Quiriguá Archaeological Site 2017-05-09T20:26:44+00:00

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Quiriguá Archaeological Site

FULL DAY TOUR

From Copán Ruinas

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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.

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At 08:00 AM, meet and greet at your hotel in Copán and transfer to Quiriguá with a bilingual guide. 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, probably founded in the Late Pre-Classic era and fl ourished 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 fi ve 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. In the aft ernoon, transfer back to Copán. • Meals included: Box lunch.

INCLUDED SERVICES

Round trip land transportation from your Hotel or the city to the Site of Quiriguá in Guatemala. Box lunch.

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Hat
  • Repellent
  • Camera
  • Mayan Giant Stelae
  • World Heritage
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking
  • Quiriguá Museum
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