Exploring Mexico's Archaeology, Birds, and Butterflies
Tuesday, July 26, 5:30pm
451 Connecticut Street
Penny Jarrett, guest speaker, will talk about an amazing trip Mound House is offering in conjunction with Holbrook Travel.
Reservations are required
Cost is $7 for members and $12 for non-members
Make reservations by calling 239-765-0865.
A full itinerary for the trip will be available very soon, but here's a glimpse:
Beyond the tourist resorts of Mexico awaits a fascinating world of history, archaeology, culture, and natural wonders? Our trip to Mexico starts in Merida, the Capital of the Yucatan, which is a city culturally rich with both Mayan and colonial heritage. While in the Yucatan we will visit the Mayan sites of Uxmal, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and Mayapan, an important city during the final centuries of the Maya civilization.
The geology of the Yucatan is unique and a visit to the Geohydrologic Anillo de Cenotes will provide an opportunity to see sinkholes created from a meteor impact 65 million years ago and take a refreshing swim. A must-do while in the Yucatan, and on our itinerary, is visiting the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, which encompasses 146,000 acres, and is home to 304 bird species including thousands of flamingos.
Boat rides and walking trails will offer splendid views at various times of the day.
From Merida, we will fly to Mexico City and spend a couple of days visiting the archaelogical sites of Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan, National Museum of Anthropology, and UNAM Botanical Garden while staying in the popular district of Zocalo.
Traveling west into the central highlands of Michoacan, we will have the opportunity to witness one of nature’s amazing wonders – the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly where millions of these butterflies arrive from across the eastern United States and Canada.
Traveling back to Mexico City, it will be time to return home with abundant memories and photographs sure to last a lifetime.