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LATIN AMERICAN TOURS

From the Aztec Temples of Mexico to the Mountains of Patagonia; these tours are sure to inspire your next great adventure

Panamanian White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator) 

Size: Length 335 to 453 mm (13 to 17 in) Weight: Up to 3.9 kg (8 lb 10 oz)

Habitat: Evergreen & deciduous forests, dry & moist forests, and mangrove & montane forests

Surviving Number: 54,000

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WILDLIFE AS LOCALS SEE IT

     Conservation efforts have been underway in Costa Rica for decades now to reverse deforestation in the country and save several species that have long called the region home, but saving our primate kin in Costa Rica has not always been easy. Deforestation across Central America has been on the rise as countries increasingly turning to agriculture and logging for financial success.

     Today, wildlife conservationists work with farmers to find partnerships between the agriculture industry and in ecological conservation to protect endangered species and endemic wildlife that makes Costa Rica's cloud forests some of the most biological diverse places on Earth not just for the tourism industry but for the sake of wildlife as well.

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     Far from being the jolly sailors of Hollywood epics, the real pirates of the 18th Century Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean were violent, brutal, and criminal. While the era did attract a fair degree of romanticism- even during the era- as stories of England's working poor whisked themselves off to adventure at sea, the real pirates of the era often broke from sensible laws to create legal systems of their own reflecting their own codes of conduct. In some cases this meant serving one nation by attacking merchants from another.

     In many cases, pirates freed slaves in transport along the Transatlantic Slave Trade and added useful hands to their crews, but more frequently raided slave ships to sell the victims as slaves for their own profit. Additionally, while women occasionally appeared on some slave ships to escape stiff gender norms of the era, far more were victims of the brutality pirates inflicted on coastal settlements.

     Life on a pirate ship was hard work, but many vessels offered equal voice in decision making and sensible payment procedures for splitting profits among crews- setting the groundwork for a near future era of Atlantic Revolutions.

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

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LATIN AMERICAN TOURS

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CENTRAL AMERICA
Tours to Mexico and the Rest of Central America

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8 Days from $1725
Discounts available to college students
Departure Dates Available in May, July, & September

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AZTEC MEXICO

ANTHRO TOURS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day Trip to Teotihuacan

  • Explore the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

  • Visit the Religious Capital of the Aztecs at Tenayuca

Trip Type: Native American Studies

Activity Level: Moderate

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Days 1-8: Mexico City

After arriving in Mexico, we'll spend our first full day learning about the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan with a visit to Zocalo neighborhood to see the remaining ruins of the city.

We'll the spend our second full day on a day trip exploring the remains of nearby city of Teotihuacan- the site of some of the Aztecs' first major rivals in the region.

For our third full day in the city, we'll learn about the daily lives of the Aztecs by visiting the floating gardens of Xochimilco before heading to the National Museum of Archaeology.

We'll then spend our fourth full day learning about the Aztec religion on a day trip to nearby Tenayuca- founded by the nearby Chichimec and converted into a religious metropolis by the Aztecs.

We'll then spend our sixth full day in Mexico by learning about how the history of the Aztecs  inspired Mexico's most famous artist with a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Mexico City on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

MAYAN ADVENTURE

ANTHRO TOURS HIGHLIGHTS

Trip Type: Native American Studies

Activity Level: Moderate

  • Kayak the Shores of Bannister Island

  • Day Trip to Atun-Ha

  • Spelunk the Caves of Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve

8 Days from $1975

Discounts available to college students
Departure Dates Available in April, May, June, & December

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Days 1-8: Belize City

After arriving in Belize, we'll spend our first full day learning about the Maya and their contributions to Belize's history with a visit to the Museum of Belize before spending the afternoon kayaking along the beaches of Bannister Island.

We'll the spend our second full day on a day trip to Altun-Ha- an important religious site for the Pre-Classic Maya dating back to 200 BCE.

For our third full day in the city, we'll go for a day hike in Billy Barquiedier National Park to learn about the ecology of Belize the Maya lived within during the height of their history.

We'll then spend our fourth full day learning about the Maya's relationship with the region's cave networks on a day trip to Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.

We'll then spend our sixth full day in Belize by learning about how the Maya of today continue to shape the cultural identity of the country with a day trip to the nearby town of Orange Walk.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Belize City on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

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PRIMATE COSTA RICA

ANTHRO TOURS HIGHLIGHTS