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Maya Tour in Three Countries

8 Days / 7 Nights

Package Overview

Visiting 3 Countries: Honduras, Guatemala and Belize and the Maya Classic most important archaeological sites, including: Copan, Quirigua, Xunantunich, Yaxha, Caracol, Tikal and Ceibal.  SCHEDULE: Tour begins on the first and third Saturdays of each month all year around. Arrive to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Depart from Guatemala City, Guatemala 8 days later on Saturday.

Agent Commission Starting At: $146.90

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1469.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at Guatemala City International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City.

Included Meals: none

Day 2

Morning transfer to Copan in Honduras. Visit to Copan Archaeological Site. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, Copan was the southernmost major center of lowland Mayan civilization and is famed for its artistic sculpture. The great Hieroglyphic Stairway was dedicated in 755 and it bears a continuous text of more than 1250 glyph blocks listing dates and names of the city's Classic Period rulers. Because of its beautiful artwork, unsurpassed in any other Maya city, Copan occupies a special place in the study of the ancient Maya. Visit Copan’s Museum of Maya Sculpture which contains some of the finest examples of Maya sculpture ever found. Dominating the center of the museum is a full-scale brightly colored replica of the Rosalila Temple which was completed in 571. The ball courts are the playing grounds of an extremely serious sport to the Mayans. These games are believed to have had religious significance: the captain of one team was sacrificed to the gods. Overnight in Copan Town.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3

Transfer to Guatemala’s Caribbean coastal plains, visiting Quirigua en route. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site since 1981, this strategically located river city of the Classic Period controlled the important Motagua Valley trade route linking the Caribbean coast with interior settlements. Remarkably preserved portraits and texts on sandstone stele chronicle a ruling dynasty in competition with nearby Copan. In 738 the ruler Kak Tiliw captured and beheaded Copan's 13th lord, 18 Rabbit. Quirigua is home to the largest stele in the Maya World at 26 feet and 6 inches in height and weighting about 65 tons. Overnight in Flores.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4

Tikal is the third UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of the itinerary and the first one in the Maya World, since 1979. Intensive construction took place at Tikal from the late Pre-classic Period until the waning of Classic Maya civilization around AD 900. At its peak, the city covered about 48 square miles and had a population estimated at 55,000. Tikal's Stelae 29 bears the earliest Long Count date known in the Maya lowlands. In 292 AD Temple IV, one of the many pyramids erected to memorialize the dead rulers of Tikal's royal dynasty, and one of the tallest of Maya structures at 212 feet, was erected. Overnight Flores.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5

Transfer to the Central Peten area for the next visit to the Yaxha Archaeological Site, the only Maya Classic Site whose name is the same as its emblem glyph. Known for having a large concentration of massive buildings with defined avenues and causeways, it was always an ally of Tikal. Its location, on the shore of a lake and within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, makes it unique. In the Belizean side of the border, Xunantunich is an interesting small site with a tall pyramid offering a spectacular view of the San Ignacio valley. Overnight in San Ignacio

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6

Early morning departure to visit Caracol, one of the largest political, religious, and economic centres of the Maya Classic Time. Caracol is connected through a network of sakbeob with several small sites. In the 7th Century, in an alliance with Calakmul, Caracol defeated mighty Tikal. Overnight in San Ignacio, Belize.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7

Depart early to the Pasion River, the most important tributary of the Usumacinta River. After a boat ride, reach the strategic cliff where the Ceibal Archaeological Site is located. Ceibal provides the opportunity to see extraordinary stelaes that show foreign influences in the Mayan World during the Terminal Classic time. Afternoon ride to Flores Airport for a 1-hour flight to Guatemala City. Overnight accommodation in Guatemala City.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8

Transfer to Guatemala City International Airport for departure.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging, transfers, excursions with entrance tickets and meals according with itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned sites.

 Package Does Not Include

  • Air
  • Early Check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary, drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending.

 Package Notes

  • Price of package subject to change without prior notice.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
  • Pricing based on 6 passengers - e-mail or call for pricing if less than 6
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General Information

  • Capital: Belmopan
  • Government: Parliamentary democracy
  • Currency: Belizean dollar (BZD)
  • Area: 22,966 km2
  • Population: 287,730 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Black Carib), Creole
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7%, Anglican 5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Mennonite
  • Electricity: 110/60Hz (North American plug)
  • Calling Code: +501
  • Time Zone: UTC-6

Points of Interest

  • Copan Archaeological Site in Honduras
  • Quirigua
  • Tikal
  • Yaxha Archaeological Site
  • Caracol
  • Ceibal Archaeological Site