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From Guatemala City: 2 Day Tour of Copan and Quirigua

Product ID: 26806
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Take a 2-day excursion from Guatemala City to the archeological sites of Copan and Quirigua, now designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the history of these ancient Maya ruins and discover the connection between these Mesoamerican temples.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ruins of Copan, located on the border of Guatemala and Honduras
  • Admire the relief sculpture in Copan, depicting the king Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil
  • See some of the tallest stelae ever made, located today in Quirigua
Full description
Enjoy 2 full days learning about the ancient Mayan civilization through visits to 2 important archeological sites in Copan and Quirigua.

During your 2 days, you will drive across the countries of Guatemala and Honduras and see the scenery and landscapes of these countries. Spend time walking among these well-preserved ruins and learning about the histories and beliefs of the Maya people, as well as the connection between Copan and Quirigua.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Guatemala City – Copan
7:00: Depart from Guatemala City and make your way to Copan.
11:00: Arrive in Copan and visit the Mayan site of Copan, or the "Kingdom of the Sun," dating back to 300 to 900 AD. See the stone sculptures and ceremonial temples, as well as the residential areas.
16:00: Overnight accommodation at a selected hotel in Copán.

Day 2: Copan – Quirigua – Guatemala City
8:00: After breakfast, transfer from Copan, in Honduras, to Quirigua, in Guatemalan territory
11:30: Visit the archaeological site of Quirigua, known for the tallest stelae in the Mayan world. The character that stands out is Kak Chan Tiliw Yopa, also known as Heaven Kawak. Learn about the histories and beliefs of the people, and the Mayan Calendar that predicts the end of the world on 21 December 2012.
14:00: Transfer to Guatemala City or Antigua for overnight accommodations (not included).
Includes
  • Ground transportation
  • Professional guide in your language
  • Lodging for 1 night in Copan (based on double occupancy)
  • 1 breakfast per person
  • All entrance fees and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Light cotton clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
• This trips includes crossing the border
• Passport/ID is required

From US$ 360 per person