Study Spanish and Travel

Mayan Ruins of Copan and Quirigua

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!

Quirigua

Study Spanish and Travel

Visit Guatemala's most fascinating destinations together with your teacher and learn Spanish while you travel!

Our unique Study and Travel program allows you to learn Spanish and explore Guatemala all at the same time! Travel together with your teacher and learn Spanish while you visit the most fascinating attractions Guatemala has to offer!

Tour Schedule

Tours run from Sunday to Saturday. They begin and end at the airport in Guatemala City.

Day 1 (Sunday)
Pickup at the airport in Guatemala City and transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 2 (Monday)
Transfer to your hotel in Quirigua.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
Visit the Mayan ruins of Quirigua.
Day 4 (Wednesday)
Transfer to your hotel in Copan, Honduras, and guided tour of the town.
Day 5 (Thursday)
Visit the Mayan ruins of Copan. Farewell Dinner at 7 pm.
Day 6 (Friday)
Visit the ruins of Las Sepulturas and transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 7 (Saturday)
Transfer to the airport in Guatemala City.
Airport pickup

Central & Western Highlands Tour

The tour begins and ends at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City

Quirigua

Central & Western Highlands Tour

For most of its history, Quirigua was a satellite town of Copan

Quirigua

Central & Western Highlands Tour

The Mayan ruins of Quirigua feature the tallest stelae in the entire Mayan world

Copan

Central & Western Highlands Tour

The town of Copan is located in Honduras, only a few miles behind the border

Copan

Central & Western Highlands Tour

In the Classic Period, Copan was an important power center in the south of the Mayan world

Copan

Central & Western Highlands Tour

Copan is primarily known for its artistic achievments and less for monumental buildings like the ones in Tikal

Prices and Terms

Package Price:
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.

Additional Information

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.