits are designed for helping travellers to discover the most emblematic Mayan and Olmecs archaeological sites. In addition, for the most expert travellers, we blended the Mexican glory with the ancient Mayan culture of Guatemala.

Recommendation:
  • Wear comfortable clothes and stay hydrated during visits. Travellers will walk long distances in a region of warm climate.

  • We can adapt these circuits to the travellers’ special interests.

DESTINATIONS

CAMPECHE, CHIAPAS, QUINTANA ROO, TABASCO & YUCATAN

The Mayan world covers an area of 300,000 km2, which includes the South-East of Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatan), Guatemala, Belize, part of Honduras and El Salvador. In the Mayan architecture, all details and the proportion of each element were previously planned. In their architecture design, they always included a strait patio, the main square or the terrace which leaded to the construction of big cities with stonemasonry.

They mainly stayed in the same places where it was possible to put a structure on the top of another one channelling the sacred energy of the place towards the newly consecrated buildings. The community was distributed in circle around the ceremonial centre. The noble class occupied the closer circle and the working class the farther one.

CIRCUIT: MAYAN WORLD

Palenque

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987

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Palenque

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987

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Uxmal

The biggest and the best “Puuc” site, known for its architecture.

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Uxmal

The biggest and the best “Puuc” site, known for its architecture.

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza: one of the most emblematics sites of the Mayan culture and declared one of the World’s 7 Wonders.

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza: one of the most emblematics sites of the Mayan culture and declared one of the World’s 7 Wonders.

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