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Copan Ruinas valley of Kings, Sacred Valley of the Red Scarlet Macaw. Copan Ruinas is an ancient city in the Mayan Empire. Located in western Honduras at just under 10 minutes from the border with Guatemala el Florido. More than 138,000 visitors...more
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If you are in the area this is a must. The site is a well preserved example of the Mayan culture. You can pay the basic fee or pay extra for a guide. There are also other costs for the museum etc.
We opted for...More
The Copán archeological site is renowned for its monumental three-dimensional sculptures (statues, stelae, altars and the like). Among ancient Mesoamerican cities you might want to visit, it's not as grandiose as Teotihuacan and the pyramids do not tower like in Tikal (they are quite modest,...More
This is a must when visiting Central America, it is full of the ancient history of the area. I've been there so many times I've lost count but I never get tired of it. The whole place takes about 2 to 3 hours to walk...More
We had an official guide and he made it very worthwhile. I also recommend you go early in the morning as it was a) cooler and b) by noon there was hordes of school kids and tour groups coming (we were there on a weekend)...More
Don’t miss this site! It’s very well preserved, and it’s worth a visit. The road from Antigua in Guatemala up to Copán is a good one, anyhow try to drive during daylight.
We arrived in the early afternoon on a Tuesday and we were alone....More
The Ruins of Copan are a must-see while in Honduras. I visited for a few hours in the morning, and marveled at not only the ancient structures, altars, stelae, and other archaeological features, but the surrounding park and its macaws. The tunnels are also nice,...More
If you want to avoid the crowds, go right when it opens which is around 8am. Our group basically had the place to ourselves! I would recommend hiring a local guide as well so you actually can learn about all the sites here. Beautiful wild...More
I would recommend using a guide to view the ruins. The guide explained a lot more than we would have been able to glean just from the ruins and signage. Macaws are everywhere! Stay at the Clarion Hotel and visit Macaw Mountain while you are...More
Cesar was our tour guide and walked us around this beautiful sight. He was friendly, spoke amazing English and answered all my dumb questions. The Mayan ruins are only a 5 minute walk from town and are beautiful and thought provoking about sustainability. Use insect...More