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Copan Ruins

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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.
The Copan ruins in Honduras.Copan ruins
Highlights
  • Explore the cobblestone streets and museums of Copan Ruinas
  • Visit Copan Ruins and discover temples, plazas, and monuments
  • Hike to remote waterfalls and enjoy local hotsprings
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Depart Antigua | Copan Ruinas

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 the tomb of a Maya priest. You can also hike to remote waterfalls, visit local hotsprings, or explore the surrounding coffee plantations.

Day 2: Copan | Site Visit

  • 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: Copan | Antigua

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, you are 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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Included
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Round Trip Group Shuttle Between Antigua and Copan
  • Copan Archaeological Park Entrance Fee 
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Honduras Border Tax
  • Optional Excursions - Entrance fee to the Copan tunnels is an additional $15 and is paid locally.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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