Calakmul Biosphere (1st Tour)
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About the Event
We will cover the whole range of Maya history from 1,000 BC to the present time. Calakmul was one of the two most important kingdoms in the Classical Period. Where did the Snake dynasty originate? How did it come to become the most important power in the entire Maya world? These and many other topics will be addressed.
Balamku – one of the largest surviving stucco friezes in the Maya world – 800 years old
Becan – the oldest site in the area with three architectural styles
Xpujil – a beautiful site in the Rio Bec style
Chicanna – explore the Chenes style “Serpent Mouth” and understand basic Maya cosmology
Hormiguero – Late classic site with wild Rio Bec and Chenes - style temple
Calakmul – Home of the Snake kingdom. Climb Temple II (150 ft. tall) and see the epic El Mirador site 37 km. to the south in Guatemala. Monkeys, peccaries, deer, eagles, oscillated turkeys are just some of the species that are abundant. Special focus on astroarchaeology.
The Bat Volcano – A huge cave / cenote that is home to millions of bats that swarm all at the same time at dusk for their nocturnal feeding
- Calakmul Biosphere Tour$445$4450$0