Copan Ruins Day Tour From San Salvador

  • 04:30 A.M.

    Recommended starting time

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Recommended for all ages

  • San Salvador city

    Starting Point

  • All Year Available


  • Tour Duration 15 H

    15  Hours Aprox

Copan Ruins Day Tour Description

Copan day tour from San Salvador will allow you to discover in a day in the most beautiful Mayan city of Central America. Located in the forested area of ​​Honduras, Copan had an occupation of more than 400 years during the classic Mayan period. In this day tour you will enjoy observing the civilization that has generated more sculptures and engravings on its temples, altars and steles. Copan has become a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1980, undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Honduras.

The archaeological site of Copán was a City – State of an important Mayan kingdom between the 5th century and the 10th century with a strong link with Tikal of Guatemala.

After its abandonment, it was rediscovered in 1570 by Diego García de Palacio, If in doubt, due to its characteristics, Copan does not overlook within the Mayan world. The remains of the city preserved by time suggest 3 important construction periods, specifically before the city was desolate. One of the most important attractions of the site is the Hieroglyphic Steps Square, which has an imposing unique staircase within the Mayan culture. On the steps there are more than 1,250 individual glyphs, these glyphs have formed the largest Maya writing so far conceived. All this preserved because of the jungle, which covered the archeological site and preserved it until its discovery.

Our Copan Ruins Day Tour will allow you to have access to this archeological treasure of Central America, if you are in El Salvador, this is your opportunity to visit it.

Copan Ruins Day Tour Itinerary

  • 04:30 am

    Departure from your Hotel

    Departure from your accommodation Hotel in San Salvador or El Tunco Beach. Your guide will be waiting for you ready to start this adventure

  • 06:30 am

    Border: El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras

    Do not forget to bring your passport and in case you apply your yellow fever certificate to have any setback at the border

  • 09.00 AM

    Las Sepulturas - Copán

    Time  to start our copan ruins day tour. Upon reaching copan and after having a light breakfast, we will go to the place known as Las Sepulturas. In recent times this place has provided important information on the life of the most important part of society, rulers of the Maya of Copan. The locals baptized the archeological site as Las Sepuluras (graves), because when they carried out their crops they were revealing the place where the nobles had been buried. It was a custom very present in the Mayas to bury their ancestors dentoro of their houses. So this place is really the place of room with rooms, kitchens and common outdoor spaces. No doubt this will give us a broad understanding of the life of the lords of Copan.

  • 10.00 AM

    Copan Archeological Site Tour

    After the visit to Las Sepulturas de Copan, we will go to the acropolis and the great square of Copan accompanied by our specialized guide. Upon entering the main square of copan the first thing that overwhelms you will be the amount of macaw birds that inhabit the site, considered a symbol of Honduras. You can see how the archeological site stands out from the Honduran jungle. We will visit the stelae, so far 21 stelae have been found with the writing of the Maya and we hope to continue finding more in the future. All with an altar by their side for bloodshed ceremonies. Some of them representing some of the 16 different kings of copan. We will visit the ball pack, as well as the pyramids one of them with a special staircase with more than 1250 different glyphs.

  • 01.00 PM

    lunch in your chosen restaurant

    Enjoy a delicious lunch in the city of Cologne, you can consult your guide for recommended restaurants

  • 02.00 PM

    Explore Copan City

    Explore the town of Copan a little, Walk the streets of the colonial town, visit the craft shops.

  • 03.00 PM

    Return to San Salvador

    After visiting the most impressive Archaeological site of Central America, it is time to finish our tour and begin our return to San Savador. Approximate time of arrival in San Salvador. 08.00 PM

Important Notes:

On this tour to Copan Ruins we will have to cross a border, so do not forget your passport and your yellow fever vaccine certificate if applicable

Inclusions & Exclusions on this Trip

INCLUSIONS •Small Groups • San Salvador city hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable vehicle • Professional guide • All Entrances fees.

EXCLUSIONS •Gratuities (optional)• Lunch /Food • Drinks • water bottle


  • World Heritage of Humanity by Unesco
  • The most impressive Mayan archeological site in Central America
  • The Mayan site with the most glyphs and sculptures in Central America
  • Discover the legacy of the Mayan Elite of Copan
  • Ideal if you are in San Salvador and want to explore Central America


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