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Guide for the Copan Ruins

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Guide for the Copan Ruins

I'm looking for a guide for a day at the Ruins. Does anyone have a recommendation?

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1. Re: Guide for the Copan Ruins

your hotel can probably recommend/arrange someone or if you just go to the ruins there are officially licensed guides hanging around the entrance waiting to be hired. expect to pay $35-50 for a 3-4.5 hr guided tour plus the entrance fee.

we've used guided organized by our hotels and have just hired guides at the site and all were good.

be sure to go into the sculpture museum, its next to the ruins and very good.

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2. Re: Guide for the Copan Ruins

We used Saul, a veteran and interesting guide who was knowledgeable and speaks great English. There were four of us, and it was $5 each for a four-hour tour. Probably more for an individual tour, but I wouldn't expect $50.

You could just show up at the ruins and ask for him, but if you're interested I could try and get contact info. (We live in Copan now.)

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3. Re: Guide for the Copan Ruins

Tour at the Ruinas is $25 at the office, or $30 max for a pick up and the better guides. Twisted will book one for you that they like!

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4. Re: Guide for the Copan Ruins

We had Maya Temple tours take us to Copan from San Pedro Sula for a 1 day tour . A long 3 hour drive, each way, in a comfortable mini bus . Marielle was most helpful and Rafael , our driver/guide helpful and responsible . I would not have wanted to be driving ourselves . I highly recommend this company !

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5. Re: Guide for the Copan Ruins

You can hire an experienced bilingual guide in front of the Visitors Center for $30, no reservations are required. Most are members of the Copan Guide Assoc (but not all) and have credentials hanging from their neck to prove it. You shouldn't pay more than this.

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