Discover Honduras

7 days

Discover Honduras during this extraordinary trip and keep memories for a lifetime. The beaches here provide fantastic, relaxing, and fun-filled experiences. You can scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, or swim. The beaches are not the only beautiful sites in Honduras. You can also climb ancient temples, discover impressive mountains, hike in coffee plantations, swim in rivers and hot springs, and see wildlife. 

Copan Ruins

Lancetilla Botanical Garden

Punta Sal National Park

Roatan Island

Highlights

Home of impressive ruins, lush jungles, and national parks teeming with wildlife, this country is a traveler’s paradise that assuredly fulfills your dream holiday. Beyond the breathtaking beaches, you’ll enjoy all the beauty Honduras has to offer, including the astonishing ruins of Copán, thrilling tours that allow unique rainforest views, and exploring misty green mountains.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

Welcome to Honduras. With incredible weather year-round, an overflowing natural beauty, and world-class snorkeling and diving adventures, you certainly can’t go wrong when visiting Honduras. After your flight to Honduras, a driver will take you to your hotel in Copan. The ruins are located only one kilometer away along a lovely stone path shaded from the sun. You will find many great restaurants and friendly locals here.

Day 2. Copan

You have an excellent opportunity to visit Copan today. Copan is most noteworthy for its historical sites of the Mayan civilization. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, many tourists visit Copan for its temples, plaza, and incredible architecture. Archeologists consider Copan to be “The Paris” of the Mayan World.

Later, we will discover the Macaw Mountain Reserve. Bird lovers will enjoy a trip to this nature reserve. It is a tropical bird reserve that cares for birds from the American tropics that are rescued and endangered. You can stroll through the large flight aviary or relax on the decks and view the birds around you. Finally, you’ll taste a cup of some of the best organic coffee in the world.

Today you will have a half-day tour of the town of Copan. Copan is the cutest town in Honduras in the northwest of the country, and it has an antique Central American vibe with its colorful houses and easygoing atmosphere. As small as it is, it is home to one of the most extraordinary Mayan Cities on the planet, Copan Ruins.

During the city tour, you will visit the Tea and Chocolate Place. This place is unique; it is one of those destinations with a one-of-a-kind sense of place that you must see. First, it is not a coffee shop, restaurant, or tea house, and the site is more of a local interactive museum than anything else. Here you can reconnect with nature, learn about assorted tea brews, and taste exceptional chocolate beverages.

This sustainable small business knows how to get to your heart… over unique chocolate. And tea but primarily chocolate, this location is one of the best-hidden treasures in Honduras, and if you are an eco-friendly traveler like us, you will understand why. The outside terrace provides magnificent views and phenomenal sunsets.

Day 3. Farm El Cisne

Today, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to experience authentic rural Honduras life at the century-old plantation El Cisne. Set in the astonishing western highlands, this family-owned farm provides an insight into the daily life of a working ranch. You’ll go on a coffee, cacao, and cardamom plantation expedition, learn about cattle ranching, enjoy delicious home-cooked farm meals, and round off your experience with a stop in the natural hot springs.

The farm is in the astonishing western highlands of the country, and it provides an understanding of the daily life of a traditional working ranch. In the morning you will have a tour in the mountains, you’ll go through coffee and cardamom plantations if you’re interested we can do a horseback riding tour. 

At the end of this experience, you can swim in rivers and natural hot springs, and you will have a lunch prepared with products from the farm. The hot springs Luna Jaguar are one of the best places to relax in nature. Here you will find natural pool areas and human-made pools in the highlands of Honduras.

Day 4. Tela

In the morning, we’ll drive to Tela, and in the afternoon, you can choose between one of these two experiences:

The first option is a kayak tour to Punta Izopo National Park. Punta Izopo has dense vegetation, two rivers, lovely beaches, and a high diversity of wildlife such as toucans, monkeys, turtles, alligators, and many species of birds. 

The canals between the mangroves are reachable only by kayaks, allowing you to go quietly without disturbing nature and come close to the surrounding fauna. You’ll have an eco-tour and adventure in the middle of the jungle, along rivers with mangroves and wildlife, and you’ll visit the town Triunfo de La Cruz, the oldest Garifuna village on the mainland of Honduras. 

The second option is to visit the Lancetilla Botanical Garden. It is probably the most extensive botanical garden in Latin America. There are two main areas: a greenhouse with a sample of different tropical species from four continents and a lush forest reserve with endemic trees; these gardens have over 1,200 species of plants and a massive bamboo tunnel. 

You’ll walk through the trails to the central garden and the botanical spaces, taking about one hour to walk through the whole circuit. The gardens are a remarkable place for birdwatching, with hundreds of bird species which include migratory and residents.  

Day 5. Jeanette Kawas Park

We will visit a deserted beach during this excursion to Punta Sal (also known as Jeanette Kawas) National Park in Honduras. This preserved tropical and marine area, only reachable by boat, provides a bunch of experiences, such as snorkeling, hiking, wildlife spotting, and sunning on brilliant beaches. See howler monkeys, snorkel in a coral reef, or relax on the delightful Cocalito Beach. 

Afterward, we’ll drive to La Ceiba, where you will take a ferry to Roatan Island. The longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, Honduras Barrier Reef, can be found here, and it is also the second-largest in the world.

Day 6. Roatan 

Today, you’ll combine a Sloth and Monkey sanctuary tour with a snorkeling adventure. The Monkey and Sloth Hangout is a unique tour in Roatan. You’ll have excellent photo opportunities in this sanctuary; besides the Sloths that are the principal attraction, you’ll have good chances to see Spider Monkeys, White Face Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, and parrots. 

Afterward, you’ll go snorkeling. Roatan Island is a must for snorkelers and divers. It is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean, and this island is amidst a breathtaking and marvelously preserved coral barrier reef.

The reef formations are majestic and offer several unique characteristics that are not common elsewhere. This stunning barrier reef is home to many pristine snorkeling spots. Gaze from queen angelfish to sea turtle sightings to impressive displays of soft coral in crystal-clear water. Delicate white sandy beaches, the great coral barrier reef, and crystal clear waters await you.

Day 7. Return home

As your tour trip ends, you will head back to Roatan international airport for your departure flight.

map, expenses & price

Discover Honduras

Expenses included:
-All private transportation.
-Six nights of hotel accommodations.
-Professional certified guides.
-All park entrance fees.
-Tours and excursions as listed.
-Domestic flights or ferries.
-Daily breakfast.

Per person starting at $1,300

Extensions

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Cayos Cochinos

You can join a tour to Cayos Cochinos, two tiny islands and thirteen short coral keys situated roughly thirty kilometers northeast of La Ceiba town. This haven of minor keys forms an aquatic biological reserve of fine white sand beaches, multicolored coral reefs, and an even further colorful local community of Garifuna inhabitants. Go snorkeling, and relax in this easygoing fantasy land. When you are hungry, you can eat some fresh fish and plantains.

Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
Hanging bridge in the middle of the rainforest of Honduras.

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Zipline in Roatan

Have a personal and unique means of accessing the beautiful and remote Roatan island areas and some of the most breathtaking Caribbean views. Fly over the forest canopy and soar through the tropical vegetation with a bird’s eye view of the earth below. This zip line is a secure and environmentally friendly tour to protect the rainforest and is the most extreme and extensive on the island.

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