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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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  • with a good guide you relive a little history of the Mayans, a great site, despite the heat and mosquitoes
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  • I have been to Mexico (Chichen Itza and Tulum) and Guatemala (Tikal) and now Copan, and each one is very different and beautiful in of itself. Copan, we heard, is known for its amazingly preserved sta...  more »
  • Great example of Mayan ruins over a long span of time. The museum and tunnels are well worth the extra $15USD. Ask for Mauricio Tejada as a tour guide if you can get him. It was hot (80s) while we wer...  more »