Visit Central America for some wonderful adventure tours. These trips offer ancient sites of Mayan ruins amid amazing tropical jungles. See mysterious Mayan temples emerge from the surrounding tropical jungle with all of its lush vegetation and animal life. Central America is a great place for bird watching too, with its magnificent scarlet macaws, colorful parrots and blue herons.
For the ultimate in overseas adventure travel there are extensive tours of Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Belize lasting up to 20 days long for the fearless traveler. This is the ultimate tour for the visitor who wants to explore the Yucatan area and all it has to see. This extensive tour in the Yucatan is a great way to explore and learn about the ancient Mayan world.
No need for fancy resorts here, leave them behind at Cancun and start your Mayan adventure. Visit the largest site of Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. See the largest pyramid in the southern hemisphere, El Castillo, a high point of touring Chichen Itza. Here, they have uncovered some of the first sports arenas ever documented. There are 7 ball courts here, one in particular, the Grand Ball Court is immense. Not many of the rules of the ancient Mayan sport are known today, except that human sacrifice was involved at some point. Now that’s a game you’d be pretty motivated to win! Also for the Mayan experience on the Yucatan there are the Tulum and Tikal and archaeological sites. To see the ruins at Tulum take an additional tour from Playa del Carmen and see these ancient ruins. Tikal is one of the three great Mayan cities along with Waka, known as El Peru today and Calakmul.
As a sideline to your fascinating exploration of the ancient historical ruins, your adventure trip can take you to the scuba diving off the breathtaking beaches in Belize. Relax in the beautiful clear waters of the Caribbean and marvel at the colorful and varied sea life. Also available are tours to Cozumel, an underwater wonderland of reefs and ruins.
Another accompaniment to visiting the ruins is a boat trip into the lushly vegetated jungle. For the avid bird watcher, the jungles are a great place to see new and colorful bird life. The jungle trees are home to many exotic species including majestic macaws and cheeky parakeets. Also visible among the treetops of the jungle on the way to visit the Mayan ruins are Spider monkeys and the ever noisy and aptly named Howler monkeys. The rivers contain crocodiles, so while eyeing the sky for birds, glance down now and then to be on the lookout for these “floating logs.”
For the ultimate Central American adventure travel experience, Mexico and Guatemala on the Yucatan peninsula combine their mysterious and ancient Mayan ruins with the white sand and turquoise blue water of their beaches. Explore the remnants of the great civilization of the Mayan people, wander in the jungles seeing lush vegetation and animal populations, and enjoy the sea and the sand.