Voyage Spotlight: Mystical Maya

The winter blues take on a different meaning during this 10-night journey aboard Seven Seas Navigator®. Spend a relaxing day at sea basking in the warm sun as you sail west from Miami, preparing to explore the ruins of ancient civilizations. From the lush tropical setting of Costa Maya, where the excavated sacred temples will fill you with a fascinating sense of wonder, to the ancient city of Tikal in Santo Tomás, discover the cosmic vision of life at the apex of Mayan rule.

Below are samples of the tours that await your discovery on this incredible itinerary:

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins – Costa Maya, Mexico

Explore the ruins of Chacchoben, “The Place of Red Corn,” on this half-day tour that brings you to a fascinating ancient Mayan pilgrimage location. See the original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positions of the planet Venus. For those seeking a unique view, climb the vast Gran Basamento, which takes you above tree level and is the location where archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1000 B.C.

Xunantunch Mayan Ruins – Belize City, Belize

Discover an ancient Mayan ceremonial site that has been periodically excavated over the past 100 years, revealing a fascinating complex of pyramids, plazas and temples. Xunantunich (pronounced (Shoo-NAN-too-NEECH) means “stone woman” in the Yucatec dialect, perhaps a reference to El Castillo, the site’s largest and tallest pyramid. At the top of the pyramid, you will have a 360-degree view over the jungle canopy and the surrounding valleys.

Route of the Mayas: Tikal by Air – Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala

During this scenic and revealing journey to Northern Guatemala’s renowned Mayan ruins of Tikal, discover the history of the ancient Mayan civilization. The tour begins with a chartered 1-hour flight to the vast northern region of El Peten. Along the way, an informative guide will enlighten you about the region in preparation for the visit to Tikal, the greatest Mayan city known and studied to date, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In addition to our all-inclusive amenities, Mystical Maya also features 2-for-1 All-Inclusive Fares plus Early Booking Savings of $3,000 per suite!