Explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison returns to Mexico to discover its ancient civilisations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions.
We begin with exploring the fascinating sights of Mexico City, including Teotihuacán, site of the renowned pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, before flying south to the 16th century colonial city of Oaxaca to see the monumental Zapotec ruins at Monte Alban and Mitla.
We continue to the Chiapas Highlands and, after a boat ride on the Rio Grijalva to the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, we arrive at the attractive and well-preserved colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas where we explore some of the ancient Indian villages in the surrounding countryside. We visit, Palenque, a 7th century Mayan city-state, which has some of the finest archaeological remains in Mexico and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We finally arrive in the city of Merida, with its impressive colonial architecture, and magnificent Mayan remains at Uxmal and Kabah, as well as the vast Loltun Caves and the spectacular Celestun Biosphere Reserve where pink flamingo nest in their thousands. The tour ends with a visit to Chichen Itza, one of the Yucatan’s greatest archaeological sites.