Diving in Utila Island

8 days

Honduras is a paradise for travelers. It will fulfill your holiday dreams whether your perfect trip includes lying on sunny beaches, climbing ancient temples, sailing, or diving in the Caribbean Sea. The beaches of Utila are some of the finest in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the coast, you can go scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, or enjoy the beauty of the beaches. Beyond the breathtaking beaches, Honduras has even more adventure to offer including trips to the ruins of Copán.

Diving in Utila

Coral Reef in Utila

Diver in a coral reef

Copan Mayan City

Highlights

Mayan City of Copan, El Cisne farm, Utila Island, and the second longest coral barrier reef in the world.

Itinerary


Day 1. Arrival

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Copán. The modern town of Copan Ruins is about a kilometer from the ruins and is connected by a nice, shaded stone path. This small charming town has plenty of good restaurants with very friendly locals.

Day 2. Copan Mayan City

Today, you will have a tour to the Mayan city of Copán, the sculpture museum, and the Macaw Mountain Reserve.

Tour to the Mayan city of Copán.
Archeologists consider Copán to be the cultural center, the Paris, of the Mayan World. Copan is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. The town of Copán has developed lately for its magnificent Maya ruins. It has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The archeologists consider Copán to be the cultural center, the Paris, of the Mayan World.

Visit the Sculpture Museum.
At the Copán site, there is a wonderful sculpture museum. The centerpiece is a colorful, full-scale model of the Rosalina Temple, a beautiful temple that unfortunately had another temple built on top of it. The museum also contains much of the original stonework from the site. 

Tour in Macaw Mountain Reserve.
This is a tropical bird reserve that cares for rescued and endangered birds of the American tropics. Listen to a parrot talk while it is sitting on your shoulder. Walk into a large flight aviary and feel the rush of wind on your face as many scarlet macaws take flight. Relax on viewing decks while flocks of wild parakeets chatter in nearby trees. 

Day 3. Farm el Cisne

Today, you will have an excursion to El Cisne farm. An exclusive opportunity to experience authentic rural Honduras life at this century-old plantation. Set in the wonderful western highlands, this family-owned farm offers an insight into the daily life of a working ranch. Go on a cacao, cardamom, and coffee plantation excursion, learn about cattle ranching, enjoy delicious home-cooked farm meals, and round off your experience with a stop in the natural hot springs. 

Day 4. Utila Island

Today you will go to La Ceiba. This will be a ride of approximately 7 hours. After the drive, you will take a ferry to the island. The beaches of Utila are some of the finest in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the coast, you can go scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, or just relax, and enjoy the beauty.

Day 5 – 7. SCUBA diving course

These are some of the options we offer you: 

OPEN WATER DIVER. For beginners.
Utila Island is the perfect place to get certified due to its calm waters and sheltered bays. The PADI Open Water Course takes 4 days and consists of some self-study and time in class with your instructors, shallow water training, where you learn the basics followed by 4 open water dives where you practice these skills while diving over the amazing reefs of the island of Utila.

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE.
The Advanced Open Water Course is designed to improve your awareness and understanding of diving and the diving environment, a course where the ocean is your classroom. The course consists of 5 dives, the deep and navigation dives are course requirements, and for the other 3, you get to choose from 15 types of adventure dives.

10 FUN DIVE PACKAGE.
Already certified? The Utila Dive center will meet all your diving needs and expectations. The island of Utila is blessed with 60 dive sites located all around the island ranging from deep walls on the north side and shallow fringing reefs on the south. As part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world, the Meso-American Barrier Reef is home to numerous fish and coral species.

Day 8. Return home

Unfortunately, your holiday ends today. You can also choose to extend your holiday by combining this tour with one of our other tours. Contact us for more information.

map, expenses & price

Diving in Utila

Expenses included:
-All private transportation.
-Seven nights of hotel accommodations.
-Professional certified guides.
-Tours and excursions as listed.
-Scuba diving courses or diving packages.
-All park entrance fees.
-Daily breakfast.

Per person starting at $1,500

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