Traveling The Maya Highlands of Guatemala and Copán

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Stunning Standing Stela at Copan
Stunning Standing Stela at Copan

One of the Conservancy’s most popular Central American tours is back again in March, 2018. We’ll be visiting the highlands of Guatemala and the incredible Mayan archaeological site of Copán in Honduras. Join us in Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, for the trip of a lifetime! Guatemala Highlands and Copán March 29 to April 8, 2018

Rain forests, snow-capped volcanoes, and magnificent lakes make up the landscape of the ancient Maya in the highlands of Guatemala.  Our travels take us from beautiful Lake Atitlán to the Honduran rainforest where we visit Copán, considered the crown jewel of the southern Maya cities. Noted Maya scholar Professor John Henderson from Cornell University accompanies us on our tour.

Here is just a little photo blog taster of this grand trip from 2016. We begin in Guatemala City visiting two museums filled with stunning examples of ancient arts and culture: the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, specializing in textile art, and the Museo Popol Vuh featuring ceramics. This impressive vessel featuring three Quetzal birds is truly breathtaking:

Vessel featuring three Quetzal birds at the Museo Popol Vuh .
Vessel featuring three Quetzal birds at the Museo Popol Vuh .

To join us on this archaeological adventure, contact us at tactours@nm.net or by phone at (505) 266-1540.

Our journey into the highlands takes us the town of Chichicastenango. Here are some of the sights we will be seeing:

We’ll also visit the amazing ruins of the capital of the Cakchiquel Maya from the late 1400’s until the early 1500’s, the site of Iximiche:

The group visiting a temple structure at Iximche
The group visiting a temple structure at Iximche

We will spend a day touring through Antigua. Founded in 1543, it was Guatemala’s first capital city, destroyed by an earthquake in 1773.

Early Historic Mission complex, Antigua
Early Historic Mission complex, Antigua

We’ll visit the Mayan site of Copán in Honduras, staying at the fabulous Hotel Marina:

We’ll have an opportunity to see the famed Sculpture Museum at Copan:

We will see residential compounds at Las Sepulturas:

Residential compound at Las Sepulturas
Residential compound at Las Sepulturas

On our way back to Guatemala City, we’ll stop to visit the Mayan archaeological site of Quirigua:

 Detail of Monumental Stela, Quirigua
Detail of Monumental Stela, Quirigua

To join us on this tour, or for further information, contact us at tours.tac@gmail.com or by phone at (505) 266-1540.

When: March 29-April 8, 2018
Where: Guatemala and Honduras
How Much: $2,995 per person ($325 single supplement)

Explore the Spring 2018 tour itinerary for The Maya World of Copán and Guatemala Highlands

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