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13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Barry from Potomac, MD Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 01/13/16 - 01/25/16
An outstanding, well-balanced trip for neophyte as well as hard-core birders as well as anyone interested in the Mayas and Mayan ruins. I can recommend this program without hesitation.

Leslie from Stillwater, OK Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/09/15 - 02/21/15
With this program you will get to see tropical birds you will only find in Latin America, and plenty of them. At the same time, and in the same places, you will learn what is known about the Mayan civilization, both the good and the not so good.

Theresa from Clinton, TN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/12/15 - 01/24/15
Like birding? Enjoy exploring beautiful ruins? Run, don't walk to sign up for this great combination! If you are lucky enough to get Alex and Emilio as your guides, you will have the trip of a lifetime. Our trip was exactly as described, but even better because of our excellent leaders. Generally excellent accommodations, or the best at the location. This trip involves many hours on the van, but allows you to visit some remote ruins that would be difficult to arrange on your own. Great trip!

Nahide from Lafayette, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/13/14 - 03/25/14
Combination of birding and Maya sites with very knowledgeable Maya guide Emilio and Birding guide Alberto made this trip very educational and enjoyable for me. Highly recommend for birders and history enthusiast.

Cayce from Woodinville, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/13/14 - 03/25/14
Alberto was one of the very best bird-guides I have encountered. He was patient and an ultimate teacher of how to find and identify the 'quarry'.

Gail from Woodinville, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/13/14 - 03/25/14
The birding portion of the program exceeded my expectations greatly. Our guide, Alberto, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Anita from Silverton, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/14/14
We visited 5 Mexican states, saw Mayan ruins daily and also saw almost 200 species of birds! All this with charming and interesting fellow travelers and an amazing set of leaders. This was my first Road Scholar trip and I loved it.

Joanne from Cambria, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/13/14 - 02/25/14
Great combination of BIRDING and MAYA site visits. I added over 100 birds to my Life List (still compiling list) and overcame (read "ignored") my fear of falling by climbing to the top of all possible Maya temples that we visited--then being rewarded by stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Iona from Attleboro, MA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/09/14
The diversification between Mexican birds and Mayan ruins lend itself to a knowledgeable and interesting trip on both fronts. You won't be bored!

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