Jewel of the Maya, Copan & Tikal - 8 days, 7 nights

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  • San Pedro Sula Cathedral
  • Banana plantations near San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
  • Main archaeological site at Copan, Honduras.
  • Rosalila temple at Copan, Honduras.
  • Scarlet macaws at Macaw Mountain Bird Park in Copan, Honduras.
  • Maya stelas at Quirigua, Guatemala.
  • Main archaeological site at Tikal, Guatemala.
  • Contrast of Antigua, Guatemala.


Day 01
Arrive at San Pedro Sula, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel, evening is at leisure, overnight at San Pedro Sula.

Day 02
Today we will have a half day tour of San Pedro Sula, known as the industrial capital of Honduras, a modern bustling city that treasures its rich history and tradition of the banana emporium era, a tour of a banana plantation and packing station as well as commercial and residential areas are included along with a visit to the local artisans market. In the afternoon, we depart for Copan to arrive later in the evening, overnight at Copan.

Day 03
In the morning, we will have a guided tour of the main archaeological site that features the hieroglyphic staircase, the ball court and the famous stelas, in the afternoon, discover the various artefacts and art work carved in stone at the museum of Maya sculpture and the museum of archaeology, evening is at your disposal to stroll around the cobble stoned streets of the town of Copan and visit its numerous restaurants, coffee and souvenir shops, overnight at Copan.

Day 04
No visit to Copan can be complete without a close encounter with the quarters of the royal families at “Las Sepulturas” site, we will end our Copan visit with a tour of the Macaw Mountain Bird park, evening at leisure, overnight at Copan.

Day 05
Today, we enter Guatemalan territory heading to the Maya ruins of Tikal, touring the site of Quirigua and the Rio Dulce area along the way, we arrive at Flores near Tikal late afternoon, evening is free, overnight at Flores.

Day 06
Prepare yourself for our day of Maya exploration at Tikal, the largest Maya site in Central America, to admire the high raise pyramids that elevate above the rain forest, we will also visit the museum of archaeology, late afternoon return to Flores, overnight at Flores.

Day 07
You will be driven to the airport to catch your domestic flight to Guatemala city, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Antigua Guatemala for a day touring of this magnificent colonial town and overnight, accommodations at Antigua.

Day 08
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the Guatemala city airport for international departure.


- Accommodations in double occupancy.
- Breakfast daily.
- Lunch at Rio Dulce on day 5.
- Domestic flight Flores - Guatemala City.
- Ground transportation.
- English speaking guide.
- Airport transfers.
- Sightseeing tours listed.
- Admissions.
- Local guides.
- Hotel taxes.

Not included: any meals not mentioned as included, airport taxes, gratuities to guides, drivers, porters or waiters and expenses of personal nature.


Superior accommodations

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Hotel Real Intercontinental
Copan, Honduras – Hotel Marina Copan (premium rooms)
Flores, Guatemala – Hotel Camino Real Tikal
Antigua, Guatemala – Hotel Camino Real Antigua

$ 1,795.00 USD Per person
Supplement for a single room: $ 600.00 USD.

Moderate accommodations

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Hotel Holiday Inn
Copan, Honduras – Hotel Marina Copan (standard)
Flores, Guatemala – Hotel Peten Esplendido
Antigua, Guatemala – Hotel Las Farolas

$ 1,695.00 USD Per person
Supplement for a single room: $ 500.00 USD. 

Economy accommodations

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Apart Hotel La Cordillera
Copan, Honduras – Hotel Camino Maya
Flores, Guatemala – Hotel del Patio
Antigua, Guatemala – Hotel Casa Antigua

$ 1,595.00 USD Per person
Supplement for a single room: $ 400.00 USD. 

Budget accommodations

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Hotel Ejecutivo
Copan, Honduras – Hotel Lauros
Flores, Guatemala – Hotel Peten
Antigua, Guatemala – Hotel Meson del Valle

$ 1,495.00 USD Per person
Supplement for a single room: $ 300.00 USD.


Spring 2014: May 3rd to March 10th.
Summer 2014: July 5th to July 12th.
Fall 2014: September 6th to September 13th.
Winter 2014: December 14th to December 21st. 

This tour is also available on a private basis, for rates and details please inquire.


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