Explore Copán, Honduras

From Guatemala City or Antigua to Guatemala City
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Cultural Experiences
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Tour Description

Visit Copan, Honduras to explore the ruins of Copán, one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization.

Travel across the Guatemalan border into Honduras to the small village of Copan. Its a little off the beaten track but a wonderful, authentic experience. On a private full day tour learn more about Mayan culture as we explore the archaeological site, once considered the political center of the Mayan World dating from the classical period. See the Stairway of the Jaguars, Temple 22, Square of Ceremonies and more, as well as visiting the Copan Sculpture Museum.

After 2 nights in Copan, return to Guatemala, via the Quirigua Archaeological Park for more temple exploring!

This adventure is the perfect add on to Signature Guatemala

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Discovered in 1570 by Diego García de Palacio, the Maya site of Copan is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. Take your time to explore the site on a private tour.

Be wowed by the impressive Maya art, sculptures, and hieroglyphics when you explore the Mayan sites of Copan, Honduras and Quirigua, Guatemala.

Not far across the border between Guatemala and Honduras, discover the the cobblestone streets of the small town of Copan, and home to the Copan ruins, its worth the trip!

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Guatemala City or Antigua Copan, Honduras

You will be transferred from Guatemala City in Guatemala across the border into Honduras. Your destination is the village of Copan, the gateway to Copan Ruins. The town itself is charming thanks to its cobblestone streets and adobe buildings. There’s a beautiful main square with a colonial church and a research centre which has fantastic tea, chocolates and souvenirs. After your arrival, you’re free to explore at your leisure.

*Or you may opt to be transferred from Antigua, this tour combines with Signature Guatemala

Day 2
Copán Ruins

Today you will enjoy a private guided tour of the Copan Ruins and The Copan Sculpture Museum.Considered one of the Maya’s most impressive sites, the ruins of Copan began as a small agricultural village in around 1000 BC and grew into a city that housed 20,000 people in the early 9th century. Two large pyramids, stone temples, residential areas, a ball court, some stairways and several plazas remain from the ancient city. You will have the opportunity to visit the Square of Ceremonies, Temple 22, the Tribune of Spectators, the Stairway of Jaguars and the Stair of Hieroglyphics among other key sites. Back in town, the Copan Sculpture Museum houses exhibits stone carvings, scuptures and replicas of some of the stone reliefs and structures of the Maya from the Copan Ruins.

Day 3
Copán Guatemala City

Travelling back from Copan to Guatemala City, you will stop enroute for a guided tour of Quirigua Archaeological Park. Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quirigua was built in the classic Maya period between 200 and 900 AD. Situated within dense tropical vegetation, the site features a Great Plaza, the Plaza of the Temple, The Great Turtle Altar and one of the tallest steles of the Maya civilisation (at up to ten metres tall). After your stop you will continue to Guatemala City and be transported to the airport to depart for your next destination

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation with breakfast daily
  • Included Copy 20 Other meals where stated
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Private transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in itinerary
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, visa fees, travel insurance, personal expenses, Gratuities, beverages


  • Included Discover the ancient Maya ruins of Copan and Quirigua
  • Included Learn more about Maya culture
  • Included Travel into Honduras to the charming village of Copan
  • Included See artefacts and sculptures at the Copan Sculpture Museum
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3 days

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$1,167 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily departures