Yucatan expeditions dtours
Yucatan expeditions dtours

Yucatan expeditions dtours

  • View
    20

  • Download
    0

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

The Mayan Culture reigned on the Yucatan Peninsula, on the Southeastern side of Mexico, enclosed by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It was in this area, where the Mayans reached their superior degree of development. Nonetheless, the Mayan Civilization covered a vast extension, from Mexico’s Southern Pacific Coast and all the way in to Central America. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Text of Yucatan expeditions dtours

The Mayan Culture reigned on the Yucatan Peninsula, on the Southeastern side of Mexico, enclosedby the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It was in this area, where the Mayans reached theirsuperior degree of development. Nonetheless, the Mayan Civilization covered a vast extension,from Mexicos Southern Pacific Coast and all the way in to Central America. Traces of Maya nomadsettlements date back to 1500 BC. We distinguish mainly 3 Mayan periods of social and urbandevelopment: Nomad, Mayan Pre-Classical and Mayan Classical. These periods are relatively evidentin their building techniques, their carved inscriptions on their pyramids, buildings and temples. TheMayans developed a structure of writing, using hieroglyphs; and so kept record of Mayan findings inmathematics, architecture and astronomy. 3 days / 2 nights - Private Tour Cancn Tulum Coba Merida Day 1 Depart from Cancun to Merida. On the waywe will visit Tulum, a walled sacred cityof the Mayan Post Classic period, which islocated south of Cancun. This Mayan citybuilt on the sea shore was very importantfor the great commercial network that the Mayas established with Central America.Tulum stands on a cliff facing the rising sun, with outstanding views of the Caribbean. With over 20buildings, you will be able to observe the Stalls on the monuments, with the graphic legacy of the stage ofthe Mayan Culture in that Period; also you will see the first Castle on your route dedicated to Kukulkan,the God of Gods of the Mayas. Tulum was a major link in the Maya extensive trade network, bothmaritime and land routes converged here. After Tulum we will head towards Coba, the largest Mayancity on the peninsula, which was the ground commercial controller of its time with an enormous networkof pathways; the longest going for 100kms, connecting the site with other important cities of its time.The site has several large structures up to 42 meters in height, bearing witness to the presence of a largepopulation at the time of splendor. The day ends at Merida. 1