After breakfast your guide will pick you up at Hacienda San Lucas for your transfer to Quirigüa archaeological site.
Quirigüa is recognized for having the largest and best-preserved stelae of the Maya World, it also shelters a great diversity of species, native to the tropical rainforest north of the Motagua River. Because of its great cultural and natural significance, Quirigüa was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage Site in 1981. Initially, the city shared its power with Copán, but during the Classic period (250 – 900 AD), after defeating and sacrificing the ruler of Copán, ’18 Conejo’ or ‘Uaxac Laun Ubac Cauil,’ Quirigüa became one of the most important cities. It was then when the ruler ‘Kawak Cielo’ or ‘K´ak´-Tiliw Chan Yopaat,’ started the project of sculpting zoomorphic monoliths and stelae.
On arrival to Rio Dulce enjoy lunch at the hotel and an afternoon at leisure. Tomorrow you will explore the river.
Rio Dulce is a navigable river which starts at Lake Izabal and ends in the Atlantic Ocean. Even though the river is only 26 miles long, its abundant tropical vegetation and rich wildlife make the river a unique destination to visit. Mayans used this as a route of commerce to take merchandise out of the main land to the north east. Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel after breakfast for your boat transfer to Livingstone. As you cruise the waterway, stop at the Lagoon Gardens with beautiful aquatic flowers, the island of the birds, Ak-tenamit Association and Rio Tatin. Enjoy lunch on the river or in Livingstone. After lunch, the boat will transfer you back to your hotel. For dinner on your own and overnight.