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Take a trip back in time on one of these 25 archaeology tours to Central America & Mexico in 2022. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Guatemala City, Tikal Ruins, Antigua, Flores, and Belize City on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 25 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, wildlife viewing, village visits, local market visits, and snorkeling. Simply tell one of our Central America & Mexico travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Handling an urchin while snorkeling at Turneffe Flats
$1,702
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Belize Explorer

Ambergris Caye - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Canoe down the Rio Macal
  • Adventure through the ATM cave
  • Visit Tikal's towering pyramids
  • Snorkel in clear Caribbean waters
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Journey through cathedral-shaped caves, spot wildlife along the banks of the Macal River, and explore winding trails in the Belizean rainforest. Then discover the jungle-clad ruins of Tikal where the ancient Maya once held their royal courts. End your Belize vacation with two days at a beachside …
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Tikal Ruin in Guatemala
$2,408
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La Ruta Maya

11 Day Itinerary
  • Tour the city of Antigua
  • Visit a women's textile cooperative
  • Encounter the pyramids of Tikal
  • Journey into Actun Tunichil Muknal
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Colorful markets, smoking volcanoes, mysterious traditions, and warm hospitality describe the Guatemalan highlands and the discoveries on this trip. Visit the magnificent ruins of Tikal before crossing into Belize to journey through cathedral-shaped caves and explore winding trails along the …
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Surf the waves of Costa Rica's pristine beaches
$4,999
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Pacific Paradise

San Diego to San Jose - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore San Diego
  • Visit the cliffs of Cabo San Lucas
  • Discover Isla EspĂ­ritu
  • Enjoy Sea of Cortez
Starts/ Ends in:
San Diego / San Jose
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In 17 remarkable days, explore some of the most biodiverse places on earth. Opt to explore the charming towns and coasts of Central America, from Costa Rica’s lush jungles to the marine-rich environment of the Sea of Cortez and beyond aboard Ocean Victory.
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Life in an underwater world
$1,843
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Hamanasi Adventure

5-8 Day Itinerary
  • Snorkel & search for marine life
  • Explore the rainforest & ruins
  • River tube in a wildlife sanctuary
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore reefs and rainforests during your Belize vacation in a secluded beachside hotel. This action-packed week includes scuba and snorkeling on the longest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and jungle adventures to hidden waterfalls, immense caves and towering Maya ruins. Choose to spend your …
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Lake Atitlan at Evening
$1,397
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Guatemala Explorer

8 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Antigua's churches & palaces
  • Attend a bustling local market
  • Visit a women's textile cooperative
  • Discover the pyramids of Tikal
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to Guatemala's highlands to learn about present Maya culture, as well as steep-sided temples and other relics of the Maya past. Begin by exploring historic Antigua and staying a few nights along the volcano-rimmed Lake Atitlan's coastline. Discover Chichicastenango's lively …
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Beautiful sunset at Hamanasi Resort
$2,149
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Hamanasi Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike around a mountain lake
  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kayak down the Sittee River
  • Snorkel at Glovers Reef Atoll
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to Belize on this 7 day trip to relax and explore at Hamanasi Resort. Each day you will be able to choose from a list of exciting excursions. Exploring Mayan ruins, canoeing and caving are just a few of the options. Stay in a treehouse bungalow or seaside room and don't miss out on an …
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Lamanai Ruins - 13 foot stone mask of Mayan King
$1,420
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Treasures of Belize

8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Lamanai Mayan ruins
  • Stay at a secluded jungle lodge
  • Search for Belizean marine life
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your Belizean adventure at the secluded Lamanai Outpost Lodge. The lodge is surrounded by a variety of habitats that facilitate nature-based activities. Choose from a number of different available activities to explore the beautiful surroundings of the lodge. Spend the rest of your vacation …
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A Poison Dart Frog sits on a bright green leaf.
$5,579
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Discover Nicaragua

15 Day Itinerary
  • Float the river & observe wildlife
  • Visit the ruins of Old Leon
  • Learn about sustainable farming
  • Zip line through the forest
  • Relax on the beaches of Corn Island
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the highlights of Nicaragua in 15 days including unique landscapes and rich culture. Explore looming volcanoes, lush jungles teeming with wildlife, historic cities, and tranquil beaches as you travel from one corner of this diverse, vibrant country to the other. Soak in the sights, flavors, …
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Tikal
$487
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Tikal and Yaxha

3 Day Itinerary
  • Take a sunset tour of Yaxha
  • Tour the pyramids of Tikal
  • Explore Guatemala City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the magnificent temples of Tikal and those lesser-known at Yaxha on this 3-day extension in the Peten region. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour provides you with a private archaeology guide and several opportunities to view wildlife. A perfect extension to …
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Chiapas Mountain Biking
$3,971
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Chiapas Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bike across the Chiapan countryside
  • Hike Montebello Lakes
  • Search for jaguars, eagles & macaws
  • Boat to Rio Lacantun
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Horseback Riding, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This active Chiapas trip in Mexico combines mountain biking, rafting, and hiking as you explore the Mundo Maya (Mayan World) and experience first-hand Chiapas' traditional cultures. This is an ideal Mexico tour for travelers interested in multisport activities who also want an authentic …
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Several travelers bike through ruins of Guatemala
$2,753
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Maya Multisport

11 Day Itinerary
  • View glowing lava at Pacaya Volcano
  • Explore the Maya ruins of El Zotz
  • Kayak past villages & fisherman
  • Explore Santiago at your leisure
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the fertile landscape and rich Maya heritage by land and water on this 11-day Guatemala tour. Towering volcanoes, verdant highland farms, lush cloudforest, and bustling markets make a spectacular backdrop for a multisport travel adventure. Bike and hike along pathways which have been used …
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Hiking the Oaxaca area
$2,652
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Oaxaca Hike and Bike

8 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the Sierra Norte Mountains
  • Bike back roads through Oaxaca
  • Visit artisan villages
  • Explore the ruins at Mitla
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the history and landscape as you hike and bike through this vibrant region in Oaxaca. A 3 day fully-supported trek in the Sierra Norte Mountains provides panoramas of the Oaxaca Valley and glimpses into the lives of the local Zapotec communities. Mountain bike to villages that practice the …
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The ruins at Tikal
$1,189
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Tikal and Chiminos Lodge

4 Day Itinerary
  • Hike through the jungle
  • Visit well-preserved Mayan Ruins
  • Discover and explore Tikal
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Enjoy some of the best of Guatemala on this 4-day extension to the lush rainforest of Peten, the Maya ruins of Aguateca, Lake Peten Itza and more! Spend one day exploring the towering pyramids of Tikal, one of the greatest centers of Maya culture, with an experienced guide.
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Swim in the crystal pools of Semuc Champey on your Guatemala Tour
$1,166
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Semuc Champey and Rio Dulce

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit a Maya archaeological site
  • Explore limestone caves
  • Discover a natural limestone bridge
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Prolong your vacation with this 5-day Guatemala extension! Explore the ancient Maya site of Quirigua, famous for its monumental stone sculptures, and learn about the traditions and cultures of the Maya. Cross one of the largest bridges in Central America in Rio Dulce and grab a headlamp and …
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Exploring Tikal
$376
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Tikal Experience

3 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the magnificent temples of Tikal on this 3-day extension in the region of Peten. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour treats you to a private archaeology guide and numerous wildlife viewing opportunities. The perfect extension to begin or end your Guatemala …
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$268
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Yaxha

2 Day Itinerary
Activities:
History, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Today guests explore the atmospheric lakeside site of Yaxha. Wonderful views of the rainforest canopy and a view of the two lakes on either side await travelers atop one restored temple. The site has more than 500 structures, 9 Temple Pyramids, 2 ballcourts, and a network of causeways. This site …
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Cenotes Water Pool
$2,370
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Premium Mexico Yucatan Highlights

Puerto Morelos to Tulum - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Chichen Itza, Muyil, & Tulum
  • Experience local life in community
  • Enjoy in a old-world charm hotel
  • Explore Tulum archaeological site
  • Meet with a local conservationist
Starts/ Ends in:
Puerto Morelos / Tulum
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
The 8-day Premium Mexico Yucatán Highlights from the beautiful coastline of Puerto Morelos to the colorful city of Valladolid, colonial town Merida and white sand beaches of Tulum that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula is a must-see for …
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Tulum Beach
$4,840
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Premium Mexico in Depth

Mexico City to Tulum - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the vibrant Mexico City
  • Tour Teotihuacan ruins
  • Visit Oaxaca archaeological site
  • Explore Celestun Bird Sanctuary
  • Enjoy the resort town of Tulum
Starts/ Ends in:
Mexico City / Tulum
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This premium adventure takes you on a 15-day journey through the best of Mexico, from award-winning restaurants to hidden street food stalls, to paradisiacal coasts and stunning ancient monuments. Discover the ancient secrets of Teotihuacan, Cholula, and the Mitla ruins as you travel through Mexico …
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