Maya Exploration Center: Education Through Exploration
Study Abroad
Ancient Maya Culture and Science in the Yucatan
A Study Abroad Course for the Students of Professor Isabelle Champlin - University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

This course is designed for college level students to learn about ancient Maya History, Science and Culture. The guides/instructors are top scholars in the field of Maya archaeology conducting ongoing research.

Ancient Maya Ruins and Culture in Yucatan, Mexico
Price $1080 per student (add $200 for single lodging)
Deposit of $200 due upon registration
Date March 3-10,2007

March 3, Saturday: Arrival and Orientation
Students fly into Merida, Mexico, check-in to their hotel and attend a brief orientation meeting. The streets of downtown Merida are closed off every Saturday, with bands playing on every corner. Try not to stay too late, we start early the next day!
March 4, Sunday: Merida
Morning: Bus tour of Colonial Merida
Afternoon: Lectures: Ancient Maya History and Maya Calendars
Evening: Free time
Overnight in Merida
March 5, Monday: Chichen Itza
Morning: Transport to and tour of Chichen Itza
Afternoon: Continued tour of Chichen Itza and return to Merida
Evening: Lecture: Maya Hieroglyphics
Overnight in Merida
March 6, Tuesday: Mayapan and Loltun Caves
Morning: Transport to and tour of Mayapan
Afternoon: Lunch in Mani and exploring Loltun Caves
Evening: Lecture: Maya Geometry
Overnight in Uxmal
March 7, Wednesday: Uxmal and The Puuc Ruins
Morning: Tour of Uxmal
Afternoon: Tours of Kabah and Sayil
Evening: Uxmal Sound and Light Show
Overnight in Uxmal
March 8, Thursday: Santa Elena and Oxkintok
Morning: Visit to a Maya home in Santa Elena
Afternoon: Tour of Oxkintok and return to Merida
Evening: Lecture: Maya Astronomy
Overnight in Merida
March 9, Friday: Sisal and Dzibilchaltun
Morning: Visit to a Sisal Plantation
Afternoon: Tour of Dzibilchaltun
Evening: Final dinner and closing ceremonies
Overnight in Merida
March 10, Saturday: Departure
Morning flights out back to the USA

Hotel Mision de Frey Diego: The nights in Merida will be at this four star hotel

Villas Arqueologicas Uxmal: Two nights in Uxmal will be here: pool, ac, private bathrooms

- Lodging
- Breakfasts & lunches
- Final dinner
- Ground transportation
- Entrance fees
- Archaeologist instructors and tour guides
- Lectures
- Course resource packet

- Airfare to and from Merida
- Travel insurance
- Dinners

Proceeds from MEC Tours are the center's primary source of research funding. As such, a portion of the tour costs are tax deductible. MEC will provide participants with receipts and proper documentation regarding the center's 501(c)(3) non-profit status for your records.
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