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Birding the Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan from the Caribbean to Palenque

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Program #3713RJ
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. There’s 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.
Combine exceptional birding with the exploration of four of the most fascinating cities in the Mayan world: Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Uxmal; Calakmul, and Palenque. With your binoculars, explore the environmentally diverse Yucatan and its 500-plus bird species. Immerse yourself in the history, tradition and ancient mysteries that define this fabled land.


Highlights

• Observe the spectacular ruins at Chichen Itza.
• Enjoy birding on the Rio Largatos Lagoon and the Usumacinta Marshes.
• Explore the 1.9 million-acre Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Hiking up to three miles daily. Uneven steps at some ruins.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cancun, 1 night; coach to Chichén Itzá, 2 nights; coach to Mérida, 1 night; coach to Campeche 1 night; coach to Xpujil, 2 nights; coach to Palenque, 2 nights; coach to Bonampak, 1 night; coach to Palenque, 1 night; coach to Villahermosa, 1 night, departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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