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Address: Avenida Mirador calle 18 Conejo | City of Copán Ruinas, Copan 41209, Honduras
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$147.50*
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Worth it just to see the Macaws

This was our first visit to Mayan Ruins and we were slightly underwhelmed. As far as ruins go I'm told this is GREAT... but the tin roofs over the displays were, well distracting... read more

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit to Mayan Ruins and we were slightly underwhelmed. As far as ruins go I'm told this is GREAT... but the tin roofs over the displays were, well distracting and a little ugly. We hired a tour guide for a 2 hour tour (We negotiated down to $30, but the going rate is around $40/group. Each... More 

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Buckhannon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the town of Copan Ruinas specifically to visit the actual ruins just outside town. Wow, what a wonderful place! The sculptures and stellas and carvings surpass those in Tikal and are better preserved. This is a must-see for folks interested in Maya sites. At $15 the admission is quite reasonable considering all the necessary upkeep and preservation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere of this place is highlighted by a noisy flock of huge scarlet macaws that appear and disappear as you explore the ruins. It makes the experience even more special. The huge stone stellae erected by the kings of Copan and a massive stone altar that depicts all 16 kings are truly magical. There is a giant staircase that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Mayan Site of Copan, Honduras as a day trip from San Salvador. Two border crossings and 4 hour drive each way, but totally worth it. Copan has been rebuilt yet many areas have been left alone. You can see the contrast quite clearly. It is not too crowded. You are assigned a guide with your ticket,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The city has a working atm, but only a few places take credit cards, especially restaurants. It is a longer walk to the ruins from town than is stated in the guide book, but there are small fulfils that will take you out and back for a dollar a live each way.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to getnconectednwith partnof the honduran history, do some birding and learn about the culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! Go early and hire a guide. They are well worth the money. You get so much more out of your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful visit. Before going to El Parque Arqueopogico I'd recommend a visit to the Virtual Museum on the Plaza in the center of the town. It offers a great background so that you will have a better understanding of the ruins. We had a great guide at the Ruins....his name was Tony. Highly recommend him.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Copan Archeological site is impressive, from the very first moment you enter the park and see the ecosystem around and in front of you, to the flying Guacamayas above and in every tree flying free above you, this place is magical, and then you enter the park to see how the mayas built the ruins and the way the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Payed a visit today our guide marcel (aka the Martian) was amazing! Very knowledgable and interesting, I would definitely advise having a guide as there's so much to discover about this beautiful place. A must visit when in Copan

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