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TOURS | Explore the Wonders of the Past

Quiahuiztlan is a Totonac site dating to around AD 1300. Photo: The Archaeological Conservancy.
Researchers excavate the middle structure of the three structures that were built on top of each other at Carter Robinson Mounds. Credit: JC Burns.
An aerial photograph of Serpent Mound taken from a drone. The mound is a National Historic Landmark. Credit: Jarrod Burks.
Daniela Triadan excavates a large figurine whistle of a Maya ruler dating to about A.D. 810 at Aguateca, a Maya site in Guatemala. Credit: Takeshi Inomata, courtesy of Aguateca Archaeological Project.
Jeff Mitchem pointing out the presumed cross base to Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Assistants Katie Leslie and Robert Scott, April, 2016. Photo courtesy Jessica Fleming Crawford.
Our exceptional tour group at the Saint-Marie among the Hurons Mission site.
The group visiting a temple structure at Iximche
Our guide for part of the week, Canadian archaeologist Dr. Ronald Williamson, introduces the group to the Peace Bridge site, a massive prehistoric site with over 4,000 years of occupation.

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 & South America; and now Canada too. Click on the links below to learn more about our upcoming tours!

For more information, or to join us, contact us at tours.tac@gmail.com or by phone at (505) 266-1540. We are happy to help you plan the right trip for you!

The Hidden Maya of Chiapas & Tabasco:
       February 16 – 26, 2019

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.  Learn more or read about two of the amazing ruins visited on this trip: Winter Archaeological Adventures to the Maya World.

 Aztecs, Toltecs & Teotihuacános: March 23 – April 1, 2019

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.  Learn More 

San Juan River Trip: May 25 – June 1, 2019

Take an adventure in the heartland of the Anasazi world with our four-day San Juan River Trip, guided by noted author David Grant Noble, whose books include Ancient Ruins of the Southwest. From land and from the vantage point of Utah’s San Juan River, you’ll experience one of the most scenic regions of the Southwest and explore Anasazi ruins accessible only by water. Learn More.

Ohio Moundbuilders: June 5 – June 9, 2019

Hundreds of years ago in what is now part of southern Ohio, a complex culture of moundbuilders flourished.  Extensive earthworks, some towering six stories high, are the legacy of the Hopewell and Adena people, who flourished in the eastern United States from about 800 B.C. to A.D. 400. Mica and copper ornaments, ostentatious burials, and the remains of large wooden structures are often found at their mound sites. Our tour offers an opportunity to discover more about these cultures with visits to some of their most awe-inspiring mounds and earthworks, which are now “short-listed” for designation as a World Heritage Site. Learn More.

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