FULL DAY TOUR | FROM Copán RUINAS
Quiriguá is one of the smallest Mayan Cities, but one of the most notable due to its splendid series of monuments, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, probably founded in the Late Pre-Classic era and flourished until the 10th century, when it was abandoned for unknown reasons. The archaeological site of Quiriguá contains the largest stelae ever discovered in the Mayan world. It seems likely –because of its sudden burst of mastery– that the artisans, and perhaps the rulers of Quiriguá came from Copán, Honduras, less than 100 kilometers South across the mountains.
Copán had been erecting monuments for 250 years before Quiriguá, and both cities apparently ceased within five years of each other. In 738 AD Quiriguá forces defeated the city of Copán and captured its ruler, XVIII Jog (18 Rabbit), and had him beheaded.
At 08:00 AM, meet and greet at your hotel in Copán and transfer to Quiriguá with a bilingual guide. In the afternoon, transfer back to Copán. • Meals included: Box lunch.
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