Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas

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Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan Ruinas travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan Ruinas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great place if you're into nature, historic, and archeological places will tour takes 2-3 hours and its very informative.  more »
  • Parents in the family had visited the Copan several times in the past for 25-30 years ago. Society Copan Ruinas has evolved much since then. From being a small yawning by earlier today, a small and cosy city with a lot to do in addition to visits to the ruins. The visit by the ruins is of course a must here. We also had the good fortune to get a great guide, which also itself be both Jun ain dian and archaeologist.
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  • Just went to Honduras for the first time and got to go to the Ruins with my girlfriend and her family it was amazing the tour guide we had shared lots of history with us and we absolutely enjoyed the ...  more »
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