The Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed at the end of the first millennium, but the ruins of many cities and towns have survived to this day and attract many visitors from near and far. The ruins of Copan, located in western Honduras just a few miles behind the border, are one of the most famous archaeological sites in the entire Mayan world.
Round-trip transportation, 1 night hotel, entrance fees and tour of the ruins with a bilingual guide Not included: Meals, drinks, tips Payment: Payment in full must be received at least 7 days before the tour begins; or at the time of booking if less than 7 days before the tour.
No refund or credit for later cancellations or no-shows. Additional Information Copan is located in Honduras, just a few miles behind the border with Guatemala. The border crossing is usually quick and painless. Copan is a small but fairly prosperous town that is popular with foreign travelers.
The local infrastructure is well developed, cell phone coverage is good and internet access is easily available.
The main archaeological site is about a mile from the center of town. A second site, Las Sepulturas, is a bit farther away on the road to La Entrada and many travelers skip it as there is not all that much to see there.
Right next to the archaeological park is a newly-build museum where many artifacts found on site are displayed.
Tours with private transportation and guide visit the Mayan ruins of Quirigua on the way to Copan. Tours by shuttle bus visit only Copan and bypass Quirigua.
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Tours by shuttle bus visit only Copan and bypass Quirigua. Tours by shuttle bus visit only Copan and bypass Quirigua. Nov 03, · There is a parking lot at the entrance. When we went to Quirigua, there were few other tourists and the lot was quite empty.
The parking lot is designed primarily for tour buses and vans, but there is no problem for regular passenger cars to park there/5(). The discovery of the historical identities of the rulers of Quirigua by David Kelley in had little effect on the study of their monuments, which was largely confined to the identification of the subjects of the portraits (Kubler ; Miller ).
Quirigua remains important due largely to its wealth of sculpture, including the tallest stone monuments ever erected in the New World. They include carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.
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