Copan And Quirigua Overnight Trip From Guatemala City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approx. 5pm or 6pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the beauty of the ancient ruins of Copan and Quirigua on this overnight trip from Guatemala city! After a scenic drive in a comfortable vehicle, spend your first day at Copan in Honduras to explore its archaeological Mayan site. On your second day, venture to Quirigua, known for the tallest stela in the Mayan world. Learn from your expert guide about the significance and importance of these UNESCO World Heritage-listed archeological sites. Hotel accommodation, breakfast and hotel pickup and drop-off are all included!

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Day 1:
Leave Guatemala city behind and spend two days exploring Copan and Quirigua on this overnight tour! After pickup from your Guatemala city hotel, head to Copan in Honduras to begin your adventure.

Located only 37 miles (60 km) from the Guatemala border, the ancient UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Copan is considered a remarkable example of Mayan pre-Colombian culture. Follow your guide as you explore the huge complex here, consisting of several plazas and ceremonial temples. Admire the impressive detailed carvings on the more than 4,000 structures on site.

Then, head to the north side of the complex to visit the Great Plaza before seeing Copan's most famous monument, Altar Q. This intricate structure depicts all of the citys 16 kings in succession. Enjoy lunch (own expense) in Copan before enjoying free time to explore at your leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2:
After breakfast on your second day, head out to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan site, Quirigua, located approximately 31 miles (50 km) outside of Copan. Quirigua is known for the Mayan worlds tallest stela. Visit Gran Plaza and admire the intricately carved stelae -- carved stone slabs or pillars used for commemoration -- and spot the tallest one, which rises as high as 32 feet (10 meters).
Enjoy lunch in Quirigua (own expense) before heading back to Guatemala city.

Inclusions

Breakfast

Standard overnight accommodation

Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch and dinner

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Dec-2017

    This is an amazing trip in theory. I think it would have been a much better trip if I hadn't been the only person on the tour. As it was a spent a lot of time in a van with the tour guide who I didn't really jive with, i am sure he would have been much better if there had been other people with me. It takes a lot of time in a vehicle to get to each place which I expected since that was clear in the description. The guide flipped the order of the stops so we had more travel time on the first day and only really stopped to visit Quirigua and got to Copan Ruinas after dark. The hotel there was amazing and very comfortable, with a very nice breakfast. Due to protests I didn't actually get to see Copan so I cannot comment on that part of the scheduled tour. I instead listened to a lecture in French about it French isn't a language I have used in 11 years and didn't learn as much as i had hoped. I did see macaw Mountain which was beautiful and the birds were a unique experience but it isn't what i had paid for or planned to see.

    So, really I would only recommend it if you are travelling as a group or at least a duo and I hope you get to see the things you had planned and paid to see.

  • 03-Feb-2014

    This was a wonderful trip, there were just two of us and our guide Mirko who was very knowledgable. The Copan ruins are great we had a guide called Gladys who explained what the various buildings and carvings represented, and the history of the city and the kings. The temple is very large as it has been built over many times the ball court is interesting as you can imagine the games taking place.There is a staircase covered in a tarpaulin but it is possible to see the glyphs carved into the risers .The marina hotel in Copan was lovely with pretty gardens our room had a terrace at the rear which was full of plants and flowers there is a pool, the breakfast was a very nice buffet. We also had supper in the hotel.the hotel is in the middle of the town. The trip to Quiriga was interesting there are many stellae which are in their oroginal places the space is very big , not all the buildings have been un earthed due to the trees growing in themThe museum is small but quite interestingand jade shop were good.there is a lot of driving involved, but I would recommend this tour. Crossing the border was easy there is a tax at both borders, and you get your passport stamped in Honduras, when you return it is straight through.

  • 05-Jun-2013

    Very very nice trip, excellent guide, was everytime looking about us.

  • 18-Feb-2013

    Our van did not have air conditioning and it was many hours spent in the van on days where the temperature reached 90+ degrees. Needless to say this made us tired and cranky. Copan and Quirigua were great sights. The hotel was excellent.We didn't get lunch until 3pm on the second day.