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Visit Calakmul Mayan ruins

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Explore a remote Mayan city, still offering a real sense of exploration and adventure.

Release your inner Indiana Jones on a visit to the remote, jungle-swathed lost city of Calakmul. Still half-entangled in vines and roots, this atmospheric ruin known as 'the Kingdom of the Snake' was once the seat of one of the largest and most dominant powers within the Mayan empire, with an estimated population of 50,000.

Though hugely significant and architecturally impressive, the site is off the beaten track and all the more magical for it – the foliage-smothered remains are tremendously photogenic, and you may even spot native wildlife wandering among the ruins.

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  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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