Moctezuma and the Aztecs in Mexico

22 September 2009

Specialist tour operator Journey Latin America has launched a new ‘Moctezuma and the Aztecs’ tailor-made tour to coincide with the opening of the British Museum’s latest exhibition, Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler.

The tour will visit Mexico City where the last Aztec leader ruled, and from here, you will venture to the temple complex of Teotihuacán (an archaeological site which was revered by the Aztecs). Also included in the itinerary is a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology and History which houses many artefacts from Moctezuma’s reign, a visit to the Templo Mayor (the main building at the heart of the ritual grounds in Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital) and a boat trip on Xochimilco.

The ‘floating gardens’ of Xochimilco are a series of canals between fertile artificial islands built during the Aztec Empire, and since then used for agricultural purposes. Nowadays Xochimilco is more famous for its colorful punts known as 'trajineras' sometimes accompanied by mariachi bands.

The 6-night 'Moctezuma and the Aztecs' tour starts from £1,083 per person and includes flights from the UK, private airport transfers, superior accommodation and private guided excursions.

Journey Latin America have also teamed up with the British Museum and Montezuma Chocolate to win a holiday to Mexico. Details of the competition are featured on a special edition dark chocolate Montezuma bar in supermarkets until end of September.

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