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Copan Extension

3 Days FROM USD 600


Copan, in western Honduras, is an important archaeological site of the ancient Maya civilisation. The kingdom of Copan existed between the 5th and 9th century, leaving behind an abundance of fascinating history in it's ruins. Add on a few extra days to your exploration of Honduras to experience a classic piece of history. Tour can also be taken as an extension from Guatemala city for a small surcharge.

Trip Code: HOTSCEX

Location: Honduras


Transfer to San Pedro de Sula Airport for onward flight to Copan.

Transfer to the airport for onward destination

An early morning departure from the hotel/airport will take you through Western Honduras, following the Chamelecón River Valley. Throughout the trip you will see enchanting rural scenes, forested mountains, livestock farms, tobacco plantations and in the higher elevations, coffee plantations.

San Pedro Sula - Copan

Copan was one of the most important sites of the Maya civilisation. The UNESCO ruins of Copan are one of the most impressive ruins of the Maya civilisation and probably the most popular and important attraction in Honduras. Discovered in 1570 by Diego Garcia de Palacio, the ruins were not excavated until the 19th century. The ruins are noted for their extensive sculpture, carved stellae of ancient rulers and the well-preserved hieroglyphics. The nearby town of Copan Ruinas is also worth exploring with its cobblestone streets and its colonial charm.


We will enjoy breakfast in the restaurant llama del Bosque, famous for it’s tortillas & refried beans. We will then take a visit to the archaeological museum in town. We will visit the site today and enjoy some of the archaeological park and the opportunity to enjoy a horseback ride. We spend the evening in Copan’s town. This is one of the most charming towns in Honduras, where you will be able to stroll the cobblestone streets, explore the many restaurants and cafe's, hunt for souvenir bargains and mingle with the friendly people of the town.

Copan Tour with Lunch in Town

In the morning, check-out of your hotel & transfer to San Pedro Sula airport for your onward flight.

Transfer to the airport for onward destination


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  • Cater to your travel needs
  • Personalise your itinerary
  • Access to great flight deals
  • Choose your accomodation
  • Tailored travel insurance options
  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Cater to your travel needs

Pricing & date

Travel Style Departing Duration PRICE FROM
Standard Daily 3 USD 600

Important Information

  • Land transfers                                    
    Entrance fee to Copan Archaeological site
    Other meals where stated
    Bilingual guide


    Visa fees (if applicable)
    Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary
    Gratuities for staff/drivers

  • Available upon request

  • Entrance Fee to Tunes and Museum not included

    Contact us for more details

  • Season and availability


We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.


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1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle.