Next stop: Copán, Honduras!
Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala.
Ruinas de Copan
Complete with a Hieroglyphic Stairway, a Ball Court, an Acropolis, Altars, Tunnels and a Great Plaza, the Ruinas de Copan were an impressive site to explore!
After lunch, we head to Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Nature Reserve – a tropical bird reserve that cares for rescued and endangered birds of the American tropics.
Next we commutted 45 minutes out of Copan into the mountains to see the Agua Caliente Hot Springs (a favourite spot for the locals), near the village of Agua Caliente. The thermal waters are BURNING hot – but as you descent they flow into a cold water river forming comfortably warm natural pools and showers where bathers can relax and soothe their bodies – complete with complientary mineral mud to slather on your body.
Our tour started at dusk – and we ended up being stranded for a good two hours when the guides left us (they forgot to bring headlamps or flashlights for us). Being the adventurous lot that we were, we formed a conga line and felt our way in the dark, through caves and across rope bridges, back to camp.
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