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Honduras: Copan

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Copán is one of the most impressive Mayan ruins in Mesoamerica and lies at the eastern limit of the empire.  It is not as immense as the sites of Tikal (Guatemala) or Chichén Itzá (Mexico) but here, beneath the tentacles of greedy jungle vegetation, the craftsmanship has survived the vagaries of time - most impressively the intricate carvings of 21 stone columns, or stelae. distributed among the temples and ball courts. The renowned hieroglyphic stairway has 1,250 blocks carved with glyphs - the longest inscribed text in the New World.  Copán fell into decline soon after its apogée in the 8th century.

Our holidays to Copan

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Granada

Alcion: Central America Discovery

Group tour

22 days from £2,248pp

Honduran mountains

Guatemala and Honduras uncovered

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14 days from £3,378pp

Ruins at Copan Honduras

Signature Honduras: Jungle, islands and Mayan ruins

Private journey

11 days from £2,094pp

tikal

Treasures of Central America: Heritage of the Aztec and Mayan Empires

Private journey

18 days from £4,581pp

Things to do in Copan

Go Horse Riding

Horse riding in Honduras

Visit Lancatilla Botanical Gardens

Visit Lancetilla Botanical Gardens


Visit the Ruins of Copán

Visit the Mayan ruins of Copan

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