Honduras, Off The Beaten Track (11n/12d)

The Cathedral at Comayagua

The Cathedral at Comayagua

Day 1, Tegucigalpa (Unguided Transfer)
Guests upon arrival into Tegucigalpa guests will be met off their flight and transferred to their hotel in Tegucigalpa for the night. Tegucigalpa 1N

Day 2, City Tour & Transfer to Comayagua (B,L) (Guide HD, unguided transfer)
Guests will enjoy a City tour of Tegucigalpa in where they will visit the old centre of town, park La Leona from where guests will have a wonderful panoramic view, Catedral de San Miguel Arcángel, the Los Dolores Church and the Museum Villa Roy. After the tour guests will be transferred to the colonial city of Comayagua. Comayagua 2N

Day 3, Tour of Comayagua (B,L) (Guide HD)
After breakfast guests will be met by their guide for a tour of Comayagua. Comayagua is a city with a lot colonial monuments. On the tour guests will visit the Cathedral, Las Mercedes church and the Museum of Comayagua. Afternoon free to relax at the hotel or to explore more of Comayagua.

Day 4, Lake Yojoa & San Pedro Sula (B,L) (Unguided)
After breakfast guests will be transferred to Lake Yojoa. The beautiful and large lake is one of the best places in Honduras for bird watching.  After lunch guests will transfer to the Pulhalanzak waterfall, a magnificent 433 m waterfall & on to San Pedro Sula. San Pedro Sula 1N

Day 5, Transfer to Copan, Medicinal Plants Tour (B) (Unguided transfer, guide HD)
After breakfast guests will be transferred to Copan. In the afternoon guests will be met by their guide the renowned archaeologist David Sedat. Guests will transfer to David’s private land where he will guide them through his many medicinal plants and alternative crop experimentation areas. Learn about the fascinating properties of these plants and David’s plans to help the community & the Copan Valley environment with alternative crops. Enjoy a refreshing herb tea and snack before returning to Copan. Copan 3N

Day 6, Copan Site & Bird Park (B,L) (2 Guides – One in each Location)
Guests are transferred to the Archaeology site at Copan. Here they enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful site which is famous for its intricately carved stelea & hieroglyphic stairway as well as its comprehensive museum. When ready guests return to Copan and to the Bird Park for lunch. After lunch guests enjoy a walk in the lush, shady river valley location of the Copan Bird Park where they get a local guide to accompany them and see and interact with a number of beautiful tropical birds that have been rescued from locales all over Honduras. When ready guests are transferred back to their hotel.

Day 7, Finca El Cisne (B,L) (SIB Tour)
You will be met at your hotel reception at 9am by your guide Carlos to begin your full day excursion out to “Finca El Cisne”. Carlos’s family owns the farm and he will take guests on a tranquil horseback ride through the farmlands and beautiful scenery of the Copan Valley followed by a hearty farmhouse lunch cooked by Carlos’s mother where you can taste the coffee grown here. In the afternoon guests explore the coffee and cardamom plantations and learn about cattle ranching. This wonderful tour finishes with a dip in the hot springs on the way back to your hotel.

Day 8, Transfer to Tela, Punta Izopo (B,L) (Guide FD)
This morning guests will be transferred to Tela and will visit the National Park Punta Izopo. The Rios Plátano and Xicaque spread out a network of canals passing through mangrove forests. These forests are home for abundant wildlife including monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and many species of birds. Guests will board a kayak to be able to glide silently through the mangrove canals. Tela, 1N

Day 9, Botanical gardens & Beach (B,L) (Guide FD)
Today guests will visit a Botanical garden just outside Tela. The garden features fruit trees from every continent, cacao, fine timer plantings, nuts and palms and a long tunnel formed by an arch of bamboo. After a visit of the garden guests will be transferred to the beaches of Tela where they will have time to relax and where they will have lunch. In the afternoon guests will be transferred to their hotel/lodge in the La Ceiba area. Pico Bonito Area, 3N

Day 10, Pico Bonito (SIB Tour) (B,L)
Guests are met at their hotel at around 8:00am & travel by 4×4 to the tropical forest of Pico Bonito. Here guests follow several trails trek deep into the lush vegetation – en route discovering butterflies, birds and many other species of wildlife. Following the Rio Zacate trail, we’ll have a beautiful view of the Caribbean Coast, reaching the magnificent Zacate Waterfall at approx. 1:30pm. Hiking along the magnificent ‘Cordillera Gracias a Dios’, which has it´s highest peak in Pico Bonito will leave you breathless at the natural and sweeping beauty of a park that has made Honduras famous as a destination for eco-tours.

Day 11, Cayos Cochinos (B) (SIB Tour)
Guests transfer from their hotel to the coast at La Ceiba where they launch off by ferry for a one hour trip to the virgin white beaches of Cayos Cochinos. The trip offers beautiful views as you look back at the mainland with the magnificent ‘Cordillera Gracias a Dios’ towering in the distance. Coral reefs and pristine sandy beaches make up this archipelago of 13 cays – a “must see” on the Honduran North Coast. Guests will enjoy a tour of the islands, and a time of snorkeling while taking in the incredible tranquility of this marine biology reserve. Don’t miss trying a typical Garifuna style dish at Chachahuate Cay: fresh fish, plantains and fried rice & beans prepared with coconut milk. (Not included) Most frequently seen wildlife: It is always possible to see dolphin. The coral reefs abound with every imaginable species of fish and coral.

Day 12, Transfer out (B) (Unguided Transfer)
This morning guests will be transferred to La Ceiba. From La Ceiba guests will fly to San Pedro Sula airport in plenty of time for their flight out or the country.

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