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  • Shi La M
    United States18 contributions
    This tour and trip was worth every penny. Kerim answered all of my pre-purchase and prearrival questions via WhatsApp; Boy did I have fifty million questions. Initially, I was extremely hesitant, because of information read, seen and heard in videos via the internet. However, it made no sense to travel solo to Honduras and stay at a hotel all day, because of fear.

    My flight was delayed and I arrived after 1 AM to San Pedro Sula. Kerim was there waiting for me as I walked out of the terminal. I arrived safely to my hotel and Kerim suggested that we push the start time back by one hour to 6 AM. His tour traditionally starts with a 5AM, with a pick-up from your hotel. First, we stopped at for breakfast at Welchez Cafe in Santa Isabel. This location was picture perfect. I selected the Plato Tipico and Latte Carmel Macchiato for breakfast. The refried beans were delicious and the best I had while in Honduras. After breakfast we headed to Copan Ruinas for my Mayan Ruins tour. My private tour guide, Kerim arranged this, was Cesar, which was extra and he spoke perfect English. Cesar was very knowledgeable. We spent so much time in Copan Ruinas. I was able to shop and purchase souvenirs with local merchants. Make sure you are willing to negotiate prices. I traveled during COVID and was unwilling to negotiate, being aware that a lot of people have been negatively impacted by the lack of tourism throughout the world. We even stopped by San RaFael, where I met the Best Barista in Honduras for two years straight, 2019 and 2020. While at San Rafael I tasted a delicious tiramisu, coffee, and bottled water. The water was the best water I ever had in my entire life or I was very thirst. Even walked the streets of the local town center in Copan Ruinas where I purchased Lichas from a local vendor. If you have ever tasted Lichas they are the best and often called Rambutans in other countries. I spent so much time in Copan Ruinas we had to begin our journey back to San Pedro Sula slightly before night. We missed lunched and we both had dinner at a gas station. Where I had a Baleadas, Zambos Picositas con Chile , limon y sal with a del Valle Mango. This was one of the best meals I had my whole trip. Plus, I didn't even get sick. I told him I would eat at the hotel and he insisted that was not a good idea. I am thankful I followed his lead. It was an excellent choice. Disappointed that I did not eat at his lunch recommendation, I know I missed out on another delicious meal within Honduras.

    Kerim is so knowledgeable about his beautiful country. He is a great asset to the hospitality and tourism industry within Honduras. Trip and tour was worth every penny I paid. I ate at the best places to dine while in Honduras without fear of getting sick. He also picked great places to stop so I could use the bathroom. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience that very few people have when they visit Honduras, because few stay on the mainland and are willing to drive in a car with a stranger for 3.5 hours. I am glad I paid for this experience. Kerim even assured me that he is one of the few tour guides recommended by the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa. If you have any fears contact them for additional recommendations. Thank you Kerim! You made my time in mainland Honduras unforgettable. I will definitely tell everyone how hospitable you were and how safe I felt.

    COVID-19: Kerim and I both wore mask majority of the trip and/or traveled with the windows down for air to circulate through the vehicle. He had hand sanitizer available and I brought my own. I left my disinfectant wipes in America by accident. My COVID test to return to the United States was negative, which lets me know we both used the proper precautions.
    Written 9 August 2021
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  • Mark B
    1 contribution
    The whole trip was an experience. We were very fortunate to have a highly qualified guide who had actually worked on many Maya archeological digs and was well-acquainted with Maya culture in many places and really knew how things work at the border; the local guide in Copan was also an excellent speaker and gave us invaluable insight into the Mayan numerological system and the layout of the Copan site. The driver was very experienced and knew the route very well. Aside from the historical significance of Copan, with the many stelae and Mayan inscriptions, just walking beneath the gigantic jungle trees amidst the ruins was a dreamlike experience. Copan is a great compliment to the high-rising structures of Tikal. Walking through the ball court in Copan, not far from the stairway of inscriptions of kings gave real insight into the world presented in the Popol Vuh epic of the Maya. An incredible trip with great guides. One suggestion would be to organize the trip so that you stay the night in the lovely town of Copan Ruinas -- where we had a wonderful traditional dinner. The Copan trip is really a very full day as is-- but so well worth it.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Yu Q
    10 contributions
    Very comfortable transfer, very patient helpful guide, and so helpful during the many border crossings. Thanks for a great day in copan!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Linda Shoko R
    Irvine, CA19 contributions
    We booked this overnight trip as getting to Copan took two border crossings (Gutamala and Honduras) and it was smooth with our amazing guide's help - Alex. His English was excellent, and conversation kept the 4+ car ride interesting and relevant. Couldn't have asked for a better person to go on a road trip with!

    My husband and I also didn't expect the additional Mayan site of San Andreas, very nice on the way in addition to Joya De Ceren. Lunch was at a local joint with great vegetarian options.

    Copan town was so charming with plenty of options for dinner, the hotel was stayed at was at Plaza Copan and we slept well. Breakfast was delicious.

    The ruins are so magical, especially in the AM getting there before other tourists. The Stela was truly unique and the art here is superb.
    Written 19 December 2018
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  • Benjamin diaz
    1 contribution
    This is the best Mayan tour I ever had. Copan was such a lovely place to visit and our tour guide Francis was so kind and friendly. He helped us with the pics and all the needs we had during the trip. The bus was comfortable and the places to eat were delicious. I never felt so great in a tour. Thank you Francis for being so great with us.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Edward L
    2 contributions
    Absolutely worth every penny!!! Learned so much about coffee and the beautiful farm. So friendly and informative. Our lunch was a tradition Honduran meal that was cooked with love. Our guide was awesome. Highly recommend.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • William C
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    This was an amazing experience for the entire family. We traveled with two boys ages 9 and 11 years old, Grandma and Grandpa and there was something for everyone to enjoy. The travel guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and went above and beyond in accommodating our needs. The guided translated everything twice both in English and Spanish for my parents. Eva the reception at Guatemala Adventures set up an amazing itinerary for us filled with adventures and some relaxing time. I will definitely be traveling to Guatemala again in the next year or so and will definitely be using Guatemala Adventures to set up my trip. Amazing experience!!!! We will be using Guatemala Adventure again!!
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • DeepMSJ
    San Jose, CA33 contributions
    If Mayan statues, glyphs, fine carvings are your thing this is where you need to go. This is to art, as Tikal is to Mayan architecture. It took me a while to complete the visit. But I loved it. The museum is a must! And make sure to visit the archeology museum at Guatemala city. Most of the sites do not have lot of art and sculptures on location. They never existed, or robbed or moved to museums. Copan still does.
    Written 2 January 2019
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