The ruins, rainforest, Indian villages and beaches of the Mayan heartland
The Mayans forged a powerful and mysterious empire across southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Following 'La Ruta Maya' we explore the hidden treasures of this region - magnificent cities, pyramids and temples. These incredible architectural feats have captivated historians since their discovery. The ancient Mayan civilisation is also apparent in the customs, language and dress of the Indian towns and villages we pass through. Spanning three countries, we discover lively colonial towns, active volcanoes and the palm-fringed Caye Caulker, a paradise for snorkelling and diving.
Kukulkan Pyramid, Chichen Itza