Copán archaeological site of the Maya civilization from Antigua Guatemala: Discover Copán, one of the most impressive and important sites of Mayan civilisation. Journey from Antigua Guatemala on this full day tour to unearth the history behind the most influential Mayan city and be amazed by its archaeological beauty and significance.
Leave Antigua Guatemala early in the morning to travel to Copán, enjoying breakfast en route, and arrive in time to fully appreciate the magnificence of the ‘Kingdom of the Sun’. Take a tour around the archaeological site that was once the capital city of the Classic period kingdom, which was not excavated until the 19th century. Marvel at the Acropolis and important plazas encircling it, including the Ceremonial Plaza, the Hieroglyphic Stairway Plaza (one of the most outstanding structures of the Mayan culture with a 100m wide stairway) and Eastern Plaza. Uncover its special connection with Quirigua and how it also became the capital of a New Mayan kingdom under the Yax Kuk Mo dynasty.
A fascinating and inspiring tour, you’ll also discover how its legacy left its mark on costumes and traditions in western Honduras. At the end of the tour, we make our way back to Antigua Guatemala, arriving back at your hotel for approximately 7pm.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Start/opening time: At 4am.
End/closing time: At 7pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.