Río Dulce, Quiriguá and Copán Overnight
This tour includes visits to wonderful mixture of cultural and historical sites. Over the course of 3 days you'll visit the San Felipe Castle, Lívingston, Río Dulce, Quiriguá, and Copán.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 72 hrs
- Available Days: Thu
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
On Thursday morning you will take a boat ride along the Río Dulce to visit the San Felipe Castle. This castle overlooks Lake Izabal and is a fascinating piece of Guatemalan history.
After exploring the castle you will hop back in the boat and ride down the river to the town of Lívingston. This town is set along the Caribbean coast and is a fun place to wander around. Buy some coconut bread while you're here - it's absolutely delicious.
The tour then returns to the town of Río Dulce for the evening. This is where you will spend the night.
After breakfast on Friday you will visit the archeological site of Quiriguá. Quiriguá has fascinating Mayan ruins, including some of the best-preserved stelae in Guatemala. In the afternoon you will head towards Copán, which is set just across the Honduran border.
Saturday morning you will visit the archeological site of Copán. Copán is well known for its pyramids, palaces, and intricate hieroglyphic carvings. In the afternoon the tour returns to Guatemala City.
Attractions VisitedLake Izabal
Fed by the Palochi River, Lake Izabál is the largest lake in Guatemala. In the forests surrounding the lake, visitors have the chance to see howler monkeys and spider monkeys. This forest is also a habitat for jaguars, but sightings are rare. If you’re interested in bird watching, bring binoculars and a camera. You’re bound to see a tremendous number of birds – the park has around 250 documented species.
The Mayan site of Quiriguá has some of Guatemala’s best-preserved stelae. Set within the Caribbean Lowlands near Lake Izabal, Quiriguá is smaller but similar to the ruins of Copán, especially in regards to the architecture and carving style. It’s far less visited than Copán but nonetheless holds some fabulous Mayan structures.
Set just across the border in Honduras, the Mayan site of Copán features some of the best ruins in the Mayan world. The hieroglyphic carvings here are magnificent, as are the well-restored pyramids, palaces, and stelae. The artistry at Copán is exquisite and without parallel.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, and cash for tips, food, crafts and souvenirs.
Entrance fees, baggage handling, insurance, and border tax. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel, tips, personal expenditures and food.
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