Here is a brief description of many of the Mayan tours available
through The Mayan Traveler. If you would rather have a customized Mayan Ruins itinerary, natural history tour or specialized Mexico, Central America, Peru or Ecuador tour,
you need only to make the request. We will do the rest.
Mayan Traveler tours are not "day tours" or "seat in bus" tours.
include professional guides (we do not use "local guides") and our tours are
operated with our own private vehicles (we do not utilize "public transport"
Our tours are quality, escorted tours with
standard accommodations designed for a minimum of 2 persons. Upon request
for a private tour we can quote with "economy" or "Deluxe" accommodations.
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For singles, couples or smaller groups
we offer some of our most popular tours on a mid-sized (4 to 10 person) group "guaranteed
For more your convenience we have linked each of the
Mayan tour summaries below to an in-depth description of that particular Mayan ruin Tour package.
PLEASE NOTE - International airfares
ARE NOT INCLUDED in any of our tour packages.
For groups of 10 persons or more
discounted airfares may be available on some packages.
ALSO, the prices presented above generally increase during Holiday weekends, Spring break, etc. when travel schedules dictate higher demand.
We have posted our "Guaranteed Departure" tours that anyone (single, doubles or triples) can join. In those cases the tour prices presented on each of these tour's
individual web page will not apply.
Mini Yucatan Tour - A comprehensive 5 day/4 night Mayan tour of the some of the best of the Mayan ruins and natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula including
Valladolid, Chichén Itza, Uxmal, Kabah and Izamal, with a tour of
beautiful Merida as a bonus! Begins and ends in Cancun. This tour is available on certain guaranteed departure dates.
Yucatan Tour -
A great 7 day/6
night archaeological, cultural and natural history journey to some of the most
impressive and beautiful Maya sites of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and the
Caribbean Coast including
Valladolid, Ek Balam, Cenote
Dzitnup, Chichén Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, Labna, Merida, Izamal, Coba, Tulum and
and ends in Cancun.
Mini Yucatan Including the Convent Route
8 day/7 night archaeological, cultural and natural history journey to some of
the most impressive and beautiful Maya sites of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and
the Caribbean Coast PLUS a touch of the Colonial Period history of the Yucatan.
The tour includes
Valladolid, Ek Balam, Dzitnup, Chichén Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, Labna, Merida, the
Convent Route, Mayapan, Izamal, Coba, Tulum and Akumal.
Begins and ends in
The Best of the Maya - An unbelievable
8 day/7 night escorted luxury air-conditioned educational three nation Mayan tour beginning with the Olmec then tours of the marvelous Mayan ruins of Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Tikal,
Quiriguá and Copan featuring expert guide, professional driver and all meals.
Begins in Villahermosa, Mexico and ends in Guatemala City Guatemala.
This tour is available on certain guaranteed departure dates.
of the Yucatan Peninsula - A great 8 day/7 night overland escorted luxury air-conditioned vehicle Mayan tour of the Mayan ruins of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula featuring expert guide, professional driver and all meals. Included are Valladolid, Dzitnup,
Chichén Itza, Merida, Uxmal, Kabah, Hopelchén, Hoxob, Chicanna, Calakmul, Becan, Xpujil, Chetumal, Mayan Museum and Tulum. Begins and ends in Cancun.
Belize Archaeology and Tikal
A 7 day/ 6 night tour of Belize’s magnificent Maya Classic legacy.
Sites included: Lamanai, Xunantunich, Caracol, Cahal Pech and, as a bonus,
Guatemala's magnificent Tikal! And, if you would like, we can extend your
stay to include the Belizean Cayes. This tour begins on the first and third
Saturday of each month. Begins and ends in Belize City. FD
Guatemala Highlands and Tikal
A great 8 day / 7 night tour
of the Guatemala Highlands and its colorful markets, colonial cities and
beautiful landscapes and natural beauty. This tour adds a touch of
archaeology with visits to the Mayan sites of Tikal and Yaxha. Tours begin
every Saturdays of each month. Begins and ends in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Maya Adventure Tour of Honduras,
Guatemala and Belize -
Another great 8 day / 7 night adventure in
the Southern Mayan world
visiting the 3 countries of Honduras, Guatemala and Belize and the Classic Maya Sites of Copan, Quiriguá, Xunantunich, Yaxha, Caracol, Tikal and Ceibal.
Tours begin on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Begins and ends in
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The Best of Chiapas - This exceptional 8 day Mexico cultural experience and Mayan tour will take you to some of the most impressive archaeological Mayan ruins in Chiapas: Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilán
and Tonina. Our learning adventure will also be a journey through time – from
modern Chiapas to the cradle of Mayan civilization – and through Chiapas
Rainforest eco-system. This is a great student tour. Starts and ends in
Zapotecas and Maya
- Mexico City, Oaxaca and Chiapas
9 day/8 night tour of Mexico City, Puebla, oaxaca, Monte Alban, Mitla,
Tule, Sumidero Canyon, San Cristobal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan,
Agua Azul, Palenque and Villahermosa begins in Mexico City on any Tuesday (arrive
Monday for optional Teotihuacán tour*) and ends in Mexico or Villahermosa the
following Wednesday. MT
Mexico Colonial Tour
- The path of the Spanish Conquistadores - For 9 days / 8 nights this tour follows the path of the Spanish
Conquistadors through Mexico’s Central Highlands from Mexico City to Morelia, Patzcuaro, Guadalajara, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. Tour begins in Mexico City any Saturday (arrive Friday for optional
Teotihuacán tour) and ends in Mexico City the following Sunday. MT
Chiapas Highlands and Archeology
wonderfully exciting 9 day / 8 night combination tour of the living Maya peoples of the Chiapas Highlands
including Mayan villages, Sumidero Canyon, San Cristobal de las Casas, teh
Montebello Lakes and Guacamaya Reserve with the impressive archaeological sites of the area, including Palenque, Piedras Negras, Bonampak, Tonina and Yaxchilán.
tour begins on the first and third Sunday of each month. Begins in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Ends in Villahermosa 9 days later on Sunday.
Central Mexico Archaeology and History Tour - A wonderful 9 day / 8 night tour to explore the ancient civilizations and legacy of ancient and colonial Mexico. The tour includes vestiges of the Aztec, Chichimec, Toltec, El Tajin, Olmec, Totonac, Huaxtec, Olmeca-Xicalanca, Maya,
Teotihuacán, Zapotec and Mixtec
cultures. Begins and ends in Mexico City. This tour is a
special group tour that is available on request only.
The Great Cities of the Maya -
An extensive 11 day / 10 night tour visiting 4 Mesoamerican countries: Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. This is a tour through the most important cities built during the Classic Maya, the heyday of the Maya Civilization, the most
important archaeological sites, including: Copan, Quiriguá, Xunantunich, Yaxha, Caracol, Tikal, Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Piedras Negras, Sak-Tzi, Palenque and Tonina. Tour begins on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
This tour begins in to Guatemala City and ends in Villahermosa,
Mexico 11 days later on Tuesday. FD
The Grande Mexpedition Tour - A comprehensive 11 day / 10 night journey from Mexico City to Cancun via Oaxaca, Chiapas, Campeche and the Yucatan Peninsula. Arrive at Mexico City on any Tuesday
(arrive Monday for an optional Teotihuacán tour). The tour ends in Cancun 11
days later on Friday. MT
The Unique Maya - An expansive 13 day/12 night Mayan tour through majestic, unspoiled landscapes and magnificent archaeological sites. Featuring Villahermosa, Kolem Jaa, La Venta Park, Museum Carlos Pellicer, Merida and the Mayan ruins of Palenque, Chicanna, Becan, Xpujil, Calakmul,
Hopelchén, Uxmal, Kabah, Labná, Chichén Itza and Tulum. Begins in
Villahermosa Mexico and ends in Cancun. HW
Best of Yucatan Birding - The finest birding, natural history and Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula - A great 12 day/11 night journey to the Maya sites of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and the states of Campeche and Chiapas. Admire the luminous Izamal, the beauty of Merida,
the charm of Campeche, the unexpectedly lovely Villahermosa and the archaeological sites of Chichén Itza, Palenque, Uxmal, Mayapán, Ticul,
Edzná, Séance, and the mystic and splendor of Yaxchilán and Bonampak. This
exceptional birding experience will explore some of the most impressive Mayan
ruins in the Mayan world. This learning adventure will journey through time –
from modern Yucatan to the cradle of Mayan civilization – and through eleven
eco-zones ranging from humid rain forests to coastal scrub. Some of the 700
bird species recorded on this circuit are very rare or endangered dozens of
other endemic species. Tour participants will gain an understanding of the
many birds observed against an historical background and an ever-changing