Four Corners Tour: Discover the American Southwest
August 6 - 14, 2016 | Todd Bostwick The Four Corners area of the American Southwest is one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Explore the archaeology and experience the culture at Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, Ute Tribal Park, Canyon de Chelly, Acoma, Zuni Pueblo’s Mission Church, and Salinas National Monument.
Mayan Ruins Tour: Ancient Capital Cities of Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico
Jan 30 - Feb 11, 2016 | Stanley Guenter Explore the capital cities of the ancient Maya and view four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Begin at magnificent Copán and Quiriguá. Walk through lush tropical forest at Tikal to view towering temples, and end up in Palenque, arguably the most beautiful of the ancient Mesoamerican cities. But there's more! Float down a jungle river to Yaxchilán, once ruled by the great Jaguar clan, observe the delicate paintings at Bonampak, and spend the last two days in the lovely colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas.
February 13 - 22, 2016 | Stanley Guenter Travel deep into the remote southern area of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula where recent excavations have exposed remains of pyramids and cities that until recently, were nearly impossible to reach. Hieroglyphic texts found here are changing our knowledge of the Maya by revealing history that has been silent for more than one thousand years. Travel with only 13 others, and a specialist in Maya writing systems and learn about the Maya rulers' battle for power
April 23 - 28, 2016 | Marcello Canuto More than 1,500 years ago Maya rulers jockeyed for supremacy as they created immense city states. Mounting evidence now indicates that a single kingdom, called Snake (‘Kaan’), had a disproportionate influence, and newly-discovered texts affirm their royal power. Travel by chartered helicopter to El Mirador and La Corona, and by truck along jungle-shrouded tracks to Holmul where recent finds link this center with the Kaan family.
May 7 - 17, 2016 | Stanley Guenter Explore the most mysterious and controversial group from ancient Mesoamerica - the Toltecs! The interpretation of their importance to the greater cultural traditions of this region have ranged from seeing them as the “mother culture” to a group that were nothing more than the invention of the Aztec imagination. See not only Tula, the legendary capital of the Toltecs, but also the great cities that preceded it, such as Cacaxtla, Xochicalco and Teotihuacán!
June 17 - July 2, 2016 | William Sapp III From the Moche cities of the north to the fabled Inka sites of the highlands, experience the wealth of Peru’s archaeological past. Caral, ChanChan, Ollantaytambo, and the incomparable Machu Picchu all await, along with an opportunity to fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. And a highlight will be joining the director of the Chankillo project to view summer solstice at this observatory built 2,300 years ago.
Founded by a Maya archaeologist in 1983, Far Horizons specializes in upscale, educational journeys throughout the world. The adventure, small group size, and camaraderie of like-minded travelers have given us an 85% return rate of intellectually curious people who return to explore with Far Horizons again and again.