Tours from Copan

La Pintada - Horseback Riding

Description:
Perched on a mountainside, La Pintada offers a spectacular panorama of the town of Copan Ruins and the main Mayan ruins just outside of town.

Small garden plots of flowers and bananas or plantains surround the adobe, thatched houses. This is essentially a subsistence farming village inhabited by the Chorti Maya with the principal crops being corn and beans.

Horses for all levels of riding ability are available. The hotel is located at the southeast corner of the central park. Take the morning ride and you will be back in time for lunch in town. Travel Tips: Wear shoes suitable for horseback riding, not sneakers or tennis shoes. Put on insect repellant.

INFORMATION:

Price: 17 USD p.p. for 3 hours
Availability: Every day
Departure time: 08:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs (you choose the hour)
  • La Pintada – Horseback Riding

    $17.00

    Description:
    Perched on a mountainside, La Pintada offers a spectacular panorama of the town of Copan Ruins and the main Mayan ruins just outside of town.

    Small garden plots of flowers and bananas or plantains surround the adobe, thatched houses. This is essentially a subsistence farming village inhabited by the Chorti Maya with the principal crops being corn and beans.

    Horses for all levels of riding ability are available. The hotel is located at the southeast corner of the central park. Take the morning ride and you will be back in time for lunch in town. Travel Tips: Wear shoes suitable for horseback riding, not sneakers or tennis shoes. Put on insect repellant.

    INFORMATION:

    Price: 17 USD p.p. for 3 hours
    Availability: Every day
    Departure time: 08:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs (you choose the hour)

Ruins Copan Tour

Description:
The Ruins at Copan are believed to have been inhabited by the Maya as early as 1200 BC and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not as impressive in size as Tikal in Guatemala or pre-Columbian ruins in Mexico, the Copan Ruins nonetheless have some intricately carved stelae of former leaders and a well-preserved ball court. Excavation is still in process and some of the pyramids remain partially buried. The ball court of the Copan Ruins is one of the most impressive of all of the Maya sites.

INFORMATION:

Price: 40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people
Availability: Every day
Departure time: 08:00 Hrs
What to bring: A bottle of water sunblock, hat, comfortable walking shoes.
  • Ruins Copan Tour

    $40.00

    Description:
    The Ruins at Copan are believed to have been inhabited by the Maya as early as 1200 BC and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not as impressive in size as Tikal in Guatemala or pre-Columbian ruins in Mexico, the Copan Ruins nonetheless have some intricately carved stelae of former leaders and a well-preserved ball court. Excavation is still in process and some of the pyramids remain partially buried. The ball court of the Copan Ruins is one of the most impressive of all of the Maya sites.

    INFORMATION:

    Price: 40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people
    Availability: Every day
    Departure time: 08:00 Hrs
    What to bring: A bottle of water sunblock, hat, comfortable walking shoes.

Copan Museum of Sculpture

Description:
This museum has been open on and off since 1999 and was closed until May 2006, to construct a new roof, which is now guaranteed to hold for at least 40 years. It houses several of the key stelae and altars that were found at the site, including the impressive main altar carved with all 16 kings of Copan.

INFORMATION:

Price: 7 USD p.p.
Availability: Every day
  • Copan Museum of Sculpture

    $7.00

    Description:
    This museum has been open on and off since 1999 and was closed until May 2006, to construct a new roof, which is now guaranteed to hold for at least 40 years. It houses several of the key stelae and altars that were found at the site, including the impressive main altar carved with all 16 kings of Copan.

    INFORMATION:

    Price: 7 USD p.p.
    Availability: Every day

Museum of Maya Archeology

Description:
This museum is an excellent place to learn more about the Mayan culture. If possible, we recommend visiting this museum before visiting the ruins, as to learn more about the Mayan culture and prepare yourself for the ruins. It takes about one-and-a-half hours to see the museum properly, although currently only the first half of the exhibits has English translation. The museum’s collection consists of original stelae, pottery and offerings, skeletons, jade-filled teeth, jade carvings and interesting information about the Mayan calendar and deciphering the hieroglyphics.

INFORMATION:

Price: 2 USD p.p.
Availability: Every day
  • Museum of Maya Archeology

    $2.00

    Description:
    This museum is an excellent place to learn more about the Mayan culture. If possible, we recommend visiting this museum before visiting the ruins, as to learn more about the Mayan culture and prepare yourself for the ruins. It takes about one-and-a-half hours to see the museum properly, although currently only the first half of the exhibits has English translation. The museum’s collection consists of original stelae, pottery and offerings, skeletons, jade-filled teeth, jade carvings and interesting information about the Mayan calendar and deciphering the hieroglyphics.

    INFORMATION:

    Price: 2 USD p.p.
    Availability: Every day

The Graves

Description:
Don’t miss this interesting place just because it is not situated on the main site – as this collection of many original homes offers a great insight into how the Mayans of Copan went about their daily lives. There are office buildings, homes with beds and tables, very impressive tombs and some nice carvings. The visit consists of a one-and-a-half-hour walk, which winds through the forest and passes mounds of yet-to-be excavated ruins. A guide is essential to learn about the way the Mayan of Copan lived and to make this trip worthwhile.

INFORMATION

Price description:       $15 Copan Ruinas ticket, guides are available for tips.
Open:                          7 days a week from 8:00 am to 16:00 pm.

  • The Graves

    $15.00

    Description:
    Don’t miss this interesting place just because it is not situated on the main site – as this collection of many original homes offers a great insight into how the Mayans of Copan went about their daily lives. There are office buildings, homes with beds and tables, very impressive tombs and some nice carvings. The visit consists of a one-and-a-half-hour walk, which winds through the forest and passes mounds of yet-to-be excavated ruins. A guide is essential to learn about the way the Mayan of Copan lived and to make this trip worthwhile.

    INFORMATION

    Price description:       $15 Copan Ruinas ticket, guides are available for tips.
    Open:                          7 days a week from 8:00 am to 16:00 pm.

Hot Springs - Luna Jaguar

Description:
An hour’s bumpy ride north of Copan you can find the pleasant hot springs of Luna Jaguar. If you head down to the river take care when getting in – the water from the spring is hot enough to inflict a serious burn. Look for a small pool just downstream where the spring mixes with cooler river water: this is the place to hang out.

INFORMATION

Price description:       $30.00 per person

Hours:                         13:00 pm to 18:30 pm

Availability:                 Everyday

  • Hot Springs – Luna Jaguar

    $30.00

    An hour’s bumpy ride north of Copan you can find the pleasant hot springs of Luna Jaguar. If you head down to the river take care when getting in – the water from the spring is hot enough to inflict a serious burn. Look for a small pool just downstream where the spring mixes with cooler river water: this is the place to hang out.

    INFORMATION

    Price description:       $30.00 per person

    Hours:                         13:00 pm to 18:30 pm

    Availability:                 Everyday

Los Sapos - Horseback Riding “Hacienda San Lucas”

Description
On the hilltops overlooking Copan you can find a small archaeological site. Traditionally referred to as the “birthing place”, studies suggest that the Mayans went to this particular place to give birth. It is currently located in the Hacienda San Lucas, a ranch that has been remodeled into a tourist center. Food and drinks are on offer, entry to the hacienda costs 30 L per person. The best way to see the site is by horseback

INFORMATION

Price description:       $15.00 per person

Hours:                         09:00 am or 14:00 pm

Duration:                     3 Hours

  • Los Sapos – Horseback Riding “Hacienda San Lucas”

    $15.00

    Description:
    On the hilltops overlooking Copan you can find a small archaeological site. Traditionally referred to as the “birthing place”, studies suggest that the Mayans went to this particular place to give birth. It is currently located in the Hacienda San Lucas, a ranch that has been remodeled into a tourist center. Food and drinks are on offer, entry to the hacienda costs 30 L per person. The best way to see the site is by horseback

    INFORMATION

    Price description:       $15.00 per person

    Hours:                         09:00 am or 14:00 pm

    Duration:                     3 Hours

Macaw Mountain - Bird Watching

Description
Bird lovers visiting Copan might be interested in checking out Macaw Mountain, a pleasant bird park and nature reserve five minutes outside the city. The park was founded by an American businessman in 2003 to house his collection of rescued parrots and toucans. As you might expect, the birds are rather tame and you should be able to get quite close to them. You will be able to top off your tour in the natural swimming pool right across the Forest

INFORMATION

Price description:        $10.00 Per person, $5.00 for kids between 4 and 10

Open:                          08:00 am to 16:00 pm

Included:                     Full tour with a bilingual guide

  • Macaw mountain, Bird watching

    $5.00$10.00

    Description:
    Bird lovers visiting Copan might be interested in checking out Macaw Mountain, a pleasant bird park and nature reserve five minutes outside the city. The park was founded by an American businessman in 2003 to house his collection of rescued parrots and toucans. As you might expect, the birds are rather tame and you should be able to get quite close to them. You will be able to top off your tour in the natural swimming pool right across the Forest

    INFORMATION

    Price description:        $10.00 Per person, $5.00 for kids between 4 and 10

    Open:                          08:00 am to 16:00 pm

    Included:                     Full tour with a bilingual guide

Enchanted Wings Butterfly House and Nature Exhibition

Description
Just outside town, on the road to Guatemala, this five-terrace greenhouse is home to over 30 species of local butterflies. There are also a variety of tropical plants, including nearly 200 different species of orchids. If you’re planning on taking a horseback ride from Copan, ask about including the Butterfly House as part of your itinerary.

INFORMATION

Price description:       $5.00 Entry per person

Open:                          08:00 am to 16:00 pm

  • Enchanted Wings Butterfly House and Nature Exhibition

    $5.00

    Description:
    Just outside town, on the road to Guatemala, this five-terrace greenhouse is home to over 30 species of local butterflies. There are also a variety of tropical plants, including nearly 200 different species of orchids. If you’re planning on taking a horseback ride from Copan, ask about including the Butterfly House as part of your itinerary.

    INFORMATION

    Price description:       $5.00 Entry per person

    Open:                          08:00 am to 16:00 pm

Finca El Cisne - Horseback riding

Description:
Finca El Cisne offers the most authentic taste of rural Honduran life. The finca has been owned and run by the same family for more than a century. Founded as a coffee plantation, today El Cisne raises cattle and horses in addition to producing cardamom, a variety of fruits and vegetables. El Cisne is known particularly for serving tasty home-cooked meals and for having some of the best horseback riding in Honduras.
You can visit the finca as part of a day trip, but staying overnight is an excellent experience.

Day trip

Price description:        $85.00 Per person

Duration:                     08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Minimum of 2 persons

Meals are served home style using seasonal fresh farm products
Personalized trips can be arranged.

  • Finca El Cisne – Horseback riding (Day Trip)

    $85.00

    Description:
    Finca El Cisne offers the most authentic taste of rural Honduran life. The finca has been owned and run by the same family for more than a century. Founded as a coffee plantation, today El Cisne raises cattle and horses in addition to producing cardamom, a variety of fruits and vegetables. El Cisne is known particularly for serving tasty home-cooked meals and for having some of the best horseback riding in Honduras.
    You can visit the finca as part of a day trip, but staying overnight is an excellent experience.

    INFORMATION:

    Price description:        $85.00 Per person Minimum of 2 persons

    Duration:                     08:00 am to 06:00 pm

    Meals are served home style using seasonal fresh farm products
    Personalized trips can be arranged.

Overnight Trip

Price description:        $121.00 Per person

Duration:                     08:00 am to 10 am next day

Includes:                     As above plus full farmhouse dinner & breakfast, and                                               lodging at the finca”s Guesthouse.

Minimum of 2 persons

Meals are served home style using seasonal fresh farm products
Personalized trips can be arranged.

  • Finca El Cisne – Horseback riding (Overnight Trip)

    $121.00

    Finca El Cisne offers the most authentic taste of rural Honduran life. The finca has been owned and run by the same family for more than a century. Founded as a coffee plantation, today El Cisne raises cattle and horses in addition to producing cardamom, a variety of fruits and vegetables. El Cisne is known particularly for serving tasty home-cooked meals and for having some of the best horseback riding in Honduras.
    You can visit the finca as part of a day trip, but staying overnight is an excellent experience.

    INFORMATION:
    Price description:        $121.00 Per person Minimum of 2 persons

    Duration:                     08:00 am to 10 am next day

    Includes:                     As above plus full farmhouse dinner & breakfast, and                                               lodging at the finca”s Guesthouse.

    Meals are served home style using seasonal fresh farm products
    Personalized trips can be arranged.

Casa K'inich - Museum

Located next to Parque Central, this converted schoolhouse now houses a delightful, child-oriented museum about the Copan Ruins. A must-see for families, the interactive exhibition will help the youngest members of your family to understand the story behind the Mayans of Copan. The museum is located inside Fortress Cabañas, a military building that was baptized in 1940 in honor of general José Trinidad Cabañas. Since 2002 the fortress has been converted into the interactive K’inich museum, a perfect place to have fun and spend an afternoon of games and laughter with your children.

INFORMATION

Tuesday – Sunday

8:00 am to 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm to 17:00 pm.

Prices:

Adults: $3.00 per person

Group of more than 10 people (guide and dynamics): $5.00 per person

Group of more than 10 people (guide, dynamics and snack): $10:00 per person

Group of more than 10 people (presentation in PowerPoint, dynamics, crafts and snack): $13.00 per person

  • Casa K’inich – Museum

    $13.00

    Description:
    Located next to Parque Central, this converted schoolhouse now houses a delightful, child-oriented museum about the Copan Ruins. A must-see for families, the interactive exhibition will help the youngest members of your family to understand the story behind the Mayans of Copan. The museum is located inside Fortress Cabañas, a military building that was baptized in 1940 in honor of general José Trinidad Cabañas. Since 2002 the fortress has been converted into the interactive K’inich museum, a perfect place to have fun and spend an afternoon of games and laughter with your children.

    INFORMATION

    Tuesday – Sunday

    8:00 am to 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm to 17:00 pm.

    Prices:

    Adults: $3.00 per person

Coffee Tour Welchez

Description:
An open trailer pulled by a tractor will take you on a journey of about 4 km through Finca Santa Isabel. You will pass cultivated land with pastures used for livestock and reforested plots with colored wood (Honduran mahogany and red and black granadillo). Arriving in the finca, a 1.2 km trail will take you through the coffee plantation, where you will learn about the process of growing and processing coffee.

INFORMATION

Price description:              $35.00 per person

Included:                           Return transfer from Copán Ruinas to Finca Santa Isobel

Guided tour through the coffee plantation

Breakfast, lunch or brunch at Rancho las Cascadas

  • Coffee Tour Welchez

    $35.00

    An open trailer pulled by a tractor will take you on a journey of about 4 km through Finca Santa Isabel. You will pass cultivated land with pastures used for livestock and reforested plots with colored wood (Honduran mahogany and red and black granadillo). Arriving in the finca, a 1.2 km trail will take you through the coffee plantation, where you will learn about the process of growing and processing coffee.

     

    Price description:       $35.00 per person

    Included:                     Return transfer from Copán Ruinas to Finca Santa Isobel

    Guided tour through the coffee plantation

    Breakfast, lunch or brunch at Rancho las Cascadas