All Inclusive Vacations to the Mayan & Aztec Ruins

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Mexico and Central America were homes to two of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world. The Aztec and Mayan cultures built large cities with many impressive monuments and pyramids still standing today. You can visit them on all-inclusive vacations to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala and the coastal country of Belize. On this trip you can visit many of the archaeological wonders of the prehistoric world.

Mexico

Caravan Tours of Chicago offers a guided nine-day all-inclusive vacation tour of Mexico's ancient ruins. Starting near Mexico City at the famed archaeological site of Teotihuacan, a city occupied by the Aztecs, you'll visit the Jaguar Palace and the Temple of the Plumed Conch Shells. You'll walk the Avenue of the Dead, lined with many temples and palaces, including the famed Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. At Mexico City's National Museum you can see the giant Aztec Calender Stone. Then it's on to the ruins of Palenque with its four story astronomical observation tower, the Temple of the Inscriptions and the Group of the Cross. From there, you'll journey to Yucatan's ancient Uxmal city with its Pyramid of the Magicians and the Governor's Palace, with its 20,000 intricately carved stones. Finally, you'll tour the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and it's iconic Castle pyramid, Sacred Cenote and the Group of a Thousand Columns. All meals, activities, transportation, hotels, airport transfers and excursions are included.

Caravan Tours Inc.

401 North Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

312-321-9800

caravan.com

Guatamala, Honduras

Caravan Tours of Chicago offers an all inclusive 11-day tour of El Mundo Maya, the world of the Mayans. The tour starts off at the Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City, proceeds across Lake Atitlan and heads into Copan, Honduras, home of the best preserved ruins of the entire Mayan world. The Copan ruins are considered the Athens of the Mayans, protected for hundreds of years by the dense jungle of a remote mountain valley. You will see the monolithic stone stelae, carved with records of Mayan history. The Acropolis, Ballcourt and Great Plaza are the main attractions. The famed Hieroglyphic Stairway contains more than 1,000 Mayan glyphs. Then on to Tikal, the grandest of all the Mayan cities, featuring the Temple of the Grand Jaguar and the Plaza of the Seven Temples. Finally, you'll visit the Antigua site of Quirigua, home of the world's largest stelae. The guided tour includes meals, activities, hotels and all transportation.

Caravan Tours Inc.

401 North Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

312-321-9800

caravan.com

Belize

Green Dragon Adventure Travel offers a weeklong Reef and Ruins Package that includes a hike through the dry limestone cave of CheChem Ha. An archeological wonder, it contains ancient altars, ceremonial rooms and gigantic examples of Mayan pottery, all perfectly preserved for thousands of years by the cave environment. Then you will visit Xunantunich, one of the main Mayan sites in Belize. On a day trip to the Caracol Mayan Temples you will see one of the most spectacular Mayan sites ever built, with many pyramids, plazas, two ball courts and an astronomic observatory. The package includes all accommodations, vehicle transfers, meals, guides, fees and taxes.

Green Dragon Adventure Travel

Mile 47, Western Highway

Banana Bank

Belmopan

Cayo District, Belize

011-501-822-2124

greendragonbelize.com

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