Guatemala Tour: Delve deep into the place of the Kaan, or Snake, family’s role in Maya History while exploring the remote ruins of El Mirador, La Corona, and Holmul
Why Take The Guatemala Tour?
- This Guatemala tour is led by the director of the La Corona Project
- Travel by private chartered helicopter
- Private tour of La Corona and lunch with archaeologists
- Private tour of Holmul by the director of excavations
- A full day tour of El Mirador
- Maximum 9 participants
The Petex-Batún is the most inaccessible and rarely-visited region of Guatemala. Today it is lightly populated, and yet more than 1,500 years ago Maya rulers jockeyed for supremacy as they created immense cities here. During the 1990s mounting evidence indicated that a single kingdom, called Snake (‘Kan’), had a disproportionate influence in the ancient Maya world. Today, the glorious remains and texts written on carved stone monuments affirm the power of this royal family.
Journey with Far Horizons Archaeological and Cultural Trips on a 6-day tour through out-of-the-way areas of Guatemala’s Petén in search of the connections to the Kan Royalty, and learn of the captivating finds made at some of the most influential sites. By helicopter we will fly to La Corona and El Mirador, two of the most remote cities in this region. We will also visit Holmul, where recent discoveries provide tantalizing connections to the Snake Kingdom. Walking through the verdant rainforest teaming with wildlife combined with the lack of crowds guarantees the overall experience very special even for the seasoned traveler.
‘I think this was one of the very best trips I’ve ever taken...‘ Roberta McIlhenny
Day 1: Depart the USA. Arrive Guatemala City.
Day 2: Anthropology Museum. La Corona Lab. Fly to Flores.
Day 3: Holmul by truck.
Day 4: Helicopters to La Corona.
Day 5: Helicopters to El Mirador. Fly to Guatemala City.
Day 6: Fly back to the USA.