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Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins of Copan from San Pedro Sula provided by iCatracho Tours

Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins of Copan from San Pedro Sula

Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins of Copan from San Pedro Sula
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About
This full-day tour starts early morning pickup at your hotel at 5:00am, that way we avoid traffic. The ride takes 3.5 hours with a stop along the way for breakfast. (own expense). Once you reach the ruins, you will explore the area and admire the intricate carvings of the mayan stelae. You´ll admire the beauty of the Ceremonial Center, special focus on the Acropolis, the Hieroglyphic Staircase, the Ball Court, the Main Plaza and the Residential Areas. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with local cuisine (own expense). As optional activity, we can visit the Macaw Mountain Bird Park to catch a glimpse of the country’s national bird, the Ara Macao or Guacamaya. Finally, sip on an afternoon cup of coffee, which is actually known as one of Honduras’ best coffees. Please note: the road conditions at this time are not the best. This is a 420km - 250Miles rountrip. For the moment, all Mondays the Archeological Sites are CLOSED.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • This full-day trip starts with an early morning pickup at your San Pedro Sula hotel between 5:00am and 5:30am. Your actual trip begins at 6am with a drive over to the Mayan Ruins of Copan. The car ride in your air-conditioned minivan takes about four hours, so sit back and relax. Once you reach the ruins, you can explore the area. Walk around, and admire the intricate carvings on the columns or the bricks of the buildings. There’s also a museum you can choose to go through as well. Afterward, it’s time to get some food. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with local cuisine (own expense). When you’re done eating, your group heads over to the Macaw Mountain Bird Park to catch a glimpse of the country’s national bird. The park also takes care of more than 100 birds who were mistreated as pets, so there are many other species to see while you're there. Next, sip on an afternoon cup of coffee, which is actually known as one of Honduras’ best coffees. Then, jump back into your minivan for the long ride back to your hotel in San Pedro Sula.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This full-day trip starts with an early morning pickup at your San Pedro Sula hotel between 5:00am and 5:30am. Your actual trip begins at 6am with a drive over to the Mayan Ruins of Copan. The car ride in your air-conditioned minivan takes about four hours, so sit back and relax. Once you reach the ruins, you can explore the area. Walk around, and admire the intricate carvings on the columns or the bricks of the buildings. There’s also a museum you can choose to go through as well. Afterward, it’s time to get some food. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with local cuisine (own expense). When you’re done eating, your group heads over to the Macaw Mountain Bird Park to catch a glimpse of the country’s national bird. The park also takes care of more than 100 birds who were mistreated as pets, so there are many other species to see while you're there. Next, sip on an afternoon cup of coffee, which is actually known as one of Honduras’ best coffees. Then, jump back into your minivan for the long ride back to your hotel in San Pedro Sula.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20605P5
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Land Transportation
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Park Entrance Fee: $15 dollars per person
  • Museum: $7 dollars per person
  • Entry/Admission - Mayan Ball Court
  • Entry/Admission - Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve
Duration
10–15 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Land Transportation
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Park Entrance Fee: $15 dollars per person
  • Museum: $7 dollars per person
  • Entry/Admission - Mayan Ball Court
  • Entry/Admission - Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–15 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Aug. 2021
A note from Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins of Copan from San Pedro Sula
For your peace of mind and ours, We are already vaccinated against Covid-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mayan Ball Court
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Shi La M
United States11 contributions
Best Tour, Experience, and Guide in Honduras!!!
Jul. 2021
This tour and trip was worth every penny. Kerim answered all of my pre-purchase and prearrival questions via WhatsApp; Boy did I have fifty million questions. Initially, I was extremely hesitant, because of information read, seen and heard in videos via the internet. However, it made no sense to travel solo to Honduras and stay at a hotel all day, because of fear.

My flight was delayed and I arrived after 1 AM to San Pedro Sula. Kerim was there waiting for me as I walked out of the terminal. I arrived safely to my hotel and Kerim suggested that we push the start time back by one hour to 6 AM. His tour traditionally starts with a 5AM, with a pick-up from your hotel. First, we stopped at for breakfast at Welchez Cafe in Santa Isabel. This location was picture perfect. I selected the Plato Tipico and Latte Carmel Macchiato for breakfast. The refried beans were delicious and the best I had while in Honduras. After breakfast we headed to Copan Ruinas for my Mayan Ruins tour. My private tour guide, Kerim arranged this, was Cesar, which was extra and he spoke perfect English. Cesar was very knowledgeable. We spent so much time in Copan Ruinas. I was able to shop and purchase souvenirs with local merchants. Make sure you are willing to negotiate prices. I traveled during COVID and was unwilling to negotiate, being aware that a lot of people have been negatively impacted by the lack of tourism throughout the world. We even stopped by San RaFael, where I met the Best Barista in Honduras for two years straight, 2019 and 2020. While at San Rafael I tasted a delicious tiramisu, coffee, and bottled water. The water was the best water I ever had in my entire life or I was very thirst. Even walked the streets of the local town center in Copan Ruinas where I purchased Lichas from a local vendor. If you have ever tasted Lichas they are the best and often called Rambutans in other countries. I spent so much time in Copan Ruinas we had to begin our journey back to San Pedro Sula slightly before night. We missed lunched and we both had dinner at a gas station. Where I had a Baleadas, Zambos Picositas con Chile , limon y sal with a del Valle Mango. This was one of the best meals I had my whole trip. Plus, I didn't even get sick. I told him I would eat at the hotel and he insisted that was not a good idea. I am thankful I followed his lead. It was an excellent choice. Disappointed that I did not eat at his lunch recommendation, I know I missed out on another delicious meal within Honduras.

Kerim is so knowledgeable about his beautiful country. He is a great asset to the hospitality and tourism industry within Honduras. Trip and tour was worth every penny I paid. I ate at the best places to dine while in Honduras without fear of getting sick. He also picked great places to stop so I could use the bathroom. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience that very few people have when they visit Honduras, because few stay on the mainland and are willing to drive in a car with a stranger for 3.5 hours. I am glad I paid for this experience. Kerim even assured me that he is one of the few tour guides recommended by the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa. If you have any fears contact them for additional recommendations. Thank you Kerim! You made my time in mainland Honduras unforgettable. I will definitely tell everyone how hospitable you were and how safe I felt.

COVID-19: Kerim and I both wore mask majority of the trip and/or traveled with the windows down for air to circulate through the vehicle. He had hand sanitizer available and I brought my own. I left my disinfectant wipes in America by accident. My COVID test to return to the United States was negative, which lets me know we both used the proper precautions.
Written 9 August 2021
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1greenwood
Oakville, Canada413 contributions
2 1/2 hours was just right
Feb. 2020
We loved our tour & the knowledge our tour guide shared with us. Along with the history, he added a lot of folklore that was somewhat embellished, but was very entertaining.

The restoration is underway as is the tremendous amount of research being done by archeological teams from other countries. The tours will just keep getting better.

Highly recommend.
Written 5 February 2020
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Scarlette
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Aaamaaazzzinggg
Aug. 2019 • Solo
This was a great experience. Kerim was really nice and polite and helped me find all the experiences and items i was looking for. He is also extremely patient (i like shopping and took a bit browsing around). He was extremely knowledgeable and flexible to my schedule and needs. It would have been impossible for me to have this type of experience without him. I highly recommend you will not be disappointed. I plan on comming back once i have more free time and going all over the place with him. It really is one of those things that once you experience it anything else is just not up to par.
Written 31 August 2019
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KerimPerdomo
Hello Ms. Scarlett, hope you are fine, enjoying the christmas eve. Thanks so much for your words and specially for the nice experiences we shared. Hope, the presents liked it to your relatives. Honduras is waiting for...you have our contact if you need some assistance here. Thanks so much again. Best. Regards.
Written 2 December 2019
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Zachary Wong
Falmouth, UK3 contributions
Fantastic day visiting Copan ruinas
I had a fantastic tour from Kerrim! Firstly, his English was really good! Secondly, I could immediately tell that he was knowledgeable about every aspect of Honduras and passionate about sharing his culture with me! Thirdly, he was really flexible with the trip so you could do whatever you wanted. For instance, we went into Guatemala for an hour before the ruins.

The ruins were so fascinating. Kerrim can also provide a local guide from Copan who is very informative about the site. I would highly recommend getting a guide for the ruins!

Also, the restaurants Kerrim takes you to seem authentic and delicious!!

Overall, if you want a tour guide who is genuine and enthusiastic about Honduran culture, definitely contact Kerrim!

Written 11 August 2019
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KerimPerdomo
We definitely spent a very special day, full of emotions, we crossed the border with Guatemala, that way you visited two countries on the same day. We enjoyed the flavors of the delicious local cuisine. Thank you very much for visiting my little country, and appreciating how little or much we could offer you.
Written 20 June 2021
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world traveler
3 contributions
Fabulous trip!
Apr. 2019
Kerim did an exceptional job, picking me up late at the airport, promptly showing up in the morning and giving me a perfect trip to the Copan ruins and dropping me off at the airport after a free night time tour of San Pedro Sula. Not just a great guide, but a warm and friendly person and a pleasure to work with. I hope to visit again for a longer trip. Zero problems - everything went like clockwork.
Written 9 June 2019
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KerimPerdomo
It was a great pleasure to have attended you. We try to cover each of your needs. Our goal is that you feel at home in Honduras. Hospitality and tourism is our motto. We look forward to serving you in the near future.
Written 1 April 2021
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Teedee22
Bogota, Colombia5 contributions
Superb guide, excellent ruins
Sep. 2018 • Solo
Highlights:

1. Kerim, the guide, is knowledgeable about the ruins themselves but is also knowledgeable about Honduras & the wider region and seems to really understand what makes a great, and flexible, tour. It was a privilege to be able to spend the day in such great company, I learnt a lot about Honduras as a country, recent history as well as the more ancient history to be found in the ruins themselves.

2. The ruins themselves were fantastic. It's not a huge site but it contains a lot of detail.. and tunnels! You can actually go down and walk inbetween pyramids which have been built on top of one another - a very special experience!

3. The town of "Copan Ruinas" is surprisingly quaint, it is a colonial-style old town with great coffee shops and restuarants (which no doubt Kerim can show you!).

If you're looking here and have more than a day free (as I did) I would recommend contacting Kerim through his website Icatracho.com (Which I didn't do but regret!) as he may be able to offer you a longer tour to see more of Honduras in the time you have.

Couldn't recommend enough, the tour has made me think of coming back soon for tourism and Kerim will be the first person I call if when do!
Written 17 September 2018
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Thanks so much Mr. T...a few time a go, I responded this message, but the new changes in the Tripdvisor Platform delete my lines. It was an honor to attend you and spend a nice time, sharing a lot of knowledge. Hope you continue traveling the world. You are more than welcome to Honduras when you decide to comeback again!
Written 16 February 2020
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Orlando O
2 contributions
Copan Ruins and Hot Springs
Aug. 2018 • Couples
My wife and I had an amazing time with Kerim during our stay. He was on time with everything, knowledgeable, and courteous. He picked us up from airport and dropped off hotel. The next day we took a drive out to Copan to see the Mayan ruins. During the trip we decided to skip out on the tunnels and bird park to see the Hot Springs (another hour trip). He was very receptive to this idea and planned everything out for us given the last minute audible. I enjoyed the Hot Springs and recommend it although it makes for a LONG day of travel there and back to San Pedro Sula.

Kerim took excellent care of us and loved his passion about what he does and about his Honduran culture. We strongly recommend anyone traveling to Honduras to use his services. We would use him again for our next Honduras trip.
Written 21 August 2018
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Hello from Honduras Mr. Orlando...I´m writing again, because of a "glitch", the message that I write before, disappear. Thanks so much for trust in pur services and for visiting my country, it was an honor to assist you, spend a good time in Copan. Our goal is that you to feel at home, enjoying the simple things we can offer you. Until, next time....
Written 14 November 2018
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nellei
Houston, TX5 contributions
Field trip to Copan Ruins
Oct. 2017 • Solo
I had a great time, had an opportunity not only to see Copan but much of the country. Starting in San Pedro Sula we drove for several hours to Copan. I came to appreciate what a beautiful country Honduras is. The people are very gracious and welcoming. My guide(Kerim Perdomo) was top notch, friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 29 October 2017
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Thanks so Much Mr. N. I´m writing again the response because of a "glitch" with the browser. It´s more than a year since you been in Honduras. Thanks so much again, for come and enjoy your time in this little but beautiful country. Hope you continue your journey throughout the world and share your experiences with many people along the way. Whenever you decide to comeback to Honduras, your friends will be waiting for you...
Written 12 November 2018
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