Quiriguá One Day

Come explore the fascinating Mayan ruins of Quiriguá during this one-day tour. Quiriguá is home to the Izabal region’s tallest stelae, and you'll be able to admire them on this tour.

Quiriguá One Day

Lake Izabal, Izabal

Quiriguá is one of Guatemala’s treasured Mayan sites. Restoration began here in the 1930s and in 1981 Quiriguá was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site has a long history dating back to the 7th century, when it was intimately connected with Copán. You’ll learn about all of this and more during the tour.

As a tour participant, you’ll explore Quiriguá with a knowledgeable local guide. The ruins here are part of Quiriguá’s original ceremonial center. At the Acropolis you’ll see zoomorphs and stelae that were carved with sandstone from the nearby Río Motagua. The most impressive of these is Stelae E—at 36 feet (11 m), this is the tallest known Mayan stela. The zoomorphs depict animals like frogs, snakes, jaguars, and human-animal hybrids.

There is also a small ball court, and at Altar P you’ll encounter a seated figure in a Buddha-style posture. There is also a museum with exhibits on Quiriguá’s geopolitical and historical significance.

What to Bring:

Camera, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat or cap and money for meals personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.

What's Included:

Transportation, entrance fee and local bilingual guide for Quirigua Archaeological Site

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Camera, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat or cap and money for meals personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.

What's Included:

Transportation, entrance fee and local bilingual guide for Quirigua Archaeological Site

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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