Maya Exploration Center: Education Through Exploration

This 5 day, Mother's Day weekend mini trek will visit two of the three largest pyramids of the world. Starting and ending in Mexico City, participants will arrive Saturday afternoon in time to visit the Templo Mayor Museum in the city's central zocalo. The next day will bring them to Teotihuacan and to the top of the world's third largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun. Day three will visit the amazing murals at Cacaxtla in the morning and then Cholula in the afternoon. Cholula's pryamid is so huge that the spaniards confused it for a mountain and built a church on top! Day four will head south to visit the Olmec ruins of Chalcatzingo and its terraces full of carved monuments. The final day will be Mexico City, with a tour its world class National Anthropology Museum and a return to the airport for late afternoon flights out.

The guide for this tour will be Dr. Heather Teague

Mini Trek - Teotihuacan, Cholula, Cacaxtla, Chalcatzingo and the Museums of Mexico City
Price $1900 per person (based on double occupant lodging. Add $200 for a private single room)
$500 deposit due upon registration, balance due 60 days before the trip
Date May 6-10, 2017

May 6, Saturday: Arrival
before 2pm: Arrival to Mexico City airport and taxi to the hotel
3:30pm: Gather in the hotel lobby
4-5pm: Templo Mayor Museum
6-7pm: Lecture: Teotihuacan
7-8pm: Dinner overlooking the zocalo
Overnight at the Gran Hotel Mexico City
May 7, Sunday: Teotihuacan
7-8am: Breakfast at hotel
8-10am: Transport to Teotihuacan
10-1pm: Tour the city center
1-3pm: Hotel check in and lunch
3-5pm: Explore the outer compounds
6-7pm: Lecture: Cacaxtla and Cholula
Overnight at Villas Arqueologicas Teotihuacan
May 8, Monday: Cacaxtla and Cholula
7-8am: Breakfast and check out
8-10pm: Transport to Cacaxtla
10-12pm: Tour of Cacaxtla
1-3pm: Hotel check in and lunch
3-5pm: Tour of Cholula
Overnight at Villas Arqueologicas Cholula
May 9, Tuesday: Chalcatzingo
7-8am: Breakfast and check out
8-9:30am: Transport to Chalcatzingo
10-1pm: Tour of Chalcatzingo
1-2pm: Lunch near Chalcatzingo
2-4pm: Transport back to Mexico City
Overnight at Gran Hotel Mexico City
May 10, Wednesday: Anthropology Museum
7-8am: Breakfast at
8-12pm: National Anthropology Museum
12-2pm: Lunch and hotel check out
2-3pm: Transport to the airport
End of Tour

Mexico City: Gran Hotel - 5-star, AC, private bath, rooftop restaurant, telephone, cable TV - luxury hotel located in heart of Mexico City
Teotihuacan: Villas Arqueologicas - AC, private bath, pool, onsite restaurant, and wireless internet access - located in view of the pyramids, a former Club-Med property.
Cholula: Villas Arqueologicas - AC, private bath, pool, onsite restaurant, and wireless internet access - located next to the archaeological site, a former Club-Med property.

- All lodging
- Private ground transportation
- Breakfasts and lunches
- Archaeologist guide
- Local guides
- Evening Lectures
- All entry fees
- Bottles of cold purified water in the transport

Does Not Include:
- Airfare to/from Mexico City
- Taxi to the hotel from the airport the first day
- Dinners
- Gratuities (maids, drivers, guides, etc..)
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance (optional for a fee)

Proceeds from MEC Tours are the center's primary source of research funding. As such, a portion of the tour costs are tax deductible. MEC will provide participants with receipts and proper documentation regarding the center's 501(c)(3) non-profit status for your records.

Other Tours
» April 2018 - Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan

» June 2018 - Calakmul

» November 2018 - Palenque to Copan

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