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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 2024-2025

Top 10 Archaeology Trips to Machu Picchu and Inca Empire for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Machu Picchu by Train$16717May 20, 2024On 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$22447May 20, 2024This 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$300910May 20, 2024Follow 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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Incas and Rainforest$242410May 20, 2024Journey 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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Sacred Valley & Lake Titicaca Multisport$406512May 20, 2024This active 12-day tour through Peru blends exhilarating multi-sport adventures like whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, trekking, and mountain …
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Islands and Incas$690415May 20, 2024Combine 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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Machu Picchu by Train with Luxury Hotels$30417May 20, 2024Our mainstay Machu Picchu trip with luxury accommodations. We visit the most important Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo, …
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Ecuador North to South$18568May 20, 2024This 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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Discover Peru$19879May 20, 2024This 9-day expedition tour features an all inclusive Peru vacation package that starts in Lima departing towards Cusco to explore the Sacred Valley …
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Highlights of Peru & Bolivia$339714May 20, 2024In two weeks, travel through both Peru and Bolivia. Begin in Peru, visiting markets and ruin sites as you travel through the Sacred Valley to the …
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10 Best Ancient Ruins in Central America & Mexico Tours for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Panama's Parks and Beaches$21609May 20, 2024Choose a 9-day Panama National Parks and Beaches tour, and discover Old Panama ruins, iconic Canal views, lush waterfalls, and thrilling zip line …
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Maya Multisport$304811May 20, 2024On this fast-paced 11-day Guatemala multisport tour, trek through highland mountains, peddle past active volcanoes and cloud forest, and kayak across …
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La Ruta Maya$321911May 22, 2024This 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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Semuc Champey and Rio Dulce$14065May 20, 2024Extend your stay in Guatemala with this 5-day extension tour! Explore Maya ruins & natural limestone caves, and learn about the local traditions and …
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Guatemala Explorer$15918May 22, 2024Spend 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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Tikal and Yaxha$5243May 20, 2024Discover 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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Hamanasi Adventure$20295-8May 20, 2024On 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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Belize Explorer$24048May 20, 2024On 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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Treasures of Belize$16288May 20, 2024This 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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Hamanasi Adventure$23747May 20, 2024This 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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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  2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Highlights of Classical Greece$38637May 20, 2024This 7-day tour of classical Greece will explore Athens and its rich cultural heritage. Visit the charming town of Nafplion and its beautiful …
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Greece Island Hopping$31739May 20, 2024Embark on an unforgettable 9-day Greece island-hopping adventure, exploring the stunning islands of Athens, Paros, and Santorini. This journey will …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$313012Aug 31, 2024Discover the stunning Adriatic landscapes of Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy on this fabulous 12-day Mediterranean sailing adventure aboard the Royal …
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1860211Jun 8, 2024Beginning 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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Highlights of Croatia$249510May 30, 2024Discover fascinating Croatia on this 10-day tour for 2024. Explore the stunning Dalmatian Riviera, wander Hvar's alleyways, beautiful …
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Amalfi & Sicily$20808Jun 1, 2024Join 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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Jewels of the Cyclades$25008May 24, 2024Experience the Aegean Islands on an 8-day cruise on the Galileo from Athens. Visit famous spots like Santorini and Mykonos, as well as lesser-known …
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$283011Jul 6, 2024The 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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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia$313012Jul 30, 2024Explore 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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Mediterranean Enchantments$111908Jun 1, 2024Join 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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10 Best Archaeology Trips in Asia for 2024-2025

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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 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Egypt Tour$35598May 23, 2024This extaordinary tour of Egypt visit some of the world's most legendary archaeological sites like the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, the Valley of the …
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Nile River Explorer$564710May 20, 2024Cruise the Nile aboard a luxuriously-outfitted riverboat and visit some of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The Pyramids of Giza are the …
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Treasures of Egypt$930013Sep 29, 2024Discover 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$15695May 27, 2024Explore 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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Secrets of Egypt & the Nile$629912Oct 11, 2024Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled …
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Aswan to Luxor$15695Aug 25, 2024Join the Nile Adventurer on this 5-day cruise down the epic Nile between Aswan and Luxor.
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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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