Explore the Wonders of the Past
From the remote jungles of Honduras to the pristine rivers of the American Southwest, our archaeological tours promise exciting adventure. Whether you like touring Maya temples or learning about North American rock art, you’ll be sure to find a Conservancy tour that fits your interest. For more than 20 years, the Conservancy has conducted tours ranging in length from four days to two weeks. Expert guides always accompany our tours, providing unique insights about the places we visit. Tour regions include the American Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest, as well as Mexico and Central and South America. Click here to see all our tours >>
Peoples of The Mississippi Valley, Oct. 6-13, 2018 Info
Beginning in Memphis and following the Mississippi River south to Natchez, our journey travels through more than five thousand years of history – from ancient earthen mounds to Civil War battlefields. As early as 3500 B.C. and for the next five thousand years, rich and complex moundbuilder cultures developed along the fertile Mississippi River Valley. But in the 1500s Spanish invasions led to a drastic decline in the native population. Amidst the charm of the Old South and the magic of one of the world’s greatest rivers, our trip explores the region’s fascinating cultures
Archaeology of Cuba – New Tour!, Nov. 9-19, 2018 Info
Join us for an archaeological adventure of a lifetime to Cuba. We will have the chance to visit famous early colonial archaeological sites, including the site of the village first spot by Columbus, see Pre-Columbian sites across the island, and drink in the history with museums & colonial architecture in Havana. We will be joined along the way by a number of noted Cuban archaeologists who are experts on specific areas of Cuban prehistoric and historic archaeology.
The Maya Empire: Belize to Tikal, January 3-13, 2019
Join us for an archaeological adventure of a lifetime. Explore the southern reaches of the Maya Empire – from the ancient cities found along the coast of Belize to Tikal, located deep within the Guatemalan rain forest, with real archaeologists.
Aztecs, Toltecs & Teotihuacános, March 23 – April 1, 2019 Info
Between 200 B.C. and A.D. 1519, the Aztec, Toltec, and Teotihuacán cultures pushed the development of North American civilization to its zenith, before being destroyed by the Spanish invasion. On this tour, we’ll see the ancient cities and climb pyramids that rival those of Egypt.
The Hidden Maya of Chiapas & Tabasco, February 16 – 26, 2019 Info
This tour takes us to some of the more out-of-the-way, but spectacular, Maya ruins in southern Mexico that flourished between A.D. 300 and 900. We begin in the tropical lowlands and end in the fabulous highlands of Chiapas among the modern Maya people. We’ll see tremendous pyramids, unbelievable sculptures and murals, and modern arts and crafts.