Mundo Maya Blog
About this blog
Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
Solstice Trip Opportunities in Copan, Honduras
Do it on your own. Do it with a partner, a group, or an organized tour. As long as you do it, i.e. go to the Mundo Maya. For tour options, JB Journeys (no relation) is offering a number of organized trips in the region this year, notably THE GREAT RETURN: COPAN 2012, WINTER SOLSTICE IN HONDURAS, a week-long retreat in Honduras.
Shannon Kring Buset, one of the guides and leaders of the trip, says it “features several 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, as well as to ceremonialists, who will welcome us into their lives and sacred rituals." Kring Buset is an award-winning author, speaker, and filmmaker, as well as a partner in WildHeart Vision, a media company that promotes ancient and indigenous wisdom on film, which has several Maya-based projects.
The Honduras trip begins on the coast, at Lodge at Pico Bonito then continues to Copán Ruinas, where participants stay at the lovingly restored ranch, Hacienda San Lucas, a notable property with a view of the archaeological site. Presenters include Dr. David Sedat, field director of University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Early Copán Archaeological Project, and Dr. Barbara Macleod of Austin, a linguist who speaks a number of Mayan languages.
Check here for details and prices.