This tour originates in the Copan Ruins. At 8:00am, meet and greet at your hotel in Copán and transfer to Quirigua with a bilingual guide.
Quirigua is one of the smallest Mayan Cities, but one of the most notable due to its splendid series of monuments. Most likely founded in the Late Pre-Classic era and flourished until the 10th century until Quirigua was abandoned for unknown reasons.
The archaeological site of Quirigua contains the largest stela ever discovered in the Mayan world. It seems likely due to its sudden burst of mastery, that the artisans, and perhaps the rulers of Quirigua came from Copán, Honduras, less than 100 kilometers south across the mountains.
Copán had been erecting monuments for 250 years before Quirigua and both cities apparently ceased within five years of each other. In 738AD Quirigua’s forces defeated the city of Copán and captured its ruler, XVIII Jog (18 rabbit), and had him beheaded. In the afternoon, transfer back to Copán.
|Departure point||Your hotel/address in Copán|
|Departure time||08:00 am|