Escorted 4 night tour Mayan archeological site Copan Honduras & Quirigua 

On this 4 night tour you'll visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites and breathtaking Maya ruins.

Copan was called "Oxwitik" by the ancient Maya and has been the source of mystery and archaeological study since the 1800’s.
Because it is on higher ground this fertile valley is cooler than the majority regions of Honduras.  When speaking in historical terms
the site of Copan has an Archaeological footprint that goes back to 1100 B.C. making it one of the oldest contiguous living
pre-Columbian regions in the Americas.


For locations of the archaeological sites see our MayaMap page.




 


Day 1:  Your adventure begins with your flight to San Pedro Sula, Honduras (closest airport to Copan).  A friendly driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to Copan.  Your hotel will be beautiful Hacienda San Lucas in Copan.  Overnight Hacienda San Lucas.

Day 2:  You'll have a full day to enjoy a private tour of beautiful Copan Archaeological Park, with its stunning monuments and forest of finely carved "tree stones" documenting a powerful dynasty in the Classic Period of the Maya. The vast Acropolis is dotted with large, well preserved standing steles carved with incredibly intricate detail. 
At its peak the kingdom of Copan covered a 250 square kilometer area with a population of tens of thousands of inhabitants. When visiting this site you will be viewing, without question, Maya Art and Architecture at its zenith.  The superstars of the kingdom -- the kings and queens -- strove for immortality in more ways than one as these images in stone stelae carved in the round can attest. The Maya’s incredible achievements in astronomy, mathematics, geometry and architecture are all on display here.  Copan is also known for its Temple of the Hieroglyphic Stairs which has the longest Pre-Columbian text in existence with over 2,000 carved glyphs. You'll also visit the interesting multi-level Sculpture Museum with its wonderfully painted replica of the Rosalia Temple that was discovered under Temple 16 and exhibits of ancient sculptures from the Copan Valley.  And you'll have a guided visit of the Tunnels with an on-site archaeologist.  The Tunnels were dug by archaeologists to show the various construction phases of the ancient builders that span centuries.  Overnight Hacienda San Lucas.

Day 3:  Today you'll have a privately guided visit of the Quirigua archaeological site.  Quirigua is famous for having the tallest stone monument ever discovered in the Maya World (over 10 meters high and weighing over 65 tons) and for its relationship with nearby Copan.  The monuments at Quirigua are unique in the Maya World as they show full frontal views of the human figure -- rather than the traditional profile depictions seen at other Classic Period sites.  Stela C is famous for having the longest single hieroglyphic description of the Maya Creation Myth, which it states began on the Long Count Calendar Day of 13.0.0.0.0 (which corresponds to Aug. 13, 3114 BC on our calendar).  This calendar cycle ended on Dec. 21, 2012.  You'll also see the Plaza where a powerful king of Quirigua ritually executed a great king of Copan after capturing him in battle.  Overnight Hacienda San Lucas.

Day 4:  Free day for optional activities.  Visit the Macaw Reserve, enjoy a horseback ride, excellent bird watching, etc.


Day 5:  Private transfer to the San Pedro Sula airport for your departing flight.
 










 
4 night tour of Copan and Quirigua

Tour specifics:  This tour c
an be customized to meet your individual needs and interests

Cost of this 4 night private tour (double occupancy):

2 people $1,095 per person
4 people $925 per person
6 people $785 per person
8 people $695 per person


Minimal cost for 2 children under age 12 sharing the same room as 2 adults.

Prices for Dec. 16-Jan. 6 and Easter week may be slightly higher depending on hotel policies.


Tour includes:

-- 4 nights hotel and tourist taxes.
-- All ground transportation in privately chauffeured sedan or van with a/c.
-- 4 breakfasts per person.
-- The all day services of an expert English speaking licensed guide when you visit the ruins.
-- All entry and guide fees for activities listed on the itinerary.


Tour does not include:  Air tickets, meals not indicated above, optional activities on Day 4.  Contact us about best prices on air ticket prices from your departing airport.

Optional activities:  Visit the Macaw Mountain bird reserve, the Butterfly Sanctuary, the Copan Regional Museum, the local Ceramic Museum or the Arts & Crafts Cooperative.

Or, fly from San Pedro to Belize non-stop on Tropic Air -- From $190 including taxes and fees.


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