Here are the trip costs for our trip, which was taken in 1997. The trip could have been done at a much lower cost, for example: taking buses instead of renting cars, and staying in cheaper hotels (we always tried to stay in the nicest hotel that was close to each site), but we didn't want to skimp on comfort or be at the mercy of other people's timetables. That being said, here are the costs:

$950 per person


hotel location per night total
Quatemala City (Crowne Plaza Hotel) $85 $85
Copan (Hotel Marina Copán) $60 $120
Quatemala City (Crowne Plaza Hotel) $60 $60
Tikal (Tikal Inn) $110 $110
Cancun (Cancun Palace) $89 $89