dates – 7 – 24 October 2023
USD 2,500/person + USD 1,000/person (estimated cost of air tickets)
Group and accommodation:
From 2 to 4 participants, accommodation in hostels and hotels, in double rooms or apartments.
The costs of the expedition cover the costs of all accommodation along the route, the costs of entry to the archaeological zones, as well as the attractions during the joint expedition. Also the cost of renting and insurance of a car adapted to the size of the group and fuel.
The cost does not include meals, souvenirs and tips, or travel insurance.
dates – 7 – 24 October 2023
Departure from Katowice (or other city – to be agreed), arrival – via Frankfurt to Newark airport in the USA. Overnight at the Red Carpet Inn
Flight from Newark to Cancun in Mexico, pick up the car, drive to Tulum for the night (120km), visit the ruins of the Mayan coastal city – Tulum, time to relax on the beach.
Overnight at oOstel Smart Hostel.
In the morning, a 4-hour trip around the sinkhole lakes – Blue Cenote. Snorkeling, bicycles, cliff jumping for the brave. Transfer to Chetumal (290 km). Overnight at OYO Hotel Marias.
Drive through the jungles of southern Mexico to the lost Mayan city of Calamcul (235km). Visiting the ruins of Calamcul, deep in the jungle. Transfer to Balancan de Domingues (333km). Overnight at Hotel San José.
Drive to the ruins of Palenque (107 km). Visiting unique ruins leaning against the surrounding mountains. Then drive to the blue cascades of Cascade de Aqua Azul (70 km) and then continue to Colorado (304 km). Overnight in Posada los Reyecitos.
Transfer to the ruins of the city of Edzna (145 km). Sightseeing then drive to Campeche (50 km) and time to wander around the city. Overnight at Casa Villasis Limon.
Visiting the Mayan cities – Kabah, Sayil, Xlapak, Labna (165km). Transfer to the grottos of Loltun (20km), from where we will go to Merida. Overnight at Hotel Posada Aurora.
In the morning, drive to the ruins of Uxmal – one of the best preserved and unusual cities of the Maya civilization (85km). The partial eclipse will begin at 9:45:43 local time, and the annular eclipse will begin at 11:23:06. The maximum of the eclipse will occur at 11:25:08. The annular eclipse will end at 11:27:10 and the partial eclipse at 13:09:46. During and after the partial eclipse, it’s time to explore the ruins. Then return to Merida. Overnight at Hotel Posada Aurora.
Departure to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in the area where 65 million years ago the fall of the Chixculub meteorite ended the domination of dinosaurs. On the way, visit Zona Arqueológica de Dzibilchaltún and then Zona Arqueológica Xcambó. Overnight at the Hotel Posada Aurora in Meridiz.
We will visit selected karst sinkholes – Cenotes in the area around Izumel: Cenote Santa Barbara, Cenotes Cuzama, Aktun Ha, Cenotes y Gruta de Mani-Chan Homún and others. Then we will visit the Mayan ruins in the center of the Yellow City of Izamel. Overnight at Nicol-Haa in Izamel
Visiting Chichen Itza and – if you feel like it – more karst lakes. Transfer to Valladolid and overnight at Hostal Gayser.
Departure to Parque Natural Ria Lagartos with its amazing pink lagoons. Alligator farm on the way. Return to Valladolid and overnight at Hostal Gayser.
Visiting more sinkhole lakes on the way to Cancun. Overnight at Casa Balam Cayo Lobo in Cancun.
Rest on the beach. Overnight at Casa Balam Cayo Lobo in Cancun.
Rest on the beach. Overnight at Casa Balam Cayo Lobo in Cancun. Overnight at Casa Balam Cayo Lobo in Cancun.
16 – 17 day
Flight to Poland via Dulles and Frankfurt