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Copán Ruins Day Tour from Guatemala City

by Gray Line Guatemala
per traveler Price is $180
Pricing based on group of 2 travelers
Duration: {0} Duration: 14h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Mayan town of Copán

1,600-year-old pyramids, temples & altars

Chance to see Copán's ancient stone stelae

Free time to explore in the peaceful, modern Copán village

Opportunity to cross the border & see another exotic country

Highlights

Guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Mayan town of Copán

1,600-year-old pyramids, temples & altars

Chance to see Copán's ancient stone stelae

Free time to explore in the peaceful, modern Copán village

Opportunity to cross the border & see another exotic country

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5:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 14h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$180

Total price is $360, taxes included

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Copán Ruins Day Tour from Guatemala City

Activity Location

Copán Ruins

Copán

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Guatemala City


Description

Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.

Depart from Guatemala City at early on the morning and transfer to Copán, Honduras, our transfer will take aproximately of 6 hours, below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

We Will take breakfast on route (Included)

Upon at our arrival to Copán we will meet our local guide an expert in the area which will fill you with all your knowledge of one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Maya World: Copán, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

We will begin with a soft walking into the park, Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples.

The Plaza of the Hieroglyphic Staircase has a monumental staircase, one of the exceptional structures of the Mayan culture. On the 10-meter-wide steps, there are more than 1,250 individual glyphs, which constitute the longest known Mayan inscription.

The Main Ensemble and the Cemetery Ensemble are located at the core of the site and are connected to the Sepultura Ensemble to the northeast by means of a road, the site is known for a series of stelae with portraits, most of which were placed along processional paths in the central plaza of the city and on the Acropolis, a large complex with pyramids, plazas and palaces, also has a long field for the Mesoamerican ball game.The field of play is between two parallel buildings that frame a rectangle of exact dimensions.

You will have free time to take lunch in Copán (Not included)

At the end of the tour return to Guatemala City.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Copán and admission to Copan Archeological Site.

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Guatemala City hotel

  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).

  • Breakfast


Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Optinal gratuities

  • Border payments

  • Inmigration procedure


Know Before You Book

  • You must bring a passport for entering Honduras.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.

  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.

  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.


Copán Ruins Day Tour from Guatemala City ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

Apr 7, 2017

The road conditions are poor and the traffic so heavy, it took us 6 hours each way to travel from Guatemala CIty. Our driver was very good, but there was only so much he could do. This would be better as a two day trip until roads improve. However, Copan is a very interesting site, so for those with a strong interest, it may be worth the effort.

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United States