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Copan Day Trip from Guatemala City

Explore the archeological ruins of Copan, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Mayan Empire, on this full-day trip from Guatemala City. Head by comfortable coach on a relaxing drive to Honduras, and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the ruins with a knowledgeable guide. You'll learn about the Yax Kuk Mo dynasty through its temples, elaborate stone monuments and hieroglyphic writing system, as well as fascinating artifacts excavated from the site!


In the early morning, meet your guide upon pickup at your Guatemala City hotel and board your comfortable coach for a scenic 6-hour drive to Copan. Along the way, stop for a complimentary Guatemalan breakfast, including beans, eggs and tortillas or bread, and enjoy the company of like-minded travelers.

Once your group crosses the border into western Honduras, it's only about 37 miles (60 km) to Copan, the country's most impressive archeological site. This ancient city of the Yax Kuk Mo dynasty dates back to the 7th century and was known as Xukpi by the Mayans.

When you arrive, take a 2-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and explore the incredible stone sculptures, altars and temples with your expert guide, who will point out the five main sections of the city. See the Great Plaza, the Acropolis, the ball court and hieroglyphic stairway, and even visit the underground tunnels if you choose.

Walk around two enormous plazas that divide the Acropolis, housing several significant temples and altar. Your guide will describe how these monuments, as well as Central America's second-largest ball court, were used. In the Great Plaza, observe the intricate design of the scattered stelae - sculpted stone monuments 9-16 feet (3-5 meters) tall, which chronicle Mayan rulers of the empire!

Climb the 63 steps along the hieroglyphic stairway and view the detail of several thousand carved glyphs, the longest text of the ancient Mayans ever to be discovered. Visit the on-site museum and see the excavated artifacts on display, or walk through the archeological tunnels underneath the Acropolis to view earlier stages of the immense Mayan Empire (additional fee).

Afterward, your guide will take your group to Copan Ruins, a nearby colonial town also known as San Jose del Copan, where you can purchase lunch. Then, relax on the return by coach, arriving at your Guatemala City hotel around 7pm.



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5-Day Tour from Guatemala City: Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Santiago Atitlan

Visit several of Guatemala's Spanish colonial towns and modern-day Mayan villages on this 5-day tour with an informative and entertaining guide, including round-trip transport from Guatemala City. You'll learn about local history and culture amid gorgeous natural surroundings, with a boat ride across the volcanic region of Lake Atitlan. Be amazed by the diversity of daily customs, crafts and clothing in Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Santiago Atitlan!

With lodging for four nights plus several meals and transportation between all locations included, you'll find this tour a perfect way to enjoy Guatemala's amazing places and cultures.

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Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua

Spend the night in northern Guatemala and discover the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha! This 2-day adventure takes you from Antigua to the jungle of Guatemala. Admire the temples in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park and visit Yaxha, a large classic Mayan ceremonial site overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes.

Enjoy overnight accommodation in Tikal or Flores with breakfast, lunch and round-trip airfare to and from Antigua included. This is the perfect way to discover the great Mayan ruin sites of Guatemala!

Day 1:
Visit Tikal and Yaxha on this 2-day trip from Antigua! You'll be picked up bright and early from your Antigua hotel and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your overnight adventure. Hop on a small plane and set off toward the northern Guatemalan town of Flores. After landing, head straight to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) to begin your tour!

Spread out over 341 square miles (550 sq km), Tikal National Park contains thousands of separate ruin structures. Visit the central area of the once great Mayan city with your expert guide and explore various parts of the park, including visit the Central Acropolis, which consists of a maze of courtyards, small rooms and temples. You'll also see Complex Q and R, featuring twin-pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples at both complexes.

Then, visit Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, this 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with exterior stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Near here, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, also known as the Temple of the Masks.

After exploring Tikal, enjoy a delicious lunch at the ruin site before heading to your hotel, where you'll enjoy free time to discover the town on your own.

Day 2:
On your second day, enjoy complimentary breakfast at your hotel before heading southeast to the Mayan archeological site, Yaxha. While here, enjoy the scenic jungle landscape of this unique area overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. As you follow your knowledgeable guide around Yaxha, learn about the history of this ceremonial Mayan site, which features more than 500 ancient structures. Spend time visiting various sections of the site, including pyramid temples, ball courts and elevated plazas. After touring the ruins, enjoy lunch before beginning your journey back to Antigua.

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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Take an exciting air tour from Guatemala City to discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal! After a scenic flight to Tikal, spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park exploring the incredible archaeological site of Tikal, located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Your expert guide will show you around the impressive ruins and teach you'll about the history behind the steep-sided temples and plazas. See one of Guatemala's most beautiful ruins in an easy and convenient way!

Enjoy a scenic flight from Guatemala City to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Visit the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle, and experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala.

After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel in the morning, head to airport, hop on a small plane, and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala! When you arrive, you'll be driven to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal). With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park is home to thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of intriguing history.

Follow your expert guide through these Mayan ruins and visit the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, before continuing to Complex Q and R, where you'll see twin pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples. Visit the massive Temple I (also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar), built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb. This 144-foot (44-meter) temple encloses three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Walk a short distance to the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks.

After your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch before taking some time on your town to explore the ruins at your leisure. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Guatemala City.

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Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City

Take a day trip from Guatemala City and explore the Mayan ruins of Mixco Viejo. Discover the fascinating history behind the temples, pyramids and ball courts of this ancient archeological site from your expert guide. Wedged between deep ravines, this incredible piece of history is one Mayan gem you must see!

Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of ancient Mayan culture on this day trip to the Mixco Viejo ruins from Guatemala City. Discover unique, impressive ancient Mayan ruins and learn about their history and significance from your expert guide.

After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, venture approximately an hour west to the town of Chimaltenango. Wedged between deep ravines, Mixco Viejo was once an important Mayan city and the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom. Now divided into several areas, the site contains more than 120 major structures, including temples, palaces and ball courts, where an ancient Mesoamerican ballgame sport was played.

As you wander through the archeological site, your guide will educate you about the significance of the pyramids and temples, including Pyramid A1, which is the main pyramid, and Pyramid B3, featuring two structures built on a single platform.

After a guided tour of these fascinating ruins, enjoy a lunch break (own expense) and spend free time exploring on your own. Afterwards, you'll be transported back to your Guatemala City hotel.

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