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.

Mexico Yucatan Tour: Off the Beaten Path

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

Guatemala Tour: In the Path of the Snake Kingdom

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.

Central Mexico Tours: The Toltec Heritage

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!

Peru Trips & Tours: Inka and Their Ancestors

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.