Mayan Journey with 
Dr. Jose Jaramillo

November, 2023

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Discover Mayan Spirituality

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey into the heart of Chiapas, to discover Mayan spirituality with Dr. Jose Jaramillo and Nicholas Krieger. 

Author, Documentarian, and former Radio Host on all things Mayan. Dr. Jose Jaramillo has been leading trips throughout the land of the Maya for over 20 years. His knowledge and insights are priceless.

Day 1 

Villahermosa

Welcome to Villahermosa, the beautiful capital of Tabasco, Mexico! Upon your arrival, we will settle into our accommodations and begin acclimating to the vibrant atmosphere of Southern Mexico. Once we have all gathered, we will prepare to continue our trip to Chiapas. 

You will need to need to purchase your flight to and from Villahermosa International Airport (VSA). 

Day 2

La Venta Museum

Before leaving Villahermosa, we'll explore La Venta Museum, and its majestic Olmec artifacts, offering a rich introduction to ancient Mesoamerican civilizations.

Flourishing from 1400 to 400 B.C., The Olmec civilization is considered one of Mesoamerica's first great civilizations. Famous for their mysterious colossal heads, the Olmec left many mysteries behind. 

In the afternoon, we will journey to the city of Palenque, where you can rest and prepare for the next day's adventure.
 
(Maya Canada)

Day 3

Palenque/museum

Today we will visit the impressive archaeological site of Palenque. 

Palenque was a significant city-state in the ancient Mayan civilization, flourishing during the reign of King Pakal the Great in the 7th century. 

Pakal, known for his impressive 69-year reign, led the city through a renaissance, commissioning monumental architecture, including the renowned Temple of Inscriptions where his elaborate tomb was discovered. 

Under Pakal's rule, Palenque became a powerhouse of cultural, architectural, and astronomical advancements, leaving a rich legacy that continues to intrigue scholars and visitors alike.

(El Panchan)

Day 4

Agua Azul

Today we venture to the breathtaking Aqua Azul Waterfalls, where we can relax and refresh ourselves. 

The Agua Azul waterfalls, located in the Chiapas region of Mexico, are a breathtaking natural spectacle known for their azure-blue cascades. 

Surrounded by lush, verdant jungle, the waters tumble over limestone deposits creating multiple tiered falls and tranquil pools, creating an amazing environment. 

(El Huachinango Feliz)

Day 5

Mayan Calendar Workshop
mayan massage

Today we will host a Mayan Calendar Workshop and explore what is known as the Tzolk'in or Chol’qi 260 day sacred calendar.  Passed down for thousands of years through oral tradition, you will learn the ancient wisdom of understanding time as consciousness.

We will go over the basic function and understanding of the calendar, as well as dive deeper into the wisdom of each Nawal. You will learn why this calendar was so sacred and foundational to the Maya. Additionally you will learn how to apply the calendar to your own life. 

(Cafe Jade)
(El Panchan)

Day 6

Yax Chilan

Prepare to be enchanted as we visit Yaxchilan, an ancient Maya city located on the banks of the Usumacinta River. Marvel at the city's well-preserved sculptured stone lintels, intricate stelae, and striking architectural structures. Yaxchilan's timeless beauty invites you to step back in time and connect with an ancient world.

(Breakfast Included)

Yaxchilan, an ancient Maya city located on the banks of the Usumacinta River in Chiapas, Mexico, is a captivating archaeological site shrouded in dense jungle foliage. Known for its exceptional well-preserved sculptured stone lintels, intricate stelae, and striking architectural structures, the city offers profound insights into the political and spiritual life of the classic Maya period. With its aura of mystery and its timeless beauty, Yaxchilan invites explorers to step back in time and connect with an ancient world.

Day 7

Return To VillaHermosa

Today we return to Villahermosa. Spend the day at leisure, reflecting on your journey and exploring any remaining sights in the city. This is an excellent time to shop for souvenirs, try local delicacies, or simply relax and enjoy the city's vibrant atmosphere.

Day 8

Depart Home

As our journey draws to a close, we prepare for our flights home. 

With these trips it is our goal to create an experience you will never forget. 

Info

included

All Hotel Expenses 
Ground Transportation
Site/Museum Entrance Fees
Guide Fees
Mayan Calendar Workshop
Mayan Ceremony 

not Included

Your Flight To and From (VSA) Villahermosa International Airport
Food/Drink
Personal Expenses
Gratuities

Payment

Final Payment Due October 25th, 2023

After Payment

Liability

Once you have placed a deposit for your Mayan trip to Chiapas, Mexico, we want to ensure that you have all the necessary information and legal documentation. As part of our commitment to safety and transparency, we will send you a liability waiver to sign. This waiver is designed to outline any potential risks associated with the activities involved in the trip and to establish clear guidelines and responsibilities for all participants. We kindly ask that you carefully review and sign the liability waiver, as it serves as an important agreement between you and our organization. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities, and this waiver helps us maintain a secure and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Preparation 

After making a deposit for your upcoming Mayan trip, we are excited to embark on this journey with you and ensure that you are well-prepared for every aspect of your adventure. We will be in close contact with you, providing personalized assistance to help you prepare for the trip in the best possible way. We will guide you on what to pack, offering recommendations based on the specific destinations and activities you will be experiencing. Additionally, we will assist you with any inquiries or concerns regarding plane tickets, passport requirements, and exchange rates. Our goal is to make your travel experience seamless and worry-free, leaving you with nothing but excitement and anticipation as we prepare to explore the wonders of the Mayan world together.
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