Return to Palenque 2017

Maya Field Workshop at Palenque December 9 -17 2017

Including a visit to Yaxchilan, Bonampak and Tonina!

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Experience the magic of Palenque, Mexico with an educational week open to all levels of participants, including beginners. Maya Field Workshops are focused, on-site seminars devoted to introducing you to the world of Maya archaeology, art and epigraphy.

Over six days you will become immersed in the history and culture of an ancient Maya city in a completely unique experience that allows you to learn hieroglyphic writing on site.

Part of each day is spent at the site of Palenque, visiting waterfalls, ancient pyramids and royal courts, publicly accessible areas, restricted areas and ongoing excavations when possible. After stopping for lunch we gather together in a small workshop to learn how to read the hieroglyphs and delve deeply into the lives and dynastic history of its kings, queens, and courtiers.

Dinners are enjoyable times for us to celebrate what we’ve seen, new discoveries we’ve made, and to ask any questions that may have arisen during the day.

A key part of your experience will be the opportunity to learn about an ancient Maya court and its community in its original, genuine setting.

There is no other experience like this in the Maya world; Maya Field Workshops will give you insights into Palenque that few travelers have the opportunity to understand.

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Arrivals in Villahermosa

Transportation to Palenque and Hotel Maya Tulipanes

Welcome dinner

SUNDAY, December 10

Morning welcome and orientation visit to Palenque ruins

Afternoon Lecture: Introducing Palenque and the Ancient Maya

MONDAY, December 11 Morning Guided Tour of the Museo Arqueológico de Palenque;

Afternoon Lecture: Introduction the Mayan Language and Hieroglyphic Writing;

Dinner with Evening lecture (optional): The History of Palenque Archaeology

TUESDAY, December 12

Morning excursion to The Palace

Afternoon Lecture: The Royal Dynasty of Palenque

Hieroglyphic Workshop

WEDNESDAY, December 13

Morning Lecture: Introduction to Maya Iconography

Visit to Site with Naturalist – Jungle Tour to remote groups

Afternoon lecture: Bonampak and Yaxchilan

THURSDAY, December 14

All day Yaxchilan excursion

Yaxchilan site visit by boat on the Usamacinta River

Evening Lecture and Dinner

Spend Thursday night at the Escudo Jaguar Hotel

FRIDAY, December 15

Early Return to Palenque

Morning Lecture: The Tablets of the Cross Group and Hieroglyphic Workshop

Afternoon Excursion to The Cross Group

SATURDAY, December 16

Lecture: Temples XIX and XXI

Afternoon visit to Temples XIX and XXI

Dinner and evening send-off at Hotel Maya Tulipanes


Departures for Villahermosa airport

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