Mayan ruins & corals
A magical and beautiful trip to discover Honduras will provide memories for a lifetime. The beaches here provide amazing, relaxing, and fun-filled experiences. You can scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, or swim. The beaches are not the only wonderful sites of Honduras. You can also enjoy climbing ancient temples, ziplining, and possibly seeing jaguars in their natural habitat.
Punta Sal Park
Home of outstanding ruins, lush and biodiverse 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 will enjoy all the beauty Honduras has to offer, including the astonishing ruins of Copán; thrilling tours that allow unique views from the rainforests, and exploring misty green mountains.
Day 1. Arrival
Welcome to Honduras. With incredible weather year-round, an overflowing natural beauty, and world-class snorkeling and diving adventures, you will certainly can’t go wrong when you choose to visit Honduras! After your flight into Honduras, you will be taken to your hotel in Copan. The ruins are located only 1 kilometer away along a nice stone path shaded from the sun. You will find many great restaurants and friendly locals here.
Day 2. Copan
Today you will have a half-day tour of the town of Copan. Located in the northwest of the country, Copan is the cutest town of Honduras. It has an antique Central American vibe with its colorful houses and its easy-going 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 of all, it is not a coffee shop, restaurant, or tea house. The place is more of an interactive local museum than anything else. Here you can reconnect with nature, and you will 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 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. Copan Ruins
You have a wonderful 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 wonderful architecture. It is considered 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. A bonus to this tour is the ability to taste a cup of some of the best organic coffee in the world!
Day 4. Farm El Cisne
Today, you will have a unique chance to experience the authentic rural life of Honduras at the century-old plantation, Farm El Cisne. Set in the astonishing western highlands of the country, this family-owned farm provides an understanding of the daily life of a traditional working ranch. You will go on a cardamom, cacao, and coffee plantation tour, learn about cattle ranching, eat appetizing home-cooked farm food, and round off your experience with a stop in the natural hot springs. 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 5. Tela
Today you will travel to Tela, and you will have some free time to rest and relax.
Day 6. Jeanette Kawas National Park
During this excursion to Punta Sal (also known as Jeanette Kawas) National Park in Honduras, we will visit a deserted beach. 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 just relax on the delightful Cocalito Beach.
Day 7. Pico Bonito National Park
Today, we will drive to La Ceiba. The remarkable views of jungles, mounds, rivers, and beaches that await you in La Ceiba are a memorable experience. You will check into your hotel, and then depart to Pico Bonito National Park. This park houses many endangered species, as well as a waterfall. Hiking through a tropical jungle forest and swimming amongst the waterfalls are the highlights of the day.
Day 8. Roatan Island
A ferry will await you this morning to take you to Roatan Island. The longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, Honduras Barrier Reef, can be found here. It is also the second-largest in the world.
Day 9. Roatan tailor-made
This excursion is particularly planned for first-time visitors to this paradisiac island. With the company of an expert driver-guide, enjoy a narrated tour of the west side of the island, where you will find the top-rated attractions. Experience the wonders of places such as Butterfly Gardens, Gumbalimba Monkey Park, Mahogany Bay, Iguana Farm or Carambola Botanical Garden, and many others that will make you fall in love with this delightful island. Delicate white sandy beaches, the great coral barrier reef, and crystal clear waters are waiting for you. Read more information here.
Day 10. Cayos Cochinos
Today, you have the option to join a tour to Cayos Cochinos, they are two very small islands, and thirteen short coral keys, situated roughly thirty kilometers northeast of La Ceiba town. This haven of castaway of small 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 will be able to eat some fresh fish and plantains.
We begin with the visit of Cayos Cochinos Foundation and the experimental area where advice about the keys is offered, after that, we go on to the key where we made a pathway searching of the pink boa, regional of the area, later you will snorkel on the coral reef with a qualified guide, next we will go to the third key which is the highest inhabited key, here you will have lunch and free time to rest and relax.
Day 11 – 13. Self-discovery
You will have 3 free days to enjoy the island, you can rent snorkeling gear and see the amazing colors, plants, and animals of the Coral Barrier Reef, as much as you want.
Day 14. Return home
You will head back to Roatan international airport for your departure flight as your tour trip comes to an end.
14 days & 13 nights
$1,700 per guest
Private transportation, door to door service
13 nights accommodation in small boutique hotels and jungle lodges
Local certified onsite guides
All park entrance fees
Ferry from La Ceiba to Roatan Island
Price varies by group size
Not included: flights, personal, travel insurance and other expenses than indicated