Explore La Venta, San Lorenzo, Tres Zapotes, and Chalcatzingo
The Historic Centers of Puebla and Mexico City, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Limited to 14 participants
The Olmec civilization dates back to the 2nd century BC. On Far Horizons’ extraordinary expedition we will travel into truly remote areas to explore some of the more elusive Olmec sites in Mexico: La Venta, San Lorenzo, and Tres Zapotes, where the first of the Olmec colossal heads were found in 1862. During this trip we visit the birthplaces of the Olmec’s unique art style – colossal heads and finely carved sculptures – such as Chalcatzingo with its beautifully inscribed boulders. Visit museums housing major collections of Olmec art including the vast open-air museum of Parque-Museo La Venta, the Carlos Pellicer Museum and the Xalapa Anthropology Museum. The true highlight, of course, is traveling with Professor Karl Taube, a truly exceptional scholar!