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.
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.