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 travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • quite a few levels but great photo opportunities are very clean, well-maintained facility with many guided tours for Kinder.Es to climb.
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  • very nice site to see. We have a guide on the spot which was outstanding. A real science on the Mayan world well. An impeccable french.
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  • The place was beautiful, really well maintained and so clean. We spent over an hour walking around. We only spotted the guides when we were leaving. There were signs in english so we could read what a...  more »

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