Archaeological Tourism

If you are not interested in ecological tourism, you should try arcehaeological tourism. Honduras has a diversity of archaeological tourism, and the most visited places are: Copan, Los Naranjos and Taulabe Caves.

-Copan

Copán is an archaeological site of the ancient Maya civilization located in the department of Copán in western Honduras. The Copan Archaeological Park entrance and Graves has a value of $ 15.00USD per person, the Museum of Mayan Sculpture is $ 7.00USD per person and the Maya Archaeology Museum has a value of $ 3.00USD. Access to Rosalila tunnels and jaguars retails for $ 15.00USD per person.

The park has 4 areas of primary interest:
-The ball game: Considered the social center of the city.
-La Gran Plaza: Famous for the stelae and altars that are decorating.
-The Hieroglyphic Stairway. This great temple contains the longest text that gave us the great Mayan civilization.
-The Acropolis.

If your destination is an archaeological tour, I recommend you to visit Copan. Along the journey you will know its history and culture. The Maya had a rich culture and through its monuments and objects we can inform more about it. Copan has many archaeological attractions, you will enjoy every minute you spend there.

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-Los Naranjos

The archaeological park of Los Naranjos is one of the most important and oldest in Honduras. There are many monuments from the Maya. Also it has a pyramid of almost 20 meters of height. It is ubicated in the north shore of Lake of Yojoa. If you like to be in touch with the nature and a humid weather, you should visit Los Naranjos. It is a great place for photography, so you can enjoy a great time taking pictures with your family.

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-Taulabe Caves

Taulabé Caves are part of a natural cave system that is spread throughout the municipality of Taulabé, a rich town located on kilometer 140 between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.

Like most caves, the interior of Taulabe is hot and humid. Thanks to the new light fixtures that have been installed, visitors enjoy a nearly magical setting, where the admiration of nature merges with respectful silence. Although the entire length of the cave is yet unknown, many people have come to estimate it must roughly reach 11 kms in depth.

The tour lasts about 40 minutes, and you can enjoy different sculptures. I’ve been twice before so I recommend it if you want to do a short tour. As the route will forward the guide explains the history and legends of the cave which are very interesting. I do not give more details because when you visit it I want you to have a big surprise.

 

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