Copán Day Trip From Antigua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    4:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    These are our pick up points for our excursion. Please select your pick up point and be 15 minutes prior the starting time.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm or 8pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Copn, one of the most elaborate cities of the Mayan Empire, on this full-day trip from Antigua. Enjoy a relaxing drive across the Honduras border by comfortable coach and then explore the ruins on foot with an expert guide. Youll be amazed as you learn about this ancient civilization via the archeological discovery of its many temples, hieroglyphic writing system and elaborate stone monuments!

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

Copn is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copn Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.
Depart from Antigua Guatemala at early on the morning and transfer to Copn, Honduras, our transfer will take aproximately of 6 hours, below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

Stop At: HOTEL Y RESTAURANTE SANTA CRUZ

We will take our breakfast on route (Included), at Zacapa.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: EL FLORIDO

Pass by the border of Guatemala with Honduras. You'll make the border payments and inmigration procedure to get to Copan Ruinas. (The procedure will vary on time depending on group size).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas, Copan Department

Upon at our arrival to Copn we will meet our local guide an expert in the area which will fill you with all your knowledge of one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Maya World: Copn, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
We will begin with a soft walking into the park, Copn is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copn Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples.
The Plaza of the Hieroglyphic Staircase has a monumental staircase, one of the exceptional structures of the Mayan culture. On the 10-meter-wide steps, there are more than 1,250 individual glyphs, which constitute the longest known Mayan inscription.
The Main Ensemble and the Cemetery Ensemble are located at the core of the site and are connected to the Sepultura Ensemble to the northeast by means of a road, the site is known for a series of stelae with portraits, most of which were placed along processional paths in the central plaza of the city and on the Acropolis, a large complex with pyramids, plazas and palaces, also has a long field for the Mesoamerican ball game.The field of play is between two parallel buildings that frame a rectangle of exact dimensions.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Copan Honduras

You will have free time to take lunch in Copn town (Not included)

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala Tours

At the end of the tour return to Antigua Guatemala.

Inclusions

Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide upon arrival in Copn

Breakfast

Roundtrip shared transfer from Antigua Guatemala to Copan, Honduras

Entrance to Copan Archeological Site

Entry/Admission - Copan Ruinas

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Border fee ($5 to $10 depending on nationality) between Guatemala and Honduras

Entry/Admission - HOTEL Y RESTAURANTE SANTA CRUZ

Entry/Admission - EL FLORIDO

Entry/Admission - Copan Honduras

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera. You must also bring any medication and water if necessary for your health or by a medical note that indicates it.

Please Note: During holy week ( April 17 21, 2019) we do not pick up on hotels, you will be request to move to our meeting point where we will pick up you. Please be ready on the meeting 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour. Our meeting points are: Casa Santo Domingo Hotel or Soleil Hotel.

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.

For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Sep-2017

    A bit too boring for my taste, but I'm glad I got to see a part of Honduras. DO NOT forget to bring your passport!