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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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  • Have wanted to go to both Copan in western Honduras and Tikal in northern Guatemala for years, so on my Route of the Maya trip, I was able to see both, among other Mayan ruins. Copan is Honduras' most...  more »
  • This is a must see if you want to understand the great Mayan civilization. Make sure you hire a guide so that you get the most out of your visit and go early in the morning before it gets too hot as t...  more »
  • Great place to visit for the history of the area and the beautiful surroundings. In a sunny day it is a pleasure walking between ruins  more »