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Copan Ruinas valley of Kings, Sacred Valley of the Red Scarlet Macaw. Copan Ruinas is an ancient city in the mayan Empire. Located in western honduras at just under 10 minutes from the border with Guatemala el Florido. More than 138,000 visitors...more
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A really great place to visit in Copan i am impressed about the history & culture this place has. i reccommend to look for a guide in my opinion it is a bit expensive, however it is worth, every second at the ruis was magic....More
The history of the Mayans is so interesting and the ruins have been beautifully preserved. Our guide gave us a lot of information and he was hilarious! Can’t remember his name but he was a short little Spanish man, a bit older. Definitely worth the...More
This is the highlight of the little town Copan. Most tourists who see Mayan ruins for the first time will be enthralled, however after seeing Tikkal and various other ruins in Mexico this was not the most exciting of all ruins. Nevertheless it's a must...More
I went as a tourist, not as a historian or an archaeologist. If you are into Mayan ruins, then I suppose you’ll be impressed, but compared to Chichen Itza, this place isn’t all that great. If you’re in Copan, do still visit the ruins. Do...More
We had seen Mayan ruins before at Tikal and Yaxha but these ones were not just a repeat from the previous ones. There are lots of stellae to see and hieroglyphs too. The tunnels are interesting and we were alone to visit them but the...More
Having come from Tikal and Yaxhá in northern Guatemala, what a surprise to hear that I could walk 1 km from the edge of town and explore at my own pace! The ruins are all right there for you - no trekking through paths within...More
Response from bertrand b | Reviewed this property |
If you visit Angkor in Cambodia, it is free for the local people and you have to pay if you are a tourist.
I consider it is fait if there is a big difference of income between the local people and the tourists
I would say the latest you can go is around 1 pm , because the walk can take a couple hours. After that if going to the museum or the gift shop you must be heading back home since its starting to get dark and more dangerous... More
I would say the latest you can go is around 1 pm , because the walk can take a couple hours. After that if going to the museum or the gift shop you must be heading back home since its starting to get dark and more dangerous. The locals and the tour guides dont recommend going there so late, so this is mainly for the brave adventurers among you .
Response from TravelinGal2010 | Reviewed this property |
I second Explorer 1's recommendation to hire a driver. You don't want to be alone anywhere along the road. In Copan, you may want to stay at Hacienda El Jamon on the east side. It is a former working ranch with cabanas and... More
I second Explorer 1's recommendation to hire a driver. You don't want to be alone anywhere along the road. In Copan, you may want to stay at Hacienda El Jamon on the east side. It is a former working ranch with cabanas and plenty of space for the girls to play.
If you spend a night in San Pedro Sula, my favorite hotel is the Intercontinental. It is next to the mall, but you should not go to the mall without a Honduran escort. Even entering the parking lot alone marks you as a tourist and a potential target.