Embark early this morning to the desirable town of Copan Ruinas. Just over a km from the same-name Maya ruins, today spend your time exploring this inviting town. Your journey takes you across the Guatemalan border and into the lush mountains of Honduras. This afternoon is yours to explore the cobblestone streets and archeology museums - its exhibits include painted pottery, intricate jade carvings, ancient glyphs, and tomb of a Maya priest. You can also take a hike to remote waterfalls, visit local hotsprings, or explore the surrounding coffee plantations.
Day 2: Copan Ruins
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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 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.
Day 3: Return to Antigua
This morning is free to watch the sunrise over the ruins or explore the area on horseback. Bid farewell to the cobblestone streets, elaborate sculptures, and mysteries of the Maya as you head back to Antigua this afternoon.
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.