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Oct 28, 2019
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  • 14 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Explore the archeological ruins of Copán, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Mayan Empire, on this full-day trip from Guatemala City. Head by comfortable coach on a relaxing drive to Honduras, and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the ruins with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll learn about the Yax Kuk Mo dynasty through its temples, elaborated stone monuments and hieroglyphic writing system, as well as fascinating artifacts excavated from the site!

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide upon arrival in Copán
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Copan Archeological Site
  • Entry/Admission - Copan Ruinas
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Border fee ($5 to $10 depending on nationality) between Guatemala and Honduras
  • Inmigration procedure
  • Entry/Admission - HOTEL Y RESTAURANTE SANTA CRUZ
  • Entry/Admission - EL FLORIDO
  • Entry/Admission - Copan Honduras
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
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Pass By: Guatemala Travel & Tours Gray Line, 8A Avenida 20-10, Guatemala 01011, Guatemala

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.


Stop At: HOTEL Y RESTAURANTE SANTA CRUZ, Guatemala

We will take our breakfast on route (Included), at Zacapa.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: EL FLORIDO, Guatemala

Pass by the border of Guatemala with Honduras. You'll make the border payments and inmigration procedure to get to Copan Ruinas. (The procedure will vary on time depending on group size).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Copan Ruinas Honduras

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.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Copan Honduras, Honduras

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

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

At the end of the tour return to Guatemala City.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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