Copan's sprawling ruins provide insight into how this fascinating culture once lived. Its massive structures and skillfully carved stonework are impressive reminders of the remarkable and advanced Maya civilization. Today you will head out on a half day guided tour of the ruins to discover Copan's enormous temples, plazas and monuments. Ornate stalaes divulge the astronomical and mathematical wisdom of the Maya. Enjoy the peaceful nature trails and wildlife that inhabit the area.
This morning you will head to Ixpanpajul Natural Park. This park has over 200 species of trees, over 150 species of birds and about 40 species of mammals. You can choose between a walk on hanging bridges and winding paths, or a more adventurous swing line tour to explore this tropical paradise. After the tour, transfer back to Flores and overnight.
Prolong your vacation with this 5-day Guatemala extension! Explore the ancient Maya site of Quirigua, famous for its monumental stone sculptures, and learn about the traditions and cultures of the Maya. Cross one of the largest bridges in Central America in Rio Dulce and grab a headlamp and flashlight to explore the mysterious caves of Laquin. Making your way back to Guatemala city, stop in Semuc Champey and relax in its clear, turquoise waters - the perfect addition to your Guatemala adventure.
Experience the magnificent temples of Tikal on this 3-day extension in the region of Peten. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour treats you to a private archaeology guide and numerous wildlife viewing opportunities. The perfect extension to begin or end your Guatemala tour, Tikal is a must-see.
Explore the magnificent temples of Tikal and those lesser-known at Yaxha on this 4-day extension in the Peten region. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour provides you with a private archaeology guide and several opportunities to view wildlife. A perfect extension to begin or end your Guatemala tour, Tikal and Yaxha will treat you to a glimpse of historical Guatemala.
Experience authentic Guatemala with this Totonicapan home stay before or after your Guatemala tour. Drive from Antigua or Guatemala City with a guide to Totonicapan and get to know the locals and glimpse their colorful culture and traditions as you are graciously welcomed into their community. Enjoy performances of traditional dance and music and join a costume and craft workshop to learn about local dress. Take part in the San Francisco Market and test your bartering skills before transferring back to Lake Atitlan. Totonicapan is a great way to round off your adventures in Guatemala.
Today guests explore the atmospheric lakeside site of Yaxha. Wonderful views of the rainforest canopy and a view of the two lakes on either side await travelers atop one restored temple. The site has more than 500 structures, 9 Temple Pyramids, 2 ballcourts, and a network of causeways. This site may be familiar to some visitors -- it is where "Survivor Guatemala" was filmed. In the evening, we'll travel to the shores of Lake Peten Itza to settle in to your hotel. Overnight.