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Copan Ruinas, Copan
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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 itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Copan Ruinas and other attractions in Copan.
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  • A unique place in our country Honduras, filled with so much nature worth worth take advantage with the family. It's definitely a long way, but it is worthwhile.
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  • I had never seen anything like this so I was super impressed! Allow two hours to visit when you are alone, to take a guide. Multiple tickets possible: Park alone or with the tunnels. Expensive if we do everything.
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  • The ruins of copan are quite well preserved, we walked around for a couple of hours. Most of the structures have signs that explain what you see. It's not crowded at all. We also visited the museo edu...  more »