Copan Ruinas, Copan

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#1 of 21 in Historic Sites in Honduras
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Very nice, less common than Tikal, less expensive, more end to sense where the stelae are more decorated of sculptures. Avoid the restoration at the entrance to the site, dear and really not good.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The ruins and in freedom macaws are beautiful, we stayed in while in touk touk since Copan (negotiated rate) then had a guide who spoke good french. I recommend to the site from the opening to be cool and quiet.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We live in Belize and tracell d to Mayan ruins all over Mexico too so we didn't have high school spectating of this remote (for us) place as we felt like "we've seen that, done that" kinda thing. But ...  more »

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