Two Worlds 

Two Worlds  -  14 Days

Nature, Culture and History of Honduras

Day 1 Welcome in San Pedro Sula. Transfer to your hotel followed by a dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in San Pedro Sula.

Day 2 Early morning overland transfer  to Copán Ruins. We will stop at the town of La Entrada to visit the local marketplace. Driving through beautiful countryside we'll reach Copán Ruins. In the afternoon we'll visit the local small museum. Before dinner you may enjoy the environment and atmosphere of Copán Ruins. Overnight in Copán.

Day 3 After breakfast we visit the legendary Archaeological Park of Copán, consisting of two main sites: the ruins and the sepulchers. Enjoy the impressive 63 step stairway with over 2,500 hieroglyphs and the masterfully carved stelae. We return to town for a brief meal, continuing on our tour to site Las Sepulturas, a residential and burial site of the Mayan nobles. Overnight in Copán Ruins.

Day 4 En route to the Yojoa Lake, we will tour the town of Santa Bárbara, renowned for the colorful baskets and panama hats produced by local cooperatives. Lunch in Santa Barbara before continuing to the Yojoa Lake.  Lake Yojoa, due to it's elevation and geographical location, attracts the greatest concentration of birds in the country, migrating birds from the North and South American Continents, as well as native species from the lowlands and the cloud forests visit the area periodically. About 400 of 700 species registered in Honduras live around this lake. Overnight in a nearby hotel.

Day 5 Transfer from the Lake Yojoa to La Ceiba. En route we visit the Lancetilla Botanical Garden near Tela.

 The garden possesses an impressive collection of trees and plants from all over the world. We'll walk on trails leading through the Bamboo Forest, the Orchid collection and the nature reserve harboring more than 240 species of birds. Continue to La Ceiba for overnight.

Day 6 In the village of Sambo Creek we will have an encounter with the Garifunas of the Atlantic coast. Well traveled visitors will notice a number of similarities between the Garifunas and traditional west African societies. Enjoy a meal prepared by the inhabitants, or a dip in the blue waters. The afternoon is free for discovering the hidden beauties of La Ceiba, as for example the Butterfly and Insect Museum with it's impressive collection. Overnight in La Ceiba.

Day 7 Early morning flight into the Moskitia. The small town Palacios is located on the border to the Moskitia. It is the meeting point between the indigenous and mestizo communities. Here we will board a motorized canoe which locals call a "tuk-tuk". We cross the huge Ibans Lagoon to reach the community of Playitas. Here we start our hike lasting approximately 1 hour to the Misquito village of Kuri. In the afternoon leisure time to enjoy the village's beautiful beach. Overnight in Kuri.

Day 8 After breakfast we will board our boat which will take us from Kuri to the Pech community of Las Marías. Going up countercurrents along the banks of the Plátano river. Along the way we will observe various ecological changes between the tropical lowlands and the low tropical forest. Brief stop for lunch. At late afternoon we will arrive in Las Marías. Typical dinner. Overnight in Las Marias.

Day 9 Las Marias is the last and furthermost community of the Río Plátano Biosphere. In the heart of the jungle, we will observe plentiful wildlife on a hike through the tropical rain forest surrounding the community, in the company of our guides, the Pech. After the hike, we will return to the community for lunch, with leisure time to interact with locals or bathe in the river. Typical local dinner and overnight in Las Marias.

Day 10 Early in the morning we say goodbye to the Pech and return to the Caribbean village of Kuri. During the boat ride we will admire the exotic birds sighted along the way. After lunch enjoy the unspoiled beach. At nightfall we will take a dugout canoe to explore the mangrove lagoon close to Kuri to observe crocodiles. Typical local dinner and overnight in Kuri.

Day 11 After breakfast we walk back to the community of Playitas where our "tuk-tuk" waits to bring us to Palacios. Flight from Palacios via La Ceiba to Roatan. Welcome at the airport followed by transfer to you hotel located direct at West Bay Beach. Overnight in Roatan.

Day 12 The West Bay of Roatán is pure Caribbean. Enjoy a day of sun and fun on the beach, engaging in various activities. Your hotel is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, just footsteps from the fringe reef. The white, sandy beach invites you to relax or to snorkel in the blue, crystalline waters. Overnight in Roatán.

Day 13 Full day of leisure. Enjoy your last day on this beautiful Caribbean Island under a palm tree where soothing ocean breezes caress your skin. If your looking for activities try a horseback riding, hike around the many nature trails or rent a trip on the bottom-glass boat. Overnight in Roatán.

Day 14 Morning flight from Roatán via La Ceiba to San  Pedro Sula on time to connect your international departure flight. End of program.

Services included: 9 nights lodging in double occupancy,  4 nights lodging in local camps, daily breakfast, 1 box lunch, 1 dinner, full Board days 7 to 10, transfers according to itinerary, entrance fees according to itinerary, bilingual guide, all excursions and local guides, 12% VAT and 4% Tourism tax.

Departure: Daily from San Pedro Sula.

Rates Per Person in US Dollars: Using private coach and private guide $1789 in double occupancy.


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