BY THE TIME ARTIST AND EXPLORER FREDERICK CATHERWOOD AND WRITER JOHN LLOYDS STEPHENS TRAVELED TO CENTRAL AMERICA IN THE MID-1800S, THE MAYA CIVILIZATION HAD VANISHED FROM THE MIND OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
The companions’ meticulous accounts, numerous publications and detailed illustrations during their expeditions revived the world’s interest in the Maya culture and serve as precious records of this ancient civilization. Named after the explorer, Catherwood Travels revives a great spirit of discovery and exploration with a first-class selection of guides and experts to lead each one of the tours, from archaeologists and architects to biologists and artists. This family-owned company has devoted itself to the promotion, restoration and understanding of the old Maya region (the Yucatán Peninsula and Chiapas) through high-end travel services. The company’s commitment to the area extends to the restoration of historical properties and execution of sustainable projects in the rural communities of the Yucatán.