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All About Copán

3 days / 2 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
guaranteed and daily departures with 2 passengers only

Day 1: San Pedro Sula - Copán Ruinas
In the morning you meet with your guide at the reception of your hotel and drive to Copán. On the way we visit a local market in La Entrada and enjoy the beautiful countryside. During the drive you have the chance to obtain information about Mayan trade routes, social and political organization, and theories on their mysterious demise. In the afternoon, we have time to enjoy the atmosphere of the picturesque village. The red tiled roofs of its houses, the cobblestone pavement of its narrow streets and the bustling central market are characteristics of Copan. In addition to a visit of the Mayan ruins, the small town offers a great variety of other activities, so that it is worth staying a few days. 2 overnights in Copán.

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Day 2: Copán Ruinas
Today we visit the archeological park of Copan. With a population of around 24,000 at its height Copán wasn't the largest Mayan City. However, it is nowadays known as the Athens of the New World, as at the peak of the Mayan development Copán was its principal cultural centre. In its development of sculpture, astronomy, and hieroglyphic writing Copán was far ahead of other larger and more powerful Mayan cities. Learn about the impressive 63-step stairway with over 2,500 hieroglyphs and the masterfully carved stelae. Appreciate to its full the significant number of ruins surrounded by giant trees that provide shades all over the site. In the afternoon, we visit the Chortí community of La Pintada, for a look at the lifestyle of the direct descendants of the Mayas.

Day 3: Copán Ruinas - San Pedro Sula
After breakfast we visit Las Sepulturas, a residential and burial site of the Mayan nobles, which is located only a few kilometres from the ruins and connected to the Great Plaza by a causeway. Some of the dwellings found at Las Sepulturas have been dated to Early Preclassic times and to Middle Preclassic times. The complex featured large cobble-built platforms and several wealthy tombs. One of the most famous excavations is the tomb of a powerful shaman who lived around 450 A.C. It can be seen in its entirety in the small museum located in the centre of Copan. In San Pedro Sula there is time to visit the local handcraft market "Guamilito" with its colourful stores. End of the program or extension of your stay with another of our itineraries.

 

Services Included
Mesoamérica bilingual guide
2 nights lodging including breakfast
Transfers & entrance fees according to itinerary
16% local taxes
Rates valid until 15.12.2014
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 488.-
3 persons U$ 383.-
4 persons U$ 349.-


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