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From the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca civilizations of Latin America to the ruins of Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean, to the pyramids of Egypt and the mysteries of Asia, these tours immerse you in history as you explore the ancient cultures and what remains of their societies on these tours that shine a light on archaeological exploration. Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China, the expansive complex at Angkor Wat, the Tikal Ruins, and the Great Pyramid are just a few of the fascinating destinations that await you on these entrancing archaeological adventures into the past. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your adventure!

Top 10 Archaeological Tours for 2022-2023

Top 10 Archaeology Trips to Machu Picchu and Inca Empire for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Machu Picchu by Train$15177Jun 28, 2022On this 7-day excursion through the Sacred Valley starting in Lima, you'll visit impressive Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán near Cusco, then Pisac, …
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Short Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu$17987Jun 28, 2022This 7-day trip culminates in a one day hike on the Inca Trail arriving to Machu Picchu with a full day and a half to explore the ruins. Explore the …
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Classic Inca Trail$242410Jun 28, 2022Follow in the footsteps of the Inca on this classic 10-day Inca Trail Trek. Acclimatize for three days as you explore Inca ruins and bargain at busy …
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Classic Peru Group Tour$12957Jul 2, 2022Get to know other travelers on this seven-day Peruvian group trip. Begin in Lima, visit the Sacsayhuamán Inca ruins near Cusco, Pisac, and …
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Manco Multisport$317412Jun 28, 2022This active 12-day tour through Peru blends exhilarating multi-sport adventures like whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, trekking, and mountain …
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Incas and Rainforest$225110Jun 28, 2022Journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and explore the Peruvian Amazon in this 10 day tour. Spend 3 nights in the Amazon, observing the …
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Islands and Incas$653815Jun 28, 2022Combine 8 days in the Galapagos with a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. Explore Cusco, and the Sacred Valley, and spend two days discovering Machu …
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Ecuador North to South$21438Jun 28, 2022This tour of Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets …
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Andes and Amazon$441615Jun 28, 2022Our most complete tour of Ecuador. Explore colonial Cuenca, the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, and the town of Baños, before descending to Amazon …
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Machu Picchu by Train with Luxury Hotels$29747Jun 28, 2022Our mainstay Machu Picchu trip with luxury accommodations. We visit the most important Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo, …
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10 Best Ancient Ruins in Central America & Mexico Tours for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Belize Explorer$17038Jun 28, 2022On this spectacular 8-day tour of Belize, you'll explore the Belizean rainforest spotting wildlife, visiting Mayan ruins such as Tikal, caving at …
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La Ruta Maya$240911Jun 29, 2022This 11-day trip hits the highlights of both Guatemala & Belize! Visit the highlands of Guatemala, discovering the local markets and exploring the …
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Pacific Paradise$499917Oct 3, 2022Explore some of the most biodiverse places on earth on this 17-day Pacific Paradise expedition cruise from San Diego to San Jose aboard Ocean Victory …
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Hamanasi Adventure$18445-8Jun 28, 2022On this 5-8 day Belize tour enjoy both marine and inland adventures, all from the comforts of the idyllic Hamanasi Resort eco-lodge. Customize your …
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Guatemala Explorer$13988Jun 29, 2022Spend 8 days traveling through Guatemala from Guatemala City to the Peten Jungle and the ruins of Tikal! You'll experience the warmth and hospitality …
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Hamanasi Adventure$21507Jun 28, 2022This 7 day trip to Hamanasi Resort allows you to choose what to do each day. Snorkeling, canoeing, exploring the jungle, visiting Mayan ruins and …
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Treasures of Belize$14218Jun 28, 2022This tour incorporates a secluded jungle stay and a beach getaway on Ambergris Caye at the secluded Lamanani Outpost Lodge. See myriad marine life …
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Discover Nicaragua$558015Jun 28, 2022Spend two weeks experiencing the best of Nicaragua as you zip line, hike, and kayak from one end of the country to the other. This tour incorporates …
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Tikal and Yaxha$4883Jun 28, 2022Discover Mayan history exploring the temples of Tikal and Yaxha on this 3-day tour of Guatemala's Peten region. Your guide is an expert …
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Chiapas Adventure$39729Jun 28, 2022Enjoy an active exploration of Chiapas on this 9-day Mexico tour! Biking, hiking, and rafting are all included in this adventurous tour, as you …
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Tikal Ruins Facts

300 BCE: Settlement began
300-850 CE: High points of Tikal
900 CE: The city is abandoned and the jungle reclaims it.

Tikal was a prominent Mayan metropolis, a hub of politics, science, religion, and society.

Tikal's abandonment: The Maya empire ruled for almost a thousand years, and while Tikal remained the capital for much of that time, other cities vied for control. Although Tikal recovered from multiple disasters when warring Maya royals took governmental power to another city, it was abandoned in the late 9th century.

10 Best Archaeological Vacations in Ancient Greece and Rome for  2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1527011Sep 23, 2022Beginning in the enchanting Croatian city of Dubrovnik, sail across the Adriatic on an 11-day Mediterranean small ship cruise on the alluring Sea …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$301012Sep 3, 2022Discover the stunning Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy on this fabulous 12-day Mediterranean sailing adventure aboard the Royal …
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Southern Cyclades$18508Jul 30, 2022Experience the traditional charm of the Southern Cyclades Islands on this 8-day Mediterranean sailing cruise aboard the luxurious Star Flyer. …
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Amalfi & Sicily$20008Jul 19, 2022Join the Royal Clipper on this spectacular 8-day Mediterranean tall ship sailing tour. Admire the region's old architecture and magnificent scenery …
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Andalusia's Oriental Heritage$807010Oct 21, 2022This 10-day cruise starts in the gorgeous city of Palma de Mallorca and sails all the way to the enchanting city of Casablanca. Discover the …
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Classical Greece$29908May 12, 2023This 8-day cruise of Greece from the Harmony V takes you round-trip from historic Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Nafplion, where you see …
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Jewels of the Cyclades$27908Jul 1, 2022Embark the Galileo for an 8-day small ship Greek cruise showcasing the Aegean Islands, known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$273011Jul 9, 2022The Royal Clipper sails across the breathtaking Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy for an unforgettable 11-day voyage. Visit the …
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Eastern Mediterranean Enchantments$45058Jul 9, 2022Join this 8-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra and explore the wealth of beauty that Greece has to offer. Visit Sarandë on the …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$301012Aug 2, 2022Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on this 12-day cruise aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. This round-trip cruise departs from Rome, …
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10 Best Archaeology Trips in Asia for 2022-2023

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Angkor Wat's Highlights

Cambodia's sprawling Angkor Wat temples make up the world's biggest religious complex, covering 400 acres and going back to the 12th century. They're one of the most popular places to visit in Southeast Asia.

As soon as you arrive in Siem Reap, you have a few days to explore the area around Angkor Wat to learn about the temple's history, the unique and identifiable Khmer architecture, and the temple's sacred significance in Hinduism.

Angkor Wat translates as "Temple City" in Khmer, and this fittingly titled complex allows tourists to learn about local cultures, traditions, and cuisines.
  • Take in traditional Cambodian music and dance.
  • Pay a visit to a workshop where children are being taught Khmer arts.
  • Take a tuk-tuk ride (motorized rickshaw).
  • Take a stroll through Angkor's night market.

Top 6 Archaeology Travel to Egypt for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Treasures of Egypt$750013Sep 5, 2022Discover the world's greatest concentration of ancient treasures, including pyramids, tombs, and temples, on this 13-day cruise on the magnificent …
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Luxor to Aswan$13075Aug 21, 2022Explore this historic region of Egypt on a 5-day Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, discover the legendary …
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Luxor to Aswan$14355Sep 6, 2022This 5-day Nile River trip from Luxor to Aswan explores this ancient region of Egypt. Discover the famed Nile River and some of the most significant …
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Aswan to Luxor$13075Jul 16, 2022Join the Nile Adventurer on this 5-day cruise down the epic Nile between Aswan and Luxor.
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Gods, Kings & Pharaohs$19908Dec 11, 2022Embrace your wanderlust and discover the world on a deeper level. Embarking in Israel and disembarking in Jordan, cross the Suez Canal, explore …
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Passage Through Egypt: Luxor to Aswan$1146012Sep 24, 2022Sail the Nile aboard the luxuriously outfitted riverboat Oberoi Philae and visit some of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The Pyramids of …
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Egypt Archaeological Sites Travel Guide

Egyptian Ancient Sites

In each city in Egypt, you will see enormous pyramids, temples, and monuments ascending to the heavens in homage to the ancient gods. Your journey will transport you back in time as you explore magnificent locations such as:

Cairo & Giza: As the modern capital of this ancient country, Cairo is home to the vast Egyptian Museum and serves as an excellent base for tours of Giza, which is home to the pyramids and the world-famous Sphinx.
Aswan: Known mostly for the Aswan Dam, this city also has the archaic temples of Philae.
Luxor: Known in ancient times as "Thebes," this was one of the pharaohs' principal capitals, and it is here that you will visit the haunting Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the Nile River's West Bank.
Sail through the Suez Canal, a waterway that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
Kom Ombu & Edfu: You will see two temples here: the Temple of Horus and the Temple of Kom Ombu, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek.

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