7 days / 6 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
Day 4: Gracias - Santa Rosa de Copán - Copán
In the morning we transfer to Santa Rosa de Copán, the most important city in Western Honduras. After its foundation in 1705, the town soon became the centre of the tobacco production in Honduras thanks to its fertile soil and mild climate. Today the cigar manufactory Flor de Copán produces about sixty very exclusive brands. During the traditional production process cigars are rolled by hand and covered by thin cedar wood, which characterizes the distinctive aroma of the Flor de Copán cigars. Before we continue to Copán Ruinas, we tour the charming village and visit the famous tobacco factory. En route learn about Mayan trade routes, social and political organization, and theories on their mysterious demise. Upon arrival to Copán your guide bids farewell. 2 overnights in Copán.
Day 5: Copán Ruinas
After breakfast, it is our suggestion for you to visit the legendary Archaeological Park of Copán, a short 30-minute walk from the Copán town. For your visit you can hire a local guide or enjoy on your own with the help of the many information brochures. Apart from Tikal, Copán is recognized as one of the best excavated archeological sites. Although Copán was much smaller than Tikal, it stood out due to its artistry. One of the main attractions of Copán is the impressive hieroglyphic stairway, which is with more than 2,500 hieroglyphs universally recognized as the most extensive hieroglyphic text of the ancient New World. This majestic construction is part of a temple that was built, at least in its final stage, by the fifteenth ruler of Copan in 755 A.C. Although not fully decoded, numerous studies have shown that the text narrates the dynastic history of Copán.
Day 6: Copán Ruinas - San Pedro Sula
This morning is left free for you to explore Copán. There are numerous small shops and stalls offering all kinds of handcrafts as well as excellent coffee, which is produced in the area. Narrow cobblestone streets, red tiled roofs and a bustling central park characterize the picturesque village of Copán. Many other activities are available for your enjoyment as well. There are for example a bird reserve that cares for rescued and endangered birds of the American tropics, an enchanted butterfly garden and hot springs in the midst of nature. In the afternoon you take the direct bus to San Pedro Sula. Upon arrival at the bus terminal you are picked up and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in San Pedro Sula.
Day 7: San Pedro Sula
Transfer to the San Pedro Sula airport in time for your international departure flight. You can also extend your stay with another of our itineraries. End of program.
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6 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamérica Travel Guide day 1-4
Transfers & entrance fees according to itinerary
Direct bus ticket Copán - San Pedro Sula
16 % local taxes
Prices valid until 15.12.2013
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 788.-
3 persons U$ 659.-
4 persons U$ 619.-
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