“Do they not travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before them? They were greater in number than these and superior in strength, and in the traces in the land: Yet all that they accomplished was of no profit to them.” (Qur’an, 40:82)
“And verily We have sent among every community, a Messenger (proclaiming): ‘Worship Allah and avoid false deities’. Then of them were some who Allah guided and some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).” (Qur’an, 16:36)
Mexico is renown for its rich history, and both the Mayans and Aztecs reached the zenith of civilisation before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Islam continues to grow in Mexico with increasing numbers of people from indigenous communities rediscovering their original values in the Islamic faith.
This unique tour will be guided by Shaykh Omar, founder and director of Centro Islamico de Mexico, who will introduce us to some of the ancient, colonial and modern day facets of this great country.
All local transport, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast and entrance fees are included. English speaking guides will accompany the group during the trip. Transportation will primarily be in an air-conditioned vehicle, together with one domestic flight and use of the metro in Mexico city. International flights are not included but we will advise you on the best routes from your country of departure.
The tour programme may be subject to small modifications depending on the size and composition of the group as well as local circumstances. Overland journeys can be tiring and sometimes uncomfortable due to changes in temperature and humidity, therefore a basic level of fitness is required to fully benefit from this trip.
- Mexico City
- Teotihuacán Archaeological Complex
- Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
- Ruins of Calakmul
- Bacalar Lagoon
The following activities may be available at an additional cost:
- Water based activities such as kayaking, wind surfing and snorkelling
- Horse riding in a forest environment
- A lesson in basic Mayan or Nahuatl (indigenous languages)
- Opportunities to get involved in ecological activities
Since international flights to and from Mexico are not included in the package you are advised to arrange these according to the dates advertised. However, it is strongly recommended to confirm the flight details prior to making payment.
Destination: Mexico Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX)
Arrival date: Friday 8th September 2023
Time: Morning (any time until 11:00 am)
Departure Location: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Departure date: Sunday 17th September 2023
Time: Evening (any time after 8:00 pm)