15-22 December 2012
Copan only 18-22 December 2012
The Great Return: Copan 2012 · Winter Solstice in Honduras
with Dr David Sedat · John Major Jenkins · Dr Michael Grofe · Dr Barbara MacLeod · Shannon Kring Buset · Leah Glatz
It is believed that if the Classic Maya kingdom of Copán were still in existence today, revelers would make the pilgrimage to it in 2012, just as they did at the change from the 8th Bak’tun to the 9th in 435 CE.
We invite you to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Maya this December, as we journey to Copán, Honduras, in celebration of the conclusion of 13 Bak’tuns (approximately 5,126 years) and of the Maya Long Count calendar.
This extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime tour features some of the world’s leading Maya archaeologists, scholars, epigraphers, and archaeoastronomers, who will present the latest breakthroughs in how the ancient Maya thought about 2012. It will also introduce you to the living Maya of Honduras, as well as to ceremonialists, who will welcome us into their lives and sacred rituals.
And because a trip to Honduras would not be complete without a visit to the jungle, we’ll start this trip along the Atlantic Coast with a visit to a world-class eco-resort. Along the way we’ll experience spectacular scenery, luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine, and plenty of opportunity for relaxation and renewal.
We hope you’ll join us for The Great Return: Copán 2012, a tour 5,126 years in the making.
—Shannon Kring Buset