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Τρίτη, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Αρχαιολογικός και Εθνολογικός Τουρισμός


Στο επίσημο περιοδικό του Αμερικανικού Ινστιτούτου Αρχαιολογίας "Archaeology" δημοσιεύεται η διαφήμηση που ακολουθεί για ένα πρόγραμμα αρχαιολογικού και εθνολογικού τουρισμού (με επικεφαλής έναν αρχαιολόγο), στις περιοχές των μνημείων των Μάγια στην κεντρική Αμερική. Ας πάρουμε μια γεύση για τις δυνατότητες που έχει αυτό το είδος του τουρισμού (προσέξτε τις τιμές συμμετοχής) μήπως ξεφύγουμε από τα ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια και το γνωστό τρίπτυχο θάλασσα, σουβλάκι και συρτάκι.
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A Tour led by Archaeologist Christopher Powell


This eight day tour will take you between two of the major capitals of the Ancient Maya world, Palenque and Tikal. Running over the Thanksgiving Holiday week, the journey will begin with Palenque in Southern Mexico and make its way through ruins, rain forests, and indigenous towns to the border. Crossing the Usumacinta River into Guatemala, you'll arrive to the island of Flores in time to settle in and watch the beautiful sunset over Lake Peten. Thanksgiving's day will be dedicated to exploring and learning about Tikal's vast metropolis. That evening back on the island of Flores, the group will dine on wild turkey, Maya style! Along the journey back to Mexico, you'll visit the remote ruins of Yaxchilan, accessible only by boat. The last day of the trip will be back in Palenque, with a chance to explore the ruins' museum and relax. A final dinner party with MEC archaeologists will bring the adventure to a celebratory close.

Pillars of the Classic Maya Palenque to Tikal
Price $2100 per person (add $300 for single lodging)
$400 deposit due upon registration, balance due 30 days before the trip.
Date November 20-28, 2010
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PAY TOUR BALANCE

Nov 20, Saturday: Arrival
Land at the Villahermosa airport in the evening and take a cab to the Hotel Cencali in the heart of town. MEC representatives will meet you there and help you check into your rooms.

Nov 21, Sunday: La Venta Park
Morning: Tour of La Venta Park
Afternoon: Transport to Palenque
Evening: Lecture: Ancient Maya History
Overnight at Hotel Maya Tulipanes

Nov 22, Monday: Palenque
Morning: Tour of Palenque
Afternoon: Palenque on your own
Evening: Free time
Overnight at Hotel Maya Tulipanes

Nov 23, Tuesday: Bonampak
Morning: Tour of Bonampak
Afternoon: Cross the Usumacinta River into Guatemala
Early Evening: Arrive to Flores
Overnight at Hotel Santana

Nov 24, Wednesday: Lake Peten
Morning: Tour of Flores
Afternoon: Boat tour to Tayasal, Santa Barbara Museum, and Petencito Zoo
Evening: Lecture: History of Tikal
Overnight at Hotel Santana

Nov 25, Thursday: Tikal
Morning: Tour of Tikal
Afternoon: Tikal tour continued
Evening: Thanksgiving Dinner of wild turkey in Flores
Overnight at Hotel Santana


Nov 26, Friday: Yaxchilan
Morning: Transport back to Mexico
Afternoon: Tour of Yaxchilan
Evening: Return to Frontera Corozal
Overnight at the Hotel Escudo Jaguar

Nov 27, Saturday: Palenque
Morning: Transport back to Palenque
Afternoon: Visit onsite museum
Evening: Return to Villahermosa and final dinner
Overnight at Hotel Cencali

Nov 28, Sunday: Departure
Early morning transport back to the Villahermosa airport for flights home



LODGING
Villahermosa: Hotel Cencali - AC, private bath, onsite restaurant, pool, telephone, cable TV - luxury hotel located in walking distance from La Venta Park
Palenque: Maya Tulipanes - AC, private bath, pool, onsite restaurant, and wireless internet access - located in Palenque's most beautiful neighborhood, La Canada
Frontera Corozal: Escudo Jaguar Hotel - Bungalows with private bath, fans, and onsite restaurant - a little rustic but the only hotel in town! Nice restaurant
Flores: Hotel Santana - Hotel rooms with AC, cable TV, phone, pool, and onsite restaurant - beautiful sunset views over Lake Peten


Includes:
- All lodging
- Ground and water transportation
- Entry fees into all ruins and museums
- Breakfast and lunches
- Thanksgiving and final dinner
- Archaeologist/Anthropologist guides
- Evening lectures

Does Not Include:
- Airfare to/from Villahermosa
- Dinners
- Tips for Service Providers
- Travel insurance

Proceeds from MEC Tours are the center's primary source of research funding. As such, a portion of the tour costs are tax deductible. MEC will provide participants with receipts and proper documentation regarding the center's 501(c)(3) non-profit status for your records.


Πηγή: "Archaeology" A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

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