Guatemalan Highlands and the Mayan ruins of Copan - Guatamala & Honduras
7 days / 6 nights from Guatemala City to San Pedro Sula
Day 4: Antigua
In 1979 Antigua has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list as an outstanding example of preserved colonial architecture and of cultural value. Until today the principal monuments built before the earthquake are preserved as ruins. Much of the architecture today dates from the 17th and 18th centuries. During our tour we visit the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Capuchinas Convent, the churches San Francisco and La Merced as well as other buildings and colonial spots.
Day 5: Antigua - Copan Ruinas (Honduras)
Early in the morning we set out for Honduras. After a scenic drive through the Motagua valley, we arrive at the Honduran border in the afternoon. Having dealt with the customs formalities we transfer to Copan Ruinas where we check in our hotel, located in the centre of the village. The rest of the afternoon is left free to enjoy and explore the picturesque village. The various small shops and stalls offer all kinds of handcrafts as well as excellent coffee, which is produced in this area. 2 overnights in Copan Ruinas.
Day 6: Copan Ruinas
After breakfast we leave the village to explore the nearby archaeological Park of Copan. At its height (from 200 to 900 A.D.) Copan had about 24,000 inhabitants. It wasn't one of the largest Mayan cities. However, it was the principal cultural centre of the Maya region due to its advanced development of sculpture, astronomy, and hieroglyphic writing. The sculptures and stelaes are among the most artistic of all Mayan sites. The main site is famous for the Hieroglyphic Stairway, which is 30 m long and 10 m high. The lengthy inscription on the Hieroglyphic Stairway is of considerable historical significance. Later we visit the sepulchers, a residential and burial site of the Mayan nobles located at about 2 km from the main group.
Day 7: Copan Ruinas - San Pedro Sula
Transfer to San Pedro Sula in time for your international departure flight.
* You can book this tour in the opposite direction without additional costs. You can also extend or shorten it or propose program changes.
* We suggest an extension stay on the Bay Islands or a combination with one of our Honduras itineraries. Don't hesitate to ask for the different options.
6 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamerica Travel Guide
Entrance fees, excursions & transfers according to itinera
Rates valid until 16.12.2017
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 1395.-
3 persons U$ 1079.-
4 persons U$ 959.-
5 persons U$ 849.-
6 persons U$ 775.-
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