ARCHEOLOGY IN MEXICO

The archaeological zones that scatter the Mexican landscape speak to the many diverse and powerful ancient civilizations that once ruled this land.

With over 29,000 archaeological sites rediscovered to date, and new discoveries continuing all the time, Mexico is an archeology and history lover’s delight. The many archeological ruins of these great empires throughout Mexico offer modern travelers the opportunity to step back in time and trace the rise and fall of grand civilizations. Whether exploring the earliest Mexican culture of the Olmecs, the first urban center in Mesoamerica built by the Zapotecs, marveling at the astrological prowess of the Maya in Chichen Itzá or walking the Avenue of Death at Teotihuacán, prepare to be awed.

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

Use the itineraries below to generate ideas for your vacation. Each itinerary is completely customizable – you choose your dates, accommodations, activities and more to create your perfect Mexico holiday.

  • SORT BY:

21 Travel Itinerarie(s) Found

Ancient Maya Ruins on the Usumacinta River

Destination: 
Hours: 9

Uncover the ancient world of the Maya people who lived near the Usumacinta River, the dividing water between modern day Mexico and Guat... read more »

Best of Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya with Chable Resorts

Enjoy the best of Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya with Journey Mexico and Chablé resorts.... read more »

Multi-destination

17-day Journey Through Southern Mexico

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of southern Mexico. This unique itinerary is specially designed to e... read more »

Multi-destination

5-day Adventure Swimming with Whale Sharks and Visiting Ruins

The Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins trip allows for an up-close encounter with the docile whale sharks, and visit to th... read more »

Splendor of Yucatan’s Haciendas

Destination: 
Days: 8

Discover the  Splendor of the Yucatan, visiting Mayan archaeological sites and enchanting towns complimented by stays in Haciendas an... read more »

12-day Highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula Adventure

Destination: 
Days: 12

Discover the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula traversing Mayan archaeological sites, visiting small authentic pueblos, and picturesq... read more »

Kohunlich & Bacalar Lagoon Air Expedition (Private)

Destination:  ,
Hours: 10.5

Enjoy a spectacular day expedition that in which you will visit the archeological site of Kohunlich, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of ... read more »

Private Cobá & Tulum

Discover the most important Mayan Archaeological Sites of northern Quintana Roo, State – Cobá and Tulum.... read more »

Private Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Ek Balam

Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of some of the most interesting sites in the Yucata... read more »

Private Chichen Itza & Valladolid

Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá and Valladolid with lunch by priv... read more »

Oaxaca Incentive Autentico

Destination: 
Days: 6

Oaxaca Incentive - this itinerary highlights the important cultural traditions of the region. Taste some local cuisine, learn how to we... read more »

Multi-destination

All Natural Mexico

Destination:  ,
Days: 10

This trip is a memorable adventure taking in three different areas of Mexico: Puebla, the Gulf Coast, and the Yucatan Peninsula...... read more »

Natural Tabasco

Destination: 
Days: 7

The Natural Tabasco trip discovers the highlights of this Mexican state, in and around Villahermosa.... read more »

Gulf Coast Ruins and Traditions

Destination: 
Days: 10

This trip is perfect for travelers looking to immerse themselves in a lesser known side of Mexico's Gulf Coast . The trip starts in the... read more »

Mexico City to Yucatan
Multi-destination

10-day Cultural Tour from Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula

Destination:  ,
Days: 10

The Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula itinerary allows you to discover the wonders of two regions in Mexico with a visit to severa... read more »