Rio Platano Biosphere

Rio Platano Biosphere  -  5 Days

Nature, Hiking, Indigenous Culture

 Day 1 Meeting at the airport in La Ceiba. Flight to Palacios, located on the border to the Moskitia. Palacios is the meeting point between the indigenous and mestizo communities. Immediately after 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 2 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 coastal vegetation formed mainly by mangroves and lagoons, and the tropical lowland rainforest. Brief stop for lunch. At late afternoon we will arrive in Las Marías. Typical dinner. Overnight in Las Marias.

Day 3 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 4 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 crocodile. Typical local dinner and overnight in Kuri.

Day 5 After breakfast we walk back to the community of Playitas where our "tuk-tuk" waits to bring us to Palacios. Flight from Palacios to La Ceiba where the tour ends.

La Ceiba is a good spot for extension programs to the Bay Islands of Honduras. Please ask for suggestions or see our vacation and dive packages.

Services included:  4 nights lodging in local camps, full board, transfers, excursions, according to itinerary, bilingual guide, entrance fees and local guide, 12 % VAT and 4 % Tourism Tax  

Departure: Mondays from La Ceiba.

Rates Per Person in US Dollars: Using private coach and private guide $816 in double occupancy.


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