At the height of the Classic Period from AD 250 to 900, the Maya occupied an area that stretched from the Yucatan peninsula in southern Mexico across present-day Guatemala and into western Honduras and El Salvador. The Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed at the end of the first millennium, but the ruins of many cities and towns have survived to this day and attract many visitors from near and far.
The ruins of Copan, located in western Honduras just a few miles behind the border, are one of the most famous archaeological sites in the entire Mayan world. Although Copan lacks the monumental temple pyramids typical of large sites like Tikal, arts and handcraft flourished in Copan and the wealth of inscriptions found on many buildings and artifacts has taught archaeologists more about the Maya than any other site.
Archaeologists have explored and restored the ruins of Copan for decades and learned much about their history. The newly constructed archaeological museum has many artifacts on display, even a full-scale replica of an entire Mayan temple!
Quirigua was a satellite town of Copan for most of it's history. The stelae found in Quirigua reach a height of up to 7.5 m (25 ft), which makes them the tallest stelae ever found in the Mayan world.
Study & Travel: Mayan Ruins of Copan and Quirigua is the perfect program for you if you want to visit outstanding Mayan sites and learn Spanish all at the same time!
Contact us today and we will set up your Mayan Ruins tour for a unique immersion experience you won't forget anytime soon!
Tours run from Sunday to Saturday. They begin and end at the airport in Guatemala City.
|One student, single occupancy:||US$1,495.00 per person|
|Two students, double occupancy:||US$1,295.00 per person|
Included: Transportation by shuttle bus, hotel accommodation, tours and entrance fees, 20 hours of one-on-one Spanish lessons, taxes
Not included: Meals, drinks, tips
Payment: A 25 percent deposit is due after confirmation of the tour. The balance is due 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation policy: In case of cancellation 15 days or more before the start of the tour, 50 percent of your payments will be refunded. No refund can be given for later cancellations or no-shows.
The tour schedule may be changed, particularly during the rainy season, if we believe such changes enhance your experience or are necessary to ensure your and your teacher's safety and well-being.
Your Spanish teacher will accompany you throughout the tour and also be your guide. The program includes approximately 20 hours of one-on-one lessons. The schedule of the lessons is flexible and can be adjusted depending on which other activities you wish to pursue. No refund can be given if you take less than 20 hours of lessons.
The hotels we use in each location are clean, comfortable and of medium standard. If you prefer to stay at a first-class hotel, we can arrange that for an extra charge if such accommodation is available at the time.
The shuttle buses we use have a capacity of 10 to 12 passengers. They are clean, well maintained and properly insured. The drivers are experienced, courteous and familiar with the route.