Trekking and Patuca River Expeditions
Trekking & Patuca River Expedition - 14 Days
Rafting in the Rainforest and a bit of Adventure
1 Welcome in San Pedro Sula. Transfer to your hotel followed by a
dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in San Pedro Sula.
to Buenos Aires, a coffee-growing community in the damping zone of the
Cusuco National Park. In Buenos Aires we take a brief stop to taste the
locally grown coffee and take a walk in the village followed by a
typical lunch. We then continue through magnificent landscapes until
reaching our camp. On the way, the ecological transition from a mixture
of tropical broadleaved and pine forests, to the tropical cloud forest,
containing many epiphytes, such as bromeliads and orchids. We enjoy a
typical dinner and overnight at rustic campsite.
3 Early morning trek on cloud forest trails to appreciate
biodiversity. With some luck we may spot a variety of wildlife such as
toucans, monkeys, pumas, tapirs or the resplendent quetzal. After
admiring the splendid flora and fauna, we return to camp for a typical
lunch. In the afternoon we hike to a nice waterfall where we can enjoy a
refreshing plunge in a forest pool. We enjoy a typical dinner and
overnight at rustic campsite.
drive transfer to the Lake Yojoa. After settling in, we will visit the
Pulhapanzak waterfall a former ceremonial center of the ancient Mayas.
Return to our camp located in the middle of the forest. Typical dinner
and overnight at rustic campsite.
the first sunrays we prepare us to explore the magnificent tropical
forest types of the Azul Meambar National Park. Our walk will take us to
the interchange zone between the tropical rainforest and the tropical
mountain forest. This national park is one of the main protected areas
around Lake Yojoa, which is feeded
by the small rivers of the surrounding mountains. Overnight at rustic
to Tegucigalpa. En route we will visit the city of Comayagua and its
colonial Cathedral. Our Hotel in Tegucigalpa is a quite, peaceful
mountain hotel which is situated out of town in the middle of a pine
forest. Take a walk and breathe the fresh, pine scented air. Overnight
in the mountain hotel.
breakfast transfer to the visitor's center of La Tigra National Park.
Hike on park trails, over the mountain, through the cloud forest. During
the hike, we have plenty of opportunity to enjoy and admire the beauty
of the forest. In the afternoon we will drive to Valle de Angeles, where
we will visit the famous National Handicraft Center. In the afternoon
return to the hotel.
from Tegucigalpa - after a short program introduction - in
four-wheel-drive vehicles to Olancho, Honduran's interior where cowboys
still roam. In Catacamas we stop for lunch (last possibility to eat à
la carte), we prepare our equipment for our expedition to the Patuca
jungle. Overnight in a in a simple guesthouse in Catacamas.
Day 9 Leaving the vehicles at the end of the jeep trail we continue on foot and with pack mules into the forests of the Cuyamel River valley. At the river's first navigable point we transfer to our dugout canoe "pipante" for the journey to our first campsite at the river bank. Bird watchers should be alert to see the endangered scarlet, great green macaws, toucans and parrots. Our journey brings us downstream to our camp: Matamoros. Its location gives a commanding view of the river and its valley. From here onward to the Miskito coast, our diet consists of local food with some international additions. Overnight in Matamoros.
Services included: 5 night lodging in double occupancy, 8 nights lodging in local camps, full board, transfers according to itinerary, entrance fees according to itinerary, bilingual guide, excursions, local guides, expedition gear, 12 % VAT and 4 % Tourism Tax.
tour to the Patuca River has the character of an expedition. Good
physical condition is recommended. We provide all
equipment. In case of an emergency there is a helicopter on order by
radio. The places we visit are basic, one shares the lifestyle of the
local people and experiences daily life in the rain forest.
from San Pedro Sula
from San Pedro Sula
Rates Per Person in US Dollars: Using private coach and private guide $2275 in double occupancy.