Nomadic tribes settled some 3,000 years ago, establishing foundations of some of the most sophisticated ancient civilisations. We visit the diverse pyramids, temples and relics of the Aztec, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec and Toltec cultures. Crossing the mighty Usumacinta River by boat, we arrive at the lost archaeological ruins of Yaxchilan where Howler monkeys hide in the jungle canopy. In Oaxaca, we explore the vibrant markets in search of regional delicacies and aromas.
The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration is possibly the most vibrant and colourful tribute to human mortality there is. Citizens pay tribute to the dead, especially close relatives, visiting graves and congregating round the stones to lay edible offerings at the headstones alongside beautiful golden mounds of marigolds, the Flor de Muerto (flower of the dead). Showing Land-Only prices, flights can also be supplied
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